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
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.”

October 5, 2014, 6:41 AM EDT

The cover of Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine preaches the gay gospel again. Over an illustration of one groom helping another groom to the top of a wedding cake is the headline “The Gay Moment: How we got to a new American reality.”

Post editor Erica Johnston profiled gay activists Michelangelo Signorile and Human Rights Campaign boss Chad Griffin. One unleashed hate on the radio. The other's been profiled at least three times in the Post since 2012.

October 4, 2014, 9:34 PM EDT

More proof that the women's magazines are all in the tank for the Democrats arrives in the October issue of Vogue magazine (edited by major DNC donor Anna Wintour). After all the fashion ads comes a gooey story on Secretary of State John Kerry. 

Writer Sally Hansen keeps bringing the reader back around to Kerry’s (very brief) service in Vietnam, reminding some of James Taranto’s 2004 gibe mocking Kerry’s milking of his war resume: “the haughty, French-looking Massachusetts Democrat, who by the way served in Vietnam.”

October 4, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT

When The Washington Post makes a Minnesota story a national story, they really want to push it. Take Saturday’s front page story, headlined “Transgender athletes struggle to find their playing field.” Under the color photo, the caption explained “Zeam Porter, who is transgender, talks about feeling devastated while playing on the girls basketball team in high school.”

The sensitivity is so great that a correction (or I would call it an ideological “incorrection”) was issued: “An earlier version of this story used an incorrect pronoun in the caption for the person in the photograph, Zeam Porter. Porter's preferred pronouns [for herself] are 'they' and 'them.'"

October 4, 2014, 7:49 AM EDT

Amazon.com is being hailed by the cultural elite for a new series called “Transparent,” about a 70-year-old father of three who decides he’s a woman named Maura. There are no content warnings for this. There is only progressive euphoria. TV critics and the wider media are falling all over themselves expressing glory and praise for this cultural landmark.

Willa Paskin at the liberal website Slate is a perfect example. “To call it Amazon’s first great series, or the only great series of the new fall season – both of which are true – is to damn it with faint praise.”

October 4, 2014, 7:06 AM EDT

Politico’s David Nather cast the most mentioned Republican presidential contenders as un-presidential on Friday in a story headlined “GOP 2016ers on Ebola: Panic.”

Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Bobby Jindal? Panicky. Only Rick Perry was the responsible one, he implied.

October 3, 2014, 8:31 PM EDT

The Washington Post on Friday hired a new blogger for its Wonkblog: Chris Mooney, a bomb-thrower with two books attacking the idiocy/authoritarianism of Republicans. The Post somehow left out the titles in their joyous announcement. They are “The Republican War on Science” and “The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science -- and Reality.”

Hiring Mooney away from the leftist magazine Mother Jones is also a clue of how the Post considers “provocative” ideology a qualification.

October 3, 2014, 8:51 AM EDT

There was a good reason for Democrat-friendly networks to skip Obama’s economic speech yesterday, as Curtis Houck reported. Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza was shocked the president seemed to hand Republicans a ready-made TV ad in the speech.

His headline was “28 words that Democrats really wish President Obama didn’t say today.”

October 2, 2014, 10:22 PM EDT

President Obama tried desperately to talk up the economy in a speech at Northwestern University on Thursday, but he still ended up denouncing his own term in office. “When nearly all the gains of the recovery have gone to the top 1 percent, I find that a little hard to swallow," he said. Doesn’t that reflect on him?

Obama made a petulant attack on Fox News for presenting Obamacare as a “fanged threat to freedom,” and then he claimed it “working pretty well in the real world.”

October 2, 2014, 7:35 AM EDT

As the Secret Service scandal swallowed director Julia Pierson on Wednesday afternoon, the home page of National Public Radio carried this exculpatory headline:

The White House Could Be Made A Fortress, But Should It? It turns out the Secret Service isn't too good at protecting the White House, and maybe one reason is that we don't want it to be.”

October 1, 2014, 5:21 PM EDT

Sometimes, public radio employees don’t seem to realize they rely on taxpayer support. Our former colleague Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon underlined that in a story on Congressman Chris Gibson (R-New York).

An unnamed employee of WIOX radio in the small town of Roxbury, New York (which runs NPR News programs overnight), dismissed Gibson as someone who should “find a real job like the rest of us and not live off the taxpayers [sic] money.”

October 1, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

Monica Sanchez at our sister site CNSNews.com reports that Rear Adm. John Kirby, the press secretary over at the Pentagon, lectured the media on Tuesday that the media elites need to “share a sense of strategic patience” with the military on the anti-ISIS front.

"I'm not criticizing that there is a public discussion," Kirby said. "I'm just simply saying that some of the coverage, I think, has been needlessly shrill and the expectations have been, I think, inappropriately high on what can be accomplished just through military power alone."