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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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 ...

MSNBC's Brewer: GOP Should Move 'Away from Morals and Values'

On Monday, MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer offered some advice to Republicans: "Until they change policies ' I mean, that's what it took for conservatives in Great Britain to win ' is a real change ...

Star-Struck Reporter Sees Obamas Turning DC Into 'Hollywood On The Potomac'

CBS correspondent Thalia Assuras touted the celebrity status of the Obamas on Wednesday: "The paparazzi and the press corps treat them like movie stars. They're on magazine covers and in fashion ...

CBS's Early Show Gushes Over Obama Date Night In Paris

On Monday, CBS correspondent Richard Roth gave a glowing report on President and Michelle Obama in Paris: "The big tourist treat in Paris this weekend was for the tourists treated to a sight of ...

CBS: Obama's 'Elegant Words' May Prevent 'Another D-Day'

On CBS's Sunday Morning, White House correspondent Chip Reid gave a glowing review of President Obama's overseas trip: "A trip laden with symbolism and elegant words, asking the world to look ...

CBS Offers Fawning Profile of Left-Wing Activist Norman Lear

On Sunday, CBS's Bill Whitaker praised the liberal activism of former TV producer Norman Lear: "But in 1980, the king turned his back on his TV empire. He grew alarmed as evangelical Christian ...

Newsweek's Evan Thomas: Obama Is 'Sort of God'

Newsweek editor Evan Thomas brought adulation over President Obama's Cairo speech to a whole new level on Friday, declaring on MSNBC: "I mean in a way Obama's standing above the country, above ' ...

MSNBC Anchor Defends Network's Obsession With Rush Limbaugh

On Thursday, MSNBC's Tamron Hall attempted justify to her network's obsessive coverage of talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh: "We have a right to cover people who are speaking out...Many people listen ...

CBS Lauds 'Professor' Obama's 'Powerful,' 'Historic' Middle East Speech

CBS's Early Show crew fawned over President Obama's Thursday morning speech in Cairo, calling it "historic," powerful," "far-ranging," "presidential" and "professorial." Co-host Harry Smith ...

CBS Fawns Over Obama Date Night in NYC, Excuses Cost

On Monday, CBS Early Show co-host Maggie Rodriguez gushed over the Obamas' "date night" in New York City: "...this is something that he promised her...It is sweet...they're beautiful." On Tuesday, ...

CBS's Early Show Sees No Controversy in Tiller's Work as 'Abortion Provider'

Reporting on the murder of Kansas abortion doctor, George Tiller, on Monday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Jeff Glor touted the doctor's career, while not depicting it as controversial: "...a ...

CBS's Rodriguez: Catholic Church Too 'Stringent,' Should Be 'More Progressive'

While reporting on disgraced priest Alberto Cutie leaving the Catholic Church in the wake of a sex scandal, on Friday's CBS Early Show, Maggie Rodriguez asked Father Thomas Williams about the ...

CBS: Paint Roofs and Roads White to Stop Global Warming

On Thursday's CBS Early Show, fill-in co-host Chris Wragge wondered: "Could painting your roof white be the best defense against global warming? Some very important people think so. So Early Show ...

Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC: Cheney Speech 'Sleazy,' 'An Abomination'

After the Thursday speech by ex-VP Dick Cheney, MSNBC assembled its usual panel of left-wing pundits to tear him down, including political analyst Lawrence O'Donnell, who proclaimed: 'He came ...

MSNBC's O'Donnell: Steele Speech Like A 'Bad Hallmark Card'

Reacting to a speech by Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele during Tuesday's 3:00 EST hour on MSNBC, anchor Norah O'Donnell declared: "In case you missed it, we compiled the greatest and the ...

CBS's Harry Smith 'Regrets' Not Speaking Out Against Iraq War

On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Julie Chen read some viewer email, including a question from one woman who asked: "Would you be willing to jeopardize your job to report something your bosses ...

CBS's Smith 'Regrets' Not Speaking Out Against Iraq War

On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Julie Chen read some viewer email, including a question from one woman who asked: "Would you be willing to jeopardize your job to report something your bosses ...

CBS's Early Show Ignores Obama Reversal on Abuse Photos

While both ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today on Thursday covered President Obama's decision to block the public release of photos depicting prisoner abuse under U.S. custody, CBS's Early ...

CBS's Rodriguez Grills Miss CA: Are You Being 'Hypocritical'?

On Wednesday's CBS Early Show co-host Maggie Rodriguez interrogated Miss California Carrie Prejean, wondering if the beauty queen was a hypocrite for standing up for Christian values.