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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CBS Admits Tucson Shooting 'Not Partisan,' Reveals Poll That Most Americans Agree

On Tuesday's Early Show, correspondent Ben Tracy acknowledged that the facts in the Tuscon shooting do not support media spin that the tragedy was incited by right-wing political rhetoric: ...

CBS's Cordes: 'Increasingly Angry Tone in Politics' May Have Led to 'Culture of Violence'

Reporting on the political fallout of the Tucson shooting on Monday's CBS Early Show, congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes declared: "Now some are questioning whether the increasingly angry ...

CBS 'Early Show': 'Centrist' Bill Daley Means White House 'Open for Business'

Friday's CBS Early Show praised the pick of former Commerce Secretary William Daley as the new chief of staff for the Obama White House, with senior White House correspondent Bill Plante ...

CBS: House Republicans 'Begin Their Assault On Health Care Reform'

On Thursday's CBS Early Show, congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes derided Republican efforts to repeal ObamaCare: "On Friday, they begin their assault on health care reform, with a vote to ...

CBS Plays Food Police, Touts ObamaCare Counting Calories

On Tuesday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Michelle Miller lectured Americans on their diet: "According to Consumer Reports Health, many Americans are simply deluding themselves, most say they ...

CBS: ObamaCare Repeal Vote A 'Risky Proposition' for GOP, Not 'Serious'

Talking to Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer on Wednesday's Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge saw efforts to repeal ObamaCare as a political liability: "How risky a proposition is this for ...

MSNBC's Brewer: 'GOP's Big, Fat Budget Ax Could Mean Real Pain For Many Americans'

During the 12PM ET hour on MSNBC on Tuesday, anchor Contessa Brewer condemned Republican plans to reign in government spending: "Republicans poised to take over the U.S. House tomorrow and they ...

CBS's Plante: GOP 'Ready to Pounce' On Obama, 'Slammed' Him With ObamaCare Repeal Vote

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, senior White House correspondent Bill Plante warned that as President Obama returns from vacation, " the new Republican majority in the House is ready to pounce." ...

CBS Early Show Frets Republicans Want to 'Wipe Out' Dem 'Signature Achievement' of ObamaCare

Reporting on Monday's CBS Early Show, congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes decried House Republicans attempting to repeal ObamaCare: "...they made it clear they'll try to use their 49-vote ...

CBS's Smith: GOP On 'Fool's Errand' of 'Dismantling Health Care'

Filling in for Bob Schieffer on Sunday's Face the Nation, CBS's Harry Smith grilled Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann on Republican efforts to repeal ObamaCare: "One of the things the Tea ...

MSNBC's Mitchell Mourns 'Painful' End of Nancy Pelosi's 'Historic' Speakership

During her 1PM ET hour show on MSNBC on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell sympathized with exiting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, remarking that the California Democrat having to hand over the ...

CBS's Plante: Palin Starts A 'Food Fight,' Takes 'Pot Shot' At Michelle Obama

In a report at the top of the 8AM ET hour of Tuesday's CBS Early Show, senior White House correspondent Bill Plante ridiculed Sarah Palin for daring to criticize First Lady Michelle Obama's weight ...

CBS: Obama 'On A Hot Streak' As He 'Scores Political Victories' in Congress

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, substitute co-host Russ Mitchell announced that "the lame duck session of Congress could hand President Obama yet another victory" with possible passage of the START ...

CBS 'Early Show' Touts Obama's 'Big Win;' Claims He's 'The Comeback Kid'

On Saturday's Early Show fill-in co-host Russ Mitchell saw passage of the tax deal as a possible "turning point for Mr. Obama's presidency" and speculated that it was "perhaps setting the stage ...

CBS: Gay Community 'Celebrated The End of An Era' With DADT Repeal

At the top of a report on CBS's Sunday Morning, correspondent Whit Johnson proclaimed: "In San Francisco yesterday, they celebrated the end of an era. After nearly two decades, the policy of ...

CBS: Letting Americans Keep Their Own Money = 'Holiday Gift' from Congress

On Friday's CBS Early Show, congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reported on the passage of legislation to extend current tax rates and described it as: "an early holiday gift for every ...

CBS's Smith: Do ObamaCare Opponents 'Have A Legal Leg to Stand On?'

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith seemed skeptical of the legal reasoning of a federal judge who ruled part of ObamaCare was unconstitutional: "The thing that he objects to most ...

CBS's Stahl Worries 'Mr. Hell No' John Boehner Will Be A 'Hardline Conservative' Speaker

Introducing her interview with presumptive Speaker of the House John Boehner on Sunday's 60 Minutes, CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl proclaimed: "...which John Boehner will show up as speaker, the ...

Networks Sympathetic to Violent UK Protests Against 'Skyrocketing' College Tuition

On Friday, all three network morning shows expressed sympathy for protestors in London rioting against college tuition increases, despite a Thursday attack on the royal family. While CBS's Early ...

CBS's Smith to DNC Chair: Are Higher Taxes 'Ever Going to Go Back Into Effect?'

In an interview with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine on Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith seemed to lament the deal to extend current tax rates and wondered: "...this ...