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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September 22, 2015, 11:19 PM EDT

The Obama years may be winding down, but our Obama-loving media never stops being hypersensitive about the man. CNN’s latest poll asked respondents “Do you happen to know what religion Barack Obama is?”and “Where was Barack Obama born, as far as you know?”

A major American media outlet asking these basic biographical questions after Obama’s been president for six and a half years seems to be asking “How inadequate are we?” But what they’re actually fishing for is a “crazy conservative fringe” argument now that Donald Trump is on top of the GOP presidential race.

September 22, 2015, 3:27 PM EDT

On Monday, The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg got very heated in her defense of Planned Parenthood and attacked those in Congress who want to deny federal funds to the abortion giant by telling them to "get out of my vagina." 

This might underline why men click the channel quickly past this show. 

September 22, 2015, 1:27 PM EDT

The Washington Post reported a new Secret Service scandal on Tuesday. They kicked out a bunch of kids with cancer from a candlelight vigil in Lafayette Square across from the White House on Saturday night, allegedly to protect the president from...dangerous kids with cancer? 

While the Obama staff celebrated the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage within hours by lighting up the People’s House like a rainbow, the children with cancer were protesting in part the failure of the White House to light the presidential mansion with gold light in solidarity with their cancer fight. 

September 21, 2015, 3:59 PM EDT

Washington Post columnist Lonnae O’Neal wrote a column for the front of Monday’s Style section with the headline “A teen’s rant over Obama takes us to an ugly place.” Online, the headline was "Teen’s viral rant takes us deeper into 'The Twilight Zone.'" 

Her target was conservative teen YouTube sensation C.J. Pearson, now heading up Teens for Ted (Cruz). His latest video attacked Obama for saying nothing to Kate Steinle’s family after she was killed, or the families of soldiers shot dead at a Chattanooga recruiting station. It’s “ugly” to point this out, apparently.

September 21, 2015, 11:43 AM EDT

Newsmax TV host Steve Malzberg appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday to wrestle with host Brian Stelter about the CNN poll questions asking if Obama was born in America and is a Christian. Stelter began: “I'm curious to explore this strain within the conservative movement and frankly within conservative media at times.”

Stelter said “a significant minority of Republicans” say they don’t think Obama is Christian. Malzberg slammed back with CNN’s own poll, which showed (on page 32) that 15 percent of Democrats think Obama is Muslim:

September 20, 2015, 8:29 AM EDT

When People magazine listed its “Best Books of the Fall,” they prominently featured “feminist icon” Gloria Steinem and her new book My Life on the Road as a “delight” full of “bracing insights.”

So it’s not surprising that in its cover story on the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, People looked at “Where He Stands” and skipped right over abortion. Here’s what came under “Women” – just the ordination part the feminists demand.

September 19, 2015, 10:34 PM EDT

Washington Post political writer Chris Cillizza has been routinely punching away at attack lines against the liberal media. First came the complaint “'The Media Isn't Biased in Favor of Hillary.” Now he’s asking “Can we please stop blaming the media for Donald Trump?”

"One of the most persistent — and persistently wrong — storylines surrounding the 2016 presidential race is that somehow the media has installed Donald Trump as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination," he wrote.

September 18, 2015, 11:25 PM EDT

Ellen Degeneres is a comedian as well as a daytime TV star, but she said this with a straight face in January: "I don't have an agenda. I'm not here to brainwash anyone….The only way I'm trying to influence people is to be more kind and compassionate with one another….That is the message I'm sending out."

In reality, Democratic politicians have used her program to promote themselves and their agenda, like President Obama appearing to promote Obamacare. Ellen Degeneres booked a big star for her first week of the fall season, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and gushed all over her about how she was the only choice for president.

September 17, 2015, 10:03 PM EDT

NPR generously donated an hour-long interview on Wednesday on The Diane Rehm Show to former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. (Rehm also gave an hour to former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb in July.) Both Democrats are in Pataki territory in the polls for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The strangest part came when Rehm turned to the Republican desire to discontinue federal funding of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading abortion provider. Rehm bizarrely made it sound like there was just one Center for Medical Progress video, and one “individual” recorded discussing selling baby body parts. O’Malley denied ever seeing “that video.”

September 16, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

Doctors can practice defensive medicine, and when it comes to Planned Parenthood, the liberal media often practice defensive journalism, aiming to prevent any prosecution or condemnation of the nation’s largest abortion provider. 

The front page of Wednesday’s Planned Parenthood on the day of the second Republican presidential debate carried the headline “At a Planned Parenthood, reality belies perception. Ohio clinic that doesn’t perform abortions sees 7,100 patients each year, most of them young and poor.” 

September 15, 2015, 11:01 PM EDT

On September 11, The New York Times demonstrated once again the media’s peculiar sense of patriotism. The 9/11 attacks were not remembered at all on the front page. Instead, the top-right headline in capital letters read “DEMOCRATS HAND VICTORY TO OBAMA ON PACT WITH IRAN.”

The House of Representatives voted against it. The Senate voted against it. The American people are overwhelmingly against it. None of that mattered.

September 15, 2015, 4:01 PM EDT

CNN did a poll on the Iran deal from September 4 to 8. On Sunday morning, CNN pollster Jennifer Agiesta (formerly of The Washington Post) reported the results – another poll showing deep skepticism about Iran, and the prospect that Iran will cheat on any nuclear deal. Obama has a bad disapproval rating on Iran.     

Will any of this come up from the CNN moderators in Wednesday night’s debate? Or will they ignore it? 

September 15, 2015, 7:08 AM EDT

The Hill newspaper relayed that London-born actress Emily Blunt says she had second thoughts about becoming an American citizen last month after watching the first Republican presidential debate.

“I became an American citizen recently, and that night, we watched the debate and I thought, ‘this was a terrible mistake. What have I done?' ” Blunt quipped in a video made by The Hollywood Reporter.

September 14, 2015, 9:10 PM EDT

On Friday's edition of Washington Week on PBS, Los Angeles Times columnist Doyle McManus expressed dismay that Hillary Clinton was having ongoing political problems over the e-mail scandal. How could this political tumble happen, given that she "is an accomplished politician” and “has the smartest campaign staff in America” and “one of the smartest pollsters in America"?

Check the video for sincerity. It seems like McManus is dead-serious and puzzled here, not attempting to mock Team Clinton’s stonewalling and lying, even after PBS host Gwen Ifill played a set of clips illustrating Hillary’s changing spins on the scandal: 

September 14, 2015, 1:19 PM EDT

In the run-up to the papal visit to America, The Washington Post keeps pushing stories against allegedly heartless Catholic positions on the life issues. On Monday’s front page, they promoted this story: “A Catholic hospital in Michigan cited religious reasons for refusing to perform a tubal ligation requested by a woman with a brain tumor.” (Emphasis theirs.)

The headline on page A-3 was “Mich. hospital faces ACLU suit: Pregnant woman with brain tumor was denied sterilization surgery.” Post “social change” reporter Sandhya Somashekhar promoted the ACLU’s staunch opposition to Catholic hospitals having anti-feminist hangups about abortion and sterilization. 

September 13, 2015, 10:57 PM EDT

Gay activists can be a bit petty when someone doesn't completely endorse their agenda -- especially within the LGBT lobby. Take Bruce "Caitlyn" Jenner, whose slowness to endorse gay marriage annoyed Ellen "I Have No Agenda" DeGeneres on her show. On The Meredith Vieira Show on Wednesday, former N'Sync singer and gay activist Lance Bass mocked the transgender reality-TV star for trying to say he was a "traditionalist" as he sat in full makeup and a blouse and a skirt.

September 13, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT

The Washington Post loves pushing those stuffy conservative church folk around in the Sunday paper. The entire top half of the Sunday Outlook section carried a condom package with wings and the headline “Why the church needs condoms: A more honest position on contraception would help reestablish the Vatican’s moral authority.”

That’s according to former New York Times religion reporter (and liberal Catholic writer) Peter Steinfels. Like every secular liberal, Steinfels thinks the contraception ban is not only “dishonest,” but even “offensive,” starting with Obamacare.

September 13, 2015, 9:21 AM EDT

The Washington Post published a special section on the NFL, complete with the usual predictions of how the teams would finish in the standings. They even polished it up by illustrating the teams with comic-book-style art.

But the Post is so averse to offending the most sensitive Indian activist that it refused to illustrate not only the Washington Redskins, but the Kansas City Chiefs with an Indian image.

September 12, 2015, 7:06 PM EDT

Liberal journalists and pundits were losing control over the Murdoch family buying another prestigious media property, this time the National Geographic brand. "A climate change denier with now even more power and influence over science grants in the United States." Murdoch says he's a skeptic, not a "denier."

September 12, 2015, 10:23 AM EDT

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple and his website handlers tried this clickbait headline on Friday: “We nominate Rachel Maddow for CEO, Republican presidential debates.”

Why? Wemple is impressed that Maddow is now trashing CNN like she trashed Fox for how they selected the tiers of Republican debaters, specifically CNN now adding in Carly Fiorina (and Chris Christie) for an eleven-candidate debate. The feminist doesn’t like the woman added?