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: Health Care Debate 'Gets Ugly,' GOP Using 'Violent Rhetoric and Imagery'

At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez proclaimed: "The health care debate gets ugly as Democrats who voted for reform report violence and death threats." In a report ...

CBS Celebrates ObamaCare Achieving Long-Held Liberal Goal

Even before ObamaCare passed, on CBS's Sunday Morning reporter Tracy Smith touted the bill as the fulfillment of a century of liberal efforts: "After months of rancor in the streets, and ...

NBC and ABC Morning Shows Only Report Rosiest Poll on ObamaCare

On Wednesday, both NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America exclusively cited the latest Gallup/USA Today poll, which shows significantly more public support for ObamaCare than other recent ...

CBS's Rodriguez to Steele: What if People 'Like' ObamaCare? Is RNC too Extreme?

In an interview with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez touted the signing of ObamaCare into law: "the Senate ...

CBS 'Early Show' Touts 'Historic Victory' of ObamaCare

At the top of Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith proclaimed the passage of ObamaCare: "A major victory for President Obama as House Democrats work late into the night to pass health care ...

CBS's Pizzey: Child Sex Abuse 'A Plague of Biblical Proportions' in Catholic Church

On Friday's CBS Early Show correspondent Allen Pizzey made the over-the-top declaration that allegations of child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church amounted to "a scandal that's threatening ...

CBS Continues to Recite ObamaCare Talking Points; Dems Praise Reporting

On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez proclaimed: "After more than a year of debate, Democrats say they're on the verge of passing historic health care legislation." And touted the ...

Cheerleaders for ObamaCare: A Year of Slanted Media Coverage (Video)

As the Media Research Center's latest Media Reality Check details, over the past year, the media have served as cheerleaders for ObamaCare, praising the proposed legislation, while continually ...

MSNBC's Shuster Claims Fox More Conservative Than MSNBC Liberal

Near the end of the 10AM ET hour on MSNBC Thursday, anchor David Shuster criticized Fox News anchor Bret Baier for having "interrupted the President numerous times" in a "contentious" and "heated" ...

CBS's Smith Touts Anti-War Film 'Green Zone' As 'Bourne Meets Hurt Locker'

In an interview with Matt Damon near the end of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith helped promote the actor's latest film, 'Green Zone,' which attacks the Bush administration over the ...

MSNBC's Shuster Remembers Left-Wing Activist 'Granny D' As 'An American Treasure'

In his "Notebook" segment at the end of the 3PM ET hour on MSNBC Wednesday, anchor David Shuster took a moment to commemorate the passing of a "hero" of his, well-known liberal advocate Doris ...

CBS Touts Soda Tax As 'Good for Waistline and Bottom Line'

Concluding a report on proposed soda taxes across the country on Monday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Michelle Miller gleefully proclaimed how such a tax would help fight obesity and fill ...

CBS 'Early Show' Declares Obama 'On the Offensive' on Health Care

At the top of Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith proclaimed: "President Obama makes a tough final push, going on the offensive against health insurance companies. Will it work?" Later, ...

MSNBC's Ratigan Happy GOP 'Renounced' Liz Cheney, Unlike 'Nazi and Racist' Tea Partiers

On Monday's The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC, host Dylan Ratigan dragged out his standard attack against the tea party movement as he also bashed Liz Cheney for criticizing Justice Department ...

CBS: 'Compassion Boom' in America Result of 'Obama Effect'

Near the end of Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Erica Hill touted a new Parade magazine survey on volunteerism in America: "it indicates America is in the midst of what some are calling a ...

MSNBC Bashes GOP For Using 'Politics of Fear'

Throughout the day on Thursday, MSNBC hosts repeatedly slammed the Republican Party over an RNC fundraising memo that poked fun at Democrats and their left-wing agenda.

CBS 'Early Show' Touts ObamaCare On 'Fast-Track'

Introducing a story on the latest effort pass health care reform on Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez proclaimed: "This morning President Obama is putting health care reform on ...

CBS's Schieffer Bashes Bunning: Blocking Bill 'Unconscionable,' Just 'Politics,' No 'Substance'

On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer ranted against Republican Senator Jim Bunning's opposition to a spending bill: "it's unconscionable what has happened here....this ...

CBS 'Early Show': GOP Senator Causing 'Congressional Quagmire'

Reporting on Republican Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning blocking spending legislation over deficit concerns at the top of Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith proclaimed: "Congressional ...

CBS Promotes Arianna Huffington Bashing 'Dastardly' Banks

In a segment on the banking industry on CBS's Sunday Morning, fill-in anchor Anthony Mason cited the movie "It's A Wonderful Life" and wondered: "Who would you say is today's equivalent of the ...