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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Meghan McCain Calls Joe the Plumber a 'Dumb Ass;' MSNBC's Contessa Brewer Agrees

On Thursday, MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer reported on Meghan McCain calling Joe the Plumber a "dumb ass" for his views on homosexuality and remarked: "Is that name calling? Or, you know, if it ...

CBS Remembers JFK Jr. As Both an 'Icon' and 'A Regular Guy'

At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith marked the ten-year anniversary of the death of JFK Jr. by declaring: "He was such an icon in the city [New York], and we're going to ...

CBS Ignores Sotomayor's Multiple 'Wise Latina' Comments

Reporting on Sonia Sotomayor responding to questions about her "wise Latina" comments during Tuesday's confirmation hearing, CBS's Wyatt Andrews glossed over the multiple times she made the ...

Maggie Rodriguez Brings La Raza Perspective to CBS

A cover story in the June edition of Latino Magazine, discussed CBS Early Show co-host Maggie Rodriguez's efforts to "...educate her peers on how to be cognizant of Latino viewers, by pushing ...

CBS's Smith Sees No Liberal Activism In Sotomayor Record

Responding to Senator Jeff Sessions describing Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as a "typical liberal activist judge" CBS Early Show co-host Harry Smith argued: "You feel like her record ...

CBS: Sotomayor 'Perfect Nominee,' An 'All-American Story'

On Monday, CBS correspondent Wyatt Andrews reported on the beginning of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and declared: "To Democrats, Sotomayor is the perfect ...

CBS: World Leaders 'Relieved' Obama President Instead of Bush

On Thursday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Chip Reid described the relief of world leaders at the G-8 Summit that Barack Obama was representing the United States: "...the President showed yet ...

WaPo's Sally Quinn: Sarah Palin 'Exploited' Her Children

Appearing on MSNBC Thursday afternoon, Washington Post writer and founder of the paper's On Faith blog, Sally Quinn, exclaimed of Sarah Palin: "Well, clearly, she has not put her family ...

MSNBC's David Shuster: Sarah Palin 'Has No Future'

On Wednesday, MSNBC anchor David Shuster made a bold prediction about Sarah Palin's political future: "I've said it before, I'll say it again, Sarah Palin will never recover from this...No matter ...

Eliot Spitzer on MSNBC: Dems Only Appoint Moderates to Supreme Court

While discussing the appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court on MSNBC Monday, guest Eliot Spitzer made a startling observation: "Democratic presidents nominate very centrist justices ...

NBC, CBS, and ABC Highlight Sanford's GOP Label; Downplayed Label For Disgraced Dem

In the wake of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's admission to having an affair, evening and morning newscasts on NBC, CBS, and ABC all immediately identified him as a Republican. In contrast, ...

CBS's Smith: Reaganesque Statement On Iran Not 'Realistic'

On CBS's Early Show, Mitt Romney described Obama's latest comment on Iran as "not exactly a Ronald Reagan 'Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall' moment." Harry Smith got defensive: "Very different ...

CBS's Schieffer: Media Bias 'Irrelevant,' Can Get News 'Anyway You Want It'

Appearing on C-SPAN's Washington Journal Tuesday, CBS Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer dismissed the notion of liberal media bias: "...there is so much media out there now that the idea of bias ...

CBS's Smith Jokes About Media Bias; Asks Obama About Dog, Golf Game

In the final portion of his interview with President Obama aired on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, Harry Smith mocked the idea of media bias: "People in the mainstream media have been accused of being ...

CBS's Smith to 'Father-in-Chief' Obama: 'Where Did You Learn to Love?'

In an interview with President Obama geared to Father's Day, CBS's Harry Smith asked the "father-in-chief" about growing up without his own father: "In this fatherless world, where did you learn ...

NYT Column on 'Obama Haters' Goes Too Far, Even for MSNBC

Reacting to a New York Times column in which Frank Rich claimed Fox News was responsible for violent acts like the murder of abortionist George Tiller or the Holocaust Museum shooting, on MSNBC on ...

CBS Wonders About Possible John Edwards Comeback

CBS Early Show co-host Maggie Rodriguez wondered on Friday: "Lots of politicians get caught having affairs, as you know. The trick, though, is making a comeback. It's happened before, but the ...

After They Criticize Obama, CBS Calls Gay Groups 'Far Left'

Now that gay activists are unhappy with Barack Obama for his policies on federal benefits for same-sex couples, CBS has dusted off the "far left" label. Co-host Harry Smith on Thursday: "President ...

Scientific American Magazine Honors Obama For 'Welcoming Back' Science Into White House

For his "extraordinary" accomplishments in just "a matter of weeks of taking office," the June edition of Scientific American magazine is honoring Barack Obama as one of ten people "who have ...

Obama Swatting Fly a 'Dirty Harry Make-My-Day Moment'

On MSNBC, John Harwood shared an intense moment with President Obama he had during a CNBC interview: "He had this fly that was persistently buzzing around him during the interview...he swatted his ...