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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 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 ...
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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 ...