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's Curry Gushes Over 'Cute' Bill Clinton and Hillary's 'Extraordinary Gifts'

In a fawning interview with Bill Clinton on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry played an ad from the former president's 1992 campaign and remarked: "First of all, how cute were you and your ...

Gingrich Schools NBC's Curry on Liberal Media Obsession with Cain Controversy

Appearing on Monday's NBC Today, Newt Gingrich took co-host Ann Curry to task for grilling him on allegations against Herman Cain: "...when the news media goes and finds an anonymous report about ...

NBC's Lauer Spends Half of Interview Pestering Michele Bachmann About Herman Cain

In an interview with Michele Bachmann on Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer's first four questions pushed Bachmann to comment on the Herman Cain controversy: "As the only woman in this race, I ...

NBC Uses October Snow Storm to Push Global Warming

On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams followed a story on the late October northeast snow storm by ominously proclaiming: "Everybody out east said the same thing about this freak ...

NBC's Curry Sees Doom for GOP in 2012 in Wake of Herman Cain Controversy

At the top of Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry reported on Herman Cain's campaign blaming Rick Perry for dredging up sexual harassment allegations against the Republican front-runner and ...

Jan Brewer Slams Media for Using 'Race Card' to 'Shut Down the Debate' on Illegal Immigration

While being grilled by co-host Ann Curry on Wednesday's NBC Today on Arizona's illegal immigration law causing racial discrimination, Governor Jan Brewer hit back and declared: "I believe truly ...

Chris Matthews Speculates Herman Cain Sexually Harassed Women While Drunk

Appearing on Wednesday's NBC Today, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews urged Herman Cain to admit to sexually harassing women and even predicted what the Republican front-runner might say: "I ...

Networks Pile On Cain: Will 'Bizarre' Response to Harassment Claims 'Derail' His Campaign?

All three network morning shows on Tuesday led with Herman Cain's response to allegations of sexual harassment in the 1990s and even speculated the scandal could end his candidacy, with NBC Today ...

NBC's David Gregory: Are GOP Supporters of Herman Cain Seeking 'Absolution' for Charges of Racism?

On NBC's Meet the Press: Press Pass, Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings explained Republican support of Herman Cain to host David Gregory this way: "...they've been accused as being racist and ...

NBC and ABC Tout Injured Protester as 'Rallying Cry' for Occupy Wall Street

On Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams proclaimed: "Protesters across the country and a lot of Americans who are sympathetic to this Occupy Wall Street protest movement are tonight ...

NBC's Matt Lauer Urges Obama to Prevent Unfair 'Income Distribution'

In an interview with former White House press secretary and Obama campaign advisor Robert Gibbs on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer fretted over a report showing "the rich are getting ...

NBC's Gregory: Rick Perry's Tax Plan Will Help the Rich and Hurt the Poor

Appearing on Wednesday's NBC Today, Meet the Press host David Gregory ripped Rick Perry's flat tax proposal: "The problem is, this does help the rich. It hurts a lot of the poor and the middle ...

Roll Call Touts Left-Wing Lobbyist Calling Joe Lieberman a Bloodsucker

In an article for Roll Call on Wednesday about Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, David Drucker included a quote from left-wing lobbyist Jimmy Williams, who ranted: "...many in the Democratic ...

Network Morning Shows Tout 'Comedian in Chief' Obama Mocking GOP on Leno

All three network morning shows on Wednesday cheered President Obama's Tuesday appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. At the top of ABC's Good Morning America, co-host Robin Roberts ...

NBC's Lauer to O'Reilly: Did Obama 'Erase' Idea of GOP Being Tougher on National Security?

During an interview with Fox News's Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer cited recent foreign policy successes for President Obama and wondered: "Republicans have run on a ...

NBC's David Gregory: GOP's 'Lack of Understanding' of Foreign Policy is 'Stunning'

Appearing on Sunday's NBC Today, Meet the Press host David Gregory cheered "a big week for the President's foreign policy" as a "leadership moment" while smearing Republican presidential ...

NBC Admits Obama Mortgage Plan Won't Work, But Cheers It as Good Politics

At the top of Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer touted a new plan to address the housing crisis: "After a series of foreign policy victories, President Obama is hitting the road to sell his ...

NBC's 'Today': Occupy Wall Street a 'Civics Lesson'; GOP Debate an 'Anti-Teachable Moment'

During a panel discussion on Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer asked of the Occupy Wall Street protests: "What's the civics lesson in this for our kids as they're watching this on TV?" News ...

NBC Portrays Herman Cain's Presidential Run as Money-Making Scheme

On Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer noted Herman Cain leading the Republican presidential field but wondered: "is he really aiming for the Oval Office or something else?" In the report that ...

NBC's Guthrie to McCain: Do You Retract Foreign Policy Criticism of Obama?

On Friday's NBC Today, fill-in co-host Savannah Guthrie grilled Arizona Senator John McCain on his criticism of Barack Obama's foreign policy positions in the 2008 campaign and urged: "Bin Laden ...