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 Todd Crows: Obama Campaign 'Pretty Happy' with GOP Debate 'Too Much to the Right'

Reviewing Wednesday's Republican debate on Thursday's Today, NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd spun hard for Democrats: "You know, there was something about last night's debate ...
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NBC Sets GOP Debate Agenda: Santorum to be 'Peppered' With Religion Questions

On Wednesday's NBC Today, correspondent Peter Alexander noted how the Republican primary "has increasingly become laced with references to religion" and predicted that in the upcoming GOP ...
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'Fanning the Flames': NBC Claims Santorum's Mention of Jeremiah Wright a 'New Shot' at Obama's Faith

At the top of Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry admonished Rick Santorum for accurately describing President Obama's religious history: "Fanning the flames. Rick Santorum takes a new shot ...
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Chris Matthews Claims Hardball 'A Great Positive Thing for American Civilization'

Putting a question to MSNBC's Chris Matthews at the end of a President's Day panel discussion at Ford's Theater on Monday, I challenged him about the American people growing cynical of media ...
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NBC's Gregory Spins for Obama: Dems 'Plenty Energized' by Fear of GOP

Appearing on Sunday's NBC Today, Meet the Press host David Gregory recited Obama campaign talking points perfectly as he predicted: "...Well, he's going to raise plenty of money.... even if ...
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NBC Piles on Santorum, Claims He Wants to 'Reignite the Culture Wars in America'

On Sunday, NBC's David Gregory spent much of Meet the Press blasting Rick Santorum for criticizing President Obama's "phony theology" of liberalism. Earlier that morning, he appeared on the ...
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NBC Slams GOP for 'Unfortunate Image' of Religious Freedom Hearing 'Dominated by Men'

On Friday's NBC Today, substitute co-host Savannah Guthrie eagerly touted liberal talking points attacking a hearing held by House Republicans over the controversial ObamaCare ...
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NBC: Romney 'Scrambles' to Explain Why He Wanted to Let Auto Companies 'Fail'

Leading off Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams spun hard for the Obama administration as he distorted Mitt Romney's opposition to the government bailout of the auto industry: ...
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NBC's Lauer to Trump: How Do Republicans 'Run Against a Recovering Economy?'

Seeing little hope for Republican chances against Obama in November on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer put this question to Donald Trump: "Isn't any Republican nominee going to have a ...
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NBC's Medical Editor 'Sick' Over 'Guns and Violence' in Santorum Ad

On Thursday's NBC Today, chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman scolded Rick Santorum for a recent humorous campaign ad that depicted Mitt Romney firing a mud-filled paint ball gun at a ...
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NBC Pushed High Gas Prices Under Bush, Now Worried They Would 'Crush' Economy Under Obama

At the top of Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams pleaded: "Why now? In a tight economy with so many Americans living on the financial edge, why are they being asked to pay so ...
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NBC: Republicans 'Quick to Lash Out' at Obama Budget

In an attempt to frame Republican opposition to the President's 2013 budget proposal as merely political posturing, NBC Today co-host Ann Curry announced to viewers on Tuesday: "President Obama ...
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NBC's Gregory Dismisses Santorum Concerns Over Obama Second Term

In a hostile interview with Rick Santorum on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, moderator David Gregory attempted to paint the Republican presidential candidate as some kind of paranoid conspiracy ...
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NBC's Curry Grills Santorum on Negative Campaigning, Women in the Military

In the only network morning show interview with Rick Santorum in the wake of his three-state victory on Tuesday, NBC Today co-host Ann Curry on Friday pestered the former Pennsylvania ...
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Chris Matthews Reacts to JFK Mistress: Kennedy a Hero Who 'Still Arouses the Country'

Following a revealing interview with former JFK mistress Mimi Alford on Wednesday's NBC Rock Center, left-wing MSNBC host Chris Matthews, along with liberal historians Doris Kearns Goodwin ...
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NBC Gives Author Platform to Bash Rick Santorum as a 'Crazy Man' That 'No One Would Believe'

Hocking his new novel on Wednesday's NBC Today, author Josh Bazell launched into a rant against the GOP and Rick Santorum specifically: "If I were to create a character who, say, had been the ...

NBC Brings On Left-Wing Host to Slam 'Far-Right' Objections to Obama Birth Control Mandate

After finally deciding to actually cover the controversy swirling around the Obama administration's attempt to force Catholic institutions to pay for birth control in health insurance plans, NBC's ...

NBC's Lauer Chats With Obama About GOP Candidates 'Pummeling Each Other,' Cues Obama on If Romney 'Can Identify with Middle Class?'

Once again touting the latest cover of New Yorker magazine, NBC Today co-host Matt Lauer lobbed this softball to President Obama in a pre-Super Bowl interview: "...you watching the big game on ...

NBC Uses Trump Endorsement to Promote DNC Attacks on Romney

Following Democratic National Committee talking points to the letter at the top of Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams saw Donald Trump's endorsement of Mitt Romney as an excuse to ...

NBC Slams Komen: 'Why Did It Cut Off Funds for Critical Breast Cancer Screenings?'

Since announcing that it would no longer provide funding to Planned Parenthood on Wednesday, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been subject to a vicious smear campaign by the ...