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
December 27, 2014, 5:02 PM EST

Oprah Winfrey's documentary on gay NFL tryout (and washout) Michael Sam airs on Saturday night. Secular leftist journalists and gay activists desperately wanted a happier story line than the one that unfolded. What was pitched a Major Historical Moment vanished into put-on-waivers obscurity.

Bryan Curtis at ESPN's Grantland site compared the Sam kiss, carefully choreographed for the ESPN cameras by ESPN activists (what other seventh-rounder has a camera crew?), to Victory Over Japan in 1945:

December 27, 2014, 8:20 AM EST

The late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is recognized as the most effective sniper in U.S. military history. Max Blumenthal, the son of liberal journalist and adoring Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal, only has a reputation for being a jerk who trolls conservative conventions and writes books with titles like “Republican Gomorrah.”

Twitchy reported on Friday that Blumenthal on Twitter compared Kyle to Lee Boyd Malvo, the “brainwashed” teenage half of the Beltway sniper team. Both were “mass murdering snipers.”

December 27, 2014, 7:47 AM EST

Looking back at our popular culture in 2014, it appears that Hollywood’s power is on the wane. Politically, the leftist celebrities and the “Rock the Vote” gang couldn’t help dig the Democrats out of their rut. Even that paragon of permissiveness Sandra Fluke couldn’t exploit her Limbaugh-victim aura to win a state Senate seat in libertine California.

Who are the other cultural winners and losers of the past year?

December 26, 2014, 8:42 PM EST

Former Time magazine correspondent Michael Grunwald tried going for the sunniest kind of optimism in a Politico Magazine article headlined "Everything Is Awesome! Well, not everything. But America’s looking much better than you think." Grunwald declared that people who voted in the Republicans over economic fears were simply wrong.

December 26, 2014, 2:42 PM EST

Liberals were overjoyed that President Obama only called on females in his year-ending news conference on December 19. Vanity Fair headlined its story “Obama’s All-Women Press Conference Deals Glancing Blow to Patriarchy.”

Simon Maloy at Salon turned into another opportunity for Fox-bashing and male-loathing:

December 26, 2014, 1:01 PM EST

NBC Nightly News offered two stories on Christmas in their December 25 newscast, including a show-ender about “what Christmas means to me.”

Somehow, this perfectly pleasant three-minute segment included lot of talk about family time and presents, and even someone saying “Happy Hanukkah,” but included no one uttering the name “Jesus.” No one defined Christmas as about Christ, NBC?

December 26, 2014, 9:09 AM EST

At Bloomberg View, former Obama aide Cass Sunstein – still connected by marriage to Obama through his wife, U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power – praised “George W. Bush’s Graceful Silence.” Democrats often appreciate the gentility of ex-presidents named Bush....even if they never quite criticize the Clintons and Carters who never stay silent during Republican presidencies.

Sunstein did not appreciate former Obama cabinet members blabbing against Obama in their memoirs.

December 24, 2014, 7:34 PM EST

Liberal newspapers like The Washington Post will grant a wide berth to leftist academics on their silliest-sounding ideas. I found this gem in my Washington Post Express tabloid the other day. Post reporter Peter Holley asked this question about the "Elf on the Shelf" phenomenon: "Cute doll? Or Big Brother on a shelf?"

The doll apparently teaches children to live submissively in a national surveillance state:

December 24, 2014, 9:23 AM EST

The season of Christmas and Hanukkah is just another season for National Public Radio to describe religion as a negative force for judgmental people massaging their own ego by being self-righteous. On the December 19 TED Radio Hour -- a spinoff of the TED Talks enterprise -- host Guy Raz asked author Karen Armstrong about how divisive religion is.

December 24, 2014, 8:41 AM EST

While Christians are taught by priests and ministers to think of the poverty and humility of Mary and Joseph having a baby in a stable, in today’s America, Christmas can look like the season for self-indulgence.

CNN Money’s Emily Jane Fox offered the headline: “All I want for Christmas: Boobs.” The Christmas season is the busiest time of year for plastic surgeons,“because people have time off to get the procedures and then recover.”

December 23, 2014, 11:34 PM EST

Historians will record that 2014 was a terrible year for liberal Democrats, not just at the polls but also in the news. The networks spent most of the fall campaign pretending there wasn’t a fall campaign, and for good reason. Obama’s Hope and Change aura had completely sunk into the muck as Obama’s honesty and competence both took a hit in the hard news of ISIS and Ebola.

But if Team Obama was going down, the journalistic elite were going down with him. They are cemented with their so-called savior, as can be seen in the Media Research Center’s “Worst of the Worst 2014,” marking the worst quotes gathered from media coverage this year.
 
 
December 23, 2014, 9:05 PM EST

The New York Times investigated the finances of MSNBC host Al Sharpton and his National Action network and  found “$4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his for-profit businesses...Mr. Sharpton has regularly sidestepped the sorts of obligations most people see as inevitable, like taxes, rent and other bills,” and yet Sharpton “traveled first class and collected a sizable salary.”

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren took to her Facebook page to wonder why Rev. Al Sharpton’s TV paycheck isn’t getting garnished to pay his tax debts?

December 23, 2014, 8:01 PM EST

The affair of Virginia State Delegate Joseph Morrissey – the 57-year-old legislator bedding a 17-year-old legal aide – was a juicy story the late Ben Bradlee might have adored. But the Post didn’t put a news story on the front page of the Metro section until last Friday, December 19, five days after they buried it on C-7.

The story underlined why the Democrat-backers at the Post found this salacious tale so boring, what with their fascination with putting former Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell behind bars for a decade or so.

December 23, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

Congratulations to Washington Post columnist and MSNBC analyst Eugene Robinson for achieving a complete Double Standard in the game "Blood On Your Hands." In Tuesday’s newspaper, Robinson presented a column titled “Blood on whose hands? Protesters weren't the ones who gunned down two N.Y. police officers.” But on January 18, 2011, Robinson wrote an article titled "Palin's egocentric umbrage." Sarah Palin should shut up for a long time after being blamed by the media for the Gabby Giffords shooting:

December 22, 2014, 9:42 PM EST

The New York Daily News knows how to insult their least favorite people. On Monday, they were suggesting former governor Sarah Palin was a “ho, ho, ho.”

The headline was: “Ho, ho, ho! Sarah Palin wishes fans holiday cheer as sweater falls down: Fans of the former GOP sensation must have been nice this year because Palin appears to have gifted them with the naughtiest Christmas present of all — flesh.”

December 22, 2014, 11:03 AM EST

Eriq Gardner at The Hollywood Reporter is noting that while the Obama administration isn’t messing with “Citizenfour,” a documentary on Edward Snowden’s allegedly heroic leaking of government secrets, a private citizen has filed a lawsuit against “unjust enrichment” from damaging national security.

Unlike the recent Sony fracas, the suit doesn’t seek to stop the film, just inhibit its profits. "No censorship occurs and no public access is restrained. Rather, upon information and belief, this lawsuit seeks relief against those who profiteer by pretending to be journalists and whistleblowers, but in effect are evading the law and betraying their country."

December 22, 2014, 7:21 AM EST

Joe Flint at The Wall Street Journal reports Satellite-TV provider Dish Network Corp. is no longer carrying Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network after the companies couldn’t come to terms on a new contract.

“The channels went dark for Dish customers Saturday night, and there are currently no talks between the two companies, a senior Fox News executive said.”

December 21, 2014, 6:26 PM EST

Washington Post TV writer Hank Stuever didn’t refrain from the goo over the end of Stephen Colbert’s tenure at Comedy Central. His "Critic's Notebook" might have been too soaked with tears to be legible, but it made it into print.

The Thursday headline was “The Colbert rapport: How he built a Nation.” The subhead was “Comedy Central’s consummate showman turned a one-man spoof into a nine-year run of zeitgeist gold.” Stuever said the show was so tremendous that you didn’t have to watch it to know its excellence.

December 21, 2014, 7:40 AM EST

It's not very often that The Washington Post publishes letters to the editor that call the newspaper out for liberal bias, so Saturday's paper carried a treat from Silver Spring, Maryland. Why is it necessary to use the Automobile Review column to praise Obamacare?

December 20, 2014, 10:26 PM EST

Ebony Magazine put some trash talk in its December 16 article “Google’s Top-Trending Black Actresses of 2014.” They wrote nice things about actresses one through eight, but Stacey Dash was number nine, and the caption was pointed: “Her conservative, clueless political slant sparked controversy time after time this year, making Dash notoriously trendy for all the wrong reasons.”

Get the obvious joke? Dash is most famous for the movie and TV series “Clueless.” The next day on Fox News Channel’s Outnumbered, Dash talked back.