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 Panelist: Ad Calling Obama a Celebrity 'Another Attempt' to Paint Him As 'Other'

On Wednesday's NBC Today, panelist and attorney Star Jones fretted over a recent campaign ad mocking President Obama's celebrity status and implied racial overtones in the criticism: "...what ...
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NBC's Gregory Defends Obama Exploiting Bin Laden Killing: Bush Did 'Same Thing' With 9/11

In an interview with senior Mitt Romney campaign adviser Ed Gillespie on Sunday's Meet the Press, moderator David Gregory noted how President Obama was "certainly using" the one-year ...
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Wisconsin Unemployment Falls; NBC Hypes Job Losses 'Many Blame' on Scott Walker

Despite Wisconsin's unemployment rate being well below the national rate and steadily falling, on Saturday's NBC Nightly News correspondent Ron Allen selectively hyped job losses: "With the ...
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NBC's Curry to Obama's Sister: 'What Void Do You Think You Filled In His Life?'

In a fawning interview with Barack Obama's half-sister Auma Obama on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry lobbed softballs about the President: "...you describe an almost instantaneous ...
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NBC's Curry Gushes: Comedy of 'Shecky Obama' Was 'Terrific' at White House Correspondents' Dinner

On Monday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry could barely contain her glee over President Obama's comedic performance at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner: "I mean, he is Shecky, ...
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NBC Cheers 'One Woman's Battle Against Infertility and the Restrictions of the Catholic Church'

At the top of Thursday's NBC Nightly News, fill-in anchor Savannah Guthrie proclaimed: "Fired for trying to get pregnant. Tonight, the teacher versus the Catholic school." Guthrie was referring ...
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NBC's Curry Rants: It's 'Fundamentally Unfair' Some Have More Money Than Others

In a supposed discussion of financial ethics with left-wing Harvard professor Michael Sandel on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry decried people being able to pay more money to get ...
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NBC's 'Today' Spends More Than 11 Minutes Fawning Over Obama Late Night Comedy and College Tour

Throughout the Wednesday broadcast, NBC's Today repeatedly found time to promote President Obama as funny, hip, and connecting with young voters. Touting the President's appearance on NBC's ...
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NBC's Williams: Giuliani Endorsement of Romney 'Part of What Makes So Many Americans Cynical About the Process'

In a news brief on Monday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams managed to twist a positive development for Mitt Romney, the endorsement of Rudy Giuliani, into a negative: "Giuliani, who ...
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NBC's Chuck Todd Uses Sarah Palin to Disqualify Marco Rubio as Potential VP

Appearing on Tuesday's NBC Today, political director Chuck Todd warned Mitt Romney against picking Marco Rubio as a vice presidential running mate with a negative comparison to Sarah Palin: ...
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NBC News President Admits Network Should Have Corrected on Air the Falsely Edited Zimmerman 911 Call

In a stunning admission to the New York Time's David Carr on Monday, NBC News president Steve Capus confessed that the network made a mistake in not issuing a correction on air for falsely editing ...
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NBC Gushes Over French Socialists Waging Obama-Style Presidential Campaign

During a report for the April 18 edition of NBC's Rock Center, correspondent Ted Koppel was right at home with French socialist campaign workers: "...it is the Socialist campaign directed by these ...
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NBC's Chuck Todd Dismisses Hilary Rosen Comments As 'Manufactured Controversy'...Eight Times

On his 9 a.m. EDT MSNBC show The Daily Rundown on Friday, NBC political director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd referred to Hilary Rosen's denigrating remarks about Ann Romney as a ...
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NBC Medical Editor: Trayvon Martin Case Shows 'We Don't Talk Enough About Race'

In a statement totally disconnected from the reality of media coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting, on Thursday's Today show, NBC chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman proclaimed that the ...
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NBC: Most See Prosecution of John Edwards As 'Waste of Taxpayer Money'

Adding to past reports defending disgraced former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards against charges of violating campaign finance laws, on Thursday's NBC Today, correspondent Lisa ...
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NBC's Parting Shot to Santorum: 'A Campaign Filled With Highly-Publicized Gaffes'

Reporting on Rick Santorum leaving the Republican presidential race on Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, correspondent Ron Mott proclaimed: "It was a campaign filled with highly-publicized ...
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NBC and ABC Scare Viewers: 'Extreme Weather' Could Kill 10,000 People!

On Monday, both NBC's Nightly News and ABC's World News hyped a finding by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that, in the panicked words of NBC environmental ...
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NBC's Curry Rips Ryan Budget: 'Where is the Empathy?' Won't Poor People 'Suffer'?

In an interview with Congressman Paul Ryan on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry slammed the Wisconsin Republican's proposed budget: "Where is the empathy in this budget?...Do you ...
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Nikki Haley Slams NBC's Gregory: 'Media Thinks Women Only Care About Contraception'

Appearing on NBC's Sunday web-based feature Press Pass, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley tore apart the media obsession with the contraception debate: "The media thinks that women only care ...
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NBC's Gregory: Romney's Mormon Faith An 'Issue' Because It's 'The Core of Who He Is'

On Wednesday's NBC Tonight Show, host Jay Leno asked Meet the Press host David Gregory if Mitt Romney's religion would be fair game in the general election: "...with Obama....you know, 'Oh, ...