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. 

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October 22, 2016, 8:02 AM EDT

In the aftermath of the final presidential debate, some pundits were struck dead that Donald Trump would be so rude as to describe Hillary Clinton as a “nasty woman.” Would you like a lesson in the meaning of hypocrisy? Let's see what their colleagues said about Trump after the debate.

On Comedy Central, host Trevor Noah described Trump this way: A “giant, novelty dildo was on stage behind the podium.” On CBS, Late Show host Stephen Colbert wondered if after the election, “he's just going to wipe his fat ass with the Constitution.”

October 21, 2016, 11:20 PM EDT

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were  harsher than the usual joking pols at Thursday night’s Al Smith Dinner in New York.  Many media outlets accurately reported both threw hard jabs. But NPR tilted to Hillary with the opinionated headline: “At Al Smith Dinner, Donald Trump Turns Friendly Roast Into 3-Alarm Fire.

NPR pop-culture reporter Sam Sanders acknowledged Hillary was throwing “zingers,” but he let the liberal New  York crowd set the stage: Trump was booed, and Hillary was greeted with big laughter.

October 21, 2016, 2:14 PM EDT

On Friday morning, Fox host Brit Hume tweeted about the John Podesta emails hacked by WikiLeaks: “I never imagined you could do a puff piece about Podesta's emails, but @washingtonpost has done it.” The Post turned to left-wing Style writer Dan Zak to take a light approach. Above a picture of Podesta, the tease was “In the insider’s inbox: Political zingers, recipes, honey-do lists, and UFOs.” Below was the headline: “Well the truth is out there now.”

October 20, 2016, 10:32 PM EDT

Former CSI star Marg Helgenberger is doing an acting stint at Arena Stage in Washington DC in The Little Foxes, a play by leftist Lillian Hellman. She granted an interview to the local gay magazine Metro Weekly, and they asked about the election. Helgenberger said she's a longtime Hillary fan, and "It’s just beyond my comprehension how anybody could support a racist misogynist moron like Donald Trump. It’s beyond my comprehension. I mean, he’s a bad guy, you know? He’s a really bad guy."

October 20, 2016, 3:49 PM EDT

While Fox's Chris Wallace has drawn near-universal praise for moderating the final presidential debate, the Hollywood trade paper Variety carried the contrarian headline: "Final Debate: Wallace Misses." TV critic Sonia Soraiya wrote Wallace’s questions “provided some of the most heartfelt responses from her [Hillary] , such as her articulate, emotional statement of purpose on abortion.”

She complained "Wallace’s questions had the effect of equalizing the two candidates, a journalistic tic that is admirable but unhelpful in 2016. Trump’s mendacious statements going unchallenged did not help anyone except Trump himself."

October 19, 2016, 5:53 PM EDT

A hot conservative media topic is the Project Veritas videos exposing Democratic operatives talking about voter fraud and inciting violence at Donald Trump rallies. But “the mainstream media hardly wrote about it,” Donald Trump said. Not only have the videos been ignored by ABC, CBS, and NBC, most of the nation’s most prestigious newspapers haven’t touched it, according to a Nexis search for Project Veritas on Wednesday afternoon.

The following news outlets can be added to the Zero Coverage list so far: The New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and the Chicago Tribune. The PBS NewsHour and NPR transcripts also came up with a zero. The Associated Press was still a zero.

October 19, 2016, 1:02 PM EDT

The Obama-friendly Washington Post touted the last state dinner at the White House with the headline “A glittering fete of Italy’s first couple at the Obamas’ final soiree: VIP list stuffed with Obama insiders at White House for ‘bittersweet’ swan song.” There were a long list of liberal journalists among the “Obama insiders” perhaps getting a thank-you for eight years of service.

Post gossips Helena Andrews-Dyer and Emily Heil gushed this was “like those final weeks of senior year,” and “If there was a collective emotion that defined the night, it would be a mix of joy and pain. Everyone involved in the Obamas’ last black-tie gala felt it.”  Oh, the bittersweet feeling that the Obama era is passing away! Among the media names on the long list of Very Important People to the Obamas:

October 18, 2016, 10:39 PM EDT

On his CNN show Reliable Sources on October 16, host Brian Stelter took the denial of liberal media bias to a new level. In the wake of hundreds of emails underlining media-Democrat collusion, he insisted that every American should deny the evidence.

“In Trump's world, journalists are really just Clinton campaign workers in disguise collaborating with her in an attempt to rig the election. This is not just false, it's ludicrous and it's damaging.” On what planet does this man live?

October 18, 2016, 4:18 PM EDT

A Media Research Center study of donations at OpenSecrets.org demonstrates a dramatic tilt in campaign donations by employees at some of America’s leading news outlets.

The most dramatic financial favoritism is shown by employees of The New York Times: since January 1, 2008, 68 employees of the Times have donated exclusively to Democrats or Democratic PACs to just three employees who donated to a Republican. Compare that to The Washington Post, whose employees in the same time period broke out as 15 Democratic donors to two who gave to the GOP. A similar breakdown came from putting in the Big Three TV news operations, 32 to 2 overall. Putting these five media outlets together, it’s 115 Democrat donors to 7 who have given to Republicans.

October 18, 2016, 12:58 PM EDT

The imbalance between Trump's sex scandals and Hillary Wikileaks woes continues. The latest count by MRC analysts finds there's now been 7 hours and 30 minutes of network coverage on the theme believed to be most damaging to Trump's campaign, and only 1 hour and 10 minutes on the theme that could be most damaging for Hillary Clinton (and the media's "objective" image).

October 17, 2016, 11:25 PM EDT

At a time when the liberal media's aggression against the Republican nominee has never been more obvious, Mediaite ran a bizarre article by John Ziegler on Monday night headlined "Trump Claiming ‘Liberal Media Bias’ Is an Insult to Conservatives and the Truth." Somehow he compared Donald Trump to the murderer O.J. Simpson. Ziegler then launched into arrogant boasting about how he takes media bias too seriously to face "fake fighters against bias" like the "conservative" "Media Research Center." There is no proof the MRC is "fake."

October 17, 2016, 4:17 PM EDT

The liberal Center for Public Integrity posted a study Monday under the provocative headline "Journalists shower Hillary Clinton with campaign cash."

In all, people the Center identified in federal campaign finance reports "as journalists, reporters, news editors or television news anchors — as well as other donors known to be working in journalism" combined to give more than $396,000 to the presidential campaigns of Clinton and Trump. Nearly all of that money — more than 96 percent — has benefited Clinton.

October 16, 2016, 11:01 PM EDT

People magazine’s latest issue lands on Donald Trump with both feet – but it went to press before People staff Natasha Stoynick accused Trump of sexual harassment.  It carried a three-page article headlined “Trump’s Trouble With Women: Inside His Shocking Behavior.” This is the same magazine that has promoted Huma Abedin three times, as her husband Anthony Weiner exhibited shocking behavior toward women.

The latest article by Sandra Sobieraj Westfall ends with HBO star (and major Hillary booster) Lena Dunham:

October 15, 2016, 7:53 AM EDT

Absolutely everything in our media is expected to unite around electing Hillary Clinton. Before the fall season began, Politico ran an article headlined: “Will 'Saturday Night Live' take down Trump?” The subheadline was a quote from leftist Muslim comedian Dean Obeidallah:  “Maybe it’s going to take comedians to do the job that cable news has relinquished for so much of the campaign.”

The Left expected NBC to crush Trump. When Matt Lauer failed to do it, they ranted. When Jimmy Fallon mussed Trump’s hair, they railed. When Lester Holt completely threw the first debate for Hillary, it was clear NBC had received the message.  The first two weeks of Saturday Night Live also blatantly went to bat for Mrs. Clinton

October 14, 2016, 4:52 PM EDT

Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan hammered NBC News in her Friday column for taking so long to find the Access Hollywood sex-talk tape. Like many pundits, Sullivan’s not sure this 2005 tape is a fresh discovery: "What if that campaign-changing video — or something equally incriminating — had emerged during the Republican presidential primary, instead of sitting on a shelf at NBC’s Access Hollywood?"

October 14, 2016, 1:15 PM EDT

In a C-SPAN interview last August, NBC interviewer Lisa Myers said "Nothing has come up since that story was reported that in any way undercuts what Juanita Broaddrick said” about being raped by Bill Clinton in 1978.

Hillary has never been challenged to address her raging hypocrisy by a TV interviewer as she's tweeted self-righteously about believing every woman’s charge of a sexual assault.  Last December, one of those "everyday Americans" asked her about it in New Hampshire (on video), and Mrs. Clinton said  "I would say that everybody should be believed at first until they are disbelieved based on evidence."

October 13, 2016, 10:24 PM EDT

We once scoffed at the suggestion there was some form of a liberal media conspiracy against conservatives. Do liberals meet for breakfast and plan attacks on their ideological foes? Of course not, we’d answer. It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a mindset wherein what is liberal is good, and what is conservative is in opposition to what is good. 

No, apparently it was a conspiracy after all. The latest e-mails emerging from WikiLeaks have brought in the evidence. There is an unquestionable collusion between “objective” journalists and the Clinton campaign.

October 13, 2016, 7:33 AM EDT

On the front page of Thursday’s newspaper is a  story headlined “Two Women Say Trump Made Unwanted Advances Long Ago.” The sexual-harassment accusers were Jessica Leeds, 74, and Rachel Crooks, 33, who both said they were outraged when Trump denied any groping to Anderson Cooper in the second presidential debate.  Reporters Megan Twohey and Michael Barbaro were explicit about how this story could wreck Trump’s candidacy – which we know the Times desperately desire.

October 12, 2016, 2:11 PM EDT

On Tuesday’s Morning Edition on National Public Radio, they turned to a liberal media eminence to explain just how easily Hillary Clinton is winning this election. Washington Post assistant managing editor David Maraniss was just an “Author” in their online headline. Armed with this authority, Maraniss proceeded to talk exactly like a hyperbolic MSNBC surrogate for the Clintons, claiming that Trump’s jail quip in the second debate proved Trump was “against everying about American democracy” and represented the view of a “tin-pot dictatorship in which politicians jail the other side.”

October 12, 2016, 7:31 AM EDT

Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan unloaded a Two Minutes Hate column on Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon, which is hardly surprising. But it might be surprising that a columnist who would present herself as a feminist would automatically assume that any woman accusing Bill Clinton of sexual harassment or even rape is "truth-averse." Encouraging them to attend a debate was "surreal." What is she were one of these women, and other women called it "surreal" that she would dare to attend?