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's Greenfield Offers Step-by-Step Campaign Advice to Dems

Touting "faint signs of hope" for Democrats in November, on Monday's CBS Evening News, political correspondent Jeff Greenfield outlined a strategy the DNC could use to stave off major Republican ...

CBS: Activist Judy Shepard Blames 'Vicious Rhetoric' and 'Un-American' Opposition to Gay Marriage for Rutgers Suicide

On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez talked to gay rights activist Judy Shepard, mother of murdered gay student Matthew Shepard, about the suicide of Rutgers University student ...

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell: Levi Johnston Did 'Better Job' in Interview Than Sarah Palin

Appearing on Thursday's 'Andrea Mitchell Reports' on MSNBC, 'The Last Word' host Lawrence O'Donnell touted his Tuesday interview with Levi Johnston: "I love that kid. He's honest, he's ...

CBS's Smith: Obama Didn't Want to Give Military a 'Blank Check' In Afghanistan

In an interview with 'Obama's Wars' author Bob Woodward on Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith sought to defend the President's uncertainty on Afghanistan: "...when he takes over ...

CBS Ignores Obama's Attacks on Tea Party and Fox News in Rolling Stone Interview, Talks About His iPod Play List

At the top of the 8PM ET hour on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, senior White House correspondent Bill Plante touted President Obama's comments about the midterm elections in a recent interview: "[He] ...

CBS: The Rich to Blame for Bad Economy, Need to Pay Higher Taxes

On CBS's Sunday Morning, correspondent Martha Teichner promoted left-wing class warfare talking points from former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich: "[He] in a new book points out another ...

60 Minutes Does Fawning Profile of Ground Zero Mosque Backers, Bashes Opponents

In a Sunday 60 Minutes story that gave a glowing portrayal of the real estate developer and imam behind the Ground Zero mosque, CBS anchor Scott Pelley also used the opportunity to smear opponents ...

CBS Analyst Admits National Media Hoping O'Donnell Has 'Car Crash on Air'

Agreeing with Christine O'Donnell's decision not to do anymore national media interviews, CBS News political analyst John Dickerson acknowledged on Wednesday's Early Show that "the national media ...

CBS 'Early Show' Touts 'Lady Gaga vs. The Pentagon' Over 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez promoted singer Lady Gaga calling for an end to the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy: "A unique showdown shaping up today in the ...

CBS: Americans 'Angry' Over Bad Economy, 'Taking It Out On' Obama

At the top of Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith proclaimed: "Angry Americans. A new report declares the recession officially over. But many of us are not feeling it. Even taking on the ...

CBS's Rodriguez: Will Christine O'Donnell 'Play Media Victim' Like Palin?

Following a report on Monday's CBS Early Show that slammed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell for comments she made on Bill Maher's 'Politically Incorrect' in the 1990s, co-host Maggie ...

CBS: Even With Susan Boyle 'Warm-Up Act' Pope Still Couldn't Pull In A Big Enough Crowd

Reporting on Pope Benedict's visit to the UK on Friday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Mark Phillips noted how 65,000 people attended a Thursday outdoor mass in Scotland, but observed: "...it was ...

CBS's Smith: Tea Party and Palin Could Bring GOP to 'Edge of the Abyss'

Appearing on Friday's CBS Early Show, Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer continued to compare the rise of the tea party and possible candidacy of Sarah Palin in 2012 to the 1964 campaign of Barry ...

CBS 'Early Show': Pope's Visit to UK Source of 'Criticism' and 'Controversy'

At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, fill-in co-host Erica Hill teased a report on Pope Benedict's visit to Scotland: "...it's a rather controversial visit for a number of reasons." Later, ...

CBS: Americans Support Dem Economic Policies, Just Upset With Incumbents

While acknowledging bad news for Democrats in the latest CBS News/New York Times poll on Thursday's CBS Early Show, White House correspondent Bill Plante worked to find a silver lining: "But when ...

CBS's Smith: Is GOP Making 'Miscalculation' At Their Own 'Peril' By Supporting Tea Party?

Talking to Republican strategist Dan Bartlett on Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith wondered if the electoral success of the tea party could harm the GOP: "Are all of these tea party ...

CBS Analyst Marks 9/11 By Hoping for 'Backlash' Against Ground Zero Mosque Opponents

On the September 11th Saturday Early Show, CBS News Middle East analyst Reza Aslan slammed opponents of the Ground Zero mosque as having "unapologetically politicized" 9/11 and being part of a ...

CBS: 'Controversial Tea Party Candidate' In Favor of Abstinence, Against Porn

In a report on the Republican senate primary in Delaware on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Nancy Cordes portrayed tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell's conservative social views as ...

CBS: Eric Holder 'Ignoring Political Pressure;' Given 'Hero's Welcome' After Bush 'Cronyism'

In a puff piece on Attorney General Eric Holder on CBS's Sunday Morning, correspondent Rita Braver praised his professionalism: "...ignoring political pressure is Holder's constant message as he ...

CBS: U.S. Muslims 'Feel Like Strangers in Their Own Country'

Filling in for anchor Katie Couric on Thursday's CBS Evening News, Early Show co-host Harry Smith introduced a report on opposition to building mosques in some areas of the country: "...they feel ...