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 Hypes GOP in 'Hot Water' With 'High-Profile Distractions'

At the top of Monday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie seized on controversies involving Republican members of Congress and proclaimed: "Hot water....Two distractions for the GOP with the ...
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NBC Blitz: Romney 'Under Intense Pressure' to Release Tax Returns, Issue 'Won't Go Away'

On Thursday and Friday, NBC launched an all out assault on Mitt Romney, urging him to release more tax returns. Opening Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams scrambled to resurrect ...
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NBC's Morales Demands Ann Romney be 'Transparent' And Release More Tax Returns

In what was billed as a profile of Ann Romney set to air on Thursday's NBC Rock Center, a portion of the interview played on Thursday's Today featured news anchor Natalie Morales grilling the ...
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NBC: 'Ever-Outspoken' Joe Biden is Obama's 'Best Weapon' as 'Attack-Dog-in-Chief'

Reporting for Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, White House correspondent Kristen Welker discussed the "remarkably ugly political week so far" in the presidential campaign following ...
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NBC's Guthrie on Ryan Budget: 'Huge Spending Cuts' and 'Massive Tax Cut' for Wealthy

In an interview with Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie slammed Paul Ryan's proposed budget: "And the Ryan budget makes some ...
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NBC's Lauer to DNC Chair: Is Ryan VP Pick 'Best Thing That Could Happen' for Obama?

Teeing up Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to bash Paul Ryan on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer lobbed this softball: "Do you think that Paul Ryan's ...
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Condescending Brian Williams: Paul Ryan Received 'Not So Warm Welcome to the Big Leagues'

Leading off Monday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams struck a patronizing tone as he noted "things get rough for the new guy on the trail" Paul Ryan, with "incoming fire on his own ...
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NBC's Lauer Frets 'True Conservative' Paul Ryan Will Be 'Immovable Object'

In an interview with former House speaker Newt Gingrich on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer worried about vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's commitment to conservative principles: ...
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NBC's Lauer Uses Obama's Own Words to Knock Down Attacks on Ryan

On Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer actually used the President's own past statements about Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan to grill deputy Obama campaign manager ...
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NBC on Paul Ryan: 'Architect of a Politically Polarizing Budget Plan to Slash Trillions'

Hoping to define vice presidential pick Paul Ryan early with liberal talking points, on Monday's NBC Today, correspondent Peter Alexander painted the Wisconsin congressman as "the architect of ...
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Media Use Phony Contraception Mandate 'Compromise' to Dismiss Obama War on Religion

On Thursday, several media reports used Obama campaign talking points to downplay a new Romney campaign ad that accused the President of a "war on religion" following the ObamaCare ...
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NBC: 'Soiled' Komen Foundation Trying to 'Restore Faith' After Planned Parenthood 'Controversy'

On Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams eagerly touted ongoing trouble for the nation's largest breast cancer charity: "...the controversy involving the Susan G. Komen Foundation ...
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Bill O'Reilly Predicts Liberal Media Will Give Obama 'About 3% or 4%' in November

At the top of Tuesday's O'Reilly Factor on Fox News, host Bill O'Reilly rightly observed "the American media overwhelmingly favoring Barack Obama over Mitt Romney" and predicted that the slanted ...
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NBC Still Ingores Romney-Killed-My-Wife Ad, But Finds Time for Obama's Socks

Still working hard to avoid mentioning an outrageous Obama super-PAC ad that basically accused Mitt Romney of being responsible for the cancer death of a woman, Thursday's NBC Nightly News had ...
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NBC Touts Hillary Clinton Gaining 'Strength' from Mandela While 'Under Daily Political Attack'

On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams gushed over a speech Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made on a trip to South Africa: "...she talked about the strength she received from ...
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On NBC's 'Today,' BBC's Katty Kay Laments American Desire for Limited Government

During a report about "why we love the British" on Thursday's NBC Today, special correspondent Tom Brokaw declared: "In one of our election years, the British watch America with a sense of ...
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Republican VP Short List = Nasty Media Hit List

In just a matter of days, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney will announce his choice for his 2012 running mate. No matter who Romney picks, however, the liberal media's line of attack is ...
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Five Days Late, NBC Finally Covers Reid's Baseless Romney Charge; Ignores Pro-Obama Ad Smearing Romney as Killer

It took NBC News nearly a week to mention Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's sleazy and unfounded charge that Mitt Romney failed to pay taxes, with chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd ...
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NBC Touts Obama Admin Plan to Avoid Iraq-Style 'Chaos' in Syria, Even as Al Qaeda Moves In

Introducing a report on the ongoing civil war in Syria on Monday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams made sure to promote PR from the White House: "...the State Department and the Pentagon ...
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NBC's Lauer Urges UK Prime Minister to Hit Romney Over Olympic Comments

In an unaired portion of an interview with British Prime Minister David Cameron meant to be featured on Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer pressed Cameron to compare the London Olympics ...