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 Frets Over Left-Wing Opposition to Obama Afghanistan Strategy

Speaking with Brookings Institution analyst Michael O'Hanlon on Tuesday about President Obama's upcoming decision to increase troop levels in Afghanistan, CBS Early Show co-host Harry Smith ...

CBS's Schieffer Warns of Excessive Spending...On Military

At the end of CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday, host Bob Schieffer fretted over massive government spending but avoided blaming current Democratic proposals: "I'm not even talking about the cost of ...

MSNBC's Matthews Finds Obama's Weakness: He's 'Too Darned Intellectual'

At the top of Friday's Hardball on MSNBC, host Chris Matthews discovered the reason for President Obama's political difficulties in recent months: "President Obama has his chin out on just about ...

MSNBC's Ratigan Wonders If Americans Should 'Stop Whining'

Citing a Democratic congressman who recently proposed a no whining day, on Friday's Morning Meeting on MSNBC, host Dylan Ratigan asked: "...unemployment, health care, a couple of wars, Americans ...

CBS's Smith Sees No Left-Wing Agenda in NYC Terror Trials

On Thursday's CBS Early Show, after Rudy Giuliani suggested the Obama administration was trying to "satisfy left-wing critics" by trying 9/11 terrorists in civilian court, incredulous co-host ...

CBS: Obama 'Outraged' Over Leaks About Afghanistan Indecision

Citing an interview the President gave to White House correspondent Chip Reid, at the top of Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith declared: "An outraged President Obama says heads may ...

CBS Touts Another Exclusive Interview With Palin-Bashing Levi Johnston

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez previewed an exclusive interview with Levi Johnston on the CBS entertainment show, The Insider: "Levi Johnston says he is winning the war of ...

CBS: NY Daily News Reporter Hails Obama's Arlington Visit

On CBS's Sunday Morning, New York Daily News Washington correspondent James Meek related President Obama's visit to the graves of Iraq and Afghanistan war dead at Arlington National Cemetery: ...

CBS's Schieffer: Sarah Palin 'An Amusement;' No Political Future

Appearing on Monday's CBS Early Show to discuss Sarah Palin's upcoming book tour, Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer dismissed the former vice presidential candidate's political ambitions: "I ...

CBS's Smith: Is Ft. Hood Shooter 'Competent To Stand Trial?'

Speaking to the defense attorney for Ft. Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan on Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith asked: "Do you think ' and this is not from a scientific or even legal ...

Ann Coulter Takes on Palin-Bashing Media on CBS Early Show

Appearing on Friday's CBS Early Show to discuss the release of Sarah Palin's book, 'Going Rogue,' author Ann Coulter told co-host Harry Smith: "[John] McCain...was the media's favorite Republican. ...

CBS's Smith: Iraq and Afghanistan Wars to Blame for Ft. Hood Shooting

Interviewing Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith cited a cause of the shooting at Ft. Hood: "...the Iraq war, the escalation in number of ...

CBS Reporter Laments Economic Downturn After Fall of Berlin Wall

Reporting for CBS Sunday Morning, correspondent Mark Phillips marked the 20th anniversary of the fall the Berlin Wall by noting the economic difficulty East Germany has faced in the aftermath: "It ...

CBS's Schieffer on Ft. Hood Shooting: There Are 'Christian Nuts' Too

On Sunday's Face the Nation on CBS, host Bob Schieffer tried to provide some perspective on the Fort Hood shooting, committed by an Islamic extremist: "It's looking more and more like he was just, ...

NBC Analyst Unsure Ft. Hood Shooting Was Terrorism

Appearing on the Dr. Nancy program on MSNBC Friday, NBC News terrorism analyst Roger Cressy warned against labeling the mass shooting at Ft. Hood as terrorism, despite the apparent radical views ...

CBS's Smith: Edward R. Murrow 'Bold,' 'Gutsy'; Joe McCarthy A 'Bully'

Thursday's CBS Early Show looked back at 1954 as part of its 'Time Machine' series, with co-host Harry Smith praising former CBS anchor Edward R. Murrow for taking on Senator Joseph McCarthy: ...

Fox News Misreported Robert Gibbs Press Gaggle Comments

At 10:15AM ET during America's Newsroom on Fox News Channel, co-host Martha MacCallum reported that in a gaggle with reporters Wednesday morning White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs claimed ...

CBS Hosts Discuss 'Insurgent,' 'Orthodox Conservative' in NY-23 Race

While analyzing the off-year elections across the country on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith asked Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer about the New York 23rd congressional race: ...

CBS's Smith: Will Conservative Turn in NY-23 Race 'Kill' GOP?

Interviewing Mitt Romney on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith alluded to the special election in New York's 23rd congressional district and the success of Conservative Party candidate ...

CBS Interviews Levi Johnston Again; Palin Says Network Should Be 'Ashamed'

For the third time in six months, the CBS Early Show provided a soap box for Levi Johnston to continue his vicious personal attacks against Sarah Palin, as co-host Maggie Rodriguez proclaimed: "He ...