Kyle Drennen

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Senior News Analyst


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. Prior to that, he interned at the MRC in the summer of 2005. He lives in Northern Virginia and can be contacted via email at kdrennen@mrc.org.

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On Thursday and Friday, several pundits took to MSNBC to warn that Democrats moving farther and farther to the left in the debates were “playing into this socialism theme that Donald Trump has come up with” and giving the President a “huge gift” for his reelection campaign. Some even declared Trump the winner of the debates.



During an exclusive network interview with California Senator Kamala Harris on Friday, CBS This Morning co-host and Democratic donor Gayle King couldn’t help sounding like an adoring fan as she gushed over the liberal lawmaker’s debate performance. The anchor wondered how Harris would “capitalize on that momentum.”



While analyzing the first Democratic debate, on Thursday, ABC’s Good Morning America actually admitted the far-left ideology of many of the 2020 candidates and even fretted that those radical positions were “playing right into” President Trump’s reelection strategy.  



On Thursday’s CBS This Morning, chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett was not pleased with NBC’s handling of Wednesday night’s first Democratic primary debate. The reporter panned the moderators for giving Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren “five questions in the first 40 minutes” and therefore boosting her candidacy.



On Wednesday, all three network morning shows touted news that former Special Counsel Robert Mueller would testify before Congress on July 17th as a win for Democrats who hope to make the event a “blockbuster television event” filled with “high theater.” Reporters seemed giddy as they listed the questions House Democrats would likely ask Mueller about the Russia investigation.



Appearing on Wednesday’s Today show to preview the upcoming Democratic debates, NBC News political analyst and former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill was surprisingly honest when she predicted the events “probably will be the end of the road” for several candidates and urged viewers to “tune in tonight just to see who makes a fool of themselves.”



During an appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Monday night, former View co-host and left-wing conspiracy theorist Rosie O’Donnell not only defended outrageous comparisons of illegal immigration detention centers to “concentration camps,” but she claimed that there were “over 100,000” camps spread across the United States.



On Monday’s Today show, co-host Savannah Guthrie talked to the cast of Showtime’s The Loudest Voice about their “damning portrayal” of late Fox News chief Roger Ailes in the new series. Guthrie’s disgraced former co-host Matt Lauer and NBC’s questionable handling of his years of alleged sexual harassment wasn’t mentioned during the lengthy segment.



On Friday, NBC’s Today show abandoned objective facts about biology in favor of pushing propaganda on “gender fluidity,” all as part of the network’s promotion of gay pride month. Not one word of objection was voiced in the five-minute segment as the morning show touted teens “rewriting the rules of gender” and “educating” their parents.   



On Friday’s Today show, NBC weatherman and climate change activist Al Roker promoted a social media campaign to push the liberal agenda item, which included wearing a pin meant to represent the planet’s warming temperatures. He even had help from a local meteorologist at NBC’s Washington D.C. affiliate.



On Thursday, ABC’s Good Morning America surprisingly devoted a nearly four-minute report to actual investigative journalism, examining corruption allegations against Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. At the top of the morning show, fill-in co-host David Muir promoted the upcoming story: “...the ABC news investigation into Biden’s son....Did Hunter Biden and his firm make millions overseas in countries where his father, the former vice president, acted as the top U.S. diplomat?”



During an interview with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for the Third Hour Today show on Thursday, NBC reporter Sheinelle Jones grilled the prominent African American Republican on whether race relations were “worse” under President Trump. Rice immediately rejected the notion and called on the press to knock off the “hyperbole” in its coverage.



On Saturday, the South Carolina Democratic Party will be holding its 2019 convention, an prominent political event at which nearly every 2020 Democratic presidential candidate will speak. However, many media outlets will be shut out of providing live coverage of the significant campaign stop because state Democrats have given MSNBC a sweetheart deal to report exclusively on the convention.



On Wednesday, the network morning shows uniformly panned President Trump’s Tuesday night launch of his reelection bid in Florida, slamming the speech as “dark,” “scary,” and just rehashing the “same old grudges” against his “perceived enemies.” Reporters dismissed the event as just a continuation of Trump’s 2016 campaign.



On Tuesday, liberal Late Night host Seth Meyers appeared on NBC’s Today show, where he was greeted with congratulations from the cast for five years of using his show to promote Democrats and bash Republicans. The morning show crew was impressed with Meyers bringing his left-wing “point of view” to the late night landscape – not that politics was lacking in that arena.



Keeping up its propaganda series to boost 2020 Democratic candidates, on Sunday, NBC Nightly News devoted the latest My Big Idea report to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee pushing radical climate change policies. Correspondent Harry Smith gushed over environmental crusader making it the “single focus” of his campaign.



In an exclusive softball interview with Anita Hill designed to clear the decks for Joe Biden about his handling of the Clarence Thomas hearings in 1991, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell was eager to turn the conversation away from liberal complaints about the Democratic frontrunner to unsubstantiated accusations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.



After Tuesday’s ABC and CBS evening newscasts seized on a new Quinnipiac University poll showing Joe Biden and other 2020 Democratic contenders defeating President Trump in hypothetical match-ups for a general election still 18 months away, on Wednesday morning, NBC was eager to catch up to the hype.



Appearing on MSNBC Wednesday morning, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway hammered the liberal cable channel for its blatant biased coverage of the Mueller investigation over the past two years and called out journalists who repeatedly declared Trump guilty of Russian collusion despite the Special Counsel’s report concluding the opposite.



On Tuesday, NBC News announced its moderators for the pair of Democratic debates scheduled for June 26 and 27 on NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo. Predictably, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, Today show co-host Savannah Guthrie, and Telemundo anchor Jose Diaz-Balart were all named. However, in addition to the journalists, left-wing MSNBC host Rachel Maddow somehow also made the cut.