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 Seacrest to Michelle Obama: Does President 'Look to You for Encouragement' During Debates?

In a fawning softball interview with First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday's NBC Today, special correspondent Ryan Seacrest was eager to know how she helps the President during debates: "What did ...
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NBC's Lauer and Jennifer Granholm Demand Romney Explain His 'Move to the Middle'

On Tuesday's NBC Today, during a panel discussion previewing the second presidential debate, co-host Matt Lauer mandated that Mitt Romney answer charges that he's moderated his positions: "How ...
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NBC Unearths Major Scandal: Paul Ryan May Have Washed Dishes That Were Already Clean

In a pathetic attempt to smear Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan ahead of Tuesday's second presidential debate, NBC's Today seized on a story in Monday's Washington Post ...
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NBC's Gregory to Colbert: 'Many People' Think You're Better at 'Getting to Real Truths' Than Media

In a fawning interview with liberal comedian Stephen Colbert on Sunday's Meet the Press, moderator David Gregory praised the Colbert Report host and Daily Show host Jon Stewart: "Why do you ...
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After Claiming First Debate Had Little Impact, NBC's Todd Now Says Race 'Shifted Fundamentally'

On Monday's NBC Today, political director Chuck Todd analyzed the state of the presidential race following a series of new national polls showing a slight Romney lead: "Well, look, the first ...
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NBC: 'Under Assault' from Tea Party, Arlen Specter 'Bolted to the Democratic Party'

In an obituary for former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter on Sunday's NBC Nightly News, correspondent Kelly O'Donnell summarized his shift in political allegiance this way: "Specter's views, ...
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NBC's Lauer to Trump: Are You Happy Romney Moved 'Way Closer to the Center'?

Adopting Obama campaign talking points that Mitt Romney has dramatically shifted positions, on Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer asked Donald Trump: "Are you happy with the Romney campaign ...
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NBC Brings on MSNBC's Maddow to Declare a 'Great Night' for Joe Biden

While admitting at the top of Friday's NBC Today that there was "no clear winner" in Thursday's vice presidential debate, minutes later, co-hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie brought on ...
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NBC's Williams Parrots Obama Campaign Spin That Romney Changed Abortion Stance

At the top of Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams recited Obama campaign talking points as he proclaimed: "What Mitt Romney said about abortion that sure sounds like a change." ...
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ABC and CBS See Romney 'Gaining Ground' Post-Debate, NBC Claims 'Not Much of an Impact'

While the ABC and CBS morning shows on Thursday focused on a tightening presidential race following Mitt Romney's winning performance in the first debate, on NBC's Today, political director ...
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NBC's Lauer Frets Over Obama Debate Performance: 'Does He Understand What He Did Wrong?'

On Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer cited left-wing Daily Beast columnist Andrew Sullivan ripping apart President Obama's bad debate performance: "I've never seen a candidate this ...
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After Hyping Big Bird Ad, NBC's Lauer Wonders if Obama Campaign Just Wanted Attention

After promoting the Obama campaign's Bird Bird ad on Tuesday's NBC Today, not to mention it being played repeatedly on MSNBC, in an interview with campaign advisor Robert Gibbs on Wednesday's ...
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NBC's Todd Dismisses Big Bird Ad as Bait for Media Attention...MSNBC Runs it 10 Times

Appearing on Tuesday's MSNBC Morning Joe, NBC political director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd discounted a new satirical ad from the Obama campaign mocking Mitt Romney for ...
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NBC: Chavez Reelection 'An Emotional Moment in History' for Supporters

In Caracas reporting on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez winning an "unprecedented third term" for Monday's NBC Today, reporter Kerry Sanders seemed to be swept up in the excitement: "For ...
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NBC: Romney Debate Performance 'Completely Overshadowed' When He 'Attacked' Big Bird

During the Week in Buzz segment on Sunday's NBC Today, Ericka Souter, editor of the celebrity gossip blog The Stir, trashed Mitt Romney for announcing plans to cut federal funding of PBS, ...
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The Thrill is Gone: NBC Touts Mockery of Obama and Chris Matthews

In a display of just how badly President Obama performed in Wednesday's presidential debate, Friday's NBC Today played a clip of Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripping into Obama: "There is no red ...
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Ed Schultz on 'Today': Obama Thrown Off by 'So Many Lies' from 'Corporate Shark' Romney

Appearing on Friday's NBC Today, left-wing MSNBC host Ed Schultz desperately tried to explain away President Obama's bad debate performance: "I think that there were so many lies coming across ...
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NBC's Gregory Declares 'Math Simply Doesn't Add Up' in Romney Tax Plan

On Thursday's NBC Today, in an attempt to deflect from Mitt Romney's strong debate performance, fill-in co-host David Gregory grilled Romney advisor Ed Gillespie on the Governor's tax plan: ...
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Chris Matthews Continues Tantrum Over Romney's 'Etch-A-Sketch' Debate Performance

Picking up where he left off Wednesday night, on Thursday's NBC Today, MSNBC's Chris Matthews continued to whine over President Obama's poor debate performance and ranted that Mitt Romney has ...
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NBC Poll: Recent News Coverage Gave Voters 'Less Favorable' View of Romney

Reporting the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll numbers on Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, political director Chuck Todd touted a rather obvious finding in the numbers, relentless media ...