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 Williams Decries 'People Who Had Never Been to Wisconsin' Donating to Recall Race

Remarking that Wisconsin voters had "decided to leave their governor in office" on Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams contemptuously declared that "money flowed into that state ...
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Networks Whine Over 'Massive Spending Gap' Between GOP and Dems in Wisconsin

Searching for an excuse to explain what went wrong for Democrats in Wisconsin, the broadcast networks blamed "a record-shattering $64 million poured into" the recall election by "conservative ...
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NBC Bemoans 'Demonization' in 'Nasty' Wisconsin Recall...Fueled by MSNBC

Seated atop a high horse on Monday's NBC Nightly News, correspondent Peter Alexander lamented the tone of the Wisconsin recall election of Republican Governor Scott Walker: "It is a fiery ...
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NBC's Mitchell: Queen Had to 'Put Up With' the 'Indignity' of Celebrating U.S. Bicentennial

As part of NBC's wall-to-wall Today show coverage of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrating her Diamond Jubilee on Tuesday, chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell listed ways in ...
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NBC's Gregory Claims Romney Must 'Distance' Himself from GOP 'In Trouble'

As Republican strategist Alex Castellanos described the split in the Democratic Party over Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, host David Gregory defensively ...
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NBC: Does Mitt Romney Look Like He's 'Rooting for Failure' of the Economy?

At the top of Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer warned Mitt Romney against going after President Obama too hard on the stagnant economy: "Romney's campaign using the rise in unemployment ...
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NBC's Lauer to Bloomberg: Soda Ban 'Sounds Ridiculous' As NYC Celebrates National Donut Day

In a challenging interview with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer questioned whether a plan to ban large sodas in the city was hypocritical: "You ...
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NBC Panel Agrees: 'God Bless' Mike Bloomberg for 'Revolutionary' Soda Ban

Discussing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban large soft drinks with liberal panelists on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer skeptically wondered: "Do we want local ...
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After Spiking Catholic Lawsuit Against Obama, Networks Unleash Avalanche of Stories Hyping Vatican 'Scandal'

While the networks largely ignored 43 Catholic institutions suing the Obama administration over the ObamaCare contraception mandate, since news broke on May 25 of the Pope's butler leaking ...
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NBC Decides Trump Has 'Overshadowed' Romney Clinching GOP Nomination

At the top of Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer worked to tarnish Mitt Romney officially becoming the GOP Nominee: "Mitt Romney secures the Republican presidential nomination....But will ...
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NBC Worried About Romney Hanging Around With NBC Star Donald Trump

In an astonishing display of hypocrisy, NBC News repeatedly decried Mitt Romney using celebrity businessman Donald Trump to fundraise for his campaign. This is the same Donald Trump who hosts ...
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NBC 'Today' Panel Rips Chris Hayes: 'He Looks Like a Weenie' After Anti-Military Comments

During a panel on Tuesday's NBC Today, liberal pundits Star Jones, Donny Deutsch and Nancy Snyderman condemned left-wing MSNBC host Chris Hayes for suggesting fallen U.S. troops are not heroes. ...
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NBC's Williams Touts L.A. Banning Plastic Bags As Effort to Keep Them 'Out of the Natural World'

On Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams announced: "Los Angeles is about to become the third big city in California to ban plastic grocery bags." He then framed the government ...
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NBC's 'Today' Fawns Over Recycled Three-Year-Old Photo of Boy Touching Obama's Hair

After a Wednesday New York Times story gushed over the "indelible image" of a boy touching President Obama's hair in 2009, Friday's NBC Today dutifully promoted the pro-Obama fluff as co-host ...
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NBC Uses Faltering Facebook IPO to Promote Occupy Rhetoric and Government Regulation

Following a report on Wednesday's NBC Nightly News about the dropping value of Facebook's initial public stock offering and possible investigations into what went wrong, anchor Brian Williams ...
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NBC's Curry Swoons Over Sean Penn: 'You Are One of the Greatest Actors of Our Time'

In an interview she conducted with left-wing actor Sean Penn at the Cannes Film Festival that aired on Tuesday, Today co-host Ann Curry behaved like an adoring fan rather than a journalist: ...
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Donny Deutsch on NBC: Unlike U.S., 'World Has Grown Up' to Accept Infidelity of Politicians

During a panel discussion on Tuesday's NBC Today about new French President Francois Hollande having a girlfriend, advertising executive Donny Deutsch insisted Americans would soon accept the ...
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On NBC's Today, Jimmy Fallon Gushes About Being Propaganda Stooge for Obama

Appearing on Tuesday's NBC Today, Late Night host Jimmy Fallon could barely contain his glee over a recent appearance by President Obama on his show: "It's the craziest thing ever, to ever happen ...
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CNBC's Cramer Doubles Down on Romney Being 'Job Destroyer': He Used 'Code Words for Firing People'

On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer invited CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer to elaborate on calling Mitt Romney a "job destroyer" as the head of Bain Capital on Sunday's Meet the Press: ...
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NBC's Lauer Begs Colin Powell to 'Throw His Weight Behind' Obama Again

On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer pleaded with former Secretary of State Colin Powell to again endorse Barack Obama for president: "...it sounds like you're on his [Obama's] team ...