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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July 9, 2015, 5:39 PM EDT

News junkies are accustomed to Obama-scandal stories being ignored by the TV networks, but assume the national newspapers capture all the significant news. That would be wrong. Judicial Watch’s new revelations about IRS bureaucrat Lois Lerner, the FBI and Eric Holder’s Justice Department discussing the prosecution of conservative nonprofits in 2010 drew no newspaper coverage. 

The newspapers were barely more interested in a bald-faced untruth in Hillary Clinton’s CNN interview, her claim that she never received a subpoena from the House Benghazi committee. Rep. Trey Gowdy produced a subpoena from March. McPaper (USA Today) couldn’t find the story with two hands, and others weren’t much better: 

July 8, 2015, 5:17 PM EDT

The Washington Post announced Wednesday “We are very excited to announce that Dave Weigel will be joining the Post as a National Political Reporter. Dave will bring his one-of-a-kind perspective and voice to our campaign team.” Being a liberal isn’t “one-of-a-kind” at the Post, but let’s continue.

This is Weigel’s second spin around the Post, having resigned in 2010 over “JournoList,” an e-mail listserv of liberal journalists. The Post PR team completely ignored that, of course. Weigel’s idea of humor was to crack  "I hope he fails" about Rush Limbaugh after the radio host was hospitalized with chest pains.

July 8, 2015, 12:02 PM EDT

Vox chief political correspondent Jonathan Allen issued an odd article on Monday titled “Confessions of a Clinton reporter: The media's 5 unspoken rules for covering Hillary.” In Allen’s view, the media are ridiculously harsh on Hillary and the Clinton scandals. So naturally, Allen’s article was touted by leftist sites like Mother Jones, Daily Kos, and Crooks and Liars, where Susie Madrak cooed, “Jonathan Allen in Vox spells out what we've been trying to tell you for years: Yes, there really are different rules for covering the Clintons.”

In short, reporters "write as though the Clintons are the purest form of evil." Liberals believe Hillary’s burdened by much more negative coverage than the Republicans....in stark contrast to the actual record of Hillary coverage since 1992. 

July 7, 2015, 11:07 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton’s campaign again signaled its contempt for the press during a July 4 parade in New Hampshire. Aides brought out ropes to cordon off the media covering her. It was the perfect metaphor for a “news” media so cowed by their candidate that they would allow such a humiliating action.

The images lit up Twitter on the holiday, but their reaction – or lack thereof – tells you all you need to know about their journalistic pride.

July 7, 2015, 5:44 PM EDT

The Huffington Post knows how to jazz up headlines from the Associated Press. On Monday, AP’s Steve Peoples and Julie Bykowicz penned a story headlined “As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm.” The HuffPo put a dizzying spin on it: “Billionaire Overlords Urge GOP Presidential Contenders To Play Nice.”

“Overlords”? The word causes us to remember TV news anchor Kent Brockman on The Simpsons saying “I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.”

July 6, 2015, 11:11 PM EDT

Only on PBS would it be considered part of a Fourth of July celebration to have the editor of The New Yorker gush over Barack Obama’s most “progressive” accomplishments. It’s also quite like PBS to have this journalist conclude that he feels about Obama just like you would feel about  “your favorite ball team.”

The program was the late-night talk show Charlie Rose, and the gushiest moment from both Rose and New Yorker editor David Remnick came in celebrating Obama’s eulogy in Charleston for the late Clementa Pinckney, shot dead by a racist. They agreed this was an emotional pinnacle for the president, with Rose even saying it was “one of the great moments anyone has ever seen.” PBS, they suggest, is the channel for emotional restraint?

July 6, 2015, 11:59 AM EDT

The Washington Examiner reports almost three-quarters of Americans believe the news media reports with an intentional bias, according to the 2015 State of the First Amendment Survey, conducted by the First Amendment Center and USA Today

The survey was released Friday. It shows that only 24 percent of American adults agree with the statement that "overall, the news media tries to report the news without bias," while 70 percent disagree. That’s a record low since the question was first asked a decade ago. When the question was asked last year, 41 percent agreed the news tried to report without bias, a 17-point difference.

July 6, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT

The Washington Post decided to spice up their thin Monday newspaper with a shameless blast of opposition research at a Republican presidential contender. The headline was “81 THINGS MIKE HUCKABEE HAS DENOUNCED: A catalogue of gripes spanning 40 years, straight from the Republican’s mouth.”

Before you read any further, you know it’s the liberal Post mocking a social conservative, and you cannot imagine how they would ever publish an article on the 81 things Hillary Clinton has denounced. You can imagine they’re shameless enough to avoid Bernie Sanders expounding on women wanting rape from 1972 (except for one online nod), but quote Huckabee extensively from 1973 and 1974.

July 5, 2015, 5:37 PM EDT

On Sunday’s State of the Union, host Jake Tapper was talking to his panel about the enthusiasm gap between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton among liberals. Tapper asked Van Jones: “ Van, when she was a senator, correct me if I'm wrong, she was a fairly moderate Democrat. I mean she wasn't this progressive firebrand?” Jones agreed: “And neither was the Democratic Party, a party of firebrands.”

Correct me if I’m wrong? When confronted on Sunday afternoon by a friend on Twitter about Hillary’s actual liberal voting record in the Senate, Tapper retracted the remark on Twitter.

July 5, 2015, 12:13 PM EDT

Like The New York Times, The Washington Post also undertook a political tour of the summer movies. Movie critic Ann Hornaday hailed Magic Mike XXL as a harbinger of more progressive male characters who are in touch with their “inner drag queens.”

Even stranger, Hornaday labored to compare the stripper corps of Magic Mike XXL to....mendicant priests? Since when do priests bump and grind?

July 5, 2015, 7:46 AM EDT

Via Soopermexican at The Right Scoop, we learn Hillary spent Independence Day corralling her dependent traveling press corps behind a rope -- literally.

This is a prime example of how Hillary's imperious nature created a visual that telegraphs to voters how she wants to campaign in a bubble and isn't really interested in transparency. Can you imagine a Republican being able to rope off the press corps without it damaging their image?

July 4, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

Jamie Dupree sent this fascinating tweet on Saturday, a picture of Chris Matthews marching in a suburban DC parade next to a Hillary Clinton for President banner.  Those MSNBC folks have a natural talent for appearing to be all wrapped up in partisan Democratic politics.

July 4, 2015, 7:58 AM EDT

To look at virtually anything produced by Hollywood is to register confirmation that the libertine Left cherishes clogging our popular culture with vulgarities. The messaging in movies, television and particularly music is punctuated deliberately and unnecessarily with all manner of language designed to offend.

But when it comes to perfectly decent speech -- spoken innocently with no bad intention -- those same liberals need smelling salts.  Welcome to the wacky world of “micro-aggressions,” where conversation becomes a minefield of political correctness.

July 3, 2015, 4:38 PM EDT

Media bias is never a story to our liberal media....unless the tilt is contrary to their worldview. NB reader Gary Hall pointed out a story in Friday’s Los Angeles Times about Greece. The print headline was “Greece media show vote bias; News outlets have been far from neutral in their coverage of the referendum on the bailout offer for the debt-stricken nation.”

Reporter Henry Chu began by just calling out the one-sided media in Athens:

July 3, 2015, 7:56 AM EDT

Variety reported Thursday that ABC executives are finalizing plans to reboot The View yet again for the fall season. Pseudo-Republican Nicolle Wallace and liberal actress Rosie Perez may not return.

"She's too wonky," a source said of Wallace. ABC is thinking about focusing the show permanently on "more lighthearted celebrity fluff"...like ABC News in general.

July 2, 2015, 9:14 AM EDT

CNN has rarely shied away from hiring White House insiders as their political analysts, and have seemingly never wondered or cared if those insiders are still carrying water on air for their old bosses. Now new e-mails released from Team Hillary illustrate that longtime CNN analyst and longtime Clintonista Paul Begala went straight to the State Department for talking points for a 2009 "report card" special.

July 1, 2015, 8:38 AM EDT

T. Becket Adams at The Washington Examiner reports newly released e-mails demonstrate the pliant press Hillary Clinton counted on while she was Secretary of State. The most embarrassing e-mail concerned Leslie Gelb, one of those revolving-door liberals – former appointee of Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter, and former New York Times correspondent and columnist.

Gelb wrote a fluffy profile of Hillary for the Sunday newspaper supplement Parade Magazine in 2009, after a friend e-mailed her: "He said he would give you a veto over content and looked me in the eye and said, 'she will like it.'

June 30, 2015, 10:52 PM EDT

Friday’s gay-marriage mandate from the Supreme Court is merely the latest “landmark” decision on the slippery slope toward obliterating any definition of consensual deviancy. We haven’t defined deviancy down. We’ve shredded it.

Now, it’s social conservatives who have become the focus of fear, violence, and discrimination for maintaining their deeply held religious views that homosexuality is a sin and that “gay marriage” is an act of cultural deconstruction.

June 30, 2015, 9:47 PM EDT

Donald Trump fought back on Tuesday by filing a $500 million lawsuit against Univision. The Spanish-language network replied the suit was “both factually false and legally ridiculous.”

What’s been missed in all this hubbub is that large chunks of the national media have completely ignored Univision executive Alberto Ciurana’s post on Instagram comparing Trump to Dylann Roof, the mass murderer in the Charleston church shooting. ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR have all avoided the topic.

June 29, 2015, 11:01 PM EDT

Comcast-owned NBC announced Monday that they will no longer carry the Donald Trump-produced Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, and would be removed from the reality show “Celebrity Apprentice.” Diversity-uberconscious Comcast must have faced great internal and external pressure after Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants and crime.

At the same time, Univision VP of Corporate Communications Monica Talan has informed Ken Oliver-Mendez of MRC Latino that as of this afternoon the network still has neither made any formal statement denouncing -- or taken any disciplinary action against -- their President of Content and Programming, Alberto Ciurana, who graphically compared Trump on the Internet to the mass murderer in Charleston, Dylann Roof.