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 Calls Out Fmr. Obama Comm. Director As Not 'Honest'

On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith spoke to former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, who claimed the GOP "made a decision a year ago that they weren't going to ...

CBS Touts Obama's 'Big Spending Freeze;' Focus On Middle Class

At the top of Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez highlighted the latest attempt at populism by the Obama administration: "President Obama calls for a big spending freeze and ...

CBS's Schieffer: Mass. Brown Voters Opposed to 'Process,' Not Democrats

On Sunday's Face the Nation on CBS, host Bob Schieffer twisted the meaning of a recent Washington Post poll on the election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts: "Three-fourths of those voters...said ...

CNN's Rick Sanchez Not Sure Who's Protesting At Annual Pro-Life March in D.C.

Near the end of the 3PM ET hour of CNN's Rick's List on Friday, host Rick Sanchez couldn't seem to figure out who was protesting at the March for Life in Washington D.C.: "It's the 37th ...

CBS's Smith: Some Are 'One Medical Catastrophe Away From Bankruptcy'

Speaking to former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean on Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith urged Republicans and Democrats to quickly pass some form of health care ...

CNN's Rick Sanchez Not Sure Who's Protesting at Annual Pro-Life March in D.C.

Anchor appears confused about who would attend the March for Life.

Politico Reporter on CBS: Scott Brown May Be 'Gaffe-Prone'

Appearing on Thursday's CBS Early Show, Politico.com White House reporter Nia-Malika Henderson argued to co-host Harry Smith that Senator-elect Scott Brown's humorous remark that his daughters ...

CBS's Rodriguez: Scott Brown Will 'Derail' Ted Kennedy's 'Passion'

Speaking to political analyst John Dickerson on Wednesday's CBS Early Show about Republican Scott Brown winning the Massachusetts Senate race, co-host Maggie Rodriguez lamented: "When it comes to ...

CBS's Rodriguez Excuses Possible Dem Delay On Seating Scott Brown

Appearing on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele criticized potential Democratic efforts to delay seating Republican Scott Brown as the Senator from ...

New White House Comm. Director: Fox News 'Not A Traditional News Organization'

During a Monday video interview with the New York Times' The Caucus blog, the new White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer, joined his predecessor Anita Dunn in declaring that Fox News ...

Time's Mark Halperin: Dem Loss in Mass. = Win For ObamaCare

In a bizarre twist of logic, on Monday's Morning Joe program on MSNBC, Time magazine's Mark Halperin argued that if Democrat Martha Coakley lost the race for the Massachusetts Senate, it would ...

CBS's Rodriguez: If GOP Wins in Massachusetts, Can Dems Slow Swearing In?

While concluding a story on the Massachusetts Senate race on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez acknowledged the possibility that Republican Scott Brown could win the long held ...

CBS 'Early Show' Celebrates The Obamas' First Year in the White House

On Friday's CBS Early Show, People magazine editor Betsy Gleick discussed the latest issue, featuring an interview with Barack and Michelle Obama on their one-year anniversary in the White House, ...

CBS's Katie Couric Gets Another Journalism Award for Palin Interview

In yet another testament to liberals celebrating liberals, on Thursday the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism announced that CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric won the Alfred I. ...

CBS 'Early Show' Hosts: Palin Could Be Conan O'Brien's Sidekick on Fox

While speculating that Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien may move to Fox in the wake of NBC shaking up its late night schedule, on Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez referred to ...

CBS 'Early Show' Wonders: 'Is the Reid Story Over?'

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith followed President Obama's lead by wondering if it was time to move on from the Harry Reid racial controversy, as he asked Republican strategist ...

CBS Distributed 'Inside Edition' Hypes Sarah Palin Debate Prep 'A Debacle'

On Monday's Inside Edition, distributed by CBS, host Deborah Norville cited Sunday's 60 Minutes interview with McCain campaign adviser Steve Schmidt and proclaimed: "'A debacle of historic and ...

CBS '60 Minutes' Story Bashes Palin; Ignores Embarrassing Democrat Comments

While a story on Sunday's 60 Minutes about the new book, 'Game Change,' about the 2008 campaign, focused heavily on attacks against Sarah Palin by McCain staffers, it ignored numerous revelations ...

CBS Early Show Touts Palin-Bashing '60 Minutes' Interview With McCain Advisor

Friday's CBS Early Show previewed an upcoming "60 Minutes" interview with former McCain campaign adviser Steve Schmidt as co-host Harry Smith declared: "John McCain's former top adviser comes out ...

Network Evening Newcasts Ignore Resignation of Disgraced Baltimore Mayor; Morning Shows Forget Dem Label

While the Democratic Mayor of Baltimore, Shelia Dixon, resigned on Wednesday amid a criminal scandal, the evening news programs on NBC, ABC, and CBS all failed to mention the political downfall.