Kyle Drennen

a News Analyst

Kyle Drennen is a news analyst for the Media Research Center. 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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MSNBC's Matthews Whines: 'Right-Wing Crap' On Best Seller List

While concluding a segment on racism involved in anti-Obama protests, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews promoted the book of one of his guests, liberal historian Douglas Brinkley, and proceeded ...

CBS Early Show: Michelle Obama 'Stealth Weapon' In Health Care Debate

On Friday's CBS Early Show, White House correspondent Bill Plante highlighted President Obama's latest media blitz on health care reform and touted a new piece of the PR arsenal: "The President ...

CBS and NBC Finally Catch Up to ACORN Scandal; Express Sympathy for the Left-Wing Group

CBS and NBC finally covered the ACORN scandal, but depicted the left-wing group as a victim. Evening News anchor Katie Couric lamented: "ACORN helps low-income Americans find affordable ...

CBS's Nancy Giles: Joe Wilson Like A 'Drunk At Open Mic Night'

Appearing on CBS's Sunday Morning, commentator Nancy Giles shared her thoughts on Congressman Joe Wilson's outburst: "Some sign waving and you probably heard about it, heckling. At a joint session ...

CBS's Schieffer: Joe Wilson Shout 'Ugly Sign of Mindless Meanness'

At the end of Sunday's Face the Nation on CBS, host Bob Schieffer denounced South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson: "The irony of a congressman trying to heckle a President in the midst of a speech ...

MSNBC's David Shuster: GOP 'All White Males With Short Hair Cuts'

During the 4PM ET hour of live coverage on MSNBC Thursday, co-host David Shuster denounced the behavior of Republicans at President Obama's address to Congress, declaring: "You look at the image ...

CBS's Smith Cites Medicare as Socialist Success Story

While arguing with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele about health care reform on Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith proclaimed: "...if the public option is ...

CBS: Levi Johnston Claims May 'Shatter' Palin's 'Conservative Family Image'

Teasing an upcoming segment on Thursday's CBS Early Show about new attacks on Sarah Palin by the father of her grandson, Levi Johnston, co-host Maggie Rodriguez exclaimed: "And shocking ...

NYT Editor Finds Kennedy's Flaw: He Helped Reagan Win Presidency

Appearing on MSNBC's New York Times Edition on Friday, 'Week in Review' editor Sam Tanenhaus, author of a new book called "The Death of Conservatism," lamented one of Ted Kennedy's flaws: He ...

CBS's Schieffer: Ted Kennedy 'Was The Classic American Hero'

At the end of Sunday's Face the Nation on CBS, host Bob Schieffer fondly remembered Ted Kennedy, exclaiming: "In a sense he was the classic American hero, the imperfect man who was sorely tested ...

CBS's Smith: 'Does A Kennedy Belong' in Ted's Senate Seat?

Speaking with Ted Kennedy's niece, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith wondered: "Does a Kennedy belong in your uncle's old Senate seat?" Townsend replied: ...

NYT Editor Finds Kennedy's Flaw: He Helped Reagan Win Presidency

Appearing on MSNBC's New York Times Edition on Friday, the paper's 'Week in Review' editor, Sam Tanenhaus, lamented one of Ted Kennedy's flaws: "There's a further paradox to this, which is we ...

CBS: Kennedy's Death 'Gives New Life' to Health Care Reform

At the top of the 8AM ET hour of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Russ Mitchell wondered if Ted Kennedy's death could "spur Congress to pass a health care reform bill?" Correspondent Nancy ...

CBS Historian Douglas Brinkley: Ted Kennedy A 'Martyr' for ObamaCare

During the 2:00AM ET hour of CBS's Up to the Minute on Wednesday, shortly after news broke of Senator Ted Kenney's death, historian Douglas Brinkley exclaimed the Massachusetts Democrat was: ...

CBS's Rodriguez: Dick Morris Anti-Obama Book 'Alarmist,' 'Screams At You'

On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez interviewed commentator Dick Morris about his latest book critical of the Obama administration, Catastrophe. After reading the book's full ...

CBS Early Show Praises Teen Global Warming Activist

On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Daniel Sieberg reported on a young global warming activist from California: "...everyday citizens of all ages are doing their part to raise awareness ...

MSNBC: ObamaCare Protesters 'Racist,' Including Black Gun-Owner

On Tuesday, MSNBC's Contessa Brewer fretted over health care reform protesters legally carrying guns: "A man at a pro-health care reform rally...wore a semiautomatic assault rifle on his shoulder ...

CBS Hails ObamaCare; Calls French Health Care 'Best in the World'

On CBS's Sunday Morning correspondent Martha Teichner touted President Obama's latest PR blitz to promote health care reform: "For the third time in five days, Barack Obama used the presidential ...

MSNBC Uses William F. Buckley to Bash Health Care Reform Opponents

On MSNBC Friday, anchor John Harwood spoke with New York Times Week in Review editor Sam Tanenhaus about the health care debate: "...you know an awful lot about the patron saint of modern ...

Couric Touts How Free Health Clinic Shows 'Reform Is Desperately Needed'

At the top of Thursday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric used a free clinic in Inglewood, California to push for health care reform: "Tonight in the battle over health care, they are on the ...