Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis. His career at the MRC began in February 1989 as associate editor of MediaWatch, the monthly newsletter of the MRC before the Internet era.

Graham is co-author with MRC president Brent Bozell of the books Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election and How To Prevent It From Happening Again in 2016 (2013) and Whitewash: What The Media Won’t Tell You About Hillary Clinton, But Conservatives Will (2007). He is also the author of the book Pattern of Deception: The Media's Role in the Clinton Presidency (1996).

Graham is a regular talk-radio and television spokesman for the MRC and has made television appearances on MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, and the Fox Business Channel. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, National Review, and other publications.

Graham left the MRC to serve in 2001and 2002 as White House Correspondent for World, a national weekly Christian news magazine. He returned in 2003. Before joining the MRC, Graham served as press secretary for the campaign of U.S. Rep. Jack Buechner (R-Mo.) in 1988, and in 1987, he served as editor of Organization Trends, a monthly newsletter on philanthropy and politics by the Washington-based Capital Research Center.

Graham is a native of Viroqua, Wisconsin and graduated from Bemidji State University in northern Minnesota. 

Latest from Tim Graham
March 27, 2015, 6:22 PM EDT

Ted Cruz really knows how to put liberal teeth on edge. See this Washington Post headline: “Cruz compares climate change activists to ‘flat-Earthers.’ Where to begin?”

Post reporter Philip Bump took it upon himself to try and rebut Cruz point by point, saying “there’s not much Cruz got right here.”

March 27, 2015, 12:03 PM EDT

Washington Post political reporter Aaron Blake picked up on the Hillary Clinton "Super Volunteers" badgering New York Times reporter Amy Chozick about the 13 words you can't use to describe Hillary because it's coded sexism.

But Blake took a fascinating turn: he defended the "mainstream media" against the idea they attacked Hillary. These negative adjectives are used by the "conservative media" or "people who don't like Hillary Clinton." This means liberal journalists don't fit that category. 

March 27, 2015, 9:41 AM EDT

Jeb Bush is following in the footsteps of his father, who tried an “Annoy the Media, Vote Bush” slogan in the waning days of his last campaign. His brother George also confessed something like this when he was president. 

“I don’t read The New York Times,” Jeb Bush declared to Fox host Brian Kilmeade on the radio. 

March 26, 2015, 9:27 PM EDT

Can we get a recount? That’s the natural reaction to this headline in the U.K. Guardian: “Russell Brand voted world's fourth most influential thinker.”

Hannah Ellis-Peterson relayed "the comedian turned activist has now earned the nod of approval from one of Britain’s most influential current affairs magazines, whose readers have voted him fourth in their annual table of the world’s top thinkers."

March 26, 2015, 12:27 PM EDT

Al Kamen’s “In The Loop column in Thursday’s Washington Post carries just the latest in a long thread of left-wing musicians being upset at their music being liked by Republicans. In this case, Devo co-founder Gerald Casale hates House Majority Whip Steve Scalise creating a fundraising committee called “Whip It Good.” Scalise has also used Devo’s “Whip It” at events.

The Post wanted to manufacture a Scalise controversy, and Casale was ready to bring the pain to the allegedly evil right wingers.

March 24, 2015, 11:20 PM EDT

It's as if they were waiting, breathlessly. The moment Ted Cruz announced his presidential campaign, the national media proclaimed their horror. He was “brash,” a “hardliner,” an “uncompromising conservative,” they warned. ABC anchor David Muir announced his agenda was the usual No list: “Promising no abortion, no gay marriage, no gun control, no IRS.”

Apparently there's no room for hope and change -- if you're a conservative.

March 24, 2015, 8:04 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton keynoted an event stuffed with political journalists on Monday night, for the Robin Toner Prize, handed out by Syracuse University and named for a liberal New York Times reporter who died in 2008. Mrs. Clinton spoke for 20 minutes, and refused to take any questions. She won a standing ovation anyway.

The prize was awarded to Washington Post chief correspondent Dan Balz, but the story-slash-press release in the Post barely mentioned this was also sort of a Hillary campaign event.

March 24, 2015, 7:18 AM EDT

As the Soviet Union crumbled in 1991, the conservative media-watchdog “community” (as liberals might call it) grew increasingly frustrated that liberal reporters loved to cast the Politburo as Gorbachev and his reformers against the really hardline communists – you know, the “conservatives.”

This perversion of terminology continues. This week’s "Scrapbook" in The Weekly Standard plucked out a beauty from The Washington Post and their Beijing bureau chief, Simon Denyer.

March 23, 2015, 7:39 PM EDT

Following in the footsteps of The New York Times Magazine in 2012 and Slate.com in 2013, the March 30 edition of Time is promoting the photographs of Lindsay Morris, which promotes a “rural retreat for gender-creative kids.” As opposed to most children, who are apparently “gender-stodgy.”

Morris is coming out with a book titled You Are You in which they call these children “gender-unique.” The book blurb says through “sensitive images the viewer will experience an important moment in history where the first gender-creative childhood is being openly expressed with the support of friends and family. Morris reaches beyond the confines of the camp to contribute to a dialog about the crucial role that support plays in the lives of gender unique children.”

March 23, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

On the front of Monday’s Style section, The Washington Post promoted a forthcoming biography of Michelle Obama by Peter Slevin, a Chicago-based Post correspondent covering Chicago and Obama’s career until 2012.

Post reporter Krissah Thompson began with the Obamas living together before marriage until the story went inside the paper, and how Slevin is “looking closely at the role race played in shaping her worldview, particularly at Princeton and Harvard Law.”

March 23, 2015, 7:07 AM EDT

People magazine exploited the “transgender journey” of 65-year-old Olympic legend Bruce Jenner, exaggerating a family split that seems to be more about his divorce than his gender confusion (although they’re quite related, surely). This family is in television, so they can’t afford to look “transphobic.”

People felt compelled to announce it would acknowledge physical reality, but bow to political correctness: "In keeping with advice from experts, PEOPLE is taking its cues from Jenner's family in regard to the use of male pronouns." No one skeptical of “gender journeys” is allowed to speak.

March 22, 2015, 2:09 PM EDT

Bloomberg’s Jonathan Allen sounds a little desperate to make a controversy for Scott Walker with Second Amendment voters. His headline was “Scott Walker Once Backpedaled After Supporting Wisconsin Gun-Control Bill: His flirtation with the issue could create an opportunity for competitors.”

Briefly, Walker backed a bill that “could have jailed gun dealers who sold weapons without trigger locks—and the people who bought them.” But he dumped out of it shortly after gun-rights groups protested, and the bill died. So what’s the big rift?

March 22, 2015, 8:42 AM EDT

This local story is only interesting in a national-media way when you recall how our national media are hypersensitive to art that Muslims find offensive. We know from experience that the liberal media generally supports art that offends Catholics and other Christians as a giddy exercise of the First Amendment.

In Trumbull, Connecticut, they’re showing a painting at the public library, reports the National Catholic Register: “Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta stands prominently in the first row of women in a painting called Women of Purpose. She holds one end of a banner that proclaims, ‘Onward We March.’ The other end is held by Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood.”

March 21, 2015, 10:14 AM EDT

Carl Koslowski at Hollywood In Toto reports leftist actor Ed Asner recently took an hour from his busy schedule to discuss both his career and political involvements with The Campaign with Ernie Powell on the Radio Titans podcast network.

Asner played  journalist Lou Grant, but he bizarrely thinks the media are not liberal at all. There’s only right-wing newspapers and “at best centrist TV networks.”

March 21, 2015, 7:31 AM EDT

Ultraliberal former Congressman Barney Frank promoted his book Frank on National Public Radio on Monday on the badly named Fresh Air show with Terry Gross. Only one point of view is normally allowed on that stale show.

Early in the 38-minute softball session, Gross really loaded a question about Christian-right “homophobia” in the Reagan years, proclaiming you would have to be avoid saying “overtly racist things,” but you could be overtly bigoted on the gay agenda. She laughed as Frank suggested spcial conservatives should be institutionalized.

March 20, 2015, 2:47 PM EDT

The New York Times Book Review interviewed the controversial author Ayaan Hirsi Ali – too anti-Muslim for Brandeis to allow speak at commencement – for their “By The Book” feature appearing this Sunday and asked about her taste in books and writers.

When asked to name the best writers/journalists, she worked in Megyn Kelly, Anderson Cooper, and Charlie Rose. (Fox, CNN, and CBS/PBS.)

March 19, 2015, 8:38 PM EDT

Sound the trumpets. The New York Times announced on March 18 that it is bringing in 20 new online-focused writers as contributors for its op-ed and Sunday Review sections. In an interview, Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal claimed “We were looking for a broad range of viewpoints and subjects and backgrounds and geographical locations and every kind of form of diversity that you can think of.”

Lower the trumpets. Bring in the fact-checker. It seems the viewpoint-diverse Times can’t seem to locate a conservative acceptable to executives prowling the halls in the snooty Times offices in midtown Manhattan.

March 19, 2015, 3:53 PM EDT

Chuck Todd appeared on a podcast called The Mike O’Meara Show on Tuesday, and made several jaw-dropping claims. When O’Meara asked about charges of liberal bias, and whether he gets blowback about the point of view of Meet the Press, he denied one: “There’s no point of view to Meet the Press.”

Then he added a slam of MSNBC: “I think advocacy journalism, sort of the Fox and what MS[NBC] primetime, those models, that hasn’t been healthy for politics.” (Daytime, where Todd used to have a show, is healthy; but primetime is poisonous.)

March 18, 2015, 2:35 PM EDT

In "The Big Story" at AP on Wednesday afternoon, Ted Bridis announced the latest news from The Most Transparent Administration In History: “The Obama administration set a new record again for more often than ever censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.”

Strangely, the AP headline is “US sets new record for denying, censoring government files.”

March 17, 2015, 10:38 PM EDT

On March 10, eight days after The New York Times began the scandal over her private e-mail server, Hillary Clinton assembled the press at the United Nations in New York to offer a typically legalistic and crabby press conference lasting only 21 minutes. The first-blush reaction from the pundits? That wasn’t good enough. She can’t expect the story to go away just from that mess.

But within 48 hours, that’s exactly what began to happen, with the networks suddenly finding other shiny news objects to explore. So here’s the question that needs to be asked: with the networks dumping investigators Lisa Myers and Michael Isikoff and Sharyl Attkisson, is there anyone on broadcast television interested in an investigation of Hillary’s decidedly opaque e-mail practices?