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
January 30, 2017, 11:04 AM EST

In a report at the top of Monday’s NBC Today, Canadian reporter Genevieve Beauchemin of CTV News wasted no time trying to connect a mass shooting at a Quebec mosque to President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigration from seven Middle Eastern nations: “Investigators say the motive of the attack remains unknown. It comes just days after President Trump's controversial immigration ban sparked international outrage.”

January 27, 2017, 4:34 PM EST

In a softball interview with former Mexican president Vicente Fox on Friday’s NBC Today, the morning show hosts teed up the foreign leader to denounce President Trump’s immigration and border security policies while ignoring a series of inflammatory statements from Fox.

January 27, 2017, 11:47 AM EST

During a panel discussion on Firday’s NBC Today examining President Trump’s first week in office, co-host Matt Lauer fretted over the new administration’s willingness to call out the liberal media: “[Trump] ran on this...idea that the media is bad and dishonest. Now his chief strategist at the White House, Steve Bannon, has given an interview to The New York Times....Quote, “The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while.” Another quote, ‘The media here is the opposition party.’”

January 26, 2017, 5:24 PM EST

On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Thursday, anchor Andrea Mitchell didn’t bat an eye as her guest, Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings, hurled the wild unsubstantiated allegation that Republicans had denied “millions” of Americans the right to vote.

January 26, 2017, 3:42 PM EST

All three network morning shows on Thursday hailed left-wing protesters and Democratic mayors across the country denouncing President Trump’s executive orders on immigration and border security. Co-host Matt Lauer led off NBC’s Today by proclaiming: “Breaking overnight....Protests across the country after President Trump orders a Mexican border wall to be built immediately.” Clips played of demonstrators chanting: “Donald Trump has got to go!”

January 25, 2017, 3:30 PM EST

After being caught deceptively editing comments from former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer during a report on Monday’s Nightline, on Wednesday, ABC News was again embroiled in a fake news controversy after the network used a badly photoshopped image to promote World News Tonight anchor David Muir’s upcoming interview with President Trump.

January 25, 2017, 12:15 PM EST

On Wednesday, NBC’s Today examined President Trump’s short list of possible Supreme Court nominees by focusing almost entirely on how Democrats would oppose any of the “all white men” being considered. In contrast, CBS This Morning covered the same topic but actually highlighted conservative concerns surrounding the appointment.

January 24, 2017, 3:54 PM EST

On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, anchor Andrea Mitchell teed up former Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman to denounce President Trump for reinstating the Mexico City policy banning U.S. foreign aide from funding abortions. In addition, Mitchell agreed with a stunning accusation hurled by the Obama administration official.

January 24, 2017, 11:59 AM EST

In an interview with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer grilled the former cabinet official on wether President Trump was planning to re-invade the Middle East to “steal Iraq’s oil” and commit an “international crime” in the process.

January 23, 2017, 12:42 PM EST

On Monday, all three network morning shows eagerly promoted the liberal group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filing a lawsuit against President Trump and accusing him of “violating the Constitution.” At the top of NBC’s Today, co-host Matt Lauer proclaimed: “Defendant-in-chief. The new president being formally sued this morning over his hotel and television interests...”

January 20, 2017, 1:48 PM EST

During NBC’s live special Inauguration Day coverage on Friday morning, ahead of Donald Trump taking the oath of office, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd warned that the new president “needs to earn this honeymoon” and “ missed some opportunities these last six to eight weeks...to just erase the asterisk” of his election.

January 20, 2017, 11:40 AM EST

In back-to-back interviews on NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning on Friday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was largely treated to softball questions that allowed him to advance the Democratic Party’s strategy to obstruct President-elect Donald Trump’s agenda.

January 20, 2017, 8:58 AM EST

On Friday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer revealed his biggest fear regarding the upcoming Inauguration of Donald Trump: “I don't want to put ideas in anyone's mind, but hypothetically speaking, you have his core supporters out on the mall, and they’re going to be listening to his speech, and they’re going to look up on that podium, or next to it, and see Hillary Clinton....And what are the fears that they may react in a vocal way toward her, mimicking some of the things that have been said during the campaign?”

January 19, 2017, 1:19 PM EST

A Thursday report on NBC’s Today featured the on-screen headline: “The Fear of the Unknown; Hispanics & Muslims Look Ahead to New Administration.” Correspondent Gadi Schwartz began the segment by fretting over the fate of illegal immigrants: “Like hundreds of thousands across the country, Perla Berazza was a student with a secret and a constant fear....she qualified for the Deferred Action Childhood Arrival program created by President Obama....But the program, known as DACA, is in the cross-hairs of President-elect Donald Trump.”

January 18, 2017, 5:43 PM EST

In his final press conference as president on Wednesday, Barack Obama laughably congratulated the White House Press Corps for not being “sycophants” during his administration, but acting as “skeptics” whose reporting “keeps us honest.”  
 

January 18, 2017, 12:13 PM EST

Media fearmongering over Republican plans to repeal and replace ObamaCare reached a fever pitch on Tuesday, as all three network morning shows seized on a Congressional Budget Office report that selectively examined the impact of repealing the law without passing replacement legislation. Despite that being in direct contradiction with GOP proposals, the hosts and correspondents ran with the news anyway.

January 17, 2017, 12:44 PM EST

Appearing on Tuesday’s NBC Today to promote a new musical version of his film A Bronx Tale on Broadway, actor Robert De Niro also jumped at the chance to delve into politics, voicing his support for Democrats who plan to boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday.

January 16, 2017, 5:37 PM EST

In back-to-back interviews with Donald Trump spokesman Sean Spicer on Monday, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today grilled the incoming White House press secretary over the President-elect getting into a “battle” with “civil rights icon” John Lewis after the Democratic Congressman questioned the legitimacy of the election.

January 13, 2017, 12:36 PM EST

Following a gushing report on Friday’s NBC Today about President Obama awarding Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, co-host Matt Lauer revealed that he was overtaken by emotion while watching the White House ceremony on Thursday: “So I'm glad there were no cameras in my apartment yesterday because I was just sitting there weeping....I just burst out crying when I saw that moment. It was incredible."

January 12, 2017, 3:54 PM EST

On January 14, NBC’s Today show will mark its 65th anniversary on the air. Over the decades, hosts and correspondents on the morning program have routinely spouted liberal talking points on a wide range of issues, boosted Democrats, and lambasted Republicans. Despite the cavalcade of co-hosts – from Bryant Gumbel to Matt Lauer, Katie Couric to Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry to Savannah Guthrie – the left-wing bias has remained constant. Here are some of the most obnoxious Today quotes over the years: