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 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 ...
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NBC's Chuck Todd Slams Rasmussen Poll as 'Slop'

Appearing on CNBC's Squawk Box on Wednesday, NBC News political director Chuck Todd launched into a rant attacking Rasmussen Reports polling: "We spend a lot more money polling than Scott ...
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NBC Dismisses Obama Video as Old News, Edits Out Jeremiah Wright Comments

In a stunning omission on Wednesday's NBC Today, brief coverage of a 2007 video of Barack Obama completely ignored the then-Senator praising his controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright as a ...
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NBC Claims 'Awkward Stumble' for Scott Brown Admiring 'Ultra-Conservative' Justice Scalia

In a report on Tuesday's NBC Today, correspondent Kelly O'Donnell described "awkward stumbles" for Senator Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren in a Massachusetts senatorial debate on ...
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NBC Eagerly Touts Kennedy for Congress: 'A New Generation Has Stepped Forward'

On Monday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie promoted "a congressional battle in Massachusetts featuring a very familiar name" and wondered, "Could another Kennedy be headed to Congress?" ...
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BBC's Katty Kay Laments Mideast Crisis Making it Harder for Obama to Attack Romney's 'Disastrous Response'

On Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, BBC America Washington correspondent Katty Kay dismissed the electoral impact of the Obama administration's mishandling of the crisis in the Middle East: "I'm ...
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NBC's Gregory: With Romney's 'Back Now Against the Wall,' 'Is the Race Over?'

At the top of Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, moderator David Gregory announced Mitt Romney was backed "against the wall" in the presidential race and proceeded to ask both New Jersey Governor Chris ...
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NBC's Brokaw: Romney 'Missteps' Gave Obama 'Air Cover' And 'Camouflage' On Libya

On Friday's NBC Today, special correspondent Tom Brokaw demonstrated the blatant media effort to ignore Obama administration failures surrounding the consulate attack in Libya: "Romney ...
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NBC: Ohio 'Slipping Away' From Romney After 'Damage From That 47% Comment'

Leading off Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, fill-in anchor Savannah Guthrie declared the presidential race in one key battleground state all but over: "Tonight, both candidates are in Ohio as a ...
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NBC's Lauer: After 'Crazy Year' of 'Extreme Weather,' Will People 'Admit There's a Problem' on Climate Change?

At the end of an interview with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer turned to the subject of climate change and fretted: "We've had a crazy week in ...
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NBC Chief Medical Editor: 'If You're Anti-Abortion, You Should Be Anti-Pregnancy'

During the Today's Professionals segment on Tuesday's NBC Today, chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman applauded New York City schools handing out morning-after contraception pills to teenage ...