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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January 24, 2015, 8:01 AM EST

Clint Eastwood's movie “American Sniper” dominated the box office race on the long Martin Luther King weekend with a gross of $103.5 million. That's more than twice as high as the previous January opening weekend record. It received a rare "A+" CinemaScore from people who saw it, suggesting word-of-mouth will be wildly positive.

This movie wasn’t very controversial – until, that is, the film earned six Oscar nominations and had that amazing weekend at the box office. That's when the hostility erupted from leftist Hollywood types on Twitter, hell-bent on pushing back against the wave.

January 23, 2015, 2:26 PM EST

Sunday’s New York Times Magazine includes a generally favorable story on "The Megyn Kelly Moment" by Times reporter Jim Rutenberg (once a media-beat specialist).

Rutenberg acknowledged how throroughly Kelly dominates her time slot and is battling with Bill O’Reilly for the top of the cable-news mountain. Liberals are complaining about Kelly's positive press.

January 23, 2015, 10:06 AM EST

On December 28 and 29, The Washington Post highlighted a tiny rally of leftists opposing the name of the Washington Redskins – on the front page of the Metro section twice – both before and after the march, which turned out only about 100 activists.

On Friday, after the March for Life brought tens of thousands of pro-life activists to Capitol Hill, the Post buried it on A-6. The headline skipped the “life” part. It was “Abortion opponents sense attitude shift: Speakers at Mall rally say nation’s views are aligning with theirs.” The story had a small color photo with equal numbers of pro-lifers and abortion advocates facing off in front of the Supreme Court.

January 22, 2015, 1:14 PM EST

Like any women’s magazine selling pro-abortion feminism alongside cover girls wearing $1,800 earrings and $675 pumps, the February issue of Elle is bowing deeply to HBO star Lena Dunham as a "full-on cultural icon."

One lowlight came as she discussed pro-life protesters at an Austin, Texas Planned Parenthood center. “I think we’ve all learned it’s hard to change the minds of people who aren’t open and willing to grow and don’t have a certain level of decency.” This, in the same article where they hail her often-naked "rack" as a fifth girl on her show.

January 22, 2015, 11:34 AM EST

There wasn’t a lot of fact-checking of Obama’s State of the Union address, but NPR promised they would be eyeing the factual claims. In a ten-minute segment on Wednesday's Morning Edition, they investigated claims they insisted what Obama said was “true,” if a matter of political dispute.

But in "fact-checking" Sen. Joni Ernst's GOP response, NPR's Scott Horsley played a slippery game with the estimates of jobs created by the Keystone pipeline proposal.

January 22, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch was widely attacked by the left when he tweeted after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris that “Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.” Days later, he walked that back, saying he didn’t mean to suggest all Muslims were responsible for that shooting.

CNN host Fareed Zakaria trash-talked about Murdoch and Fox's "crazy, radical...quasi-fascist" hosts during a Huffington Post video interview at the swanky Davos conference in Switzerland.

January 21, 2015, 4:38 PM EST

The State of the Union coverage on PBS last night had a slightly bizarre analysis as the speech ended. PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill jumped in over the applause and said Obama “talked about this being a breakthrough year for America and he seems to be taking on a victory lap.”

Later, David Brooks said it was a "very liberal speech" and professed amazement that Obama pretended he hadn't been crushed in the midterms.

January 20, 2015, 9:17 PM EST

As President George W. Bush prepared to give his State of the Union address eight years ago, the news media wanted it underlined that he was a lame duck. NBC asked repeatedly if "the country stopped listening to the President." After all, Democrats had captured both houses of Congress, so this presidency was basically over.

Not so, apparently, with liberal Democrats. Today, the same media outlets are announcing that Barack Obama has a spring in his step and a “breeze at his back” as he flagrantly goes around Congress, single-handedly legalizing illegal aliens and opening up diplomatic relations with Castro’s Cuba. They touted his rising approval ratings in the network polls. NBC has him up to 46 percent approval, as if that’s a heady achievement.

January 20, 2015, 8:59 PM EST

In an interview with Rolling Stone, HBO host Bryant Gumbel was asked about the National Rifle Association and a segment he did on his Real Sports show about the "Eat what you kill" movement.

Gumbel said "There are a few things I hate more than the NRA. I mean truly. I think they're pigs. I think they don't care about human life. I think they are a curse upon the American landscape. So we got that on the record."

January 19, 2015, 11:09 PM EST

Paul Bedard at The Washington Examiner reported that potential GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee finds the media “laughable” and sometimes playing the “idiot” role when covering America and his probable campaign. The media are out of touch with "Bubbaville." His new book God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy comes out on Tuesday. He recalled charged conversations on guns with an AP reporter and with Katie Couric on NBC.

 

January 19, 2015, 7:36 PM EST

New York Times columnist David Brooks shows up every Friday on NPR and PBS to sound very moderate in the microphones, which usually means taking an immoderate swipe at conservatives. On both All Things Considered and the NewsHour on Friday, he slammed House conservatives by associating them with Fox News and their fans.

On PBS, Brooks compared to the House vote to block funding for Obama’s executive actions on immigratino to Pickett’s disastrous charge into Union guns at Gettysburg:

January 19, 2015, 2:17 PM EST

If the notion of an “MSNBC Catholic” sounds like a complete non sequitur, you could be thinking of Mike Barnicle. In a foam-flecked Daily Beast attack on conservative Catholic Cardinal Raymond Burke -- "Catholicism’s Most Offensive Mansplainer" -- Barnicle and the Beasties highlighted how his “mother the nun” would call Burke an “a**hole” in Gaelic.

Barnicle also uncorked a completely crackpot line: “The cost of his gilded, ornate vestments could feed a family of four across a decade.”

January 19, 2015, 7:07 AM EST

Five years after his 15 minutes of fame, The Washington Post put Florida minister Terry Jones -- described as an "infamous burner of Korans" -- on Page One. His "notoriety" as "America's most brazen offender of Islam" was helping him sell french fries at a mall.

The Washington Post has never used a word like "infamous" or "notorious" or "brazen" to describe late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart, who's been eliminating babies in the Washington suburb of Germantown, Maryland over the last four years.

January 18, 2015, 8:51 PM EST

Is there anything less newsworthy than the mostly American “womenpriest” movement protesting the Roman Catholic Church? Is there anything that’s more of a stale rerun?

On Sunday's Today, feminist NBC correspondent celebrated 80-year-old "dynamo" doing "something radical" and "sticking a well-manicured finger in the eye of the established Catholic Church."

January 18, 2015, 8:08 AM EST

While the national media relentlessly focus on all the problems in politics belonging to the Republican Party, even after the 2014 midterms – after which they projected all the same problems with minorities and the “far right” Tea Party faction in 2016 that they’d spent the last two years predicting.

What most journalists fail to do – at least in public – is diagnose anything wrong with the Democrats. For that, political junkies could turn to The Economist magazine, a popular Washington read for a British viewpoint. Their “Lexington” column lamented the Democrats right now are “An Army Without Generals.”

January 18, 2015, 7:11 AM EST

James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal picked on the liberal "explainer" site Vox.com on Friday under the headline "Two Voxen In One!" In a story on "11 myths about homelessness," German Lopez seemed very contradictory. There was "Myth #4: Homelessness is typically related to mental illness."

Lopez then immediately allowed that "Serious mental illnesses are more prevalent among the homeless."

January 17, 2015, 3:31 PM EST

In November 2013, a director calling himself “Alan Smithee” wrote for The American Thinker about charges of discrimination in Hollywood, and unpacked the facts about the rarity of minorities in directing. On Saturday, he wrote to NewsBusters to explain there was a reason other than racism in Selma not getting Best Director or Best Actor nominations.

“Smithee” loves getting the screener DVDs for awards season, but he missed one. Paramount never sent screeners for Selma: Not to the Directors’ Guild of America, not to the Screen Actor's Guild, not to the Producer's Guild of America or the Writer's Guild.

January 17, 2015, 8:02 AM EST

When the Golden Globe awards telecast was over, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) proclaimed, “It was a great night for LGBT-inclusive television.” They could have added: "We run the joint."

The creator of the transgender-promoting show "Transparent" unleashed a new word when she won: "And it’s dedicated to you, my trans parent, my ‘Moppa.’ You’re watching at home right now. I just want to thank you for coming out, because in doing so, you made a break for freedom, for your truth."

January 16, 2015, 10:43 PM EST

The magazine TV Week certainly demonstrated a bias as it promoted a “Must-See Video: With Humor and Class Ellen DeGeneres Punctures Argument of Christian Pastor Who Accuses Her of Promoting a Gay Agenda on Her TV Show.”

DeGeneres insisted "I don't have an agenda," which is easily disproven, given her oozy interviews with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and her pushing on her own show for gay marriage and for Obama's re-election.

January 16, 2015, 4:56 PM EST

Larry Wilmore, the replacement for Stephen Colbert, begins on Monday night at 11:30. Comedy Central executive Kent Alterman bowed to the Almighty Jon Stewart on this one: “Considering Jon's track record when it comes to discovering talent, you'd have to be a real idiot to argue with him."

In an interview with Esquire magazine, Wilmore restated all his palaver about being a "passionate centrist," and then sort of proved it. He was centrist enough to praise Ann Coulter's research, but liberal enough to slam her for being racially clueless: