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 Plante Blames GOP For Gridlock at Health Care Summit

A report on the health care summit on Friday's CBS Early Show featured a clip of President Obama scolding lawmakers for "trading talking points" during the meeting, that was followed by ...

CBS's Smith to Schwarzenegger: Can GOP 'Exist Without Moderates'?

Speaking to California Governor Arnold Schwarzengger on Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith noted the success of the tea party movement, but spun it as a negative for the Republican ...

HuffPo's Ryan Grim: ObamaCare 2.0 Really A 'Conservative' Plan

Appearing in the 3PM ET hour on MSNBC on Wednesday, Huffington Post writer Ryan Grim claimed that President Obama's latest version of health care reform was actually a conservative approach: "We ...

CBS's David Edelstein Praises 'Victim and Victimizer' Roman Polanski

On CBS's Sunday Morning, movie reviewer David Edelstein heaped praised upon The Ghost Writer, the latest film by director, and indicted child rapist, Roman Polanski: "Whatever you say about this ...

CBS's Rodriguez to Michelle Obama: How Does President 'Unwind' Amid 'Partisan Attacks'?

In part two of her exclusive interview with First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez worried about the toll the presidency takes on Barack Obama: "Your ...

CBS's Smith: Will GOP Tell Dems to 'Burn in Hell' On ObamaCare?

While discussing the Democrats' latest version of health care reform on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith asked GOP strategist Ed Rollins: "Are the Republicans better off just saying ...

CBS's Rodriguez: Health Care Being 'Held Hostage' By Partisanship

In an exclusive interview with First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez fretted over the future of ObamaCare: "Deadlines keep getting missed for passing ...

Newsweek: Chinese Oppression Good For Tibet

In a February 17 online article entitled "Charity Case," Newsweek's Issac Stone Fish declared: "Whether they like it or not, China has been very good for Tibetans." Fish's outrageous claim came on ...

CBS's Smith Spends 'Quality Time' With Joe Biden; Helps Sell Stimulus 'Success'

On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith teased an interview with the Vice President: "We got a great chance yesterday to spend some quality time with Vice President Joe Biden. He's got ...

MSNBC's Ratigan: Palin A Hypocrite For Criticizing 'Family Guy' But Not Quitting FNC

On Tuesday, MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan suggested Sarah Palin was hypocrite for criticizing a Sunday episode of the Fox show "Family Guy," that tangentially mocked her son with Down Syndrome, but not ...

CBS and ABC Claim Bayh's Reelection Would Have Been 'A Lock'

On Tuesday, both CBS Early Show co-host Maggie Rodriguez and ABC Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos lamented the announced retirement of Democratic Indiana Senator Evan Bayh and ...

CBS 'Early Show' Touts 2nd Grader's Get Well Card to Bill Clinton

On Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez reported on a 7-year-old boy who tried to hand deliver a get well card to former President Bill Clinton: "When Bill Clinton returned home from ...

CBS's Smith: Is Cheney Criticism of Obama 'Theater' or 'Real'?

On Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith wondered if there was any credibility to Dick Cheney's criticism of the Obama administration's handling of the Christmas Day bomber: "...the point ...

CBS 'Early Show' Skips Part of Poll Finding Most Americans Want Smaller Government

Touting the latest CBS News/New York Times poll on Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith and Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer concluded that Americans were upset with President Obama and ...

MSNBC's Ratigan: Tea Party Includes 'Birthers,' 'Open Racists,' and 'Outright Nazis'

On Monday's 'The Dylan Ratigan Show' on MSNBC, host Dylan Ratigan began the program by ranting: "The tea party has a bit of an integrity problem, as everybody from birthers, to open racists, to ...

CBS Cites Left-Wing Advocate of Infanticide to Encourage Charitable Giving

In a story on American charitable giving on CBS's Sunday Morning, correspondent Mark Strassmann cited liberal Princeton University bio-ethics professor Peter Singer on how much people should give: ...

CBS's Rodriguez: Critics 'Having Fun' with Palin's Hand Notes

While discussing Sarah Palin's Saturday Tea Party Convention speech with political analyst John Dickerson on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez remarked: "She was really scrutinized ...

CBS: Global Warming Science Sound, ClimateGate Just a PR Problem

On Thursday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric lamented the impact ClimateGate and other recent scandals involving fraudulent global warming data have had on the climate change debate: ...

CBS's Rodriguez Asks Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist About RINO Label

In an interview with Florida Governor Charlie Crist on Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez turned to the hotly contested Senate race: "your opponent in the primary, fellow ...

CBS 'Early Show': 'Cute and Cuddly' Animals Threatened by Climate Change

In the 8:30AM ET half hour on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez teased an upcoming animal segment: "...we have some visitors to the studio of the animal variety. Some of them are ...