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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April 17, 2015, 10:06 PM EDT

The April 27 issue of People magazine includes two goopy mentions of Hillary Clinton. On the “Passages” page, the headline is “Hillary Clinton: It’s On!” The caption under Hillary’s picture read: “Clinton, 67, would be America’s first woman president.”

They quoted the first tweet: “Everyday Americans need a chamipon, and I want to be that champion. –H”. They quoted superfans: “’I didn’t know in my lifetime a woman president would be so possible,’ marveled Carol Conklin-Spillane, 56, a high school principal with a cameo in Clinton’s video.”

April 17, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT

NPR Morning Edition anchor Steve Inskeep interviewed presidential candidate Marco Rubio for Tuesday’s program,and like Jake Tapper on his CNN show Tuesday, threw hardballs at Rubio for being in the wrong side of the polls on gay marriage. (Recent polls are showing about 60 percent in favor, 35 percent opposed).

But Inskeep demonstrated a liberal swagger by suggesting social conservatives no longer had a leg to stand on:

April 17, 2015, 8:55 AM EDT

For Americans just learning of feminist comic Sarah Silverman, start with this: she’s not very smart. On Equal Pay Day, April 14, she issued an apology on Salon.com for lying in an equal-pay anecdote about a comedy club. Where were the liberal media on this embarrassing gaffe?

She claimed she was only paid ten dollars for a comedy set while her friend Todd Barry received $60. This was in a pre-recorded video, not in an off-the-cuff live interview:

April 16, 2015, 1:37 PM EDT

Alec Baldwin, famous liberal actor (and public-radio talk show host at WNYC-FM), started a Twitter battle with fellow liberals about traffic-blocking protests in mid-town Manhattan on behalf of the "Fight for $15" minimum-wage demands. Occupy somewhere else, he seemed to proclaim to more than a million followers at his foundation's Twitter account.

April 16, 2015, 8:44 AM EDT

It’s a little amazing how journalists will swoon over the Clintons’ remarkable ability to survive in politics, failing to recognize that they survive with a huge scoop of assistance from mouth-breathing reporters who love them.

This New York Times headline caught my eye on Twitter on Wednesday: “You Don’t Have to Tell a Clinton Twice.” Jonathan Martin explained that when Gov. Bill Clinton lost his re-election bid in 1980, he told the voters in Arkansas “My daddy never had to whip me twice.” So how does that match Clinton's decades of adultery and sex harassment charges?

April 15, 2015, 2:02 PM EDT

Bill Maher granted an interview with the Hollywood trade paper Variety, which mostly discussed his aversion to taping his HBO show Real Time instead of doing the show live – perhaps because that decision would mock the show’s title. But the jaw-dropping part came late in the article. Maher suggested the networks are “committing journalistic treason,” and Variety’s Brian Steinberg apparently failed to follow up.

April 15, 2015, 10:22 AM EDT

Yahoo national political columnist Matt Bai – a former staff writer for Newsweek and The New York Times Magazine – wants to be impressed that Gov. Chris Christie is proposing Social Security reforms as he visits New Hampshire and flirts with a presidential campaign. "Chris Christie bets on bold" is his headline.

But Bai chided Christie for failing to raise the cap on Social Security payroll taxes, which would end the fiction that taxpayers are just contributing to their own retirement through the bloated federal government. Raising taxes? Bai said it creates “speaking-in-tongues madness” on the Right:

April 14, 2015, 10:50 PM EDT

In the media, Hillary's Twitter launch on April 12 was received with words like "sleek," "savvy," "trending," "electrifying," and "approachable."  She was packaged by the press exactly as she wanted it: a humble “champion of everyday Americans.”

Compare that to the Ted Cruz launch on March 23. These words framed the introduction: "scary," "dangerous," "slimy," "firebrand," "rigid," "uncompromising," "hardline," "extremist," "flamethrower."

April 14, 2015, 1:15 PM EDT

Daily Beast contributor Michael Daly, once a columnist for the New York Daily News, marked the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination by telling the story of Nancy Bushrod, the wife of a slave-turned-soldier who met Lincoln on his last day. But by the story's end, Daly had turned it into a promotion for President Hillary Clinton, and even President Michelle Obama.

April 13, 2015, 8:53 PM EDT

Tina Daunt at The Hollywood Reporter warns that the major Democratic money center that is Hollywood may be reluctant about Hillary Clinton: “her backing is hardly unanimous, and some of what she has is softer than it may appear because industry liberals regard her as a party centrist.”

"You'd be surprised by the number of people I've heard from who aren't supporting her," one top executive told the trade paper.

April 13, 2015, 12:07 PM EDT

The National Rifle Association annual meeting in Nashville drew nasty coverage from Anita Wadhwani, who reports for the Tennessean and for USA Today. On Saturday, the local paper reported “At NRA, little love for media turnout.” The NRA’s not used to fair and balanced coverage.

Wadwhani dramatically underscored their hostility on Monday with a story headlined “Big conventions, like NRA, can draw sex trafficking.” Commenters quickly jumped on the argument that the Tennessean wasn’t using that crooks-from-outside-town tactic for the home games of the Titans or the Country Music Association Awards.

April 13, 2015, 10:54 AM EDT

Bloomberg Politics published a report claiming Nancy Reagan had endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. They fell for a fake news site called NationalReport.net. An editor’s note was added: “This story has been retracted. We fell for a hoax. Apologies.”

Hadas Gold at Politico noted Bloomberg Politics Executive Editor Mike Nizza said in a tweet "very very stupid mistake, and one we take very seriously. Simple as that."

April 12, 2015, 7:37 AM EDT

On the PBS NewsHour on Monday, political analyst Amy Walter spoke just like the “mainstream” media as a whole, seeing all the peril for Hillary Clinton in how she’s too centrist – both on domestic and foreign policy.

As they discussed an analysis by Dan Balz of The Washington Post about how Hillary is going to be affected by Obama’s Iran deal, Walter announced the media line: She's not only too Wall Street-friendly, she's too hawkish.

April 11, 2015, 4:41 PM EDT

The Washington Post couldn’t just note on the front page Saturday that Hillary Clinton would make her presidential campaign official on Sunday. No, the headline was “Clinton to enter race with savvy understatement.”

Obama campaign manager David Axelrod approved: “Humility is the order of the day,” he said. “Last time, they launched as a big juggernaut cloaked in the veil of inevitability and at 20,000 feet. There was a tremendous backlash to that.”

April 11, 2015, 1:28 PM EDT

When asked by The Hollywood Reporter who her dream interview would be Megyn Kelly picked Hillary Clinton over popes and dictators. She was asked at the magazine's party on Wednesday night for the "35 Most Powerful People in New York Media." 

What would she ask her? Kelly is awfully curious about that private e-mail server at her residence in nearby Chappaqua.

April 11, 2015, 8:09 AM EDT

Conservatives know what to expect when the networks create shows about lawyers. From L.A. Law to Ally McBeal, we’ve observed countless crusading liberal protagonists confront and defeat conniving corporate executives and other corrupt establishment villains.

This seemed to describe The Good Wife on CBS over the last five years. But something interesting has happened over the last few weeks. Producers have introduced a wealthy conservative character named Reese Dipple, who engages seasoned liberal lawyer Diane Lockhart on the hot-button social issues of the day.

April 11, 2015, 7:27 AM EDT

We often mock the lack of hard news (like Obama scandal coverage) on the network morning shows by contrasting it with the luxurious time they reserve to promote their own entertainment products. This week The Hollywood Reporter revealed its week-long study of the ABC, CBS, and NBC morning shows from 7 to 9 a.m. on the week of March 9 to 13 and counted how much time was devoted to "programs and personalities of that network or its sister properties."

Between the three, they counted more than 84 minutes of "corporate synergy."

April 10, 2015, 12:43 PM EDT

On Thursday night’s PBS NewsHour, they devoted two segments to the forthcoming Summit of the Americas and like Andrea Mitchell, PBS correspondent Margaret Warner felt it necessary to document how Latin American countries think Team Obama’s actions toward Venezuela “smacked of U.S. bullying” and even “imperialist meddling.”

It might seem a bit perverse, but the government-funded channel was calmly explaining to viewers that standing up for dissidents is a diplomatic fiasco.

April 9, 2015, 10:36 PM EDT

We had an outbreak in mid-week of reporters lecturing Rand Paul that he doesn’t know how to run for president if he’s going to tell reporters how to do their job. See the circular nature of this conundrum? Reporters are going to tell presidential candidates how to do their job, which is to never tell reporters how to do theirs.

Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza seems unaware how this looked in a blog post headlined "Rand Paul’s problem with female interviewers just cropped up again." Paul should shut up about the media, he said. But on the same morning Paul tussled on NBC, the Big Three networks lined up for puffball interviews with President Obama.

April 9, 2015, 7:43 AM EDT

It  looks like the folks at Gawker Media might want to look into beefing up their private security. Over at Gawker's Deadspin sports blog, they actually posted a piece titled "The Police Are America's Terrorists."

Greg Howard is obviously in a highly emotional state over the unprofessional police shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina. He’s so emotional that he thinks that white people have always killed black and brown people, and it's never happened in reverse, or black-on-black.