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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June 14, 2015, 5:30 PM EDT

Actress Susan Sarandon has long lurched to the radical left, so maybe it’s not surprising that she would express excitement at the Trans-sexual revolution under way. She told Oprah Winfrey that she’s all for this “gender fluidity” trend in identity politics.

"I'm so excited these days by the fluidity of gender that's happening," she said on the show Oprah’s Master Class. "I think once all those 'boxes' are gone, it's going to be so much more interesting and so much less energy spent on those 'boxes.' We can get down to the nitty-gritty of, really, what a person is."

June 14, 2015, 9:17 AM EDT

Because the Sunday Washington Post especially loves tweaking the God-fearing Americans on the Lord’s Day, not only does the Post magazine carry an atheist mom’s car talk with a nine-year old, but they picked Sunday to promote Kathy Griffin’s upcoming Kennedy Center show.

“The Kennedy Center audience is notoriously smart and open-minded and diverse,” Griffin oozed. “I’m going to have my vets there, and I’m going to have my soccer moms, and I’m going to have my LGBTQIA2s — I keep up with all the letters and numbers.” And as expected, she ripped into the Duggars:

June 13, 2015, 6:21 PM EDT

On Friday, The Washington Post sympathetically rolled out a front-page story focusing on Hillary’s childhood and her late mother Dorothy Rodham, including the very old and repeated story of how Mom told four-year-old Hillary to go punch another girl in the neighborhood if she was bullied.    

Politico’s Hillary-beat reporter Annie Garni tweeted that a 2007 Washington Post story on "Clinton reintroing herself through mom and Midwest roots does read like it cld be written today". She linked on Twitter to a June 3, 2007 Post story that also loaded up the Mom-and-Hillary anecdotes, making clear that it might be a way of persuading impressionable voters that Hillary wasn’t an ambitious careerist plagued by scandals (as if that were untrue):

June 13, 2015, 2:18 PM EDT

Ouch. During a discussion on the Dallas Police headquarters shooting on Saturday afternoon, CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield bizarrely referred to the shooter’s actions as “very courageous and brave,” before adding “crazy as well.”

June 13, 2015, 12:43 PM EDT

“Maddow Begs Clinton To Come On Show, Promises Not To Interrupt.” That was the Huffington Post headline from the MSNBC star’s Monday night program. If Hillary Clinton won’t appear on MSNBC shows, she’s really not going to appear anywhere.

June 13, 2015, 7:58 AM EDT

Along with other homosexual athletes like Jason Collins in the NBA, WNBA star Brittany Griner was lauded by the press for being an “inspiration” to the gay community. Griner and Johnson announced their engagement last August and made an appearance on the TLC wedding-reality program Say Yes to the Dress.

But what happens when the “inspiration” is arrested for domestic violence? The same news media that love the libertine narrative get very quiet.

June 12, 2015, 7:02 PM EDT

Abortion is still illegal in Chile, but Nina Golgowski at the New York Daily News reported Monday that the abortion advocates have a new strategy: “Shocking mock, do-it-yourself abortion guides have popped up on YouTube as part of a disturbing public ad campaign in support of legalizing abortion in the predominantly Roman Catholic country in cases of rape or medical complications.”

Nowhere in the story is there any pushback from pro-lifers (Catholic or non-) objecting to abortion or to these crazy and dangerous tactics. If any of these “experiments” end in serious injury in death, we can expect pro-lifers to be blamed.

June 12, 2015, 1:14 PM EDT

When it came to assessing Rupert Murdoch’s decision to cede more control of his empire to his sons James and Lachlan, PBS and NPR turned to David Folkenflik, who as NPR’s media reporter is a Murdoch obsessive and author of the book Murdoch’s World. 

On Thursday’s PBS NewsHour, Folkenflik floated the idea that eventually Fox News would move to the center and be “a little more measured” in its point of view. He also suggested Fox News made Murdoch look “pugilistic and mean-spirited."

June 12, 2015, 9:54 AM EDT

Let’s hope Michelle Obama is keeping a scrapbook of all the gushy positive stories written for her by Washington Post reporter Krissah Thompson. In Friday’s Post, the Style section front page carried a foot-high picture of the First Lady in a black robe and the all-caps headline “MICHELLE OBAMA COMMENCES TELLING IT AS SHE SEES IT.” 

All around the picture were little yellow quote bubbles of her most inspirational quotations from her commencement speeches with “unusual candor” on race and class.

June 11, 2015, 11:06 PM EDT

The Drudge Report tipped readers Thursday night to the Washington Post’s fluffy Friday story on Hillary Clinton -- she "won't back down or go away" -- which turns out to be just another tired rehash of friends who find her so admirably dedicated to public service. What really rankled in Kent Babb’s story was how she was admired for surviving her Benghazi testimony – unlike the men who didn’t survive:

June 11, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT

Eighties pop star Morrissey -- lead singer of the Smiths, a major indie sensation -- has been a wildly erratic pundit in his advanced age. Last year, he declared “I see no difference between eating animals and pedophilia. They are both rape, violence, murder.” 

Now he’s declared that “Obama seems to be white inside.” He never supports the “innocent black people who are murdered by white police officers.” 

June 10, 2015, 1:46 PM EDT

Stating an anti-transgender opinion is close to forbidden in today’s “news” pages and “news” rooms, especially after the Bruce Jenner fawning frenzy. Exhibit A? Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Jennifer Graham (no relation to me) wrote a column truthfully titled “Caitlyn Jenner is still a mister.” 

JimRomenesko.com notes Jay Brown of the so-called Human Rights Campaign demanded she be fired for “hate speech, plain and simple." The Post-Gazette "news" room erupted with demands for a byline strike until Graham was fired. 

June 10, 2015, 8:54 AM EDT

There’s no doubt The New York Times is showing an aggression in covering Marco Rubio that they did not show for Obama eight years ago. After the alleged “scoop” of Rubio’s four parking tickets over 18 years last Friday (and in Saturday’s paper), the Times on Tuesday ran a big piece on how Rubio is supposedly a disaster when it comes to his own personal finances: “a series of decisions over the past 15 years that experts called imprudent,” the Times wrote. 

The Washington Free Beacon reported quickly that Harold Evensky, the key financial advisor quoted in the Times story as saying Rubio’s debt accumulation was “staggering” and he was “living financially dangerously” — is an Obama donor.

June 9, 2015, 10:50 PM EDT

Politico keeps posting ridiculous columns by both Democrats and Republicans who charge that the Clinton scandals are either (1) nonexistent  or (2) all politically harmless.

It’s better to focus on the second kind, a Republican who thinks the Clintons are much smarter than idiotic conservatives who hold their scandals against them.

June 9, 2015, 10:10 PM EDT

While network correspondents like ABC’s Terry Moran singled out “an amazing admission from President Obama” that there is still no "complete strategy" to defeat or degrade ISIS, USA Today’s front page on Tuesday carried an upbeat headline in all caps: “OBAMA VOWS TO BOLSTER IRAQIS.” 

The brief ten-paragraph front-pager by Kim Hjelmgaard and Jim Michaels never included a quote from Obama saying there still wasn’t a strategy. It only referred to pledges to improve training:

June 9, 2015, 2:12 PM EDT

The Associated Press probably didn’t mean this as an insult, but it suggested a new Western-style radio channel from ISIS sounds like...NPR. 

On Saturday, the NPR game show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! made fun of the comparison of "evil organizations."
 

June 8, 2015, 12:51 PM EDT

Alana Goodman at the Washington Free Beacon reported that Bill and Hillary Clinton's Family Foundation (CFF) gave $100,000 to a New York Times charitable fund in 2008, the same year that the paper resisted the Obama-mania and endorsed Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.      

It's a bit confusing: "The Clinton Family Foundation is a separate entity from the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, has been the family’s vehicle for personal charitable giving since 2001."

June 8, 2015, 11:31 AM EDT

It's been a long process for NBC News, trying to dig out of the embarrassment from the inventive Mitty-like mind of Brian Williams, but the New York Post is working the anonymous sources and claims "Sources tell Page Six that Williams will likely lose his anchor chair following the lengthy internal investigation into his alleged tall tales."

"Alleged tall tales"? There's more than "alleged" inventions here, which is why they had to dig deeper. 

June 7, 2015, 6:47 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton’s failure to engage in any press interviews may have led to a near-blackout on her speech at Texas Southern University on Thursday accusing the Republicans of voter suppression. ABC, CBS, and NBC all ignored the story until Sunday – when CBS took it up on Face the Nation.

The PBS NewsHour gave it one sentence on Thursday night, and on Friday they set up Mark Shields to accuse Republicans of a “great fraud” by claiming there’s any voter fraud.

June 7, 2015, 8:52 AM EDT

The group Prolife Across America has posted billboards in black areas of Atlanta featuring a smiling black baby and the words “Dad’s princess” emblazoned in yellow letters. Naturally, the Left hated it.

The liberal Raw Story blog reports from local station WXIA that they accused the pro-lifers of “intruding on their community and imposing their own beliefs, disregarding the needs of women in distress.” Oh, and they’re somehow racist: