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
November 15, 2014, 6:31 PM EST

Here’s an easy nomination for the front-page newspaper story most likely to be spiked by the TV networks. It’s on the front of Friday’s USA Today: “Rural hospitals in critical condition: Obamacare critics say law speeding up demise of facilities.”

Reporters Jayne O’Donnell and Laura Ungar began in Richland, Georgia, whose 25-bed hospital had to close, and now the locals have to travel up to 40 miles to other hospitals. How many sympathetic TV stories have we seen complaining about the closure of abortion clinics that cause abotion seekers to drive longer?

November 15, 2014, 5:16 PM EST

The New York Times reported a scandal when a collection of Nazi memorabilia caused a senior Human Rights Watch analyst to be suspended in 2009. But collecting Red China Mao Zedong memorabilia is apparently much more charming.

On Friday, Times culture reporter William “Biff” Grimes promoted “Quotations of Chairman Mao: 50th Anniversary Exhibition, 1964-2014,” at the Grolier Club, displaying “books and propaganda material from the collection of Justin G. Schiller, an antiquarian book seller.”

November 15, 2014, 10:11 AM EST

Glamour Magazine’s “Woman of the Year” awards had the usual liberal tilt, including Obama’s U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power. The article on it begins with a goo-goo quote from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon: “She is truly a woman of power for peace. She is a champion of global action through the United Nations.”

Washington Post reporter Tara Bahrampour loaded up her Power puff piece with praise from other liberal journalists:

November 15, 2014, 7:59 AM EST

While Obama’s Federal Communications Commission obsesses over liberal concerns like the under-regulation of the Internet and whether “Redskins” is a profanity, broadcast television is sleazier than ever.

As The Hollywood Reporter recently noted, “Nearly two months into the fall, it's clear that explicit jokes and boundary-pushing storylines are changing the definition of what sexual content is acceptable in primetime.”

November 15, 2014, 7:25 AM EST

“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane messed up his one chance hosting the Oscars with a song called “We Saw Your Boobs,” outraging feminists from coast to coast. His image as a creep is only enhanced by the latest Twitter smackdown.

Twitchy reported MacFarlane tried to take a swipe at allegedly oil-obsessed Republicans over the Keystone XL pipeline, and faced an embarrassing accusation by (much younger) Fox News contributor Michelle Fields:

November 14, 2014, 7:33 PM EST

Kyle Drennen noted that EPA chief Gina McCarthy appeared on MSNBC on Thursday so Andrea Mitchell could ask how she was going to deal with "climate deniers" as Team Obama pushes for rigid limits on carbon emissions. At least Mitchell read a statement from GOP Sen. Jim Inhofe calling the Obama deal with China a "non-binding charade."

On Thursday morning's New Day on CNN, host Chris Cuomo opened with a wiffle ball, mocking Senator Inhofe's 2012 interview with a Christian radio station (acting like a DNC-Think Progress publicist). 

November 13, 2014, 10:57 PM EST

Paul Bedard of The Washington Examiner delivered the inevitable news: “The media’s kissing up to the Clinton family, expected once Hillary Clinton jumps into the 2016 presidential race, has already arrived, thanks to Katie Couric's fawning interview of former first daughter Chelsea." Couric opened with a wide smile, “A woman of the year, and I think it’s safe to say, probably a ‘Mom of the Year.’ ”

November 13, 2014, 8:02 AM EST

The Washington Post suddenly put the Jonathan Gruber “voter stupidity” brouhaha on the front page Thursday, with the headline “Health-care law’s opponents riled anew by ‘stupidity’ video.” Online, its newsworthiness was made plainer: “GOP’s anti-Obamacare push gains new momentum in wake of Gruber video.”

November 12, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

National Journal senior political columnist Ron Fournier – a former Washington bureau chief for the Associated Press – continued his critique of Team Obama from the middle of the media elite in an article on the Jonathan Gruber brouhaha titled “Obamacare’s Foundation of Lies.”

Fournier ripped into a defensive Washington Post account of Gruber’s recent remarks about the devious passage of Obamacare:

November 12, 2014, 8:37 AM EST

The Washington Post has appointed a “social change reporter,” Sandhya Somashekar, and her front-page story on Wednesday promoted black protesters surrounding the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. The subhead was “Protesters aim to keep pricking the consciousness of whites and the political establishment.”

Somashekar made absolutely zero reference to the Post’s earlier reporting that seven or eight African American eyewitnesses are backing up the account of police officer Darren Wilson that Michael Brown was fighting for the policeman’s gun, causing Wilson to fire in self-defense.

November 11, 2014, 10:21 PM EST

Sharyl Attkisson worked for CBS News for more than 20 years, and now she has turned her spotlight on her network in a new book called "Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington." It's a sad chronicle of how the press corps has largely walked away from investigative journalism about their beloved president. Obama's approval rating may be dangerously low, but not in the newsrooms.

November 11, 2014, 5:13 PM EST

It’s always amusing that the leftist fans of “net neutrality” are the biggest backers of journalistic advocacy. ABC News actually carried this headline: “Net Neutrality: How President Obama Wants to Rescue the Internet.” ABC’s Alyssa Newcomb painted Obama as sympathizing with the anti-commercial protesters.

November 11, 2014, 8:02 AM EST

The editors of The Huffington Post apparently do not feel awkward about putting headline above a black Republican woman with the words “She looks black, but.....” She “looks” black? The full headline was “She Looks Black, but Her Politics Are Red: What Mia Love's Victory Means for the Face of the GOP.”

Darron Smith, Ph. D, who “looks black,” but writes for the very white Arianna Huffington, wondered “How does a black, female conservative and Latter-day Saint manage to negotiate so many foreboding white contexts?” Her election in a largely white district still represents a victory for "white privilege." She apparently suffers from a “apparent Stockholm syndrome of black Mormons" and makes “an unholy compromise” in avoiding any racial or gender advocacy:

November 10, 2014, 1:27 PM EST

The November 17 edition of People magazine includes a promotional article for Timothy Shriver’s new book Fully Alive, focusing on “The Forgotten Kennedy,” the lobotomized Rosemary Kennedy, sister to Jack, Bobby and Teddy.

"Why are we hiding from this story?" he asked himself, according to People’s Liz O’Neil. "There's nothing to fear here. It's a human story. It's a heroic story.” Heroically lobotomized and institutionalized? Apparently, this fiasco was “the true inspiration for his famous family’s love of service.”

November 10, 2014, 7:28 AM EST

USA Today media columnist Michael Wolff let MSNBC have it with both barrels in a column headlined "MSNBC Loses Election." Wolff asked “Is a vote against a political party also a vote against the network that supports it?”

He suggested the sinking fortunes of the Democrats “have been pretty accurately charted in the declining ratings at MSNBC,” which unsurprisingly fell 22 percent from their 2010 midterm ratings in the important demographic of 25-to-54.

November 9, 2014, 7:57 PM EST

One of the Republican winners in Nevada on Tuesday was Attorney General-elect Adam Laxalt, the 34-year-old grandson of former Sen. Paul Laxalt, 91. This came despite the local media favoring his Democratic opponent, Ross Miller.

Ciara Matthews at NevadaWatchdog.org reported that the state’s top political reporter, Jon Ralston of the Las Vegas Sun, was “instrumental” in helping Miller’s dad write a memoir, but he never disclosed it in his reporting on the A.G. race.

November 9, 2014, 7:33 AM EST

Kelly McBride at Poynter.org reported former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson’s hour-long “keynote interview” at a women’s journalism conference in La Quinta, California. Among her newsworthy statements: “Hillary Clinton would make a good president.” McBride added: “Abramson said she enjoyed being unfettered enough to say that.”

This is interesting, since in July, Abramson complained Hillary expects the press to be "100 percent in her corner," especially if you're female:

November 8, 2014, 7:49 PM EST

On Friday's PBS NewsHour, the 2014 election results were so hard to dismiss that even pseudo-conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks admitted that he's been part of the chorus that the Republicans were too extreme and outdated, "even I have said some of that." But with these results, Republicans "are the dominant party in this country right now." Mark Shields said Democrats should be in a "golden left-wing moment."

November 8, 2014, 2:42 PM EST

On Friday, Lloyd Grove at The Daily Beast made fun of the rather slow launch of the Sarah Palin pay-TV venue. The headline is “Stuck in the Lamestream: Sarah Palin TV Barely Registers on the Web.” This is instantly mockable since The Daily Beast is the Tina Brown-run outfit that drove the print edition of the formerly hallowed Newsweek straight into the hard cement.

November 8, 2014, 7:31 AM EST

While so much of “reality television” dwells on catty “Real Housewives” and Snooki-style party-hearty debauchery, it's interesting to note that a small fraction of this ever-expanding genre is celebrating evangelical Christianity and values like chastity.

This drives the libertines crazy. Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever recently raged on the Internet against the Duggar family of TLC’s “19 Kids & Counting” and how they are no more worthy of attention than the Kardashians. Their children are denied “freedom of choice.”