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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According to NBC, Awkward Biden Photo-Ops = 'Charm Being Poured On'

At the top of Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer gushed over Vice President Biden doing a series of photo-ops while swearing in newly elected senators on Thursday: "Joe Biden welcomes ...
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NBC: 'Rebellious Conservatives' Turned Against Boehner in 'Rocky' Reelection as Speaker

Despite John Boehner receiving overwhelming support from the Republican caucus to be reelected as Speaker of the House, NBC Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O'Donnell hyped dissension in the ...
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NBC: House GOP 'Ignored' Sandy Suffering; 'Another Body Blow' to Storm Victims

In a pair of back-to-back stories leading off Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, House Republicans were painted as villains for briefly delaying a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief. First, Capitol ...
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NBC's Lauer Hypes: GOP 'In Throes of a Civil War' Over Sandy Relief Bill

At the top of Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer teased an upcoming interview with New York Congressman Peter King by seizing on House GOP disagreement over when to schedule a vote on a ...
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NBC's Relieved Chuck Todd Proclaims: 112th Congress 'Finally Leaves Us Today'

After worrying on Tuesday's NBC Nightly News about possible House GOP "shenanigans" preventing a fiscal cliff deal, on Monday's Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd breathed a ...
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NBC's Todd Frets Over House GOP 'Theatrics' and 'Shenanigans' Before Passage of Fiscal Cliff Deal

On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, hours before the House of Representatives approved a deal to avert the fiscal cliff, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd wrung his hands over Republican ...
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NBC Applauds 'Powerful Quote': 'Easier to Get Assault Rifle in U.S. Than Mental Health Care'

During a segment on Monday's NBC Nightly News supposedly devoted to tackling the issue of mental health in the wake of the Newtown school shooting, NBC chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman ...
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NBC Hypes 'Prominent Voices' Backing Gun Control, Including 'Influential Republican' Joe Scarborough

On Monday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams was eager to seize on any perceived momentum for greater gun control in the wake of Friday's school shooting: "The President said he would ...
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Networks Herald Obama Throwing Down 'Political Gauntlet' on Gun Control

The NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows on Monday all touted President Obama seemingly calling for more gun control during a Sunday night vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting. ...
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NBC's Williams to Rice: 'Were You Set Up? Were You a Victim of Circumstance?'

In an exclusive interview on Thursday's NBC Rock Center with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice following her withdrawal of her name to be secretary of state, host Brian Williams worked to portray her ...
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NBC's Todd Labels Susan Rice 'Victim' of 'Conservative Media' Attacks

Moments after news broke of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice withdrawing her name from consideration to be secretary of state, NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd appeared on MSNBC's ...
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NBC Poll Shows Pessimism About Obama 2nd Term, Lauer Spins it as Pessimism About 'Washington in General'

Following a report on Thursday's NBC Today in which political director Chuck Todd touted a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, co-host Matt Lauer tried to spin one finding: "...only 53% say ...
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NBC Medical Editor Denounces 'Religion Part' of Christmas That 'Mucks the Whole Thing Up'

During a panel discussion on Tuesday's NBC Today about hiring people to do Christmas chores like decorating the tree or buying gifts, the network's chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman ...
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MSNBC 'Journalists' Laugh and Sigh During Derisive Interview With Michigan Governor

Appearing on Wednesday's MSNBC Morning Joe, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was greeted with childish behavior by the show's panel of left-wing pundits, who were unable to conceal their disgust ...
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Washington Post's Marcus: 'Unions Aren't Going to Survive When People Have a Choice'

Appearing on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports on Tuesday, liberal Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus lashed out against passage of Michigan's right-to-work law: "Unions are reeling, and the ...
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NBC Rushes to Obama's Defense: President 'Had No Say Over' Psy Performing at Christmas Concert

Eager to insulate President Obama from controversy surrounding past anti-American comments by Korean pop star Psy, who performed at the annual Christmas in Washington charity concert attended ...
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NBC's Todd Heralds 'Less Confrontational' Obama Using 'Softer Tone' on Fiscal Cliff

In a report for Tuesday's NBC Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd touted President Obama supposedly being nicer to the GOP while in pursuit of a fiscal cliff deal: "Mr. Obama ...
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NBC's 'Meet the Press' Hops Aboard Hillary in 2016 Bandwagon

On Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, moderator David Gregory eagerly touted the approval rating of outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and gushed over the prospect of her running for ...
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NBC Hoping Supreme Court Hands Down 'Roe v. Wade of Gay Rights'

Reporting on the Supreme Court taking up the issue of gay marriage for the first time, on Friday's NBC Nightly News, justice correspondent Pete Williams proclaimed: "The fact that the Court has ...
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NBC's 'Today' Touts 'Rock Star' Colbert Looking to Replace DeMint in Senate

After gushing on Wednesday over left-wing actress Ashley Judd possibly running for Senate in Kentucky, on Friday's NBC Today, the cast applauded liberal comedian Stephen Colbert suggesting in ...