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 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:

October 11, 2014, 8:07 AM EDT

During Tuesday's segment of the new Bloomberg TV show, "With All Due Respect," hosts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann were getting whimsical with their guest, Obama press secretary Josh Earnest, asking which reporter at the White House is the "consistently most delightful."

Earnest picked ABC's Jon Karl -- suggesting he's the un-favorite right now.

October 11, 2014, 7:33 AM EDT

That left-wing group called “Rock the Vote” has released its latest silly new video urging the youth of America to vote. But vote for what? As usual, they featured celebrities and young people urging a turnout for “marriage equality,” for “global warming awareness,” and against  “deforestation.”

What’s completely, transparently fraudulent at this late date is Rock the Vote announcing on the “Frequently Asked Questions” section of its website that the group “does not support or endorse candidates, nor do we advocate for one political party over another. We don’t care who you vote for – we just want you to vote, period.”

October 10, 2014, 11:26 PM EDT

David Uberti at the Columbia Journalism Review reported that Harper’s Magazine received an angry call from an advertiser on September 18 over a critical story slamming the advertiser the week before. The publisher, John McArthur, “wasn’t surprised that it decided to pull ads from subsequent issues. But he was shocked by who that advertiser was: PBS, the public broadcaster famous for Big Bird and Ken Burns’ epic historical documentaries.”

PBS planned to run ads promoting DVD sales of the Ken Burns series on The Roosevelts. They sell the DVDs now at the same time that the program is airing on television. Sales cannot wait -- wait, on public TV? And who is profiting from these DVDs? Answer? Not the taxpayers.

October 10, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT

On Thursday night's All Things Considered, Texas-based NPR correspondent Wade Goodwyn delved into alleged right-wing panic over Ebola derived from "visceral loathing of President Obama,", including claims that some leftists want an Ebola epidemic in America. Goodwyn quoted radio hosts Mike Huckabee, Rush Limbaugh, and Michael Savage -- all featured recently on left-wing blog sites.

So it might be a little embarrassing to note that new report from Sarah Ferris at The Hill newspaper that some Democrats are joining the “panic” wing and asking for flight bans, and they’re liberal Democrats on the House side: “The three Democrats — Reps. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) – are among the growing handful in their party who have publicly criticized the Obama administration’s response to Ebola.” Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla) also called for travel bans earlier this week.

October 10, 2014, 10:49 AM EDT

Even Us Magazine is noticing movie star Gwyneth Paltrow oozing all over President Obama at a $32,500-a-head fundraiser in her back yard on Thursday: “overcome with nerves, the actress stumbled a little before passing the microphone off to the President, telling him flirtatiously, ‘You're so handsome that I can't speak properly.’”

That came after she declared "I am one of your biggest fans, if not the biggest," before praising him for being an "incredible role model." While Obama’s approval rating is in the dumps – in general and on specific issues – he could probably use some of that old 2008 bowing and scraping.

October 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

You know it's getting bad for Obama's foreign policy when Jimmy Carter attacks him for being weak and vacillating. On Thursday's Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski read the Carter critique on the air, and they talked about Leon Panetta's argument against Obama's weakness. Mark Halperin added that the Panetta view is shared by people inside the Obama adminstration and Democratic circles. This was too much for Mike Barnicle, who shot back:

"I would like to see a poll on how many Americans would feel more comfortable with Jimmy Carter leading the United States right now rather than Barack Obama."

October 9, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT

Like the other networks, the PBS NewsHour has been very slow to offer any stories or interviews to the midterm elections. In October, the closest thing to a candidate interview was a chat with Rep. Paul Ryan on October 1. On Tuesday, anchor Judy Woodruff promoted liberal Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), a potential presidential candidate if you listen to the pundits -- but she's not on the ballot this year.

Woodruff was two weeks late to the party relaying Gillibrand’s claims that she was “harassed” by other Senators who made remarks about her appearance. However, Woodruff asked something rare. Reporters always underline Republicans have trouble with women voters, but who asks Democrats about their problems with men?

October 9, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

At the Daily Beast, former Rachel Maddow Show guest host Ana Marie Cox reported about her participation in a Minnesota panel organized by Bill Maher to discuss the “worst Congressman in America,” conservative congressman Jon Kline. Cox claimed the event exposed “The no-contest divorce between Republican talking points and reality.”

In addition to the usual liberal list of “antis” applied to conservatives, they’re now anti-breather?

October 8, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

Former CNN talk show host Piers Morgan has penned an “advice column” for CNN at The Hollywood Reporter. Morgan reveals he thought his lead-in Anderson Cooper was “stiff in the studio” and was regularly “annihilated” by Bill O’Reilly and needed to be replaced by Megyn Kelly. Since that didn’t happen, CNN “needs to find more of its own Megyn Kellys.”

October 8, 2014, 7:13 AM EDT

It’s easily guessed that no one at the New York Times would welcome a book titled “The Assassination of Barack Obama.” But the Times is in love with a book titled “The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher.”

This book of short stories by British author Hilary Mantel graced the cover of Sunday’s book review, but mysteriously, that review by Terry Castle didn’t discuss the short story on killing Thatcher while she was Britain's prime minister until the penultimate paragraph. That’s because I missed the Gray Lady’s other celebrations of Mantel’s Maggie-murder tale.

October 7, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT

Bill Maher is no one’s idea of a disinterested scholar on religion. He’s long been the loudest, most obnoxious barroom brawler for atheism. What makes his argument toxic is that it isn't an intellectual defense of atheism. It is a sophomoric, boorish attack on religion, wholly dependent on yuk-yuk lines. These attacks have drawn little attention of late, perhaps because he's so predictable, but in the last few weeks, Maher has drawn new attention for singling out Islam as the worst of all them all. He almost sounded pro-Christian (by comparison) in a surprisingly contentious PBS interview with Charlie Rose wherein he slammed militant Islam.

Then he fought with Ben Affleck on his HBO show on October 3. Suddenly  the liberal media discovered Maher's argument...and rushed to side with Affleck.

October 7, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT

In an interview with Time for 10 Questions in the October 13 edition, Time’s Belinda Luscombe asked Marxist professor (and for a while, Tavis Smiley’s public radio co-host) Cornel West whether he voted for Obama in 2012. 

West replied "I couldn't vote for a war criminal. He's tied to war crimes and drones dropping bombs on innocent people."

October 7, 2014, 7:17 AM EDT

The liberal media are quite apathetic toward the lack of diversity – when it comes to conservatism, or say, critics of Islam. Twitchy reported on Monday that columnist George Will was disinvited from a speech – not a commencement address – for a column leftists truly hated about the new bureaucratic machinery created to fight sexual assault allegations on campus. (After a "Fire George Will" campaign, Will was dumped by the liberal St. Louis Post-Dispatch.)

Twitchy's article began: “American academia in a nutshell. One school invites a murderer who killed a Philadelphia police officer to address a commencement ceremony and to the left it’s a great victory for freedom of speech. Another invites a well respected conservative columnist but he’s disinvited because of something he wrote in one of his columns.”

October 6, 2014, 8:06 PM EDT

New York Times reporter James Risen unloaded an attack on President Obama as he accepted a journalism award at Colby College in Maine. “I think [President] Obama hates the press. I think he doesn’t like the press and he hates leaks,” he said. “I don’t think any of this would be happening under the Obama administration if Obama didn’t want to do it.”

Risen took the occasion to compare his own journalism against the government's war on terrorism to the abolitionist fight against slavery. Does that clash a bit with a black president, being cast as a modern-day equivalent of a slavery defender? Don't stop Risen. He's on an arrogant roll about his own importance.

October 6, 2014, 11:54 AM EDT

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. The gay-obsessed New York Times is letting a gay columnist whack away at the Catholic church as having a “gay obsession.” No one obsesses about the gays as much as the gays, but you are only allowed to be “obsessed” if it’s relentlessly, propagandistically positive.

Openly gay columnist Frank Bruni calls it “persecution” for Catholic schools to dismiss employees who flagrantly, publicly dissent from church teaching by getting married to a person of the same sex (currently dramatized by Hollywood in “Love Is Strange”). Bizarrely in contradiction of the facts, Bruni says this political activity is not political and that the activists are not “calling any special attention to themselves.”