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 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 ...

CNN's Larry King Replacement Praises Obama for Improving America's Image Abroad

In a Thursday interview with CBS Early Show special contributor Amanda Holden, Larry King replacement Piers Morgan talked about his new CNN show and who would be at the top of his guest list: ...

CBS's Smith: Did Opposition to Ground Zero Mosque Lead to Koran Burning?

In an interview with Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison on Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith implied a link between Ground Zero mosque opposition and a pastor's plan to burn the ...

CBS's Smith Questions 'Radical Islam' Being America's Enemy

In an interview with controversial Florida Pastor Terry Jones on Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith doubted whether or not Muslim extremism was really a threat: "Would you regard ...

CBS's Smith Pressures GOP to Sign On to 'Obama's New Deal'

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith touted President Obama's economic proposals and portrayed Republicans as obstructionist: "Obama's new plan. The President proposes to spend $50 ...

CBS Early Show Promotes Palin-Bashing Vanity Fair Article

On Thursday's CBS Early Show, fill-in co-host Erica Hill interviewed Vanity Fair reporter Michael Joseph Gross about his article slamming Sarah Palin with outlandish accusations: "...we've watched ...

CBS's Smith Excuses Obama For Not Crediting Bush With Iraq Troop Surge

On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith served as an apologist for President Obama, who failed to credit President George W. Bush with the Iraq troop surge in an Oval Office address ...

CBS 'Early Show': Can Obama Fix 'Image Problem' and Bring Back 'Campaign Magic'?

Opening Saturday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge proclaimed: "Image Problem: The President is on vacation and under fire. From the jobless numbers to the Mosque mess ' why is the man with ...

CBS's Erica Hill to Ann Coulter: Will Mosque Issue 'Go Away' Before November Elections?

Speaking to conservative commentator Ann Coulter on Thursday's CBS Early Show, fill-in co-host Erica Hill seemed to hope the Ground Zero mosque controversy had run its course: "Does it go away or ...

NY Daily News Reporter Touts Online Poll That 70% of New Yorkers Think Mosque Opposition Based on 'Hatred'

Appearing in the 2:00PM ET hour on MSNBC, New York Daily News reporter Samuel Goldsmith cited a poll featured on the paper's website, about opposition to the Ground Zero mosque: "[it] shows that ...

CBS: Gulf Oil Spill An 'Opportunity' to Push Green Energy on 'Power-Hungry' America

At the top of CBS's Sunday Morning, host Charles Osgood proclaimed: "From sky-high air-conditioning bills to gasoline-fueled vacations in the car, there's nothing like summer to remind us that we ...

Questions to Political Panel from CBS's Schieffer Focus on GOP Problems 6 to 1

In a discussion of the midterm elections on Sunday's Face the Nation, CBS host Bob Schieffer asked members of his political panel a total of seven questions, six of which highlighted Republican ...

CBS 'Early Show': Conservative O'Reilly 'Lashed Out' At 'Single Motherhood'

Late in the 7:00AM ET hour of Monday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Michelle Miller reported on the "war of words" between actress Jennifer Aniston and Fox News host Bill O'Reilly over women ...