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 Today: 'Feisty' Obama Gave Republicans 'A Pretty Good Tongue Lashing'

At the top of Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry proclaimed: "President Obama calls out Congress to strike a deficit reduction deal during a feisty news conference." Moments later, fellow ...

Rachel Maddow on NBC's Today: 'Embarrassing' and 'Rude' Christie 'Screams' at Constituents

Appearing on Wednesday's NBC Today, left-wing MSNBC host Rachel Maddow slammed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: "...his brand at this point is, 'I'm the guy who screams at my own ...

NBC Sees 'Hypocrisy Problem' for Michele Bachmann on Government Spending

On Wednesday's NBC Today, correspondent Kelly O'Donnell declared that Michele Bachmann "faces new candidate scrutiny, including financial records for a family business" and proceeded to hype a ...

NBC's Lauer Asks if Bachmann Will Be 'Palinized,' She Predicts 'Media Onslaught of Attack'

In an interview with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann on Tuesday's Today, co-host Matt Lauer highlighted concerns about the Minnesota Republican's chances in the presidential race: "Amy Kremer, ...

NBC: Michele Bachmann Trying to Overcome Her 'Flame-Thrower Persona'

Reporting on Michele Bachmann officially entering the presidential race on Monday's NBC Today, correspondent Kelly O'Donnell declared that "step one" for the Minnesota Congresswoman was ...

Matt Lauer Says It's 'Fair' to Grill Christie on Sending Kids to Private School But Never Challenged Obama

In an exclusive interview with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer played a clip of a woman attacking the Republican as hypocritical for sending his ...

NBC's Lauer Asks if Voters Have 'Buyer's Remorse' on GOP Governors, No Mention of Obama's Sagging Poll Numbers

Talking to former Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer touted low approval ratings for some newly elected Republican governors and theorized: "They went into ...

NBC Touts 'Sober' Obama 'Fulfilling His Promise' of Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan

On Thursday's NBC Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd recited Obama administration spin as he gave a fully positive assessment of the President's Wednesday announcement of an ...

NBC Thinks Real-Life Noah's Ark Could Be Needed in Global Warming Apocalypse

During a fluffy human interest story on Wednesday's NBC Today about a man in Holland who built a full-size replica of the biblical Noah's Ark, correspondent Janet Shamlian turned serious for a ...

NBC Blames Wildfires on 'Climate Change,' Then Accuses McCain of Using 'Tragedy for a Political Purpose'

In a report on the Arizona wildfires on Tuesday's NBC Today, correspondent Miguel Almaguer touted how "The Forest Service says this historic wildfire season is caused in part by climate change." ...

On NBC's Today, 'Honest and Open' Ray Nagin Blames Racism for Slow Katrina Response

Promoting his new book, 'Katrina's Secrets,' on Monday's NBC Today, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin stood by his assertion that racism played a role in the Bush administration's response to the ...

War on Terrorism = 'War of Fear' According to NBC's Richard Engel

Appearing on Sunday's Meet the Press, NBC's chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel worried about the cost of combating terrorism and took the opportunity to bash the effort: "You talk about ...

NBC's Gregory Frets Greece-Like Rioting if U.S. Makes 'Draconian' Spending Cuts

On NBC's Sunday Meet the Press, host David Gregory took on an alarmist tone as he worried that any significant attempts to address the nation's enormous debt could lead to violence: "Look at the ...

NBC Laments Weiner Resignation as 'Sad Ending' to 'Bright, Promising Political Career'

As news broke Thursday morning of Congressman Anthony Weiner's upcoming resignation, congressional correspondent Luke Russert appeared on NBC's Today and sympathetically declared: "...this is ...

NBC: Weiner Resignation Announcement 'Showed Much of His Strength as a Congressman'

During Thursday's NBC News special coverage of New York Congressman Anthony Weiner announcing his resignation, congressional correspondent Kelly O'Donnell remarked to Nightly News anchor Brian ...

NBC's Curry: 'Disastrous' Not to Raise Debt Ceiling; Asks Obama if GOP is Just 'Bluffing'

In an interview with President Obama on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry fretted over Republican calls for spending cuts before raising the nation's debt limit: "Do you think they're ...

NBC's Gregory: Are Americans Really 'Better Off' with 'Freedom'?

While grilling former Pennsylvania Senator and presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on NBC's Sunday Meet the Press, host David Gregory was skeptical of the idea that Americans should be able to ...

NBC Predicts 'Tough Day' for Palin with Release of E-Mail 'Political Minefield'

At the top of Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer declared that it "could be a tough day for potential presidential candidate Sarah Palin. We're live in Alaska, where thousands of her e-mails ...

NBC: 'Puritanical' Americans Must Become 'Anesthetized' to Sex Scandals

Appearing on Tuesday's NBC Today, advertising executive Donny Deutsch and psychotherapist Robi Ludwig both agreed that the American people should not stop being "shocked" by political sex ...

NBC Touts Bill Clinton's Unhappiness with Embarrassment of Weiner Sex Scandal

During a report on growing calls for Anthony Weiner to resign from Congress on Thursday's NBC Today, Politico's Maggie Haberman noted how former President Bill Clinton was particularly troubled by ...