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
December 13, 2016, 10:54 AM EST

Appearing on Tuesday’s NBC Today, actor Bryan Cranston dramatically changed his tune on President-elect Donald Trump. After promising in October to move to Canada if Trump was elected, the star told co-host Matt Lauer: “...he was not my candidate but he is going to be my president. And I truly hope that he does an exceptionally good job, I really do.”

December 13, 2016, 10:00 AM EST

So far, the liberal media have trashed Donald Trump’s cabinet choices as a “racially insensitive” group of “hard-line” “radicals” and “ignoramuses” who will bring about “environmental disaster” and “calamity to the poor.” This is a far cry from the treatment Barack Obama’s cabinet picks were given in 2008. His appointments were hailed as a diverse “mosaic,” an “all-star” team of “superstar” “geniuses” full of “brain power.” 

December 12, 2016, 4:31 PM EST

On her 12 p.m. ET hour show on Monday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell advanced liberal fears that Donald Trump was compiling a “hit list” of Energy Department officials who pushed Obama administration climate change policy by sending around a “very controversial questionnaire” about the issue. 

December 9, 2016, 12:13 PM EST

On Friday, NBC’s Today devoted a full report to stoking fears that Donald Trump’s criticism of individual businesses could ruin people’s investments. MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle appeared on the morning show to warn viewers: “Imagine a tweet, a single tweet losing you money. 140 characters could cost you 140 bucks maybe 1,400, maybe more. That is how powerful the president's voice is, it can move markets.”

December 8, 2016, 3:48 PM EST

On Wednesday, Slate had a sensational headline accusing Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway of telling an audience at a Politico event that “Women With Kids Shouldn’t Take Jobs in the White House.” The only problem? It was a complete misrepresentation of what Conway actually said.

December 8, 2016, 11:48 AM EST

On Thursday morning, NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning were in full panic mode over Donald Trump nominating Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, labeling him an “environmental disaster” and the equivalent of “putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires.”

December 7, 2016, 12:25 PM EST

In an exclusive phone interview with Donald Trump on Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt grilled the President-elect on his use of Twitter, fretting: “I have not seen you backing off fights on Twitter. In the time since you were elected, you’ve targeted the cast of Hamilton, The New York Times, China, Boeing, the media, and SNL. Is this proving to be a habit that you're finding a difficult time breaking?”

December 6, 2016, 4:29 PM EST

On Tuesday, both NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning were eager to promote congressional Democrats attacking Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson, noting the liberal lawmakers “slamming his lack of experience.”

December 5, 2016, 4:39 PM EST

Filling in for MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Monday, NBC national correspondent Peter Alexander wrung his hands over President-elect Donald Trump using social media to circumvent the liberal media: “...one of the real challenges here with social media is that Donald Trump can spew an idea that millions of people voted illegally and ultimately not be pressed to defend such a thing. We just talked about fake news, this sort of stuff propels a lot of people to believe it.”

December 5, 2016, 12:28 PM EST

On Monday, the networks continued their freak-out over President-elect Donald Trump accepting a congratulatory phone call from the president of Taiwan. The CBS, NBC, and ABC morning shows all fretted over the “diplomatic firestorm” sparked by the “controversial” move.

December 2, 2016, 4:08 PM EST

On her MSNBC show on Friday, anchor Andrea Mitchell decried the fact that the usual liberal identity politics did not work with voters in November’s election. Talking to Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, she fretted over the revelation that campaign focus groups “showed that people related to Hillary Clinton as a man.”

December 2, 2016, 11:51 AM EST

Reporting on the contentious exchange between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s campaign aides at a Harvard University forum, on Friday’s NBC Today, correspondent Andrea Mitchell touted the defeated Democratic nominee’s team whining about media coverage of the presidential race.

December 1, 2016, 3:47 PM EST

In an unusually nasty attack from Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night, the late-night comedian went after President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, philanthropist Besty DeVos: “But this has some people upset, I heard that Donald Trump's pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, never went to public school and has never even worked for public schools. People are saying that as a billionaire without much experience, she might be too similar to Trump.”

December 1, 2016, 12:20 PM EST

On Thursday, all three network morning shows recited the same liberal, class-warfare attack lines in response to President-elect Donald Trump nominating billionaire Wilbur Ross for Commerce Secretary and Wall Street executive Steve Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary, fretting that the picks would create the “wealthiest cabinet in history.”

November 30, 2016, 3:49 PM EST

On her MSNBC show on Wednesday, anchor Andrea Mitchell’s exchange with former Defense Secretary William Cohen turned surprisingly contentious when the Clinton cabinet official started lecturing the press on its obsession with every tweet from President-elect Donald Trump: “I think we have to be less concerned with tweets, chasing every one as if it's some sort of revealed wisdom that's going out into a rabbit hole – ”

November 30, 2016, 1:12 PM EST

On Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie introduced “a new Rossen Reports series, Keeping You Safe” to show off “new technology that promises to protect you and help avoid attackers.” Correspondent Jeff Rossen declared: “Can your smart phone help protect you when you’re out there alone? This morning, new apps and devices you can get right now that could save your life and we're trying them out.”

November 29, 2016, 4:11 PM EST

On her MSNBC show on Tuesday, anchor Andrea Mitchell decried President-elect Donald Trump’s “controversial cabinet nomination” of Georgia Congressman Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services, warning viewers that he has been “a fierce critic of ObamaCare and has been a major proponent of overhauling entitlement programs like Medicare.”

November 29, 2016, 12:10 PM EST

In an article for The Daily Beast on Friday, entertainment writer Matt Wilstein eagerly touted the newly released film Miss Sloane as the latest barrage in Hollywood’s crusade against gun rights. He promoted how the political thriller “focuses on a battle-hardened female lobbyist who gives herself the Herculean challenge of taking on the gun lobby."

November 28, 2016, 4:41 PM EST

Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Monday, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson warned President-elect Donald Trump against reversing President Obama’s executive order opening diplomatic relations with Cuba. The liberal pundit argued that putting pressure on the authoritarian regime would be “the one thing that could keep Fidel Castro, metaphorically, and his revolution alive and his system of oppression alive...”

November 28, 2016, 1:22 PM EST

Amid the media mourning and eulogizing of Fidel Castro, on Monday, the network morning shows turned to worrying about the impact President-elect Donald Trump would have on American/Cuban relations, declaring the opening of diplomatic relations with the authoritarian regime to be the “centerpiece” of President Obama’s “legacy.”