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 Uses Editor of Liberal Magazine to 'Fact Check' ObamaCare

At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith teased an upcoming segment on dispelling myths about health care reform: "There's so much anger, this vitriol that we see day after day ...

CBS's Mitchell: Health Care Debate 'Nasty National Shouting Match'

At the top of the 8:00AM ET hour of Wednesday's Early Show, co-host Russ Mitchell cited protests at health care reform town hall meetings as evidence that the debate was "turning into a nasty ...

CBS Early Show Again Fears Rise in 'Right-Wing Extremists'

On Wednesday, the CBS Early Show once again feared a rise in right-wing extremism as co-host Russ Mitchell cited a report from the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center: "A report out this morning ...

CBS: Sotomayor Known for 'Dance-offs' and 'Can't-miss Christmas Parties'

Reporting on Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the Supreme Court on Saturday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Wyatt Andrews declared: "...she's not always the reserved, work-aholic judge she ...

MSNBC Hosts: Town Hall Protests Are Threat to Obama's Life

At the top of the 4:00PM ET hour on MSNBC Friday, fill-in co-anchor Monica Novotny issued a dire warning about protests at health care town hall meetings: "The town hall confrontations are turning ...

CBS Finally Acknowledges Problems With 'Cash for Clunkers'

After touting the 'Cash for Clunkers' program as a "runaway success" and "great for the environment," Friday's CBS Early Show finally reported on problems with the plan as co-host Maggie Rodriguez ...

MSNBC Picks Up WaPo Article Claiming Obama Joker Poster Racist

During the 2PM ET hour on MSNBC, anchor Contessa Brewer wondered: "Is a poster of the President as the Joker racist? The posters in Los Angeles and elsewhere show the President as 'The Dark ...

Nets Take Turns Failing to ID Convicted Democrat William Jefferson

On Thursday, all three network morning news programs reported the conviction of former Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson on bribery charges, but only NBC's Today identified him as a ...

CBS Touts 'Cash for Clunkers' As 'Great for the Environment'

After depicting the 'Cash for Clunkers' car buying program as a "runaway success" on Friday, on Tuesday's Early Show, correspondent Nancy Cordes argued: "The Department of Transportation says the ...

CBS Promotes Obama PR Video As Sign of 'Transparency'

At the top of Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith touted a White House-produced video: "And your letters to the President...A behind-the-scenes look at how President Obama keeps in touch ...

CBS Sees 'Runaway Success' in Failing 'Cash for Clunkers' Program

Reporting on the Obama administration's 'Cash for Clunkers' car buying program running out of money, CBS correspondent Nancy Cordes offered a mixed message: "'Cash for Clunkers' has been such a ...

Following NBC's Lead, CBS Touts White House 'Beer Summit'

After NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams fawned Tuesday over President Obama planning to have a beer with Sergeant Crowley and Professor Gates, on Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry ...

CBS Early Show Details Obama Summer Vacation Plans

Taking a break from President Obama's failing health care plan or the Henry Gates controversy, at the top of Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez focused on a more important story: ...

CBS's Smith to Daughter of Henry Gates: 'Was His Heart Broken?'

While interviewing the daughter of arrested Harvard Professor Henry Gates on Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith wondered: "Is there something in this that says, 'I'm not going to take ...

CBS Early Show Uses Obama Volunteer to Promote Health Care Reform

While reporting on President Obama's efforts to pass health care reform legislation on Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez cited one person who would benefit from the plan: "Debby ...

CBS's Couric Sympathizes With Obama: 'Is Your Confidence Ever Shaken?'

In her Tuesday interview with President Obama, CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric wondered: "You're so confident, Mr. President, and so focused. Is your confidence ever shaken? Do you ever wake ...

CBS Analyst: Taliban Treats Prisoners Better Than U.S.

In reaction to a propaganda video of the Taliban holding an American soldier hostage in Afghanistan, on Monday's CBS Early Show, terrorism analyst Jere Van Dyk argued: "What they [the Taliban] are ...

MSNBC: Talk Radio and Tea Party Protests 'Push Boundaries of Decency'

On Friday, MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall exclaimed: "Harsh political discourse against [President Obama] really amped up and people started to push the boundaries of what might be considered decency. ...

CBS Early Show Praises Obama's 'Sermon-like' NAACP Speech

On Friday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Randall Pinkston described President Obama's Thursday address to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: "The crowd responded to ...

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 ...