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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October 18, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

The secular progressives deeply love Jon Stewart. The proof came again in last Sunday's New York Times Book Review, in which best-selling novelist Jodi Picoult was asked "What’s the one book you wish someone else would write?"

She picked Stewart to write a book on how America is unfortunately tangled in "archaic" religious ideologies that prevent the nirvana that is liberalism:

October 18, 2014, 9:08 AM EDT

While the cultural commissars keep throwing praise and awards at raunchy shows on trendy Internet streaming channels, CBS has a series of highly-rated traditional police or military shows that get no attention or respect. “NCIS” keeps spinning off shows – this year in New Orleans – and “Blue Bloods” is a consistent Top 20 performer despite airing on Friday night. You won’t see its star Tom Selleck at Emmy awards time.

“Blue Bloods” deals with an Irish-Catholic family of cops, headed by New York police commissioner Frank Reagan, played by Selleck. But CBS just had to insist the Catholics are hopelessly "behind the times" in viewing homosexuality as a sin.

October 17, 2014, 8:29 PM EDT

All of the networks have been eager participants in holding the Catholic Church accountable for sexual abuse allegations, even dated allegations from 50 years ago. But much of the national media has chosen to ignore a powerful Washington rabbi – who has served Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and former Senator Joe Lieberman –  being investigated for secretly recording women changing their clothes through a hidden camera in a clock radio.

The Washington Post reported Friday that the investigation is deepening. But there's a complete network blackout, despite the appeal this story would have in news programs pitched to a female audience.

October 17, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

Leftist British actor Russell Brand tried to create an anti-Fox News publicity stunt for his YouTube channel, but he was turned away by security who said he couldn't film on private property.

He went after Bill O'Reilly: "In this particular episode, Bill O'Reilly is helping us be more Islamophobic. You might not feel that Islamophobic today. You might think, ‘aw, people who are Muslim are the same as us, they just a different religious perspective. Bill will help you to find some hatred in your heart for people just like you."

October 17, 2014, 11:37 AM EDT

Thursday was the annual "Spirit Day" festivities of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), and no one was more cooperative than MSNBC. Gay activist/anchor Thomas Roberts participated in a Twitter chat on Thursday afternoon with GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis (or as he called her, "Madame President SKE.")

In the chat, someone asked about electing candidates to legislate for the gay agenda, which naturally, Roberts tweeted was "Step #1" for "equality and justice" to prevail in Americ

October 16, 2014, 10:47 PM EDT

Eli Lake at The Daily Beast built on the big New York Times article on the weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq over the last ten years. The headline was "Insiders Blame Rove for Covering Up Iraq’s Real WMD."

Rove mysteriously wanted no waves made over WMDs, even as Democrats surged toward taking back majorities in the 2006 congressional elections.

October 16, 2014, 7:47 PM EDT

Former Newsweek political reporter Howard Fineman – now at The Huffington Post – appeared on Wednesday as he occasionally does on The Tony Kornheiser Show on ESPN 980 Radio in Washington. Kornheiser, a longtime Washington Post sports columnist before becoming an ESPN host, asked about how Ebola and ISIS were playing into the elections.

Fineman decided to unload on former Senator Scott Brown, now running in New Hampshire, as a “test bed of fearmongering among Republican candidates” combining ISIS and Ebola into a “nightmarish ball of fear” to the anti-government crowd in the Granite State.

October 16, 2014, 8:15 AM EDT

In a Tuesday night segment on Colorado’s Senate race on the PBS NewsHour, anchor Gwen Ifill spurred liberal Sen. Mark Udall to trash the left-leaning Denver Post for endorsing his Republican opponent Cory Gardner for being Johnny One-Note on abortion.

Ifill said “Udall shrugs off the hometown rebuke.” He complained: “If the Denver Post doesn’t think women’s reproductive rights are important, that’s their decision, but that’s an important part of my campaign.”

October 15, 2014, 9:32 AM EDT

Barbra Streisand has a new album out of her old hits as duets. She didn't drag out her classic Democratic Party version of "The Way We Were." But her rabid partisanship is getting the better of her on The Huffington Post, dragging out the silly canard that "Republican budget cuts" stopped an Ebola vaccine. She was pleading with women to turn out and vote for liberals, since they're so much smarter than men.

October 15, 2014, 8:22 AM EDT

NPR talk show host Diane Rehm devoted an hour Monday to the synod on the family in the Catholic Church. Her three guests were all progressives. Rehm and fellow public-radio host Sister Maureen Fiedler (a radical leftist) both turned to mocking Republican politicians with multiple marriages, Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani.

They did not bring up the case of former congressman Joseph Kennedy, since the Kennedys are NPR's kind of Catholics.

October 15, 2014, 6:51 AM EDT

On Tuesday morning, Catholic author George Weigel took to National Review Online to describe “The Great Catholic Cave-In That Wasn’t.” Weigel slammed a Monday article in The New York Times headlined “Vatican Signals More Tolerance Toward Gays and Remarriage” as the latest in a long series of biased articles awaiting the Catholic Church’s surrender to the liberal, modernist Times zeitgeist.

Weigel asked: Why would the Catholic Church please the papers and "emulate the pattern of the dying communities of liberal Protestantism?"

October 14, 2014, 11:23 PM EDT

On October 12, the Sunday edition of The Washington Post reported their “Election Lab” estimate that the Republicans will win six more seats in the House and eight more Senate seats, and projected it was 95 percent certain that Democrats will lose the Senate.

For his part, NBC's Chuck Todd was firmly, stubbornly persistent in the usual Republicans-in-deep-doodoo narrative about social issues.

October 14, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has proclaimed in a 4000-plus-word Rolling Stone article that Barack Obama is one of the most successful presidents in American history. So it’s not surprising that liberal National Public Radio came calling for an interview that aired on Monday night’s All Things Considered.

Krugman’s overarching socialist narrative was that Obamacare is a Earth-shaking landmark, regardless of its popularity. Siegel unleashed an absolutely classic example of the liberal NPR weltanschaunng. A “major benefit” should be automatically, ideologically “welcomed” by the American people:

October 13, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT

MSNBC’s ratings in the third quarter were so dismal that New York Times TV reporter Bill Carter is allowing anonymous sources to dismiss it by saying nasty things like “you can’t discount the fact that nobody is watching the channel.”

It’s not that bad, but the ratings trend is looking grim enough to concern the liberal media. The online headline was “Leaning Forward, MSNBC Loses Ground to Rival CNN.”

October 13, 2014, 8:27 AM EDT

Ira Stoll at Smartertimes.com reports that “For the price of $6,995, the New York Times is offering 13-day tours of Iran guided by Times journalist Elaine Sciolino.” It’s a pretty hard sell, but the Times tries to sell Tehran as a party town with “joie de vivre.”

"Tehran is an interesting fusion of old meeting new; conservative elders uphold the traditions of the illustrious Persian past while the young and fashionable adopt a new trendy joie de vivre. The city itself may be a little on the dusty and ugly side but it’s the grit that gives it flavor and even color." So that’s what the ayatollahs do, “uphold the illustrious Persian past”?

October 12, 2014, 8:08 PM EDT

The Democrats are looking desperate in Colorado. Chuck Plunkett of the Denver Post reported that “Arthur Kane, an award-winning journalist, posted a first-person account Friday of an encounter with the [Gov. John] Hickenlooper campaign in which he says he was threatened with arrest.”

Kane is a former Denver Post reporter and former local investigative TV producer now working for Watchdog.org. He's seeking the governor's tax returns. Mitt Romney Alert!

October 12, 2014, 9:24 AM EDT

Washington Post book critic Jonathan Yardley somehow imagined Fox News played a role in Gary Hart’s undoing over his adultery in 1987....but Fox News went on the air in 1996. Aren’t there any copy editors at the Post who are old enough to remember such a basic fact about the news business?

Yardley was reviewing the new book “All The Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid” by former Newsweek reporter Matt Bai, lamenting how Hart was ruined by a suddenly nosy “media rampage,” and politics was forever changed. While Yardley correctly suggests Bai’s prose is overwrought, it’s also remarkably un-historical, since the press never exactly ruined the presidential chances of Bill Clinton or John Edwards in a “media rampage.”

October 11, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

On Friday’s edition of “The View,” both Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell expressed great surprise and horror at the reports from a nasty divorce that actor Stephen Collins admitted sexually abusing young girls.

This should be added to the growing list of scandals over sex abuse in liberal Hollywood. But at The Daily Beast, uber-feminist writer Amanda Marcotte tried to smear this dark new portrait of Collins all over the religious right and the Parents Television Council (founded by our MRC president Brent Bozell).

October 11, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

Huffington Post media correspondent Michael Calderone reported on the latest batch of documents released from the Clinton Presidential Library. It shows that not only did MSNBC host Keith Olbermann beat his breast across the media in 1998 about his overflowing guilt over covering the Monica Lewinsky-presidential perjury story. He actually wrote to the president about it.

A presidential aide named R. Scott Michaud referred to an e-mail from the MSNBC star: “Keith Olbermann has written to POTUS [President of the United States] apologize for, ‘whatever part I may have played in perpetuating this ceaseless coverage (of the Lewinsky story)…. I’ll be heading back to my previous career in sports as quickly as possible.’” Clinton aides planned a warm presidential reply.

October 11, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

PBS NewsHour seemed upset at Leon Panetta's apparently questionable loyalties to Democrats from the beginning of her interview segment on Thursday. She incorrectly stated that Panetta served as "President Reagan's chief of staff." She meant President Clinton.

She scolded Panetta (and other Obama administration officials) for daring to write memoirs before Obama concludes his presidency, wondering why they couldn't be loyal: