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 'Today' Praises Obama and Clinton's 'Very Warm Friendship'; A 'Team of Rivals'

After gushing coverage on Monday's NBC Today over Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton "finishing one another's sentences" in a joint interview, a four-minute panel discussion at the top of the ...
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NBC Hypes Sarah Palin's 'Breakup' with 'Conservative Home at Fox News'

Monday's NBC Today was quick to seize on Sarah Palin ending her tenure as a contributor for Fox News, with correspondent Kelly O'Donnell announcing: "Sarah Palin has people guessing again ...
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NBC Gushes Over Obama and Clinton 'Chuckling Together' and 'Finishing One Another's Sentences' in Softball Interview

Following the friendly chat President Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had with CBS's Steve Kroft on Sunday's 60 Minutes, NBC's reporters could barely contain their glee ...
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NBC Gushes Over Kennedy Aide's Memorabilia, Ignores He and JFK Shared Intern for Sex

During fawning reports on Thursday's NBC Nightly News and Friday's Today, the network's news personalities expressed thrill over the discovery of a collection of JFK memorabilia once owned by ...
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NBC and CBS Eagerly Promote New Assault Weapons Ban

On their evening and morning news shows on Thursday and Friday, NBC and CBS were quick to tout Democratic efforts to reimpose an assault weapons ban, with NBC Nightly News anchor Brian ...
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'Today' Show Crew Fawns Over 'Strong Leader' Hillary Showing 'True Emotion'

At the top of the 9 a.m. et hour on Thursday's NBC Today, the morning show cast devoted a four-minute panel discussion to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton getting emotional during her ...
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NBC Applauds Clinton's 'Vigorous Defense' Against 'Hostile Interrogation' By GOP

At the top of Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie hyped Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's performance during congressional testimony on Wednesday: "Vigorous defense. A fired up ...
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NBC Panel Scolds Prince Harry: 'Why Do You Need to Antagonize the Taliban?'

During a panel discussion on Wednesday's NBC Today, attorney Star Jones and the network's chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman hyperventilated over Britain's Prince Harry revealing in ...
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NBC Cheers 'Invigorated' and 'Emboldened' Obama Pushing 'Broad Liberal Agenda'

On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, White House correspondent Kristen Welker touted President Obama gearing up for his second term: "An invigorated President Obama joined in a prayer service this ...
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NBC Laments 'Grueling Day' of Benghazi Testimony for 'Stellar' Clinton

Wrapping up a report on Wednesday's NBC Today about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's upcoming congressional testimony on the Benghazi terrorist attack, chief foreign affairs correspondent ...
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NBC's Williams Invites Colin Powell to Slam GOP 'Hatred' and 'Nastiness'

In an exchange with former Secretary of State and prominent Obama supporter Colin Powell during NBC's live inauguration coverage on Monday, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams urged Powell ...
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NBC Hypes Republican 'Disarray' as 'Bloodier-Minded' Obama Focuses on Beating GOP in 2nd Term

A panel discussion on Monday's NBC Today on President Obama's second term quickly devolved into anti-Republican ranting, with correspondent Andrea Mitchell proclaiming: "It's been so toxic ...
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NBC Gushes Over First Lady's Hairdo and President's Playlist

On Thursday, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams took time out of the broadcast to provide this supposed "news" update: "First Lady Michelle Obama turned 49 today. But the big news came as ...
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NBC Slams NRA for 'Escalated Rhetoric' and 'Raising Money' After Newtown Shooting

In a report for Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, correspondent Andrea Mitchell smeared the National Rifle Association as a group benefitting from tragedy: "Even as America was shaken by the horror ...
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NBC Cheers Obama 'Fighting Back' With 'Emotional Plea' for Gun Restrictions

At the top of Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams enthusiastically touted President Obama playing offense on gun regulations: "Fighting back. President Obama is out with his plan ...
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NBC's Andrea Mitchell Argues Gun Rights 'Can Be Infringed'

In a contentious exchange with Eric Pratt of Gun Owners of America on her Wednesday MSNBC show, host Andrea Mitchell declared that Constitutional rights, like the right to bear arms, were more ...
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NRA Ad Identifies NBC's David Gregory as 'Elitist Hypocrite' on Gun Control

As MediaBistro's TVNewser blog noticed on Wednesday, an image of NBC Meet the Press moderator David Gregory was featured in the newly released ad by the National Rifle Association, labeling ...
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NBC: NRA 'Getting Personal' With Gun Ad 'Targeting' Obama Daughters

At the top of Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer hyperventilated over a newly released ad from the National Rifle Association pointing out the hypocrisy of President Obama on gun ...
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NBC's Guthrie Chats With Sotomayor About Her Love Life in Softball Interview

In part two of an interview with liberal Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie wondered: "Your mom fell in love again late in life....Do you ever ...
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NBC Promotes 'Correspondent' Chelsea Clinton's Role in Obama Inauguration

On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer eagerly touted "special correspondent" Chelsea Clinton being a part of the festivities leading up to President Obama's inauguration: "She's going to ...