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 3, 2016, 3:34 PM EDT

The term “black privilege” is profoundly upsetting to liberals at CNN.com, as reporter John Blake tried to explain it. You can't claim the blacks have advantages today.

"Arguments for black privilege may face a hostile audience as acceptance of the idea of white privilege grows," Blake wrote. "The white rapper Macklemore recently released a song titled White Privilege. The term 'check your privilege,' a reference to white privilege, has gone mainstream."

April 2, 2016, 8:01 AM EDT

Actress Susan Sarandon embodies the definitive caricature of the raving socialist so brimming with “compassion” and with an estimated net worth of $50 million. She infuriated liberals by telling MSNBC host Chris Hayes on March 28 that she can only envision Bernie Sanders for president: “I really want to be on the right side of history and this is a shot we're not going to have in my lifetime to have a candidate that's so morally consistent,” while Hillary Clinton is a stalking horse for Wall Street or “fracking or Monsanto.”

She wouldn’t relent and say she’d vote for Hillary instead of Trump: “Some people feel Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately if he gets in then things will really, you know, explode.”

March 31, 2016, 9:24 AM EDT

The Blaze reported comedian and actress Roseanne Barr turned on her friends on the Left as a keynote speaker at a Jerusalem conference discussing the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement on Monday. She began by noting she mocked racism, sexism, and classism like a "good socialist, like my father." But Israel is another matter:

“Everything I’d ever believed about the left was severely shaken, and the scales began to fall from my eyes in many ways," Barr said. “I had to admit that many of those I considered comrades were naked bigots who had absolutely no interest in peace between Israel and Palestinians Arabs at all as I did."

March 31, 2016, 5:15 AM EDT

New Daily Show host Trevor Noah received another failing grade from a TV critic, this time from the Hollywood trade paper Variety. The headline was “Comedy Central’s ‘Daily Show’ Has Lost Its Edge.”

Critic Maureen Ryan  thought rejected Stewart replacements like John Oliver and Samantha Bee were better....because they offer "urgency." Translation: they pretty much projectile-vomit liberal attitude, while Noah is just joking, not ranting:

March 30, 2016, 4:10 PM EDT

USA Today (and other newspapers on the USA Today Network) are running an editorial by Steven Strauss whacking away at Fox News. The headline: “Fox News a bully that just can’t take it.” The network loves spreading “sick right-wing obsessions,” but draws the line when Donald Trump attacks Megyn Kelly.

"Someone’s got to say it: Sick right wing obsessions were just fine with Fox until Trump became consumed with his grudge against Kelly and told his nearly 7.3 million Twitter followers to boycott The Kelly File."

March 30, 2016, 8:14 AM EDT

David Brooks, the fake conservative half of public broadcasting on Friday – the one day they pretend to let conservatives on the taxpayer-funded airwaves – forecast on Friday's All Things Considered on NPR that Donald Trump has done one positive thing – destroyed the “dying husk” of obsolete Reaganism in the Republican Party. Naturally, his liberal radio counterpart E.J. Dionne agreed, hoping for a more liberal, domesticated GOP.

March 29, 2016, 10:57 PM EDT
The National Enquirer’s brand in journalism is synonymous with factually unsupported drivel of the lowest kind. It is a sacred truth that no responsible journalist should produce the kind of garbage found in this tabloid. 
 
But somehow it’s perfectly appropriate for the same responsible journalists to report the sleaze, over and over, emphasizing, of course, that the source is that awful National Enquirer. 
March 29, 2016, 5:34 PM EDT

One could offer credit to the PBS NewsHour for mostly avoiding the unsubstantiated National Enquirer story claiming Ted Cruz had five secret mistresses. The closest the NewsHour came to it came on Friday was anchor Judy Woodruff saying "Cruz accused Trump of being behind tabloid accusations of extramarital affairs. It was the latest in the escalating war of words over women this week between the two candidates."

But their question for the GOP was "How low can it go?" The verdict: it's one big mud-wrestling mess.

March 28, 2016, 4:34 PM EDT

If someone can find a substantial difference between a Planned Parenthood fundraising appeal and a New York Times staff editorial, alert the media.  On Monday, the Times published their own official invective against pro-lifers in an editorial titled “The State Assault on Women’s Health.” The online version was more specific: “The State Assault on Planned Parenthood.”

Planned Parenthood brands itself as a “women’s health” group –almost the only “women’s health” group for poor women – and the Times editorial unloads the same boilerplate. It even included a color photograph of Planned Parenthood backers carried banner proclaiming “PLANNED PARENTHOOD = HEALTH CARE.”

March 28, 2016, 12:40 PM EDT

The leftist British newspaper The Guardian has signed former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson as a regular columnist on the presidential election. Already, she’s pleasing the Left with ridiculous columns, such as the brand-new one, headlined “This may shock you: Hillary Clinton is fundamentally honest.”

It’s only shocking because it’s like claiming: “This may shock you, but the sky is green and the grass is blue.” Hillary’s terrible ratings for dishonesty? Sexism. Abramson concluded: “It’s fair to expect more transparency. But it’s a double standard to insist on her purity.”    

March 27, 2016, 12:35 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton’s Twitter account The Briefing 2016 is still milking the Comedy Central episode of Broad City that promoted her as a twinkly, winking political rock star. “What was it like to be on set with @HillaryClinton? Broad City's director tells all.”

Molly Eichel at Philly.com promoted Philadelphia native and director Todd Biermann, who explain how he and Amy Poehler loved every minute of this hourlong shoot, and how it was an awe-inspiring conclave of "smart independent intelligent" women.

March 27, 2016, 8:55 AM EDT

The media quite routinely circulate Donald Trump tweets that they find offensive or at least controversial, even by now they suspect nothing outrageous ever dents the Trump magic among his followers. But what about the followers, the Trumpkins? How ugly can they be on social-media forums like Twitter? We know the media plucked offensive signs out at Tea Party rallies, so how is this different?

March 27, 2016, 7:45 AM EDT

Here's one of hundreds of examples of The New York Times scornfully dismissing the prejudices of the American riff-raff (even the billionaire riff-raff) when they criticize "Old Europe," therefore displaying a lack of cosmopolitan sophistication. Whether they turn out to be right doesn't matter...

March 26, 2016, 3:02 PM EDT

The New York Times reports Robert DeNiro is under fire for promoting a discredited documentary connecting vaccines to autism at his Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan. DeNiro claimed he wasn’t “endorsing” the film – but he’s imposing it on the schedule. In a statement issued by festival publicists, DeNiro claimed he just wanted a “discussion,” and not that he was taking sides.

March 26, 2016, 9:34 AM EDT

PBS is offering a new late-night debate show – or will “debate” be like a Mark Shields and David Brooks NewsHour discussion: “we agree on the liberal consensus”? The title is Point Taken. Let us list the bad signs, starting with it's being taped in Boston in front of a liberal audience...about as diverse as Shields & Brooks.

March 26, 2016, 8:11 AM EDT

To Catholics, the week before Easter is “Holy Week,” a time to prepare for the church’s highlight of the year, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. To Hollywood, it is a time to flog the Catholic Church with vicious portrayals of corruption and hypocrisy.

Hollywood insists it's product reflects a market demand. There is no market demand for this. It is Hollywood, and only Hollywood, that wishes to celebrate its bigotry toward Catholics.

March 25, 2016, 12:36 PM EDT

The PBS NewsHour is nothing if not sensitive to the “LGBT community.” A Thursday night segment drew the online headline “How North Carolina signed a bill dubbed the most anti-LGBT law in the U.S.” Or, as the gay-left site Towleroad, gushed over it, “PBS News Hour Takes Apart North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law: WATCH”.

The PBS anchor on this story was John Yang, an openly gay journalist who gave advice about being “Out on the Air” at last year’s convention of the activist National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.  The guests were Time Warner Cable reporter Loretta Boniti and Dominic Holden, “national LGBT reporter for BuzzFeed news.” Those opposed to say, letting men who “identify” as female use the ladies restroom, were barely noticed.

March 25, 2016, 9:05 AM EDT

After the deadly attacks in Brussels, The New York Times is bringing “Islamophobia” home to describe how this will help the Democrats with Muslim voter-registration drives. A story by reporter Alan Rappeport on Friday ended with this provocative little quote from Muslim activist Reema Ahmad: “If you’re not at the dinner table, you’re on the menu.”

Republicans eat Muslims? The headline in the Times was “Feeling G.O.P. Peril, Muslims Try to Get Out Vote.”

March 24, 2016, 5:22 PM EDT

The liberal media is hyper-sensitive about Republicans suggesting the Democrats are soft on terrorism or communism or any foreign threat. Republicans can’t say a Democrat is “un-American” without protests from liberal journalists. But Democrats can suggest Republicans are aiding communists or dictators, or seem like communists or dictators, and that is acceptable discourse.

See the front page of Thursday’s New York Times, where Hillary says the Trump foreign policy “will be like Christmas in the Kremlin.” That’s fine with them, no need to lament the tone of our rhetoric. Amy Chozick and David Sanger begin their article calling Mrs. Clinton “vigorous” in her speech-making:

March 23, 2016, 2:02 PM EDT

The Washington Post knows how to downplay leftist environmental activism as merely the educated opinion of scientists. On A-3 in Wednesday’s paper came a story blandly headlined “Dire climate-change forecast from prominent scientists.” The online headline has a lot more attitude: “We had all better hope these scientists are wrong about the planet’s future.”

The “reporter” is also a thinly disguised leftist activist named Chris Mooney, author of the book The Republican War on Science. The most “prominent scientist” is James Hansen, who is not merely a scientist but a plaintiff in court to force the government to recognize his novel doctrine that the promotion of fossil fuels is a violation of our constitutional rights.