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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February 26, 2011, 6:59 AM EST

Newsweek’s latest issue shouted from the rooftops that Tina Brown and the Daily Beast are now in charge. The cover story’s on George Clooney, and the cover headline is “Mr. Clooney, The President Is on Line 1: On the ground in Sudan with a new kind of statesman.”

Inside, the gooey story has a gooey headline: “A 21st Century Statesman: In the age of Twitter-shortened attention spans, fame is an increasingly powerful weapon of diplomacy. How George Clooney is helping to bring change – and a hefty dose of hope – to Sudan.”

It comes with Tina Brown touches, like focusing on what he’s wearing: “Clad in a khaki-colored ExOfficio vest, white safari shirt, lightweight pants, and worn hiking boots, Clooney doesn't look or act like a buttoned-up diplomat.”

 

February 25, 2011, 8:36 AM EST

The hatred of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker continues in the fever swamps of the Daily Kos. The blogger "Patience John" posted an article Wednesday headlined "Walkercide: Killing the American Dream for Corporate Paymasters." Try not to pay attention to the mangled syntax: that "Walkercide" sounds like a plot to kill the governor, not the other way around, or that the headline suggests a plot to kill the dreams of corporate paymasters. As usual among Kosmonauts, the capitalists plot to build a class of wage-slave peasants:

The elite never want the American worker to realize that the workers generate all the wealth of our republic, and this new corporate aristocracy just feeds off it.

They have a plan.

It is called Walkercide, and it is meant to kill the last of the good American jobs. [Emphasis his.] 

February 24, 2011, 11:07 PM EST

The Associated Press reported that a Polish gay activist group called Rainbow Stand (or Teczowa Tribuna) wanted separate seating for gay and lesbian soccer fans to protect them from harassment and violence. William Donohue of the Catholic League took exception to this outburst of anti-religious bias:

Polish soccer matches are often the scene of violent attacks and fights involving hooligans.

Homophobia also remains deeply embedded in Poland because of the legacy of communism — which treated homosexuality as a taboo — and the teachings of the church in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.

February 23, 2011, 10:41 PM EST

The National Organization for Women issued a statement from president Terry O'Neill Wednesday with a clearly anti-religion message. The headline: "U.S. Catholic Bishops Major Force Behind War on Women." It began:

The collusion of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has led to an open declaration of war on the women of this country. The bishops have long sought to enshrine into law those policies of the Catholic Church that subordinate women. And they don't care how badly women get hurt in the process.

February 23, 2011, 5:10 PM EST

Neil Katz at CBSNews.com has a new question: "Transgender surgery: should your company pay for it?" Those who would say "No" and resist the latest PC push at major corporations are nowhere to be found by CBS or the AP:

While millions of Americans are grappling with employer-provided health insurance that covers less and costs more, one surprising group is benefiting as of late - transgendered people.

That's according to an Associated Press report [by Lisa Leff] which found that big name companies like Coca-Cola, Campbell Soup and Walt Disney [!] have expanded their insurance coverage to meet the needs of transgender workers.

February 23, 2011, 8:32 AM EST

The Washington Post stoops to the tabloid level today. On the front of Wednesday's Style section is this promotional plug: "The Supreme Court justice is only one of many partners whose caresses McEwen graphically recalls in NC-17 prose."

The justice is Clarence Thomas, and the author of the steamy passages is Lillian McEwen, a former Joe Biden aide and Clarence Thomas girlfriend. Last October, the Post promoted McEwen coming out to criticize Thomas after being silent for decades, including during the Hill-Thomas hearings. Now McEwen has issued her memoir, titled 'D.C. Unmasked & Undressed -- a book so lacking in market appeal that its publisher is Titletown, based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. But the Post is very interested in exploring Thomas's sexual activity, even as the paper's "Reliable Source" gossips pretended to care about his privacy: 

Four months after Lillian McEwen broke a two-decade silence about her longtime relationship with Clarence Thomas, the retired administrative law judge has written a book.

And it is dirty. Really dirty.

February 23, 2011, 7:07 AM EST

If someone associated your last name with fecal matter, you probably wouldn't think it should be characterized as "an oldie but a goodie." That's just what CNN anchor Don Lemon said on Saturday night after Sen. Rick Santorum talked to the newspaper Roll Call about his "Google problem." Vile gay sex columnist Dan Savage -- a man CNN has presented as an "anti-bullying" hero -- has insured that anyone who Google searches for "Santorum" gets his name defined by fecal matter.

“It’s one guy. You know who it is. The Internet allows for this type of vulgarity to circulate. It’s unfortunate that we have someone who obviously has some issues. But he has an opportunity to speak,” Santorum told Roll Call. 

CNN's Don Lemon was speaking to Maureen O'Connor of the gossipy left-wing site Gawker (the same person who recently exposed the looking-for-adultery problem of GOP Rep. Christopher Lee of New York):

February 22, 2011, 1:57 PM EST

While the mainstream media finds it tolerable to compare Gov. Scott Walker to Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, the bloggers at Daily Kos can always stretch the slander further. The blogger "Dengre" finds Walker and his conservative ilk are quite similar to Confederate slave holders:

What thing becomes clear--as you consider the modern Republican Confederate Party's effort to attack workers, Unions, the Middle Class and their rights--is that their focus is all about the theft of labor. Stealing the labor of folks is a sure fire way to get rich and it has been since, well, forever. Fighting efforts to protect people from the theft of their labor is what the modern so-called Conservative and/or Gliberterian movements are all about.

February 22, 2011, 8:08 AM EST

A new survey by The Washington Post, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Harvard School for Public Health found dire news for Democrats: “When asked which party better understands the economic problems that people in the country are having, non-college whites side with the Republicans by a 14-point margin.”

That news is so uncomfortable for media liberals that the Post put that sentence in paragraph 15 of a story they placed on page A-2. The headline on this story by Jon Cohen and Dan Balz was “Non-college whites gloomy about economy: Group is more pessimistic than those with degrees, poll finds.” It wasn't “Non-college whites don't like Obama economic policies.” There's also that finding, in paragraph 13:

February 21, 2011, 11:22 PM EST

AP reporter Ryan Foley's update from Madison on Monday night included details about a rock musician causing the crowd to to roar: "At noon, guitarist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine took to a stage on the Capitol steps to fire up the crowd. He said he flew in from California to lend his voice to the protest."

While reporters like Adam Nagourney "worry" out loud that the Wisconsin Republicans are going to look too extreme, AP somehow left out Morello's truly appalling and extremist stands, like speaking fondly of Philadelphia cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal and the Maoist Shining Path terrorists in Peru. If that didn't seem pro-violence enough, then there's Morello praying for the drowning of President Bush in 2007, as reported in the Washington Post:

Onstage, when the Nightwatchman [Morello] sang, "I pray that God himself will come and drown the president if the levees break again," the Jammin' Java crowd's attitude was chilling. People were praying.

February 21, 2011, 7:45 AM EST

Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever reported "Valentine's Day was a week ago, but MSNBC's Chris Matthews has belatedly gifted a particular former president with a mash note - strike that, a one-hour special called 'President of the World: The Bill Clinton Phenomenon,'" which airs tonight, somehow equating Clinton with Washington and Lincoln. Stuever explained:

Matthews, aided by the likes of Terry McAuliffe, Mary Steenburgen and various biographers, remarks again and again how smart Clinton is, how generous, how famous, how friendly, how productive. Perhaps this special is some sort of MSNBC covert-op to cause paralytic apoplexy over there on the right? The kind of people who still keep the Starr Report at the ready?... The not-very-sub subtext of "President of the World" is a nostalgic grieving for the glory of the Clinton years.

February 20, 2011, 7:59 AM EST

Liberal blogger Greg Sargent of the Washington Post  reported on a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute on who favors Rep. Peter King's upcoming hearings on radical Islam in America. You may want to question the poll since it discussed "alleged extremism" among Muslims in America (and their press secretary worked for Obama's religious-outreach team in 2008). Sargent insisted it shows Fox News watchers are a paranoid, under-informed lot. But the survey itself shows the polar opposite to Fox fans in the "Islamophobia" category are...people who most trust PBS for their news and public affairs.

More than three-quarters (76%) of those who most trust Fox News say it [King's investigation] is a good idea compared to only 45% of those who most trust CNN and 28% of those who most trust Public television.

 Have American Muslims done enough to oppose radical Islam in their communities? Again, Fox viewers say no, and PBS watchers say yes, and disagree with the question:

February 19, 2011, 6:11 PM EST

Two liberal editorialists are letting the liberals have it over their tactics in the Wisconsin battle against new Gov. Scott Walker. In a Washington Post piece posted on Saturday, editorial writer Charles Lane excoriates fellow liberals:

This is hypocrisy on an epic scale. I can't think of a more overwhelming refutation of the claim that incivility is the unique province of the American right -- as opposed to what it really is and always has been: a two-way street with both right and left lanes. No wonder so many Americans in the broad center of the political spectrum are turned off by both parties and their sanctimonious "bases."

Lane also praised the Friday critique of Time's Joe Klein. Lane wrote that just weeks after the president's calming words about civility in the wake of the Tucson shootings there's this:

February 19, 2011, 8:03 AM EST

In a piece biased enough to appear on The Huffington Post, AP writer Charles Babington goes after House Speaker John Boehner, asserting that the Democrats are aligned with "many mainstream economists" -- and the economists cited are liberals, with no label. The "mainstream" apparently favors cutting nothing from the enormous deficit, and adding more "stimulus."

Democrats and many mainstream economists, however, dispute GOP claims that deep federal spending cuts will lead directly to more private-sector jobs.

Boehner forwarded a letter to the White House from 150 economists – many with conservative backgrounds – saying: "To support real economic growth and support the creation of private-sector jobs, immediate action is needed to rein in federal spending." The three-paragraph letter did not seek to document a link between lower government spending and increased jobs, and some rival economists said it would be hard to do so.

February 18, 2011, 11:16 PM EST

Planned Parenthood lost a House vote on Friday by a count of 245 to 180 that would strip its funding out of this year's stopgap spending bill. But they're not sitting still.

Frank James of  NPR's blog It's All Politics is reporting the "woman's health organization" plans to run radio ads that will initially target several Republican lawmakers, including "freshmen Allen West (FL), Frank Guinta (NH), Ann Marie Buerkle (NY) and Pat Meehan (PA) as well as Mike Fitzpatrick, (PA) who served in the House previously." Well, there's that, and this weekend's New York "Safer Sex Party" with the handcuffs and "Hedonist Chocolates."

NPR didn't notice happy groups like the National Right to Life Committee applauding the denial of funds to the "bloated abortion mega-marketer," but they helpfully forwarded the text of a Planned Parenthood ad, called "Flushed."

February 18, 2011, 5:06 PM EST

On its Twitter account today, PBS explicitly thanked MoveOn.org for their campaigning to "save public broadcasting" from the conservatives who would cut the budget of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 

A special thanks to @ for its help and support this week. www.moveon.org

This certainly clashes with a story on Wednesday by Katy Bachman of AdWeek, in which executives expressed a slight embarrassment to be so fervently associated with the radical-left promoters of Bush-is-Hitler ads:

February 18, 2011, 3:19 PM EST

Actress Lisa Edelstein plays Dr. Lisa Cuddy, the hospital administrator (and main squeeze) of Fox's "House.” But Edelstein jumped into politics this week in a MoveOn.org ad accusing the Republican Party of moving the clock back and "trying to send women back to the back alley"for  abortions.

"With the economy, joblessness and eight million wars that we're fighting, it seems very odd for Republicans to take over Congress and begin attacking women's rights," Edelstein told Patrick Gavin at Politico. "I feel very passionate about this...This is is an enormous attack. The president and the first lady both need to step up and shine a light on what's happening right now.”

 

February 18, 2011, 8:51 AM EST

Rosie O'Donnell appeared on the Joy Behar show on Thursday night touting how the first documentary that Rosie will be promoting on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is "Becoming Chaz," a documentary about Chastity Bono's trans-gender journey into "Chaz." Rosie also promoted it on Access Hollywood. Naturally, Rosie said 'he's a very brave guy" and Joy thought it was very nice:

BEHAR: Now, you know, Rose, you are hosting a documentary series for Oprah`s channel?

February 18, 2011, 8:27 AM EST

Jeff Poor at the Daily Caller isolated the latest rant from former UPI White House correspondent Helen Thomas. On Wednesday night's Joy Behar show on CNN Headline News, Thomas said Obama is a coward, not a liberal, which was disappointing, since she thought "because he was black, I thought he would automatically be" liberal, or in other words, have an "empathy for all the blacks."

BEHAR: Things have changed. And President Obama, do you like him? Do you think he is doing a good job? We started out the conversation before about it a little bit.

THOMAS: I think he lacks courage.

February 17, 2011, 8:30 AM EST

The Obama administration hardly has a perfect anti-terrorism record. Start with the mass murder at Fort Hood. But Time magazine wants to pretend that never happened, even though it was a Time cover story (which didn't want to call Nidal Malik Hasan a terrorist). Their February 21 edition carries a gushy profile headlined “Just Don't Call Him Lucky. Antiterrorism czar John Brennan is Obama's secret weapon.” (The online version is abridged.) Michael Crowley never uses the words "Fort Hood" in the piece. But look at this:

John Brennan's portfolio covers a hair-raising spectrum of horribles, including everything from cyberattacks to earthquakes and pandemics. But the top priority of the White House's top adviser on homeland security and counterterrorism is the continuing threat of radical Islamists who have mounted a series of attacks on the U.S. during President Barack Obama's tenure that came close to killing countless innocents.

Terrorists "came close" to murder, but never succeeded? Crowley later avoided Fort Hood again by touting that "al-Qaeda hasn't successfully struck the U.S under his watch." This is shameless: