Kyle Drennen

News Analyst

Kyle Drennen is a news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing writer to our NewsBusters blog. He joined the MRC in 2007 after graduating from Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science.

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NBC Hails 'Candid' Obama As He Passes the Buck On ISIS Failure

Even as President Obama clearly attempted during a Sunday 60 Minutes interview to blame others for his failure to recognize ISIS as a growing threat in the Middle East, Monday's NBC Today spun the ...
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Only CBS Provides Full Coverage of Eric Holder Controversies

Of the three broadcast evening newscasts Thursday night, only the CBS Evening News offered a full report on the resignation of controversial Attorney General Eric Holder. NBC Nightly News only ...
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NBC's Lauer Fears 'Perpetual Footing of War' In Talk With U.N. Ambassador

In an interview with United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer pointed out President Obama contradicting himself on fighting terrorism: "Many times ...
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Chuck Todd: Attorney General Eric Holder 'Wasn't Political At All'

Appearing on MSNBC's NewsNation on Thursday to react to Attorney General Eric Holder announcing his resignation, NBC's Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd had the audacity to proclaim that Holder ...
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NBC Uses Bush Photo to Distract From Obama's 'Latte Salute' Gaffe

Running defense for Barack Obama on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer touted "some of the President's defenders" pushing back against a video of the commander-in-chief sloppily saluting ...
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NBC's Lauer to Susan Rice: What Happened to White House Claims of 'Crippling' Terrorism?

In an exclusive interview with White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Wednesday's Today, co-host Matt Lauer actually questioned the administration's handling of terrorism: "Think of ...
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NBC Reporters Thrilled U.S. In 'Position of Strength'...On Climate Change

On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, host and NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, along with chief environmental affairs correspondent Anne Thompson, gushed over ...
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Bill Clinton Praises Charlie Rose: 'You Interview Everybody the Same'

Sitting down with CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose at Monday's Clinton Global Initiative conference, former President Bill Clinton fawned over the longtime PBS interviewer: "The reason I like ...
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Ken Burns Excuses Media Covering Up 'Distracting' 'Gotcha Things' for JFK and FDR

In an interview with Ken Burns on Sunday's web-based Meet the Press feature Press Pass, moderator Chuck Todd asked the historian and film-maker about his PBS documentary on the Roosevelts: "It's ...
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NBC Hosts Gush: Dem Senator Helping With Keg Stand 'Wins Her Votes'

The hosts on NBC's Today spent over a minute of air time on Monday applauding Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu for helping a fan tailgating at an LSU football game do a keg stand. ...
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MSNBC: 'A Lot of Damage' to Christie 'Regardless' of Being 'Cleared' of Wrongdoing

On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Friday, host Andrea Mitchell noted that "Chris Christie has been cleared by the federal investigators of any allegations" in the George Washington Bridge ...
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NBC Reveals Latest Poll on Scandal-Plagued Administration...Of the NFL

On Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer brought on political director and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd to discuss the latest NBC News/Marist poll on a major American institution being ...
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MSNBC: Joe Biden's Offensive Gaffes Make Him 'Real' and 'Authentic'

During a segment on Thursday's Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, fill-in host Kristen Welker noted Joe Biden making a string of gaffes – which included using an anti-Semitic slur – during a trip ...
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CBS Lobs Softballs to Obama U.N. Ambassador, Avoids Foreign Policy Criticism

Starting off a gentle interview with United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power on Thursday's CBS This Morning, co-host Norah O'Donnell began to pitch what could have been a hardball question on the ...
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Fired NBC Host David Gregory Decries Media 'Laziness'

As reported by Politico, recently dumped Meet the Press moderator David Gregory moderated a panel for the No Labels Strategic Agenda conference in Washington on Wednesday and lectured his media ...
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Sotloff Family Tells CBS They Were 'Bullied' By Obama Administration; NBC and ABC Ignore

Appearing on Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Barak Barfi, spokesman for the family of beheaded journalist Steven Sotloff, ripped the Obama administration over it's handling of the kidnapping of ...
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PBS Doc: Teddy Roosevelt An 'Imperialist' 'Killer' Who Glorified War

During the first installment of PBS's The Roosevelts: An Intimate History on Sunday, historian Clay Jenkinson and former Newsweek editor turned historian Evan Thomas slammed Theodore Roosevelt as ...
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Networks Ignore Over 100,000 About to Lose ObamaCare

NBC, ABC, and CBS completely ignored the latest setback for ObamaCare after news broke Monday that around 115,000 people were expected to lose health insurance coverage at the end of September due ...
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'Meet the Press' Panel: Losing the Senate Would Actually Be Good for Democrats

In preparation for Democrats possibly losing control of the Senate in the midterm election, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd and his panel actually tried to preemptively spin such a defeat as a ...
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NBC and CBS Gush Over Hillary In Iowa: 'Can She Do It This Time?'

After fretting on Sunday's Meet the Press that Hillary Clinton may not be liberal enough for 2016 Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa, on Monday's NBC Today, correspondent Andrea Mitchell eagerly ...