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 Interrogates Romney on Tax Returns, Suggests Public Wonders: 'Is There a Year Where He Paid No Taxes?'

In an interview with Mitt Romney in London on Wednesday, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams grilled the Republican candidate about releasing more tax returns: "People hear he's not going ...
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NBC's Todd Whines Over Lack of 'Rational Policy Debate' About Gun Control

While discussing gun control on Wednesday's The Daily Rundown on MSNBC, correspondent Mike Viqueira lamented: "...the anti-gun control, pro-gun rights crowd has won the argument at this ...
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NBC's Todd Touts 'Likeability Gap' in Favor of Obama in New Poll He Admits is 'A Little Democratic Heavy'

Debuting the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll on Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, political director Chuck Todd concluded that campaign "hits seem to be taking a greater toll on Romney" and ...
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Andrea Mitchell Dismisses Romney VFW Reception: It's a 'Very Conservative' Group

Minutes after Mitt Romney addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday, NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell appeared on MSNBC to downplay the GOP candidate's positive ...
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NBC's Mitchell Rants: Romney Using 'Dog Whistle' Language Against Obama

On her 1 p.m. et hour show on MSNBC on Tuesday, host and NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell decried Mitt Romney labeling President Obama's big-government philosophy ...
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NBC Desperately Scrambles to Claim Romney Told Olympians 'You Didn't Build That'

In an article for NBCNews.com's First Read on Monday, Domenico Montanaro eagerly proclaimed to readers: "Mitt Romney has criticized President Obama for his 'you didn't build that' line, when it ...
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Time's Halperin Admits: 'Most Major News Organizations' Want Stricter Gun Laws

Appearing on Monday's Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, Time magazine editor-at-large Mark Halperin confessed a broad media consensus to curtail gun rights: "If you walk the halls of most major ...
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NBC: 'Colorado Has Some of the Weakest Gun Laws in the Country'

Seizing on the Colorado theater shooting to push for stricter gun laws, on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie teased an upcoming story: "...an undercover report that reveals just how ...
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NBC's Alexander to Romney Sons: 'Are You Out of Touch?'

In an interview with Mitt Romney's five sons aired on Thursday's NBC Rock Center, campaign correspondent Peter Alexander took a jab at the family's wealth: "Their life of privilege, plus a ...
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NBC Rushes to Defend 'Elegant' and 'Glamorous' Clinton Aide

Seizing on a handful of Republican members of Congress questioning Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin's supposed tenuous family connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, on Thursday's NBC Today, ...
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WaPo's Chris Cillizza Predicts 'Death by a Thousand Political Cuts' for Romney

Appearing on Wednesday's Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza warned Mitt Romney that he would suffer "a death by a thousand political cuts" if he does not ...
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NBC: Romney Campaign 'Right Back Where it Started...On the Defensive'

Despite Mitt Romney clearly going on the offensive by seizing on President Obama's gaffe that business owners "didn't build" their businesses, on Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, correspondent ...
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NBC Panelists: 'Great Representative' Anthony Weiner Deserves 'Second Chance'

During a panel discussion on Tuesday's NBC Today, advertising executive Donny Deutsch predicted a political comeback for disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner: "...he's a good politician, I ...
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NBC's Lauer Invites Elton John to Bash Reagan as 'Overrated,' Cheer Clinton as 'Fantastic'

In an interview with singer Elton John on Tuesday's NBC Today that focused on the performer's AIDS awareness activism, co-host Matt Lauer teed him up to rate recent presidents on combating the ...
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NBC's 'Today' Cheers: 'Crowd Went Wild' for Obamas Kissing at Basketball Game

Offering some pro-Obama fluff on Tuesday's NBC Today, news reader Natalie Morales gushed over the President and First Lady getting caught on the "Kiss Cam" at a basketball game during a "date ...
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NBC's Lauer Ignores Obama Campaign Aide Calling Romney a Felon

In an otherwise tough interview with Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter on Tuesday's NBC Today about the negative tone of the President's re-election bid, co-host Matt Lauer failed to ...
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NBC's Guthrie: Does Romney Look Like He Has 'Something to Hide'?

In an interview with Republican strategist Steve Schmidt on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie portrayed Mitt Romney's decision not to release more tax returns as a sign of guilt: ...
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NBC: 'Mounting Pressure' for Romney to Release Tax Returns, Even from 'Prominent Conservatives'

At the top of Monday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie kept up the drum beat for Mitt Romney to release more tax returns as she proclaimed: "Mounting pressure. Mitt Romney facing new calls ...
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Sigourney Weaver to NBC's Gregory: Dems About 'The People'; GOP Just 'Serving Big Business'

In an interview with Meet the Press moderator David Gregory for the Sunday show's web-based feature Press Pass, USA's Political Animals star Sigourney Weaver explained her support for President ...
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NBC's Brian Williams Accuses Fox News of 'Jingoism' for Criticizing U.S. Olympic Uniforms

In a nasty rant at the end of Thursday's Rock Center on NBC, Nightly News anchor Brian Williams slammed the hosts of FNC's morning show for daring to criticize the uniforms for the U.S. Olympic ...