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 on DNC: 'Life of the Party' Bill Clinton 'Owned the Room,' Speech Was 'Height of Political Stagecraft'

On Thursday, the hosts of NBC's Today could barely contain their glee over former President Bill Clinton addressing the Democratic National Convention, with Savannah Guthrie proclaiming: "Life ...
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NBC: Enthusiasm for Michelle Obama at DNC in 'Stark Contrast' to GOP Convention

On Wednesday's NBC Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd cheered Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention while running down the GOP: "[She] had a hold on the ...
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NBC's Guthrie Invites Elizabeth Warren to Label Romney 'Personification' of 'Wall Street Greed and Excess'

In a softball interview with Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie recited Democratic attack lines against Mitt Romney perfectly: ...
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NBC Falsely Claims Paul Ryan 'Played Fast and Loose With the Truth'

At the top of Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie teased an upcoming interview with Paul Ryan by slamming the Republican vice presidential candidate: "Paul Ryan joins us to talk ...
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Desperate Media Scramble to Call Paul Ryan a Liar Ignores the Facts

Immediately after Paul Ryan concluded his acceptance speech for the Republican Party's vice presidential nomination on Wednesday, the media sought ways to tear down the Wisconsin Congressman's ...
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NBC's Lauer Frets: Is 'Conservative' GOP Convention Reaching Moderates and Women?

In an interview with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer worried that the Republican National Convention was not appealing to a broad audience: "When you talk ...
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NBC's Lauer Cites Obama Flack to Question If Paul Ryan Gave an 'Honest Speech'

In an interview with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer used attack lines from deputy Obama campaign manager Stephanie Cutter to question the honesty ...
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NBC Panel Slams Christie As 'Bully' Who 'Will Never Be Accepted Across This Country'

During a panel discussion on Wednesday's NBC Today, advertising executive Donny Deutsch ripped into Republican National Convention keynote speaker and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: "I'm ...
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NBC on Isaac: Obama Being Presidential; 'Difficult' for GOP Convention to Continue

In a Tuesday 10 a.m. et NBC News special report on President Obama declaring a state of emergency for Gulf Coast states in the path of Hurricane Isaac, Today co-host Matt Lauer gushed: ...
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NBC's Lauer: Romney Questioned 'The Very Legitimacy of the President of the United States's Citizenship'

In an interview with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer was aghast at an off-the-cuff joke by Mitt Romney on Friday: "...he said, 'No one's ever ...
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NBC Hypes Storm as 'Latest in a Series of Distractions' After 'Tough Week' for GOP

In a report for Monday's NBC Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd was eager to paint a picture of Republicans in disarray prior to the GOP convention: "The specter of New ...
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NBC's Mormon Hit Piece: 'A Church Still Dealing With the Issue of Polygamy...Inequality'

Opening an hour-long special on the Mormon Church for Thursday's NBC Rock Center, anchor Brian Williams proclaimed to viewers: "Most Americans say they know next to nothing about the Mormon ...
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NBC: 'Great Damage' to GOP 'Trapped in a National Debate About Abortion and Rape'

Eager to keep the Todd Akin controversy alive on Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams declared the Missouri Republican's comments were "inflicting unforeseen and great damage on the ...
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NBC's Todd Blames 'Tea Party Effect' and GOP 'Infighting' for Akin Controversy

On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams brought on political director Chuck Todd to give a "damage assessment" for Republicans in the wake of the Todd Akin controversy. Todd ...
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NBC 'Reality Check': 'Effective' Obama Ad Paints Romney as 'Mr. Burns' and 'Evil Don Draper'

In what co-host Matt Lauer billed as a campaign ad "reality check" on Tuesday's NBC Today, a Romney ad criticizing the Obama administration for gutting Welfare reform was dismissed as ...
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NBC Panel: If Akin Stays in Senate Race, Romney/Ryan Will Be 'Tarred' for 'Entire Campaign'

During the Today's Professionals panel segment on Tuesday's NBC Today, attorney Star Jones predicted that if Todd Akin continues his Senate run in Missouri, the entire Republican Party will be ...
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NBC Declares: 'Women's Issues Are Front and Center Again' and GOP is 'Reeling'

At the top of Monday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams proclaimed: "Firestorm. A Congressman's words about rape rocket across the country...women's issues are front and center again." ...
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NBC's Todd: After Creating 'Economic Havoc,' House GOP 'Partied and Got Drunk' in Israel

Appearing on Monday's NBC Today, political director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd used reports of a Republican congressman skinny dipping during a 2011 trip to Israel to slam ...
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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 ...