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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CBS's Smith Spends 'Quality Time' With Joe Biden; Helps Sell Stimulus 'Success'

On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith teased an interview with the Vice President: "We got a great chance yesterday to spend some quality time with Vice President Joe Biden. He's got ...

MSNBC's Ratigan: Palin A Hypocrite For Criticizing 'Family Guy' But Not Quitting FNC

On Tuesday, MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan suggested Sarah Palin was hypocrite for criticizing a Sunday episode of the Fox show "Family Guy," that tangentially mocked her son with Down Syndrome, but not ...

CBS and ABC Claim Bayh's Reelection Would Have Been 'A Lock'

On Tuesday, both CBS Early Show co-host Maggie Rodriguez and ABC Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos lamented the announced retirement of Democratic Indiana Senator Evan Bayh and ...

CBS 'Early Show' Touts 2nd Grader's Get Well Card to Bill Clinton

On Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez reported on a 7-year-old boy who tried to hand deliver a get well card to former President Bill Clinton: "When Bill Clinton returned home from ...

CBS's Smith: Is Cheney Criticism of Obama 'Theater' or 'Real'?

On Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith wondered if there was any credibility to Dick Cheney's criticism of the Obama administration's handling of the Christmas Day bomber: "...the point ...

CBS 'Early Show' Skips Part of Poll Finding Most Americans Want Smaller Government

Touting the latest CBS News/New York Times poll on Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith and Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer concluded that Americans were upset with President Obama and ...

MSNBC's Ratigan: Tea Party Includes 'Birthers,' 'Open Racists,' and 'Outright Nazis'

On Monday's 'The Dylan Ratigan Show' on MSNBC, host Dylan Ratigan began the program by ranting: "The tea party has a bit of an integrity problem, as everybody from birthers, to open racists, to ...

CBS Cites Left-Wing Advocate of Infanticide to Encourage Charitable Giving

In a story on American charitable giving on CBS's Sunday Morning, correspondent Mark Strassmann cited liberal Princeton University bio-ethics professor Peter Singer on how much people should give: ...

CBS's Rodriguez: Critics 'Having Fun' with Palin's Hand Notes

While discussing Sarah Palin's Saturday Tea Party Convention speech with political analyst John Dickerson on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez remarked: "She was really scrutinized ...

CBS: Global Warming Science Sound, ClimateGate Just a PR Problem

On Thursday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric lamented the impact ClimateGate and other recent scandals involving fraudulent global warming data have had on the climate change debate: ...

CBS's Rodriguez Asks Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist About RINO Label

In an interview with Florida Governor Charlie Crist on Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez turned to the hotly contested Senate race: "your opponent in the primary, fellow ...

CBS 'Early Show': 'Cute and Cuddly' Animals Threatened by Climate Change

In the 8:30AM ET half hour on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez teased an upcoming animal segment: "...we have some visitors to the studio of the animal variety. Some of them are ...

CBS's Smith: Can Military 'Handle the Truth' on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'?

Quoting from the film A Few Good Men, on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith asked openly gay Army Lieutenant Dan Choi if the U.S. military was prepared for the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' ...

CBS 'Early Show' Touts Woman Willing to Marry For Health Insurance

On Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith introduced a bizarre story designed to show how desperate the situation is for people lacking health insurance: "A California woman has launched a ...

MSNBC's Ratigan: Obama Offers 'Olive Branch;' GOP Uses It to 'Hit Back'

At the top of Friday's Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC, the show announcer teased a story on President Obama speaking a meeting of House Republicans in Baltimore: "What will Republicans do with ...

CBS: GOP A 'Tough Crowd' For Obama; No Mention of President's Partisanship

At the top of Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith declared: "President Obama meets with GOP leaders as he tries to tackle the growing employment problem. Will it be a monologue or a ...

GOP Senator Rips Into MSNBC Host For 'Absurd,' 'Dishonest,' Statements

On the soon-to-be canceled 'It's the Economy' program on MSNBC on Thursday, co-host Contessa Brewer grilled Republican New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg on his calls to reduce out-of-control ...

Media Praise President Obama's 'Humility' In State of the Union

Immediately following President Obama's State of the Union address Wednesday night, ABC's George Stephanopoulos got reaction from Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, who observed: "There were at least ...

CBS's Smith Calls Out Fmr. Obama Comm. Director As Not 'Honest'

On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith spoke to former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, who claimed the GOP "made a decision a year ago that they weren't going to ...

CBS Touts Obama's 'Big Spending Freeze;' Focus On Middle Class

At the top of Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez highlighted the latest attempt at populism by the Obama administration: "President Obama calls for a big spending freeze and ...