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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August 9, 2015, 2:04 PM EDT

The roiling of the daytime waters at MSNBC has the hard left all upset at the mini-peacock turning back to a newsier format. In an article on The Wrap, Jordan Chariton warned this would lead to a “permanent third-place finish” behind Fox and CNN. The headline on the roster changes was "When One Lean Forward Becomes Two Steps Backward."

Chariton’s lead witness was disgruntled lefty host Cenk Uygur, barely tried in the late afternoon before his unwillingness to avoid attacking Obama from the Left caused him to end up on Current TV (briefly). “Being progressive isn’t the problem, it’s the solution,” said Cenk. Tell that to Current TV.

August 9, 2015, 7:44 AM EDT

HBO Real Sports host Bryant Gumbel was interviewed by Charlie Rose on his PBS talk show on Wednesday night. Or you could say Gumbel was simply flattered by Charlie Rose, flattered to the point that Rose lectured Gumbel that he owes the world more of his wonderful voice – read nasty liberal bias and invective, as he offered on NBC and then on CBS – comparing him to a Marlon Brando of newscasting.

Rose swore he wasn’t sucking up to Gumbel, which he certainly was, but perhaps he thought he was acknowledging Gumbel’s talent like a man observes a sunrise:

August 8, 2015, 11:02 PM EDT

Before the latest debate, Time magazine contacted Fox anchor Bret Baier for a “7 Questions” interview – except they published 10. They admitted to Baier “Back in the 2012 debates Fox News has some of the toughest questions of any of the networks.”

And yet, they still mocked Fox’s old “fair and balanced” slogan in a protest against conservative groups having more of a voice in Republican TV debates:

August 8, 2015, 5:37 PM EDT

Back in February, People magazine devoted a “Why I Care” feature to celebrating Planned Parenthood and one of its most fervent Hollywood backers, Lena Dunham, who said: “What I love about Planned Parenthood is it is focused on destigmatizing abortion and birth control.” They haven’t covered the abortion giant since the grotesque exposes of their baby-parts business started leaking out.

But the newest edition of the magazine (dated August 17) carried an article on “Remembering Cecil” headlined “THE KILLING OF A LION KING: As a Minnesota dentist defends his hunt, Zimbabwe calls for his return to face justice.”

August 8, 2015, 10:10 AM EDT

Former New York Times TV reporter Bill Carter wrote a valentine for Jon Stewart in The Hollywood Reporter, suggesting Stewart’s departure “is expected to leave a void for loyal followers of liberal causes, though it also may inspire sighs of relief from the horde of public officials Jon has eviscerated over the years...  It is no exaggeration to say it: When Jon Stewart goes, the country will be losing the most focused, fiercest and surely funniest media critic of the past two decades."

The liberal media loved him, even when he mocked them. As one longtime executive at CNN told Carter: "The irony always was that most people in the place truly enjoyed his show, never missed it. So it was always incredibly painful that he would attack us the way he did." Carter began by noting how Stewart and Colbert and Co. hugged and celebrated when Obama was first elected in 2008:

August 8, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT

Five years ago, Katie Couric exemplified our secular media’s Islamophilia when on an online show at CBS, she proclaimed  "Maybe we need a Muslim version of The Cosby Show. I know that sounds crazy, but The Cosby Show did so much to change attitudes about African-Americans in this country, and I think sometimes people are afraid of what they don't understand.”

Now online at Yahoo, Couric is still singing from the same songbook, hosting two Muslim comedians in a discussion headlined “Fighting Islamophobia, one joke at a time.” Couric asked, “What ultimately do you think will have to be done to make people more educated, more tolerant, more accepting?” One of them, Maysoon Zayid, quipped, “I think we need a Muslim Bachelor or Bachelorette. I think that’s what would be the great equalizer, and that would change everything.”

August 7, 2015, 11:23 AM EDT

The first GOP debate's Fox News moderators were so hard on the candidates that a New York Times columnist called it an "inquisition" and said the debate "compels me to write a cluster of words I never imagined writing: hooray for Fox News." 

Frank Bruni, who was a White House correspondent under George W. Bush. His headline was "A Foxy, Rowdy Republican Debate." 

August 5, 2015, 10:51 PM EDT

Actor Tim Allen announced at a Television Critics Association interview that season 5 of the ABC sitcom "Last Man Standing" is going to get political, and neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump is going to be safe from Allen's character, the wisecracking Mike Baxter. 

"We're going to drill Hillary," the star told Foxnews.com at the Television Critics Association Q&A session for his ABC series. "It will be horrible personally if Hillary continued [to lead the Democrats], but it will be great for the storyline if she continues."

August 5, 2015, 3:38 PM EDT

Washington Post reporter Jessica Contrera has only been out of college a year. So is that the level of experience you choose for someone to try and pry some information out of the Clintons about daughter Chelsea? Instead, we get the usual worshipful sentences, like this one: “Polished, practiced and private, Chelsea Clinton is the closest thing America has to a princess.”

The headline on the front of Wednesday’s Style section  is “A very private public figure: Chelsea Clinton always avoided the spotlight. But now she welcomes it – on her own terms.” In other words, “Chelsea Clinton dictates her press coverage on her own terms. We in the media bow and scrape to America’s princess.”

August 5, 2015, 9:57 AM EDT

In this week’s contest to see who can be the most obsequious Jon Stewart ring-kisser in his last week of shows, a natural place to start would be Entertainment Weekly magazine, which decided to interview past and current Daily Show staffers to “get candid” and “toast” Stewart the “satirical sharpshooter.” 

The hands-down winner of this inebriated EW office party was actor Josh Gad, who briefly worked for Stewart. Gad applies more zeal in ogling Stewart than he did for God on stage in The Book of Mormon. He’s so gushy he makes his role as Olaf the magical snowman in Frozen seem like a Gloomy Gus. 

August 4, 2015, 10:55 PM EDT

Arrogant liberal journalists naturally assume that conservative talk radio only succeeds in making Americans dumber. They reach this conclusion by avoiding conservative talk radio entirely. But the overwhelming majority would never dare appear on one of these shows and debate the conservative host. If one of them ever entered the ring with Mark Levin, they'd invoke the "mercy rule" before the first commercial break.

In recent years, Levin has matched a brainy talk show with a series of brilliant political books. The latest is called Plunder and Deceit: Big Government’s Exploitation of Young People and the Future. It’s a good bet that no liberal journalist will read it, no liberal newspaper will review it, and that no liberal network would imagine calling up Levin for an interview. They are too busy advocating tolerance and diversity.  

August 4, 2015, 7:03 AM EDT

The Planned Parenthood scandal surprisingly came up in the Friday “Week in Review” segment on NPR’s All Things Considered. Both the liberal and the pseudo-conservative spoke up a bit  for the humanity of the unborn. But anchor Audie Cornish developed a bad case of the euphemisms.

“I want to turn to another issue that's been very much in the news the last few weeks,” she began. “That's Planned Parenthood. The group is in crisis mode after a video sting operation by a group opposed to abortion has put Planned Parenthood in the spotlight for the practice of fetal tissue in medical research.”

August 3, 2015, 1:19 PM EDT

It’s going to be a fawning and funereal week for liberals, all competing with each other to see who can offer the most overripe eulogy for Jon Stewart. New Yorker editor David Remnick called Stewart an “invaluable patriot” because he took on what novelist Philip Roth called the “indigenous American berserk.”  That must be the crackpot equivalent of American exceptionalism.

August 3, 2015, 6:57 AM EDT

On Monday, Emily Yahr at The Washington Post pointed out one group of privileged Americans who are never asked tough questions on television "news" shows about their personal behavior: bankable movie stars and musicians. Yahr's most prominent example is Tom Cruise, now doing an interview tour for his new film Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, but facing no questions about his prominent place in the "church" of Scientology.

"[S]everal months after HBO’s Scientology documentary Going Clear accused the church (and by extension Cruise, its most famous member) of some horrific behavior. The church denied everything, yet Cruise hasn’t been able to answer or dodge any questions about the film — because he hasn’t been asked about it at all."

August 2, 2015, 3:24 PM EDT

Two years ago, Washington Post Magazine “Work Advice” columnist Karla L. Miller lectured at a questioner asking about a trans woman using the women’s room to get over it.

But when a reader complained that her boss was a conservative Christian who listened to conservative talk radio, Miller cited Scripture to suggest the conservative might not be who he claims to be. So Christians might be inauthentic, unlike a man who thinks he's a woman.

August 2, 2015, 7:44 AM EDT

Liberals are already getting verklempt over Jon Stewart retiring from The Daily Show. On the front of Sunday’s Arts & Style section of The Washington Post, the headline is “Shrug it off. John would want it that way.”

“The longer the run and more devoted the fan base, the louder the wails,” proclaimed TV critic Hank Stuever as “Jon Stewart’s incomparable, culturally significant run as the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show cuts deeper than the usual sign-off.” His devotees “still speak the language of denial: How can he leave us?

August 1, 2015, 11:17 PM EDT

In a chat this week with a roomful of TV critics, incoming Daily Show host Trevor Noah upset his liberal audience base by suggesting he’s going to be different than Jon Stewart by hammering less on Fox News Channel in the future.

One liberal complained to The Washington Post: "Isn't that like ignoring the 5000 lbs of Elephant Dung in the Middle of the Room?"

August 1, 2015, 10:17 PM EDT

A Los Angeles Times report on Saturday made it sound like disgraced NBC anchor Brian Williams was going to be spread all over the schedule on MSNBC. The headline was “MSNBC opens daytime hours for breaking news; Brian Williams will helm.” Reporter Stephen Battaglio wrote Williams will be "set up at his own anchor desk on the third floor of NBC News headquarters in New York's Rockefeller Center."

Williams, who isn't likely to show up on the air until September, "will be MSNBC's go-to anchor from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the East Coast."

August 1, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT

Diana Falzone at FoxNews.com reports that there’s some intra-liberal squabbling on the Hollywood Left over a new proposal being considered at Amnesty International that would call for a global decriminalization of sex trafficking.

Over 400 people signed a letter from the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) that decries a “policy that calls for the decriminalization of pimps, brothel owners and buyers of sex — the pillars of a $99 billion global sex industry."

August 1, 2015, 8:07 AM EDT

In 2002, it was considered scandalous when Bob Woodward revealed Fox News boss Roger Ailes had sent a "back-channel message" to President Bush urging tough talk on terrorism shortly after 9/11.

In the Obama administration, journalists have sauntered in and out of White House meetings with (not notes sent to) President Obama, with no brow-furrowing and harrumphs from their peers. Still, it came as a surprise when Politico reported that liberal comedian and “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart made two secret visits to the White House. Controversial? Not on your life. Politico gushed it “speaks volumes about Stewart and his reach.”