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
September 17, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

The pollsters at Gallup reported on Wednesday that Americans' confidence in the media's ability to report "the news fully, accurately, and fairly" has dropped to its previous all-time low of 40 percent. That number was at 55 percent in 1999, but hasn’t been above 50 percent since 2005.

The media is really struggling among Democrats, who have “traditionally expressed much higher levels of confidence in the media than Republicans have,” but their confidence (“great deal or fair amount of trust”) dropped to a 14-year low of 54 percent. Republican confidence dropped to 27 percent.

September 17, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT

The Washington Post demonstrated a sudden interest in the political bias of local TV news on Wednesday. WJLA-TV, the ABC station in D.C., was purchased by Sinclair Broadcasting, which is now airing its conservative commentator Mark Hyman in Washington. They warned in a headline, "Under new owner, WJLA airs more conservative content."

Media reporter Paul Farhi  organized a parade of horrified liberals – except he didn’t identify any of them as liberals. In large type on the front page of the Style section was Charles Lewis of the leftist Center for Public Integrity: “They are stuck with an idiosyncratic owner with its own political views and agenda. It’s a nightmarish scenario for journalists.”

September 17, 2014, 9:18 AM EDT

In a shocker, New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley panned "The View" and new "conservative" co-host Nicolle Wallace.

Stanley found she missed Elisabeth Hasselbeck – “opinionated, emotional, and easily drawn into ideological spats – and dismissed Nicolle Wallace, who “didn’t say a word when Ms. Perez joked about Mitt Romney having a vagina.”

September 16, 2014, 10:53 PM EDT

President Obama told reporters with an "edge of resentment" that he was seen as week while Ronald Reagan is "halied as a titan striding the earth."

Obama doesn't seem to realize journalists never hailed Reagan as a titan while he was president. He was perceived as an amiable dunce.

September 15, 2014, 4:43 PM EDT

Try this quiz on your conservative friends. Which so-called Republican offered a gooey blurb on the cover of the biography of liberal pro-abortion Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis?

A certain morning host on MSNBC thinks she has an "inspirational" story to tell.

September 15, 2014, 11:46 AM EDT

Rapper Kanye West launched a new controversy by demanding the entire audience stand up in Sydney, Australia....including the ones with prosthetic limbs and wheelchairs.

At least when Joe Biden told a disabled man to "stand up, Chuck," he had no idea the man was disabled.

September 15, 2014, 8:17 AM EDT

When a Washington Post-ABC News poll ends up finding the "Best News for Republicans," the Post tries to find other findings to highlight in their headlines.

"Majority of Americans find Obama presidency a failure" wasn't going to be bolded on the front page. They went with "Support widens for air strikes" instead. ABC News, their polling partner, never found it.

September 14, 2014, 9:12 PM EDT

Megyn Kelly brought on a Florida spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on September 11. When Fox viewers slammed him on Twitter, Hassan Shibly tweeted about alleged similarities between Fox News and ISIS.

September 14, 2014, 8:40 AM EDT

The shamelessly partisan Washington Post wants to publicize nothing that helps Republican Ed Gillespie make up ground on Democratic Sen. Mark Warner. A story on 250,000 Virginians losing their insurance coverage because it doesn't meet Obamacare standards appeared on page B-4.

So which Gillespie story has appeared on Page 1? It came on September 3: “Va. underdog Gillespie may have his eye on next race.”

September 13, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

James Hohmann of Politico reported on a "nearly million-dollar" ad buy by Planned Parenthood against two Republican Senate challengers who are "taking heat for their strident opposition to abortion."

It's apparently not "strident" when the Democratic incumbents they're challenging get 100-percent ratings from the "pro-choice" crowd.

September 13, 2014, 7:39 AM EDT

David Limbaugh has written a book that departs dramatically from his recent tomes on the worst excesses of the Obama presidency. “Jesus On Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel” explores his journey of faith, from believer to non-believer and back.

There is no “Obama” in the index of this book. It’s a book with an eye on the eternal, not the ephemeral. But he does report there is a problem with Christianity and the culture.

September 12, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT

Former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson took the opportunity of the second anniversary of the Benghazi fiasco to tweet away about the amazing fact that we still do not know what President Obama was doing in real time as four American public servants were killed in Benghazi.

September 12, 2014, 9:03 AM EDT

Bill Maher begins a new season of his HBO smirkfest Real Time on Friday night, so The Washington Post splashed a Maher profile all across the front page of the Style section.

The strange article included claims that Maher was "ideology-free," that he was truly curious about religious people, and that he sounded like the "Tea Party.'

September 11, 2014, 6:42 PM EDT

Flag-burning used to be a free-speech cause celebre in the liberal media, back when Maoists were burning the American flag. But the media isn’t paying attention to the new “Burn ISIS Flag Challenge.”

September 11, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

In today’s Biased Headlines department, see today’s Reid Wilson report on the Washington Post website from Wednesday: “Nevada is about to pass the biggest corporate tax giveaway in its history.”

But has the Post recently described welfare programs or food stamps as a "giveaway"? It doesn't look like it.

September 10, 2014, 8:20 AM EDT

Politico reports that Sen. Ted Cruz argues that parodies on “Saturday Night Live” could be illegal under a new campaign-finance constitutional amendment proposed by Democrats trying to cracking down on political speech by corporations.

“Well, NBC which airs Saturday Night Live, is a corporation,” Cruz said, reminding other Senators of all the satirized politicians, from Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan to George H.W. Bush and Al Gore.

September 9, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

It is amazing the degree to which the media can politicize -- always from a leftist perspective -- just about anything in the news.

No matter what the issue, there's the spin, always the spin, especially in the "analysis" reports where "journalists" go in screech advocacy mode while projecting a sober, dispassionate evaluation.

September 8, 2014, 8:21 AM EDT

Just like the Huffington Post underlined Rick Perry’s “big loss” on a Tesla plant, Saturday’s Washington Post highlighted “Christie loses Atlantic City bet” on an Atlantic City casino. The subheadline was "The casino hailed as a 'game-changer' by New Jersey's governor two years ago is shuttered, creating more problems for his possible 2016 presidential run."

But the front page of last Thursday’s Metro section carried this headline about potential Democratic presidential contender Martin O’Malley in Maryland: “The glitter-is-gold side of O’Malley’s legacy.” That came under a color photo of O’Malley taking a selfie at a casino opening in Baltimore.

September 7, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

The Latino activist/anchorman Jorge Ramos (with the Univison and Fusion networks) displayed his outrage at Barack Obama again after the White House confirmed they wouldn’t be taking any executive actions toward amnesty for illegal aliens before the midterm elections.

On Twitter, Ramos denounced Obama because “innocent people” will be deported. Illegal aliens are always innocent among the media elites.

September 7, 2014, 9:29 AM EDT

Jason Howerton at The Blaze passed along this nugget from the CBS New York website: sports radio host Craig Carton, whose show with Boomer Esiason airs on the CBS Sports Network on cable, laid into the NFL following Peter King’s report that the NFL lobbied teams to pick up openly gay defensive tackle Michael Sam after he was released by the St. Louis Rams. They couldn't stand the "nightmare scenario" of Sam not making a team.

Carton called out the league over the plea that Sam and others pushed that he should be given a chance on the football merits, not some sort of gay affirmative action program: