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
February 17, 2012, 11:16 PM EST

On its website Thursday night, the Los Angeles Times hailed “MSNBC's Ed Schultz: A rare liberal success in broadcasting.” The subhead said Schultz “has been raising his ratings while talking about the issues of the poor and middle class working people.”

As usual, reporter Alana Semuels had to creep around the dominant ratings numbers of Fox News. In the ratings after the Times celebration was posted on Thursday night , Bill O’Reilly typically crushed Schultz by almost 3 to 1 (2.9 million to 1.1 million) and by more than two to one among the prized demographic of 25-to-54 (632,000 to 267,000). But Semuels tried to tout Ed’s year-to-date tally:

 

February 17, 2012, 12:43 PM EST

“The Signal” blog at Yahoo!  is grabbing attention for a very, very early prediction: “With fewer than nine months to go before Election Day, The Signal predicts that Barack Obama will win the presidential contest with 303 electoral votes to the Republican nominee's 235. How do we know? We don't, of course.” What an eye-grabbing gimmick this is. That doesn’t stop some people from posting headlines like “Yahoo economists: Obama reelection's in the bag.”

Remember that Yahoo! is not only a major news site, it's now allied with ABC News. Why the Obama happy talk? A quick look at the curriculum vitae posted at Yahoo! by one of the prognosticators in the byline, David Rothschild, has a list of Democratic credentials, including an internship in the Clinton White House:

February 17, 2012, 6:54 AM EST

In his Creators Syndicate column on Thursday, Pat Buchanan admitted what he had been denying for months: "My days as a political analyst at MSNBC have come to an end. After 10 enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous."

The column was titled "The New Blacklist" and he declared "my departure represents an undeniable victory for the blacklisters....prattling about their love of dissent and devotion to the First Amendment, they seek systematically to silence and censor dissent."

February 17, 2012, 6:30 AM EST

Fox News star Bill O'Reilly sat down with Matt Lauer on Thursday morning to discuss his head-turning comments that Whitney Houston wanted to kill herself and the media "has no bleeping clue" how to cover her death. But before that, Lauer asked O'Reilly if he could see Rick Santorum winning the nomination, and he said "Sure." 

When Lauer pressed O'Reilly to proclaim whether Romney or Santorum had a better chance of beating Obama, O'Reilly said if gas prices were six bucks a gallon, "you could get elected, all right?"

February 16, 2012, 3:57 PM EST

Terry Gross, whose daily program "Fresh Air" appears on hundreds of NPR stations across America, dearly loves to interview current and former New York Times reporters. On Tuesday, the guest was former Times reporter Tim Weiner, and they discussed his new book on J. Edgar Hoover.

Naturally, since it was Valentine's Day, Gross tried repeatedly to get Weiner to agree with the common leftist insistence that Hoover was latently homosexual. Weiner said "This is a myth," but then Gross tried to twist her way around to a deeply submerged truth, that perhaps he had a "sexless"  homosexuality. Maybe he wouldn't allow himself a personal life "because he couldn't accept his own homosexual orientation." Weiner wasn't buying.

February 16, 2012, 8:30 AM EST

Please revisit all the liberals who called Rush Limbaugh's "Operation Chaos" effort urging conservatives to vote for Hillary Clinton "undemocratic" and worse. Because Daily Kos blog boss Markos Moulitsas announced on Wednesday "Operation Hilarity," urging liberals to turn out and vote for Rick Santorum to "keep the GOP clown show going!"

"Rush Limbaugh and his ilk have had no problem meddling in our own contests. And if there's one thing Daily Kos is about, it's about fighting fire with fire," he wrote. "And in any case, it's freaking hilarious. I mean, Rick Santorum? Really? The Republicans have offered up this big, slow, juicy softball. Let's have fun whacking the heck out of it." They're even raising funds for Facebook ads. He writes:

February 15, 2012, 1:23 PM EST

The Los Angeles Times is touting the "open wallets" of Hollywood to aid President Obama. Richard Verrier and Matea Gold reported a dinner and a Wednesday reception at the Holmby Hills "legendary estate" of "The Bold and the Beautiful" producer Bradley Bell and his wife, Colleen, co-hosted by actor Will Ferrell and his wife, Viveca, "sold out faster than any fundraiser in the last several years, according to Ken Solomon, co-chairman of Obama's Southern California fundraising committee."

Solomon runs the Tennis Channel and the Ovation arts channel and serves on the president's commission on the arts and humanities. "The reception, featuring an acoustic set by recent Grammy winners the Foo Fighters, will run $250 to $500 per person. A small private dinner, which will cost $35,800 a head, will follow. The two events are expected to raise more than $3 million for the campaign and Democratic National Committee."

February 15, 2012, 12:05 PM EST

Former Newsday reporter and editor Paul Moses took to the CNN.com Opinion section on Tuesday to lecture America's Catholic bishops on how to manage the contraceptive-mandate debate. Sure, they had success because their appeal to freedom of conscience moved moderate and liberal Catholics, but if bishops become “shrill and partisan,” they’ll lose.

Moses suggested that if the bishops really need a guide they should be “guided by the writings of Saul Alinsky” – yes, the guy who hailed the organizing talents of Lucifer in the front of his book “Rules for Radicals.” If they organize “massive rallies” for subsidized low-cost housing, then maybe they could have some clout.

February 15, 2012, 8:04 AM EST

MSNBC president Phil Griffin shocked the media elite by telling Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times that you don't need to build a career in journalism to star at MSNBC. "I'm sorry, I don't care about journalists. … I want fair-minded, smart people who understand the world and can interpret it," he said. "If they're journalists, great. This notion that you somehow you have to have done something to earn so-called journalists' credentials? Stop."

They seemed to miss the hilarious part of that passage. That MSNBC has been looking for "fair-minded smart people" and then they hired Al Sharpton. This tells aspiring black journalists to forget the newspaper jobs. Go out and falsely accuse white people of raping black kids. That's apparently the fast track to hosting an MSNBC show. Griffin has also shredded any rules against moonlighting political activity for Sharpton. He made a video advocating a "gay marriage" bill in Maryland:

February 14, 2012, 9:41 PM EST

The Media Research Center and its president Brent Bozell were mentioned favorably twice on Fox News Channel on Monday night.

On “The O’Reilly Factor,” contributor Bernard Goldberg said, “Look, on the right, there's the Media Research Center.  They do God's work when it comes to exposing liberal media bias. Nobody is better.” It wasn't all hearts and flowers. He wished someone policed bias on both sides: “But they do go deaf, dumb and blind when it comes to exposing conservative bias.”

February 14, 2012, 4:37 PM EST

NPR is supposed to be a very, very civil space to talk. But apparently not when NPR stations air the weekend talk show of PBS star Tavis Smiley and his Marxist professor friend, Cornel West. Brian Maloney at the Radio Equalizer was disturbed by West alleging the media and the politicians only care about the "vanilla side of town" and the hosts were "laughing hysterically at a 'kill Whitey' joke." Their guest was 1970s Saturday Night Live star Garrett Morris. Maloney asked, "Can you imagine jokes about killing black people airing on NPR?"

February 14, 2012, 7:47 AM EST

It wouldn't be the Daily Kos if they didn't greet activists at CPAC as women-hating, venom-spewing and bigoted hypocrites spouting "pseudo-pious obscenities" against contraception, which is somehow very spiritual.

On Sunday, after CPAC was over, Denise Oliver Velez unleashed her rage that Jesus wouldn't really be happy with these conservatives, who somehow oppose health in every way. "I want to shout 'screw you' at CPAC attendees and politicians and priests who are promoting death." Jesus is somehow on the same side as those angels at Planned Parenthood:

February 14, 2012, 6:42 AM EST

Valentine's Day is a big day that gay-left advocates expect their love to be honored as just the same. The Washington Post's Valentine story today made sure to include gay couples, and so does today's Google doodle, at the end of an animated video about a boy and a girl jumping rope.

The animation’s finish includes a half-dozen tiles featuring various ”couples,” including an astronaut and an alien; a dog and a cat; and a frog and a prince, reported the Post's Michael Cavna. "Some early viewers of the Doodle wondered whether the tile featuring two tuxedoed men holding hands would stir any controversy." Says the animator, Michael Lipman: “I think Google was pretty aware of everybody in those final squares and they decided [them] with purpose.”

February 13, 2012, 5:12 PM EST

Smug liberals who believe that conservatives are, on average, a bunch of mentally-challenged mouth-breathers are circulating this AlterNet piece around today by columnist George Monbiot of the U.K. Guardian: "Conservatism Thrives on Low Intelligence and Poor Information."

Monbiot knows how to write a snappy first sentence: "Self-deprecating, too liberal for their own good, today's progressives stand back and watch, hands over their mouths, as the social vivisectionists of the right slice up a living society to see if its component parts can survive in isolation."

February 13, 2012, 2:09 PM EST

The Washington Post handed over space on its op-ed page Sunday – the highest-circulation day of the week – to the ardently feminist MSNBC talker Rachel Maddow to warn of the Republican “War on Birth Control.”

Or it's simply a "war on women" -- on the Post website, Maddow's column is illustrated with a cartoon video of a Catholic bishop and a politician playing a violent game of political ping-pong with a miniaturized woman's body. Isn't it amazing how liberals who rally for the abortion of millions of females each year can get self-righteous about subsidized condoms and pills?

February 13, 2012, 11:42 AM EST

PBS will debut a new Bill Clinton documentary in its "American Experience" series next Monday (February 20). Executive producer Mark Samels clearly wasn't thinking like Beavis when he explained "The themes of William Jefferson Clinton's life -- promise and achievement followed by crisis and then comeback -- are the recipe for the secret sauce of great drama." 

The London Telegraph says PBS features new interviews with Clinton mistresses and former aides like Betsey Wright and cabinet secretaries like Robert Reich. One campaign chief in Arkansas recalled dealing with "25 women a day" who came into the office looking for Mr Clinton: 

February 13, 2012, 6:23 AM EST

On CNN's Sunday show State of the Union, anchor Candy Crowley again brought tough questions to a Democrat about President Obama's plan to impose on a burden on Catholic-affiliated schools, hospitals, and charities to subsidize contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients. New chief of staff Jacob Lew was asked if as an observant Jew, "was there anything about this that made you think twice when it first went out?" Lew athletically dodged that question.

Crowley also asied if he could say "with a straight face that the insurance company's going to pick up the cost of this"? Lew dodged that as well.  She didn't quite get to the point of civil libertarians that if a Catholic entity enters into a contract with an insurer, and the premium it pays includes funding for contraceptives, it doesn't matter if the violation of conscience is imposed by Washington through a back door.

February 12, 2012, 10:44 PM EST

On Sunday, New York Times media reporter David Carr evaluated the “Twimmolation” of liberal CNN political analyst Roland Martin on Twitter, and never once cited the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for demanding Martin’s firing, adding just a glancing reference to unhappy "gay advocacy groups."  They are presently in the “Smother You With Re-Education” phase with Martin. Carr concluded by sharing all the anti-"defamation" lobby’s political correctness.

That’s not what Al Sharpton said last week. On his radio show last Wednesday, Sharpton didn’t get all the fuss, and insisted it was not nearly as outrageous as what Don Imus said that got him fired:

February 12, 2012, 9:19 AM EST

The New York Times deeply loves the Kennedy family. Media critics of a certain age recall  how the Times sent a reporter in 1991 to peek in the windows of a woman accusing William Kennedy Smith of raping her. Fox Butterfield demeaned the accuser for having “a little wild streak” and reported she had poor high-school grades and 17 traffic tickets.

It was in that defend-the-reckless-Kennedy spirit that Times book critic Janet Maslin slammed Mimi Alford’s new memoir on Thursday. The 19-year-old with a wild streak had dared to write about it 50 years later. Don’t buy this book, Maslin insists, there’s no news in it, and besides, Alford looks like a complete sleaze in it:

February 12, 2012, 7:19 AM EST

Is there something toxic in the hair piece? Singer Tony Bennett isn't just a liberal, he's an embarrassing liberal who says the wrong thing at the wrong time. The Hollywood Reporter passes along that at the pre-Grammy bash of record producer Clive Davis, Bennett took the news of Whitney Houston's untimely death as an occasion for a political statement demanding America legalize drugs like the Netherlands.

"First it was Michael Jackson, then Amy Winehouse, now, the magnificent Whitney Houston," he began. "I'd like every person in this room to campaign to legalize drugs." But it gets worse.