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
January 2, 2016, 8:19 PM EST

In December, major media outlets gushed over Barack and Michelle Obama “opening up like never before about all of their favorite things of 2015" to People magazine. A cynic could say their picks weren’t very shocking – they liked Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar, and movies like The Martian and Inside Out. They might have been honest picks....or they could be calculated to say “See? We’re just like you folks.”

People also questioned a pile of presidential candidates, too, but the laughs in her office were all with Hillary’s answers.

January 2, 2016, 11:12 AM EST

Blame the PBS NewsHour staff for a bad headline? Online, Friday’s week-in-review pundit segment was titled “Shields and Gerson on the biggest political moments of 2015.” Nowhere in that 12-minute segment did Mark Shields and fill-in pseudoconservative Michael Gerson ever discuss Hillary Clintton. So apparently the very likely Democratic nominee didn’t have a noteworthy moment last year.

No e-mails to discuss? A new batch came out Friday. No Clinton Foundation scandals? Why no, PBS anchor Judy Woodruff had to apologize for donating to the Clinton Foundation. At least Mark Shields noted an NBC poll (that NBC ignored) on how voters want a change from Obama policies.

January 2, 2016, 7:56 AM EST

As night fell on Christmas Eve, National Public Radio was in its usual holy-day mode, using your tax dollars to mock the traditional Christian creed. This time they promoted an activist movie called The Danish Girl, yet another alleged “true story” about artist Einar Wegener, a married man who wanted to be a woman named Lili. An earlier NPR commercial – sorry, “underwriting announcement” – said he was the first recipient of “gender confirmation surgery.”

Paging Mr. Orwell – it’s NPR on line 1. Focus Features – part of the Comcast “diversity and inclusion” empire of propaganda – is calling this maiming of the male body “gender confirmation surgery.”

January 1, 2016, 8:18 PM EST

The Hollywood trade paper Variety wrapped up the year with its film critics, and it was surprising to read how several liberal-pleasing films were taken to ask for their artistic failings.

Perhaps the most eye-opening was Peter Debruge whapping Michael Moore. "An embarrassment to America, Michael Moore’s latest editorial cartoon of a documentary is as sloppy as its author’s appearance (easily twice his Bowling for Columbine heft). Unlike his earlier, urgent wake-up-call docs, Where to Invade Next cherry-picks aspects in which other countries can be made to appear more progressive than the States, while conveniently overlooking the limitations of each grass-is-greener locale. At the base, it’s a fine idea, implying the humility to ask what we can learn from others, though Moore is a boorish ambassador at best, and his disingenuous approach undermines his own argument."

January 1, 2016, 3:30 PM EST

On December 22, Kyle Drennen reported  NBC’s Today devoted two full reports to President Obama appearing on Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Once again, Obama plays the part of comedian instead of chief executive, and the networks come running. On December 31 – the day the Seinfeld show was available online – all three networks aired gushy reports.

The longest on Thursday was on CBS This Morning, with Chip Reid reporting from Hawaii with the rest of the “working” White House press corps. It was almost four minutes.

January 1, 2016, 8:24 AM EST

At Salon, Amanda Marcotte, one of America’s leading deniers that babies are somehow involved in abortions, turned her talent for dehumanizing people to Twitchy for mocking Hollywood writer-director Joss Whedon’s volunteering to put his money behind Planned Parenthood.

"Twitchy, a site started by Michelle Malkin, portrays itself as a news site, but in reality, its main purpose is harnessing the masses of bitter, angry right wingers online and turning them into an army of social media flying monkeys."

December 31, 2015, 3:33 PM EST

ABC’s World News Tonight arrived on the political scene eleven minutes into the newscast on Wednesday – but still hyped a “war” Donald Trump declared against the Clintons. David Muir warned of Trump’s “new assault,” and Cecelia Vega warned of his “hurling his harshest words yet,” that Bill Clinton was “one of the great abusers of the world.”

Muir noted “there are many pointing to what Trump has said” about Monica Lewinsky in the past. Vega also made sure to note over tabloid visuals “the twice-divorced billionaire, opening up his own private life to scrutiny, too.” ABC showed a reporter asking Trump “Are your own personal indiscretions fair game?”

December 31, 2015, 12:42 PM EST

Amanda Terkel at The Huffington Post was stirred to write a story headlined “Catholic Newspaper Names Same-Sex Marriage Plaintiffs 'Persons Of The Year’.” If this seems like a prank headline, it sort of is: the “Catholic” newspaper is the Kansas City-based leftist “social justice warrior” rag calling itself the National Catholic Reporter. Terkel can’t find an ideological label, just the term “independent.”

December 30, 2015, 5:19 PM EST

For days now, the major media and left-wing blogs have followed an arson at a Houston mosque on Christmas Day. Some were briefs, but some carried statements from the local chapter of the Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR) calling for a “hate crime” investigation.

Online, NBC News is reporting that the arsonist was a Muslim who attended services at the mosque. Another phony “hate crime” stunt meant to embarrass the “haters." Some national media outlets connected dots between this crime and Republican rhetoric on the campaign trail. Will they retract that line? But the winner for obnoxious left-wing blogging goes to Wonkette, which posted under the headline: "How Many Mosques Did You Burn For Jesus’s Birthday?"

December 30, 2015, 1:27 PM EST

Wednesday’s Washington Post front page carried a story headlined “For Muslims and neighbors, the fear sets in.” Online, it’s more political: "Trump’s effect on Muslim migrant debate reverberates in heartland.”

Political reporter Robert Samuels – the same guy who wrote that Ben Carson ruined his image among blacks by going Republican – heavily implied an arson at a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks, North Dakota was caused by Donald Trump’s rhetoric.

December 30, 2015, 7:39 AM EST

The New York Times is transparently panicking about Republican-backing billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s secretive purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In a Monday article by Barry Meier and Sydney Ember, they strongly imply that it’s okay when billionaires buy newspapers, as long as they don’t tilt the political playing field to the right.

Adelson has used his Israeli media holdings as a "powerful weapon" for Bibi Netanyahu, so that's very troubling to the lefties in Times Square.

December 29, 2015, 11:11 PM EST

Hillary Clinton has slammed Donald Trump for having a “penchant for sexism,” but the Clinton-adoring media are acting shocked and dismayed that Trump would be so rude as to respond that she ought to look at her own husband when it comes to sexism and a “record of women abuse.” Reporters are treating this as a sketchy allegation, or if true, a remarkably impolite way to campaign.

"Alleged” is the lying weasel word of the day. "Alleged" adultery? "Alleged" sexual harassment and intern exploitation? Reporters acted like they were literally born yesterday.

December 28, 2015, 4:10 PM EST

In 1998, ABC briefly appointed little-known Kevin Newman to succeed Charles Gibson as a co-host of Good Morning America, which lasted about seven months, when Gibson was returned to the show. On Monday’s GMA, Newman starred in a story promoting his new memoir with his gay son Alex, called All Out: A Father and Son Confront the Hard Truths That Made Them Better Men.

ABC reporter Juju Chang noted that the son wrote of “feeling suicidal” despite a “tremendous amount of tolerance” from his parents when he came out as gay. Alex said he had some pieces of evidence that his father “disapproved of the lifestyle,” but then an “evolution” took place, complete with syrupy keyboard music.

December 28, 2015, 11:59 AM EST

National Public Radio's evening news show All Things Considered eased into Christmas on December 23 by promoting a new Christmas song by soul singer Macy Gray asking for "free health care," gun control, legalized pot, and amnesty for illegal aliens. The headline on NPR.org was "Macy Gray's Christmas Wish List Has A Few Surprises." Add "To Delight Liberals."

Anchor Michel Martin also used the holiday-season interview to ask Gray about a song she released in July, an "epic love song to her vibrator." Gray called it a device for "female empowerment."

December 27, 2015, 5:29 PM EST

At 30, MSNBC guest host Luke Russert  is young enough to gush over Bill Nye the Science Guy by saying he used to watch his Nineties PBS show when they had a substitute science teacher in class. But in this December 23 interview, Nye got weird and insisted no one on TV says the words “climate change.” Is this guy a scientist? This is like saying no one on TV says the word “politics.”

“We have a situation where no one in regular television will say the phrase ‘climate change,'” Nye proclaimed., calling out several MSNBC meteorologists by first name. “Nobody will mention this phrase.”

December 27, 2015, 8:33 AM EST

This is what occurs in a slow-news environment at The Washington Post: they lament the lack of honors for Barack Obama. The front page of Saturday’s paper carried the headline “Hawaii wipes out in Obama honors.” Reporters Greg Jaffe and Juliet Eilperin spent 1,286 words unspooling  the “embarrassing record” of Hawaii’s failure to name more than a snowcone after the current president.

December 26, 2015, 11:02 PM EST

One of the more tiresome cliches of political coverage is the “secret weapon.” Twenty years ago, Hillary Clinton was promoted as her husband’s “secret weapon.” Now it’s the reverse. Peter Nicholas of  The Wall Street Journal wrote a story aping the Clinton spin, headlined “Hillary Clinton’s ‘Secret Weapon’ Could Escalate Campaign Rhetoric.”

Bill has been described by reporters as a secret weapon and a not-so-secret weapon, as if no one knows what he brings. Eight years ago, Hillary's mom was the "secret weapon." Surely, daughter Chelsea has also been the secret weapon. Nicholas seems to think Slick Willie is a weapon first and foremost against Trump....and less so against Sanders. 

December 26, 2015, 11:20 AM EST

Time columnist Joe Klein conceives of himself as outside the “blinkered orthodoxy” of the political parties, but for many years he’s been a blinkered adorer of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, touting them both as centrists despite the governing realities. In handing out his “Teddy” (for Roosevelt) awards for "doers, diplomats, and leaders who ignored our worst instincts," the trend continued. He deeply bowed to Obama for making a deal with Iran, and then proclaimed his alleged moderation:

December 26, 2015, 8:12 AM EST

ABC News devoted a fluffy two-hour special to the year in review, studying the news and pop culture. They had a “Dishonor Roll” segment where they mocked the adultery of Josh Duggar and the scandal of the adultery website Ashley Madison when its client list leaked. They scorned the dentist that shot “Cecil the Lion,” white activist Rachel Dolezal pretending to be black, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards getting arrested for shoplifting, and pop singer Ariana Grande caught on video licking donuts.

But nowhere in this summary were the grisly tapes exposing Planned Parenthood for its effort to profit from selling the organs of babies it killed in its abortion clinics.

December 24, 2015, 7:23 AM EST

James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal had some fun with the liberal praise for the latest global-warming accord in Paris, which was uniformly described as “historic.” For example he noticed this from Elizabeth Kolbert for The New Yorker: “The climate accord approved in Paris over the weekend has, justifiably, been described as ‘historic.’ It represents the most significant step forward since international climate negotiations began, more than two decades ago.” But is it really historic? Or could it end up being a phantom achievement, since most countries fail to live up to whatever emission-reduction goals they pledge to achieve at these confabs?