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 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.

April 8, 2015, 11:54 AM EDT

Last October, we relayed that the NBCUniversal-owned Syfy cable network made a development deal with leftist actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck for a corporate-dystopia series called “Incorporated.” Now The Hollywood Reporter is offering an update: Syfy has greenlighted the making of a pilot episode.

Corporate leftists demonstrate a surprising capacity for hypocrisy. The Syfy press release – coming out of Comcast, a large entertainment conglomerate with one of the largest lobbying staffs in the nation’s capital – comically imagines today’s trend in Obama-era government is a “dismantling of the public sector."

April 8, 2015, 6:59 AM EDT

In their constant celebration of gender-bending, NPR still has time for old-fashioned transvestites. On the April 3 Morning Edition, their headline was “Longtime Couple Found That Clothes Didn't Make The Man,” The producer, Liyna Anwar, tweeted “He's a Vietnam vet who teaches electric power tech. He just does it all in a dress.”

Anchor Steve Inskeep introduced America to “Sissy” Goodwin and his wife Vickie of Laramie, Wyoming.

April 7, 2015, 11:04 PM EDT

The Old Media loathes the New Media as unreliable, and have no right to pass judgment. Increasingly they are prone to leap into news stories based on their own liberal networks of social media. Look no further than the new Indiana religious freedom law. They could not get enough of those angry tweets from Hillary Clinton and public-policy geniuses like Miley Cyrus.

Based on Twitter, they touted a "growing outrage" from coast to coast and obsessed over Indiana's "bigotry" for days. Conservative social media also reacted to the Hoosier contretemps forcefully in the opposite direction, but apparently it's too much to expect "objective" journalists to notice too much of that.

April 7, 2015, 10:34 AM EDT

A favorite historical claim of Ronald Reagan-bashers is that he showed signs of senility in office. The New York Times is still fiddling around on this with the latest “scientific” proof in a March 30 article headlined “Parsing Ronald Reagan’s Words for Early Signs of Alzheimer’s.” The author, Dr. Lawrence K. Altman, was a Times medical correspondent for 40 years.

Craig Shirley, a longtime friend of the MRC, has written two historical books on Reagan and is finishing a third, titled Last Act: The Final Years and Enduring Legacy of Ronald Reagan. He wrote a letter to the editor strongly protesting this article and was refused. In fact, the Times stiffly wrote in return he would not be published, and "We received a couple of personal accounts (a caregiver's story) but did not choose to publish them."

April 6, 2015, 11:20 PM EDT

Racially obsessed USA Today on Friday wrote this headline: “Wisconsin doesn't hide from 'white guys' reputation.”

Josh Peter assembled current and former Badger players,  former assistant coaches, and “authorities on the African-American experience” to answer: “Why is the Badgers' roster predominantly white?”

April 6, 2015, 3:46 PM EDT

On the same day The New York Times is chiding Rolling Stone magazine for forwarding unsubstantiated tales of sexual assault by trusting a single source, it’s channeling them on Monday’s front page, and promoting the idea of taxpayer-funded hormone therapy for transgender prisoners – now being pushed by the Obama Justice Department.

The sympathetic headline was “‘Every Day I Struggle’: Transgender Inmate Cites Attacks and Abuse in Men’s Prison.” Times reporter Deborah Sontag achieved perfection – if that’s defined as composing a 2,619-word article without a single critical word about taxpayer-funded hormone therapy for crooks, or the transgender agenda in general.

April 6, 2015, 11:20 AM EDT

The Washington Post’s gossips can look like putty in the hands of the Obama administration. On Monday morning, columnist Emily Heil oozed that the Obamas have made the Easter Egg Roll “way cooler” during their tenure than the hidebound Bushies, what with “Lynn Cheney” reading her “Patriotic Primer.” There was “definitely no hip-hop.” (Read: the last administration was hopelessly white.)

Heil allowed that it became slightly hipper when the Bush White House started using Disney Channel stars like “pre-twerking” Miley Cyrus.