Kyle Drennen is the Media Research Center's Senior News Analyst and a Contributing Editor to NewsBusters. He is the co-author of the 2014 Media Reality Check study, TV News Blacks Out This Year’s Bad Election News for Democrats.

In 2009, he captured the infamous comment from then-Newsweek editor Evan Thomas comparing President Obama to God. Later that same year, he exposed for MSNBC deceptively editing video footage of a Tea Party rally to conceal the racial identity of an African American participant, forcing the liberal network to respond to criticism and explain its actions.

His media analysis has been cited by nationally syndicated radio hosts Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, as well as media outlets including Fox News, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ.com, The Washington Times, Washington Examiner, Politico, National Review, among others.  

Kyle joined the MRC in 2007 after graduating from Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science. He lives in Northern Virginia and can be contacted via email at kdrennen@mrc.org.

Latest from Kyle Drennen
November 18, 2016, 4:42 PM EST

On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Friday, anchor Andrea Mitchell fretted over Donald Trump nominating Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general: “...this is a difficult time with the civil rights issues front and center at the Justice Department after Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, the Voting Rights Act being somewhat gutted by the Supreme Court, and all of those issues that have been raised.”

November 18, 2016, 11:58 AM EST

On the heels of network coverage hyping liberal fears that fake news stories shared on Facebook and across social media fueled Donald Trump’s election victory, on Friday, NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning touted President Obama pushing the issue during a Thursday press conference overseas.

November 17, 2016, 3:48 PM EST

Thursday’s network morning shows applauded a “downhearted but unbroken” Hillary Clinton addressing supporters at a Washington gala Wednesday night with her first “emotional speech” since losing to Donald Trump in the presidential race. On ABC’s Good Morning America, co-host Robin Roberts touted Clinton “opening up about that defeat” and sympathetically declared: “Her disappointment and determination to move forward.”

November 17, 2016, 11:00 AM EST

Appearing on Thursday’s NBC Today, nationally syndicated radio host and potential new White House press secretary Laura Ingraham hit back at co-host Matt Lauer for suggesting that the Trump administration would have “fence-mending” to do with the media after the President-Elect “spent the last year and a half basically calling members of the press and the media crooked, corrupt, dishonest.”

November 16, 2016, 5:07 PM EST

After all three broadcast networks on Monday promoted the liberal excuse that Hillary Clinton lost the presidential race because of “fake news” shared on Facebook, on Wednesday, NBC’s Today continued to push the narrative by highlighting a “feud” within the social media company and parroting Clinton Campaign talking points blaming the social network for Donald Trump’s victory.

November 16, 2016, 12:02 PM EST

On Wednesday, the network morning shows were in full panic mode as anchors and correspondents breathlessly reported that Donald Trump went to dinner with his family Tuesday night without alerting the traveling press pool. The President-Elect’s excursion to a Manhattan steakhouse was labeled “chaos” and an affront to the principle of “transparency.”

November 15, 2016, 2:05 PM EST

Following MSNBC’s 10 a.m. ET hour coverage of a joint press conference between President Obama and the Greek prime minister in Athens, anchor Kristen Welker brought on chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and worried: “What level of concern is there right now in this region and other regions around the world – the Middle East, for example – about this election and what we have seen so far in this transition period?”

November 15, 2016, 10:34 AM EST

In an article for Sunday’s New York Times that bordered on parody, reporter Jason Horowitz touted concerns from Washington D.C. liberals that the incoming Trump administration would sap the nation’s capital of its culture: “What the effect on Washington will be when Donald J. Trump moves into the White House is hard to predict. But many Washingtonians fear the worst.”

November 14, 2016, 3:49 PM EST

Eager to seize on anything that could explain away Donald Trump’s victory, on Monday, all three network morning shows promoted the left’s latest excuse that false stories being shared on Facebook tilted the election in the President-Elect’s favor.

November 14, 2016, 11:02 AM EST

Appearing on the 9 a.m. ET hour of NBC’s Today on Monday, left-wing actor Donald Sutherland recalled being scolded by actress Helen Mirren on the set of one of his films: “Helen Mirren came up to me on the set and....she said, ‘You are the most privileged person on Earth’....I said, ‘How can you say that?’ And she said, ‘You are a white male.’”

November 11, 2016, 4:24 PM EST

On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Friday, anchor Andrea Mitchell interviewed Margot Gerster – a Hillary Clinton supporter who met the defeated Democratic nominee on a hiking trail in New York – and eagerly wondered: “What insights did you glean about her demeanor, her mood? And you know, we all want to know how she's holding up.”

November 11, 2016, 11:17 AM EST

With left-wing anti-Trump protesters rioting in cities across the country, on Friday’s Good Morning America, co-host George Stephanopoulos laid responsibility for quelling the unrest at the feet of the Republican President-Elect and worried that his victory was inciting the violence.

November 10, 2016, 11:28 AM EST

On Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer grilled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on the upcoming meeting between President Obama and President-Elect Donald Trump, fretting over the “long and bitter history” between the two men.

November 9, 2016, 11:48 AM EST

On Wednesday’s NBC Today, a distraught Andrea Mitchell was still struggling to come to terms with Hillary Clinton losing the presidential race and sorrowfully lamented: “...late yesterday, her team was still optimistic that they would prevail. Instead they're now planning a concession speech shortly this morning as history put on hold yet again.”

November 9, 2016, 9:50 AM EST

After Donald Trump’s major upset victory in the presidential race, on Wednesday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Gayle King was perplexed by political analyst Frank Luntz explaining that Hillary Clinton “was actually not a good candidate.” She replied: “Did we hear that she was not a good candidate before last night?”

November 8, 2016, 3:20 PM EST

Commiserating with left-wing Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday, daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres complained that Hillary Clinton was the victim of an “unprecedented” FBI investigation while being “this close” to the election.

November 8, 2016, 2:10 PM EST

On Tuesday, the broadcast networks lead off their Election Day coverage by gushing over Hillary Clinton casting her ballot in Chappaqua, New York. The 8:00 a.m. ET breaking news coverage on the CBS, ABC, and NBC morning shows celebrated the “momentous moment” in which the Democratic nominee would find out if her “dream” of being president “comes true.”

November 7, 2016, 12:55 PM EST

On Monday, the network morning shows were simultaneously giddy with excitement over FBI director James Comey “clearing” Hillary Clinton by closing the bureau’s investigation into her email scandal while also being fearful over the “political damage” that had been done to the Democratic nominee in the final days of the campaign.

November 4, 2016, 3:22 PM EDT

Appearing on Thursday’s NBC Late Night With Seth Meyers, aired early Friday morning, ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos worried about Donald Trump making the liberal media an “enemy” in the presidential campaign, confessing that “it's hard to walk down the street right now” and warning that reporters need “security.”

November 4, 2016, 11:18 AM EDT

On Thursday’s NBC Today, correspondent Ronan Farrow devoted a five-minute report to promoting liberal claims of Republicans trying to suppress Democratic voter turnout on election day by targeting minority groups with voter ID laws. Farrow warned: “According to one recent survey, one in five voters lives in a state that requires photo ID to vote but don’t know it....a wave of new laws making it tougher than ever just to cast a ballot.”