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
December 4, 2015, 11:53 PM EST

On Thursday, a voter in New Hampshire threw a tough question at Hillary Clinton about the feminist insistence that all rape accusers should be believed. So what about Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones, who accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault or harassment? Hillary said no.

This is the kind of followup question George Stephanopoulos could ask on Sunday’s This Week – but the big money’s on “Never mind.”

December 4, 2015, 2:07 PM EST

After all of the breaking news about terrorist motives yesterday, Friday morning’s Washington Post was silly with the top headline “Motive elusive in deadly Calif. rampage.”

The story even had a subhead admitting “Arsenal found in home of the two shooters.” It began with how authorities were “still trying” to locate a motive “even as they revealed the two attackers had amassed a large stockpile of explosives and ammunition.” Another story below it was headlined “Couple were quiet and withdrawn – until puzzling explosion of violence.”

December 2, 2015, 11:37 AM EST

The Washington Post “Fact Checker” column is crying “pants on fire” or something like it against Ted Cruz. The unsubtle headline is “Ted Cruz’s Four-Pinocchio claim that ‘the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats’.”

Cruz told radio host Hugh Hewitt there was a “simple and undeniable fact” that “the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats.” Claiming this was a fact animated Kessler’s “fact” hunt, as he reported. So what are the “facts” at hand? Cruz’s staffers sent over the backup:

December 2, 2015, 6:53 AM EST

Left-wing lesbian humorist Kate Clinton wrote a column for The Washington Blade that mixed in discussion of her Thanksgiving meal preparations with her imagining how a “death star of awkwardness hangs heavy over the house of the Bush dynasty this November.” Then she awkwardly tried to blame the Paris terrorist attacks on Bush, Cheney, and Don Rumsfeld.

It all started with how the new Jon Meacham biography of George H.W. Bush is making the campaign difficult for Jeb.

December 1, 2015, 11:18 PM EST

Despite turning up nothing about the Colorado Springs shooter being very political or very religious, the media eagerly sought to pin the blame for the shootings on Christian conservatives and Republican presidential candidates.

These are the same journalists who protest to the skies that anyone would ever have the audacity to associate the average American Muslim with ISIS terrorists, or point fingers at the environmental movement over the Unabomber. But the pro-life movement? They are implicated, indicted, tried, and convicted before we know much of anything about this shooter.    

November 30, 2015, 11:10 PM EST

Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times chronicled another example of the Obama administration’s historic resistance to the free flow of information: an “aggressive assault” curtailing the ability of inspectors general to get access to records inside their agencies.

This inspector-general system was created in 1978 as a post-Watergate reform, so it looks a little ironic that a liberal Democrat is trampling on the Watergate reformers of his own ilk.

November 30, 2015, 11:31 AM EST

Politico’s Mike Allen apologizes in the middle of his Monday ”Playbook” column (20 paragraphs in) that he shouldn’t have promised Hillary PR operative Phillippe Reines two years ago that he could host Chelsea Clinton at a Politco brunch with questions approved in advance:  “No one besides me would ask her a question, and you and I would agree on them precisely in advance....The interview would be “no-surprises’”.
Gawker exposed the Stupid Journalist Trick, but Allen’s admission twisted into a pretzel, insisting against the hard evidence that this could have never happened: “I made an offer of questions, which we would never, ever do here at Politico!”

November 29, 2015, 4:37 PM EST

Washington Free Beacon culture editor Aaron McLean scrunched as many book recommendations as one might expect in a single article – 66! But it might seem odd that such a 2015 Favorites list for conservatives would leave out a top seller this year – Mark Levin’s Plunder and Deceit.

It might seem possible for book reviewers to see the author is a popular talk-show host and not read further. But Levin’s books are deep explorations of public policy and political philosophy.

November 29, 2015, 7:59 AM EST

Secular fundamentalists on the Left scowl when Fox News hosts like Bill O’Reilly suggest Christmas isn’t really a religious occasion when public schools host Christmas concerts. Certainly, Christians shouldn’t proclaim Christmas is anything but the celebration of God the Son arriving on Earth in the humblest way.

Katy Perry's new Christmas song -- which doubles as a commercial for the reasonably priced teen fashions at H&M merely has cartwheeling elves, a shirtless Santa, and a lyric about you...basically worshipping you.

November 28, 2015, 7:27 PM EST

Washington Post political reporter Ben Terris is a fresh-faced writer who just graduated from Brandeis in 2008. So surely he enjoyed writing a story for the front of the Style section on Thanksgiving with the snarky theme "Marco Rubio is just the guy to win the youth vote. Or so the old folks think. "

This is an interesting wisecrack, considering the same thing could be said about the old folks at newspapers trying to capture readership among millennials. Check out those fossils trying to appeal to the youth who speak in Tweets!

November 28, 2015, 12:44 PM EST

On his PBS late-night talk show on Monday night. Charlie Rose brought on Gen. David Petraeus for an hour to discuss Iraq, Syria, and defeating ISIS. There was one obvious question: Would Rose ask the general about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails? After all, Gen. Petraeus was sentenced to two years probation and fined $100,000 for possessing classified information at an unauthorized location.

The answer – this being liberal PBS – was “No.” The transcript ran 9,532 words without the word “e-mail.”

November 28, 2015, 10:32 AM EST

AP television writer Lynn Elber has a celebrity update: “Rosie O'Donnell isn't mincing words when it comes to Donald Trump's presidential campaign.” That wouldn’t be a surprise, considering Trump mocked her in the first debate.

Said O'Donnell: "It's a nightmare." She didn't elaborate, adding only, "That's my quote."

November 28, 2015, 7:57 AM EST

Some pro-abortion feminists recently denounced Hollywood for not producing TV and movie plots wherein the unborn baby is dispatched with zero remorse. It doesn't get more extremist than this. While Hollywood is without question virtually (but not entirely) unanimous in its pro-choice/pro-abortion sentiments, even when the abortion option is selected, rarely is it selected without personal angst for the simple reason that there is angst -- unless you're devoid of a soul and a conscience.

November 27, 2015, 11:14 PM EST

The Hill reports that the League of Conservation Voters hired actors Jeff Goldblum and Ed Begley, Jr. for a new video mocking opposition to President Obama’s plan to curtail emissions from power plants. You’d have to be a “selfish reptilian nincompoop” to oppose Obama.

The web video, produced in tandem with Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die website, depicts nine utility executives who are angry about the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans.

November 27, 2015, 2:46 PM EST

The New York Times has now editorialized that Woodrow Wilson had a "toxic legacy" as an "unapologetic racist" that the Left on the Princeton campus was right to repudiate.

James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal had a little fun with the same newspaper's endorsement in 1912, calling Toxic Woodrow "a man of high equipment for the office, worthy of the full confidence of the people.”

a man of high equipment for the office, worthy of the full confidence of the people.”

November 27, 2015, 10:46 AM EST

USA Today Supreme Court correspondent Richard Wolf reported another one of those sob-story pieces about how women seeking abortions will have to drive more than an hour to have their babies “terminated.”

The headline was “In Texas, Going the Distance for an Abortion.” The star of the article was “Veronica” in San Antonio, but she “didn’t want her last name used because of the personal nature of the procedure.” She called the state a "big bully" because it's making the violence of abortion harder to achieve.

November 27, 2015, 8:42 AM EST

Comcast is now using the “public service announcement” to push its leftist LGBT agenda. NBC Universal made an ad starring “Caitlyn” Jenner and fellow transgender activist Chandi Moore to mark the “Transgender Day of Remembrance" to remember those who died due to "anti-transgender hatred and prejudice."

Jenner concluded with action items: “Listen to trans people’s stories. Hire a trans person in your company. Support a trans person at your school. Love your trans child. Let’s all take action to put an end to hate and violence.”

November 25, 2015, 2:36 PM EST

The Washington Examiner reports a new Pew Research Center survey found “More than six in 10 Americans believe that the news media, followed closely by Hollywood, has a negative effect on the country.”

The extensive interview of 6,004 respondents from August 27 to October 4 found that 65 percent believe that the news media "has a negative effect on the way things are going in the country." Some 56 percent said the entertainment industry has a negative effect.      

November 25, 2015, 10:41 AM EST

On Monday night's All In, in a discussion of the rock-concert shootings in the Paris terrorist attacks, MSNBC’s Joy Reid claimed that the National Rifle Association doesn’t care at all about the loss of life in shootings, and only wants to sell more guns.

Host Chris Hayes suggested from a devil’s-advocate position that when the NRA protested an effort to prevent people on the government’s terrorist watch list from purchasing guns, it showed “integrity” in maintaining their gun-rights position. Reid replied “there's nothing in the NRA's behavior that indicates they care about anything other than maximizing gun sales.”

November 24, 2015, 10:56 PM EST

The Bible is the best-selling book of all time, but The New York Times would have to consign it to the ghetto for “Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous” books. That’s what the Gray Lady has done to David Limbaugh and his new book, The Emmaus Code: Finding Jesus in the Old Testament.

Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner revealed that on the newspaper’s November 29 best-seller chart, the Times didn’t put David Limbaugh’s book at number 8 on the nonfiction list, where it belonged. They set it aside in the "Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous" category.