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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January 16, 2015, 4:56 PM EST

Larry Wilmore, the replacement for Stephen Colbert, begins on Monday night at 11:30. Comedy Central executive Kent Alterman bowed to the Almighty Jon Stewart on this one: “Considering Jon's track record when it comes to discovering talent, you'd have to be a real idiot to argue with him."

In an interview with Esquire magazine, Wilmore restated all his palaver about being a "passionate centrist," and then sort of proved it. He was centrist enough to praise Ann Coulter's research, but liberal enough to slam her for being racially clueless:

January 16, 2015, 12:12 PM EST

It’s fascinating to see The New York Times promoting a new left-wing documentary hit for HBO by noting the Church of Scientology has bought a full-page ad in The New York Times to fight it. (See page A-11.)

Reporter Alex Cieply did not have the integrity to note that the Times will take money from the atheists and the Scientologists, but won’t allow a full-page ad to attack Islamists (they denied Pamela Geller in 2012).

January 16, 2015, 8:40 AM EST

In the kind of response that sounds like a joke -- even to liberal journalists -- Secretary of State John Kerry brought Seventies pop star James Taylor (now almost 67) to sing his old chestnut "You've Got a Friend' to the French as a show of support after President Obama blew off the "historic" rally of world leaders last Sunday.

January 15, 2015, 11:09 PM EST

It was a matter of minutes or maybe hours before Obama-boosting black film director Spike Lee was quoted in disgust that the black professionals who made Selma were overlooked for the Oscars, both for director Ava du Vernay and for actor David Oyelowo. (The film was nominated for Best Picture, and Golden Globe winners John Legend and Common were nominated for Best Song.)

Marlow Stern of the Daily Beast was already sent to Lee to do a profile for his latest movie, a horror project funded by fans on Kickstarter called Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.

January 15, 2015, 4:41 PM EST

PBS is a comfortable home for secular liberals – with the added bonus of getting a major chunk of its funding from religious conservative taxpayers. MRC’s Claire Chretien sent along a popular PBS NewsHour online commentary by “secular-parenting blogger” Wendy Thomas Russell headlined “The case for having just one kid.”

The number one argument? “1. It’s eco-friendly. You’re replacing two trash-accumulating, water-wasting, gas-burning individuals with one, which means your impact on the environment is drastically reduced. You get to be a mother without destroying Mother Earth.”

January 14, 2015, 2:16 PM EST

David Weigel at Bloomberg.com reports a PAC called Conservative War Chest, is arranging an ad buy against Comcast in five swing states – Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The two-minute ad warns that Comcast is becoming “America’s most powerful and militant left-wing political force” and conservaitves should “fight the corruption of American journalism.”

"Comcast needs Obama administration approval to merge with Time/Warner cable, giving it access to two-thirds of American’s homes,” spokesman Mike Flynn said in a statement. “The last time Comcast needed a government favor we got Al Sharpton five nights a week. What will we get in exchange for a deal worth billions to Brian Roberts and other owners of Comcast?"

January 13, 2015, 10:24 PM EST

When America was hit on 9-11, the world united around us. France just had its 9-11, and again the civilized world has come together, all except the United States. Where were America’s leaders as the rest of the world united?

The reaction to Islamic terrorists killing 17 people in Paris in the name of their radical creed has been greeted with a very strange perceived need to deflect or just dismiss it in liberal political and media circles.

January 13, 2015, 5:44 PM EST

The nation’s leading newspapers couldn’t be bothered with the controversy over Team Obama's no-show at the huge Paris "unity" rally on Monday morning, and then buried it on Tuesday. The Washington Post and The New York Times noticed France didn't seem to care.

NPR reporter Mara Liasson arrived on the story, but underlined "it's probably not that big a deal."

January 13, 2015, 9:21 AM EST

On Tuesday, The Washington Post’s delayed story on Obama’s no-show in Paris showed up on page A-9. On A-2, Post columnist Dana Milbank defended Obama with a column titled “Conservatives find their inner Francophiles.” He insisted “The conservatives are guilty of a bit of inconsistency, if not hypocrisy, in criticizing the Obama administration for snubbing a people they not long ago called cheese-eating surrender monkeys.”

This is as “inconsistent” as mocking the ultraliberalism of Boston and then sympathizing with Bostonians after terrorists blew up the finish line at the Boston Marathon. Are we supposed to believe Milbank would applaud conservatives if they never stopped to mourn a terrorist attack or make a "Boston Strong" gesture of good will?

January 12, 2015, 3:40 PM EST

While the three networks all responded to the New York Daily News and New York Post whacking Obama for being a no-show at the Paris “unity” rally, the nation’s leading liberal newspapers barely noticed the absence in the Monday morning papers.

The New York Times and The Washington Post both won the Full Monty award for making no reference whatsoever to Obama’s absence in their front-page stories from Paris.

January 12, 2015, 1:41 PM EST

On the same night Lena Dunham was complaining on TV about “deranged neocons” trashing her on Twitter, Dunham was putting an anal-oral sex scene on HBO – starring the naked rear end of Alison Williams, the daughter of NBC anchorman Brian Williams. This comes just 37 days after the nepotism beneficiary played “Peter Pan” in live musical theater on NBC.

How embarrassing was this for Williams? In an interview with New York magazine, he fell back on joking about animals being harmed: “She’s always been an actress. For us, watching her is the family occupation and everybody has to remember it’s acting, no animals were harmed during the filming, and ideally nobody gets hurt.”

January 12, 2015, 9:08 AM EST

ABC, CBS, and NBC all noticed on their Monday morning programs that the Obama administration came under attack for failing to send any top U.S. leader to a “unity” rally in Paris featuring 40 global leaders. But NPR, like a government radio channel, ignored the criticism.

NPR Paris correspondent Eleanor Beardsley mentioned the huge rally in her story on the feelings of Jews in France. In another story, later in the program, co-host Renee Montagne and substitute co-host David Greene touted the rally as an “overwhelming show of solidarity,” but steered around the other networks’ stories on the Obama controversy. So did Cokie Roberts in her "week in politics" segment.

January 11, 2015, 10:08 PM EST

You don’t usually here denunciations of “deranged neocons” on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, but HBO star Lena Dunham uncorked this attack on her Twitter enemies to Ryan Seacrest on the E! Network.

January 11, 2015, 8:21 AM EST

Brendan Bordelon at National Review has published some internal e-mails at al-Jazeera after the Charlie Hebdo attack that show how the Qatar-based network shows a real hostility to Western values of free speech – especially when that speech is mocking and insulting religion.

What followed Saturday was an online commentary at al-Jazeera from an American professor insisting the murders weren't about Islam, but about "extreme religion" and "extreme capitalism" and colonialism.

January 10, 2015, 9:18 PM EST

Washington Post art critic Philip Kennicott was brought in to denounce the closed-minded Islam-bashing bigots in Saturday’s Style section. By the end, Kennicott was complaining that religion needs desperately to be removed from the public square. Mayhem will continue without secularization: "unless we commit not just to leaving religious certainty in the home, but the deeper metaphorical thinking that gives religion its primal force as well."

January 10, 2015, 7:03 PM EST

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple isn’t buying the media line that they are opposed to showing “deliberately offensive” images. “Compelling as these arguments may sound, they boil down to a refusal to show the world as it is, to explain how events have evolved. They also express the mainstream media’s long-held belief in the fragility and naivete of its audience.”

But Wemple is especially harsh on CNN. Remember how CNN boss Jeff Zucker boasted "We're not going to be shamed into it by others who have political beliefs that want to try to have temper tantrums to shame other news organizations into covering something,” in this case, the Benghazi hearings (CNN avoided live coverage). But radical Muslims can sway him. His blog was headlined “Fear of terrorism is driving CNN’s editorial decisions.”

January 10, 2015, 5:13 PM EST

Via Politico, we learned on Friday, New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet called a journalism professor at the USC Annenberg School an "asshole" on Facebook after the professor took a shot from the left  at Baquet for not running Charlie Hebdo's Muhammed cartoons. He punched low for a liberal: he compared the Times to a staid insurance company.

On Friday, Cooper wrote a Facebook post questioning Baquet: "Exactly how many people have to be shot in cold blood before your paper rules that you can show us what provoked the killers?" he asked. "Apparently 23 shot including 11 dead is not enough. What absolute cowardice. These MSM managers act is if they are running insurance companies, not news organizations.”

January 10, 2015, 7:46 AM EST

Hollywood is still making movies glorifying communists like blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo as the true libertarians and constitutionalists, no matter how ludicrous it sounds. Luckily, there’s a new antidote to this film’s message, a book called Hollywood Traitors by longtime Human Events editor Allan Ryskind.

January 9, 2015, 11:28 PM EST

Too typically, the cover of Seventeen magazine features former Nickeolodeon star Victoria Justice and “The Edgy Side You’ve Never Seen (Until Now).” The teen stars always have to “mature” into “edgy,” and in this case, it’s a “daring role on the gritty new MTV series Eye Candy.”

Justice will play “a computer hacker who gets caught up with a serial killer.” She explained “It’s a very sexy thriller-drama.” Sexy serial-killer drama? That’s edgy, all right. “Victorious [her Nick show] was musical singing, happy times, and colorful, and this show is the polar opposite, which is 100 percent why I was drawn to it.” It’s making her channel her inner “badass.”

January 9, 2015, 2:30 PM EST

About a month ago, The Washington Post reported that kiddie-TV host Bill Nye “the Science Guy” and other leftists put out an open letter demanding the media use the word “climate denier” instead of “climate skeptic” to describe Sen. Jim Inhofe and the conservative side of the global-warming debate. Apparently, the letter worked.

Friday’s Washington Post carried a very biased article by Ben Terris on Sen. Jim Inhofe, “the country’s most prominent climate-change denier.” The Post even used the “denier” phrase in its local radio ads, passing along the shock that a “denier” is chairing an environmental committee.