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
June 26, 2015, 9:43 AM EDT

On Thursday night, Fox News host Megyn Kelly led with a “vicious” stunt pulled on Instagram by an official with the Spanish-language network Univision – a network that plans to host a presidential debate next year. Alberto Ciurana, the network’s president of programming and content posted an image of Donald Trump next to Charleston racist mass murderer Dylann Roof.

Univision has vowed to cancel its airing of the Trump-owned Miss USA pageant over his recent comments on criminal elements among Mexico’s illegal immigrants. Kelly wanted the media as a whole to denounce this stunt, asking how it would be greeted if a Fox News programming executive did something like this with Hillary Clinton:

June 25, 2015, 11:01 PM EDT

Wesley Smith at Lifenews.com pointed out that the Associated Press is modifying its Stylebook to show some sensitivity to the “assisted suicide” lobby.

The AP Stylebook account on Twitter issued these instructions: "A new entry [in the Stylebook] covers suicide in news reports –  'committed suicide' should be avoided except in direct quotes from authorities."

June 24, 2015, 9:20 AM EDT

Monday’s New York Times hinted at a new golfing controversy for Obama from the Left: Why are you golfing on California courses during this drought? It was buried inside the paper.

On Monday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Charlie Rose just briefly mentioned it. The other networks skipped it.

June 24, 2015, 6:54 AM EDT

In the wake of the Charleston church shooting, Republican candidates canceled events in South Carolina and altered their schedules. President Obama did no such thing, jetting off to four California fundraisers, golfing in Palm Springs, and doing a leftist podcast with former Air America host Marc Maron in a garage.

In Sunday’s Washington Post, White House reporter David Nakamura explored how Obama doesn’t change his schedule (if not noticing he’s rarely punished in the political press for it):

June 23, 2015, 10:58 PM EDT

There is a healthy discussion now underway within Catholic circles asking the improbable question: What is the message of Laudato Si, the pope’s new encyclical on the environment? The political left feels not just vindicated but triumphant. Global warming is not just sound science, it is dogma. Conservative skeptics are therefore not just ignorant, they are immorally ignorant.  

There are numerous unnecessary and annoying genuflections to liberal political ideology in the statement. But there are also passages in this encyclical that could be interpreted as endorsements of the social conservative agenda, and you can bet your bottom euro that the national news media will refuse to discuss them. 

June 23, 2015, 11:36 AM EDT

The least likely congressional candidate to ever interest The Washington Post might be a Democrat thinking they can beat Steny Hoyer, the House minority whip from southern Maryland. This completely quixotic campaign can only be interesting if....the candidate’s a Navy SEAL who thinks he’s a woman.

On the front page of Style is a picture of Christopher “Kristin” Beck, hesitating in the shadows before ringing a doorbell in a suburban neighborhood asking for votes. The headline is “From Navy SEAL to congresswoman?”

June 22, 2015, 1:37 PM EDT

The Washington Post is enjoying making Republicans struggle with the new Vatican document on the environment. On Friday’s front page, Post reporter Karen Tumulty highlighted how the new encylical “poses a dilemma for GOP hopefuls” and channeled Rush Limbaugh’s view that Pope Francis is encouraging all Democrats to vote Democrat for a climate change solution.

Are journalists trying to put Limbaugh and other skeptics on their ash heap of history? On Sunday, free-market activists were about to be exiled, since one headline was “For climate-change doubters vs. pope, ‘this was their Waterloo’.”

June 22, 2015, 7:25 AM EDT

Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever loved the latest HBO documentary on "gun carnage," as the Monday headline has it. Online, the headline was "A deep wallow in gun-related senselessness."

It was "remarkably good" and "notably free of a direct anti-gun harangue," Stuever wrote, but he was still depressed that HBO was only preaching to the liberal choir ("people already horrified by gun violence and gun culture") and the film "won't ever be seen by those who most need to see it."

June 21, 2015, 6:08 PM EDT

David Remnick, the former Washington Post correspondent who now runs The New Yorker, is one of the most unctuous Obama boosters still going in the liberal media. The Charleston shooting, for Remnick, was another occasion to attach mass shooter Dylann Roof to people who hurled “epithets” at Obama on Twitter.

June 21, 2015, 9:37 AM EDT

On Thursday's edition of The View on ABC, co-host Rosie Perez took offense at Jeb Bush for suggesting Hillary Clinton had no accomplishments in the Senate or as Secretary of State in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News.

She fell back on a weird list claiming Hillary unveiled a food-security program and saved a Turkish-Armenian accord, and prevailed over Joe Biden to "send an additional 21 troops" to Afghanistan.

June 21, 2015, 7:54 AM EDT

In an interview with director Judd Apatow excerpted in the women's magazine Elle, actress and comedienne Sarah Silverman shocked few by suggesting she didn't learn any manners until she dated Jimmy Kimmel.

She said "a lot of the human etiquette I learned in life I learned from, like, thank-you notes and dating Jimmy Kimmel. I have great parents, and they both taught me great things, but my formative years were boundaryless."

June 20, 2015, 10:48 PM EDT

While CBS News released a report by outsiders on Dan Rather's 2004 debacle, NBC News used insiders to report on the wild exaggerations of Brian Williams. CBS released its resulted to the public, and NBC is clamming up.

Former ABC and CNN reporter Mark Feldstein lamented: "They have kept their report secret. They have not revealed it to the public. The investigation was held in secret by internal employees who once answered to Brian Williams. The fact that they`re not releasing this report, frankly, is suspect, and it raises suspicions that NBC would never accept from a politician or corporation it were investigating.”

June 20, 2015, 4:02 PM EDT

In 1968, ABC News tried to improve on its lowly third-rank status by bringing on some rock-em, sock-em commentary around the two party conventions  from two intellectual heavyweights: William F. Buckley Jr. On the right, and author Gore Vidal on the left.

A new documentary – from the left, considering it carries a tag from Independent Lens, a leftist documentary series for PBS – explores the battle, that turned personal on television. The filmmakers insisted on Wednesday night in Washington that it made them a pre-cursor to today’s talk/shout TV:

June 20, 2015, 8:55 AM EDT

Black activist Rachel Dolezal was exposed. Her parents revealed she was white. But then she saw her ideological opening. On NBC, she claimed "I identify as black."

And here we go again with another ride on the Insanity Express. This preposterous line has now been adopted by another segment of the loony Left. If a man is actually a woman if that was his/her “identity,” a white woman like Dolezal is a black woman because she too believes it.

June 19, 2015, 1:15 PM EDT

In an interview in Nevada, Hillary Clinton oddly smeared Donald Trump with the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. In an interview with Nevada journalist Jon Ralston, she implied Dylann Roof may have been “triggered” by remarks like Trump’s statements on Mexico sending the worst Mexicans to America. 

ABC’s Liz Kreutz and Rick Klein put the story online, if not on television (will TV follow?): 

June 19, 2015, 10:58 AM EDT

Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik was one of the strongest critics of the lies of Brian Williams back when he was exposed in February.

So it’s only natural to turn back to Zurawik for one of the strongest tongue-lashings of NBC’s decision to re-purpose the serial exaggerator at MSNBC. The truth lost: 

June 18, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple sounds distraught over CNN reporter Brian Stelter’s reporting that speculation around how NBC will use disgraced anchor Brian Williams is centering on MSNBC. 

“Do not foist Brian Williams on MSNBC,” he begged in a headline. Doesn’t MSNBC have enough problems? 

June 17, 2015, 2:51 PM EDT

Entertainment Weekly put transgender actor Charles "Laverne" Cox dressed as the Statue of Liberty on its cover for the June 19 issue, a "special LGBT issue." The unsubtle message over his head was "AMERICA'S TRANSFORMATION." (Italics theirs.) 

Inside the cover story came with a gooey headline: “Lady Liberated: Laverne Cox is the most famous transgender actress in America. She might also be the most enlightened woman in Hollywood. Now she’s just waiting for the rest of America to catch up.” 

June 16, 2015, 11:29 PM EDT

CNN’s Jake Tapper kicked off his new hosting gig on the Sunday news show “State of the Union” featuring an interview with Bill Clinton, arranged through his Clinton Global Initiative. It’s a big name, but a tough start for a serious journalist. With the exception of his infamous snorting, knee-jabbing performance with Chris Wallace in 2006, the former president has negotiated a succession of journalistic foot-rubs surrounding his tightly scripted Global shindigs.

On that sycophantic curve, Tapper did well. Why can't others put this "genius" through the paces?

June 16, 2015, 11:48 AM EDT

At a time when the conventional liberal-media wisdom insists that social conservatism is a loser for the Republican Party, it’s worth remembering that on abortion, the electoral momentum has been on the pro-life side. 

Sunday’s Washington Post put feminist Cosmopolitan writer Jill Filipovic on the front of the Outlook section under the headline "Reclaiming Abortion: A new generation of activists wants you to know there's nothing wrong with ending an unwanted pregnancy." But she told a tale of Democrats being totally frank in loving abortion....and losing, badly.