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
January 22, 2016, 4:24 PM EST

National Review was clearly outnumbered on the Fox News show Outnumbered today. The entire panel lit into NR for daring to assemble a symposium titled “Against Trump.” The Fox panel was unanimous that this was “offensive,” would have “zippo” effect, and only underlined that conservatives in “tassel loafers and bow ties” are “defunct” and “worthless.”

They professed their “love” for NR editor Rich Lowry, a Fox regular, but their words clearly said exactly the opposite. Aside from an 18-second soundbite from Lowry from Thursday night’s Kelly File, it was a rhetorical firing squad.

January 21, 2016, 11:27 PM EST

The Washington Post admitted on Tuesday that the Democratic Party is full of socialist hearts. In a story on the Clinton-Sanders primary battle, reporter Karen Tumulty announced Clinton and Sanders “are laying down a choice for Democrats: Lead with their heads, or with their hearts.... For Democrats, the question is whether the best path to retaining power is the pragmatic or the ideal.”

Although the Post doesn’t say this directly, Hillary is the pragmatist head and Sanders the socialist is the idealist heart. But the headline merely said “Clinton-Sanders contest pits pragmatism vs. idealism.”

January 21, 2016, 4:30 PM EST

Washington Post fashion writer Robin Givhan is once again larding up her so-called fashion critiques with political critiques. In Thursday's Style section, Sarah Palin’s Trump endorsement was faulted for being too flashy. The headline? “Notice Sarah Palin’s sweater? You were supposed to.”

Anti-Trump conservatives thought Palin endorsed Trump as a "look at me" moment. Givhan described the outift as “a black pencil skirt topped off with a mini black cardigan studded with what resembled needle-thin, glistening stalactites. On television, as all that black blurred together, she looked a bit like she was wearing a bedazzled choir robe.” It was all designed for egotism, implied Givhan:

January 20, 2016, 12:09 PM EST

On Monday, two pseudo-conservative PBS NewsHour analysts came together as one to say both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are the ruin of the Republican Party and must be squashed. Since New York Times columnist David Brooks insisted on PBS it was time for a “conspiracy” to stop these guys, it seems like Brooks got his PBS Mini-Me, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, on board. 

January 20, 2016, 7:40 AM EST

The Huffington Post reports in a “Candidate Confessional” podcast interview, Michele Bachmann recalled how the “infamous” Newsweek cover photograph happened – the 2011 "Queen of Rage" shot that Tina Brown & Co. created to make Bachmann look dazed and confused.

The photographer used a strobe light for a "test shot," he claimed. “I said, ‘You’re not going to use that, are you?’" Bachmann said. "And he said, ‘Oh, no, no, no. This is just something I have to give to my editor.’”

January 19, 2016, 9:22 PM EST

To hear the press tell it, the Republican Party has gone so far to the right that Ronald Reagan wouldn’t recognize it. But the Democratic Party is at this moment on the cusp of forsaking Hillary Clinton for a self-described socialist who wants America to be exactly like Sweden. So precisely which party is making a historic tilt toward a new extreme?

Never, ever trust the liberal media to put politicians on a mainstream-to-extreme political scale. In their minds, Nancy Pelosi sits on the center line of the political fulcrum. By that measurement, Jeb Bush looks like a fire-breathing extremist. And Ted Cruz, the original Cro-Magnon.

January 19, 2016, 10:11 AM EST

The Right Scoop reported on how Mark Levin responded on his radio show last night to our item on the breaking insults of Chris Matthews, who responded to NBC's Katy Tur raising his name with "Oh my God, Mark Levin is one of the most distasteful human beings out there." 

Levin replied "I find him to be a puke. There they are, spending time with Saturday Night Live, about Ted Cruz looking like he’s taking a leak, on a putative 'news' show, and I’m distasteful." 

January 18, 2016, 11:33 PM EST

Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday went about exposing the new Benghazi action movie 13 Hours on the front of Monday’s Style section. As she tweeted: “Is '13 Hours' political? Let me count the ways.”

With Republican super PACs holding screenings and conservative media "saturated with ads, the critic mocked Paramount for insisting the film is not political. "That’s a whopper, even for an industry that has so brilliantly perfected the art of relieving itself on consumers and telling them that it’s raining."

January 18, 2016, 2:28 PM EST

On MLK Day, it might be a good time to point out how Time magazine likes comparing President Obama to Lincoln and Harry Truman on racial matters. Near the front of the January 18 magazine, a “Brief History” article by Maya Rhodan explained Obama would take executive action to “combat gun violence, sidestepping a Congress that has thwarted his legislative attempts.” Then she compared it to “how similar situations played out in the past.”

That included not only Obama’s executive action on amnesty, but Abe Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and Harry Truman desegregating the military:

January 17, 2016, 8:34 PM EST

Sunday’s Washington Post carried a story on the front page of Metro on one liberal journalist turning into political advocacy against that heinous menace known as.....the gas-powered leaf blower.

Perry Stein reported that James Fallows – who was  Jimmy Carter’s chief speechwriter but has spent most of his long career at The Atlantic magazine – is “part of a crusade in his upper Northwest Washington neighborhood of Wesley Heights to ban loud leaf blowers with two-stroke engines in the city.”

January 17, 2016, 3:16 PM EST

Trey Sanchez at Truth Revolt broke down Hillary’s Clinton’s Thursday appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. There was a serious section on the campaign, but there was also a whimsical “job interview.” When asked why she wanted to be president, Hillary uncorked a bottle of platitudes.

But Fallon ended with a joke about if there was an e-mail she could be reached at, and they both had a good laugh. This is only funny if you don’t care about her recklessness with classified information, and think it’s silly for anyone to care about this scandal.

January 16, 2016, 10:27 PM EST

On ABC's The View on Friday, the ladies discussed the Republican debate. They actually discussed both debates, going after Carly Fiorina's Hillary wisecrack in the undercard. She said: "Unlike another woman in this race, I actually love spending time with my husband.”

Co host Joy Behar made a meowing sound and said, “I wonder who she’s talking about? Who do you think she’s talking about?”

January 16, 2016, 4:56 PM EST

NPR brought on two women to replace David Brooks and E.J. Dionne for their “Week in Politics” segment on Friday’s All Things Considered. As usual, NPR’s idea of “balance” is two experts who think Ted Cruz is a far-right disaster.

Former MSNBC host Joy Reid drew quite the softball from openly gay NPR anchor Ari Shapiro, who cited “some observers” who said that Chris Christie and Ted Cruz offered nasty criticisms of President Obama at the latest GOP debate that they wouldn’t make about a “white president.” One problem? Shapiro mistakenly put a Christie statement in Cruz's mouth.

January 16, 2016, 7:55 AM EST

When David Bowie died after a very private fight with liver cancer, obituary writers churned out words like "icon" and "legend" and "subversive." Despite a life of very fluid explorations of musicality and sexuality and spirituality, the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano celebrated Bowie as "never banal," displaying an "artistic rigor" which seemed to contradict the sexually "ambiguous image" he presented to "attract the attention of the media."

This star-struck eulogy ignored Bowie's 2013 album "The Next Day." His "artistic rigor" included a nasty anti-Catholic video starring actor Gary Oldman as an angry priest. It begins with this priest punching a begging teenage boy in the face.

January 15, 2016, 10:18 PM EST

After drawing wide condemnation for suggesting Ted Cruz offered “dark and satanic tones” last Friday, Brooks insisted this week that he still doesn’t like Cruz, but that he bested Donald Trump in the second Fox Business debate. Brooks said the GOP establishment is “in panic,” but seems immobile. Brooks is rooting for a moderate “conspiracy” of donors to pick one moderate. A squishy Republican “MoveOn.org-type organization,” he said.

January 15, 2016, 1:24 PM EST

The Washington Post “fact checkers” rarely appear in the paper (mostly on Sundays), so it’s unusual that Glenn Kessler's column appeared in print after the State of the Union on Wednesday and and after the GOP debate on Friday. 

Apparently, the Republicans were worse fact-manglers than Obama. The headline Wednesday was “Some claims depend on how you tilt the numbers.” The headline today is “Debaters put forth some claims that are head-scratchers or downright wrong.” 

January 14, 2016, 10:02 AM EST

The obvious joke is it's a lateral move from Air America radio and MSNBC to a Kremlin-backed show for Russia Today. CNN's Dylan Byers reports Schultz will host the simply titled News with Ed Schultz at 8 p.m. weeknights, where he will "focus on exploring issues that most affect working Americans, particularly within the context of the upcoming US presidential election," according to a press release. 

January 13, 2016, 1:50 PM EST

If you’re not a Democrat who thinks Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are titans whose visages should be sculpted into a cliff, you might want to avoid taxpayer-funded PBS and the Charlie Rose show. Both leaders were adored live in the 11 pm hour on the East Coast in the afterglow of Obama's final State of the Union address. 

Early on, Rose said Obama's listing of four arguments the country needed to have were "very worthy," and then it slipped into how Bill Clinton was a great president like Jefferson, or FDR:

January 12, 2016, 10:21 PM EST

New York Times columnist David Brooks poses as a moderate who never stoops to being crabbily doctrinaire. He is the very model of a PBS/NPR “conservative” – defining conservatism in a very 1950s way, as wearing dreary gray suits and liking Ike and Dick Nixon. Go along, get along with the liberal elites.

But as conservatives know all too well, people who pose as “moderates” – politically and rhetorically – have a way of losing their sweetly temperate nature when conservatives seriously challenge the liberal order of things. David Brooks is clearly not a moderate or temperate man when it comes to Ted Cruz. Just the thought of this man triggers a spontaneous combustion.

January 12, 2016, 5:02 PM EST

Rush Limbaugh ably mocked this Politico headline from State of the Union Day: “Obama struggling to get attention for the State of the Union.” White House reporter Sarah Wheaton pretended that Obama somehow wasn’t the toast of cable news or the recipient of a boatload of Today coverage on NBC live from his executive mansion.

The White House strategy also includes another round of interviews with twentysomething YouTube stars, including one who talks about his frequent dreams about setting a cop on fire with a Molotov cocktail.