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
September 9, 2015, 10:57 PM EDT

Actress Meryl Streep whined at the Telluride (Colorado) Film Festival that almost no one in Congress replied to her urging that they revisit passing the “Equal Rights Amendment,” that old feminist proposal from the 1970s.

"I sent them each a book called Equal Means Equal by Jessica Neuwirth. It's about the revival of the attempt to get an ERA that would codify in law that you can't discriminate against women," she said. "I got five answers."

September 9, 2015, 7:06 PM EDT

Illegal aliens coming into America are almost always treated as sympathetic hard workers longing to “come out of the shadows.” There is no cynicism about their arrival.

But on September 4, AP reporter Kirsten Gieshaber reported from Berlin that Middle Eastern refugees arriving in Germany might be cynically faking conversion from Islam to Christianity to plead for asylum now that they’re likely to persecuted back in their home countries.

September 9, 2015, 1:51 PM EDT

“There will be new efforts to bring spontaneity to a candidacy that sometimes seems wooden and overly cautious,” New York Times Hillary-beat veteran Amy Chozick reports. James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal quipped: “So Mrs. Clinton’s team is embarking on a campaign of effortful spontaneity and carefully choreographed unscriptedness.”

The press-release headline was "Hillary Clinton to Show More Humor and Heart, Aides Say." Taranto noticed the Times keeps repeating itself. Mrs. Clinton “desperately wants to present an everywoman’s approachability,” Chozick wrote back in April.

August 29, 2015, 8:01 AM EDT

The double standard our media impose on child sexual abuse is garishly obvious. On August 14, The Washington Post set the stage for the coming American visit of Pope Francis with another splashy front-page story on a man still berating the Catholic Church after being abused by a priest from 1969 to 1976.    

But on August 21, after a court sentenced former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck, 48, for sexually abusing a 15-year old boy merely a year ago, the Post ignored it completely. Apparently there was no room. That boy’s family had no media advocate there.

August 28, 2015, 9:19 PM EDT

In the Los Angeles Times, Dexter Thomas warmly recalled hip-hop artist Kanye West dropping a rhetorical bomb on President George W. Bush ten years ago in a supposedly unifying fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina victims on NBC. It was headlined “When Kanye West told George Bush that Black Lives Matter.”

"I hate the way they portray us in the media,” West said, quavering. “If you see a black family, it says they’re looting. If you see a white family, it says they’re searching for food.” The paranoia grew. He declared “Those are my people down there … they’ve given [the military] permission to go down and shoot us.” Then he said “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”

August 28, 2015, 2:42 PM EDT

The Washington Post is celebrating the gender-blurring agenda again. Friday’s positive transgender freakout came on the front of the Style section, simply titled “BARF BABES.” Music writer Chris Richards profiled Barf Troop, an “outsider ‘gender-fluid’ hop-hop group that formed on Tumblr” and its leader, “Babeo Baggins.”

Richards oozed that their music can be "exponentially affirming" when people like it. 

August 28, 2015, 11:51 AM EDT

Emily Smith of the New York Post’s Page Six reports that MSNBC scaled back its coverage of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina because Brian Williams “misremembered” that he saw a dead body float past his hotel while he was there.

Since MSNBC ended up with Williams as a breaking news anchor with no assigned program as a fall-back after his wild exaggerations cost him his Nightly News anchor job, decided not to send any key anchors to New Orleans, enabling them to avoid awkward references to the Williams scandal

August 28, 2015, 6:57 AM EDT

After eight videos exposing Planned Parenthood from the pro-lifers at the Center for Medical Progress, NPR’s Diane Rehm Show devoted an hour Thursday morning to.....”New Tactics In the Anti-Abortion Movement.” Not the tactics of Planned Parenthood, those aren’t going to be the subject.

The guest panel was stacked with two “objective” journalists both questioning these tactics, along with Terry O’Neill of NOW and Carol Tobias of the National Right to Life Committee. Then the show is further tilted by....the callers. Diane Rehm’s producers couldn’t find one pro-life caller in the entire hour.

August 27, 2015, 4:32 PM EDT

Thursday’s Morning Edition on National Public Radio thrummed with political correctness, carefully distilled for grade-schoolers. Scholastic Books is rolling out a new book promoting transgenderism for grades three to seven, and lesbian NPR reporter Neda Ulaby promoted its author in the most positive tones only. There is no dissent on this taxpayer-funded propaganda outlet.

The book is called George but the title character, a ten-year-old fourth grader, really thinks he is “Melissa.” Author Alex Gino, a transgender activist who identifies as male, is lionized for making the grade schools safe for gender-blurring activism:

August 26, 2015, 9:11 PM EDT

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported President Obama spoke at a Nevada State Democratic Party fundraiser for Catherine Cortez Masto, who is running for Harry Reid’s Senate seat in 2016. “The event was held at the Henderson home of Las Vegas Sun editor and publisher Brian Greenspun. Contributions at the event hit a high of $33,400. The event, which drew more than 100 people, raised more than $300,000.”

What kind of newspaper is the Las Vegas Sun that its editor and publisher hosts Democratic Party fundraisers with the president? A routinely partisan one. 

August 26, 2015, 12:31 PM EDT

USA Today published this lede from White House reporter Gregory Korte without the slightest bit of irony about carbon footprints: 

"WASHINGTON — President Obama will log more than 14,000 miles on Air Force One over the next 11 days in a climate change tour that will take him from the desert West to the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Circle."

August 26, 2015, 7:04 AM EDT

While the liberal media love to frame Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch as a raging conservative, he certainly likes crossing that image on Twitter. On Sunday, Murdoch proclaimed Michael Bloomberg, the anti-gun, anti-Big Gulp liberal, should be the billionaire candidate running for president.

He tweeted: "With Trump becoming very serious candidate, it's time for next billionaire candidate, Mike Bloomberg to step into ring. Greatest mayor."

August 25, 2015, 11:10 PM EDT

The fascination of the news media with Donald Trump is ironic, to say the least. For people who have long lamented the domination of Big Money in politics, these reporters are presenting Mr. Big Money himself with a ticker tape parade of free media.

It could be considered hypocritical, too. Big Money is a bad thing – unless they’re the ones making it. Fox’s 24 million viewers for their debate proved Trump’s market value; ever since that debate, it’s been all media, all the time for him.

August 25, 2015, 4:46 PM EDT

From inside the bubble of Team Maddow at MSNBC.com, blogger Steve Benen offered a piece of audacious spin headlined “Planned Parenthood faring far better than its critics.” Some state investigations aren’t turning up wrongdoing, like in Pennsylvania – not the strongest state at policing abortion clinics (Gosnell ahem) – but Benen declared “At this point, the group keeps facing investigations, and its critics keep turning up nothing.”

At the bottom of the blog post, Benen admitted a financial tie in all this spin: His wife Eve works for Planned Parenthood. 

August 24, 2015, 5:21 PM EDT

After a long stretch of writing humor columns on non-political topics, Washington Post humorist Gene Weingarten returned to liberal flatulence in Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine. He was upset that conservatives in state legislatures were attaching restrictions to what food-stamp debit cards can buy. He joked this was conservatives running a “nanny state” regime:  “Welcome to benign socialism, guys.”

August 23, 2015, 10:35 PM EDT

The Sunday Outlook section of The Washington Post was dominated by a proposal for a “5/3 compromise.” Theodore R. Johnson, a doctoral candidate in law at Northeastern University, proposed that since 94 percent of whites oppose financial reparations for blacks, there should be a political solution for the never-ending oppression of blacks: giving them five-thirds of a vote to make up for the three-fifths compromise in the Constitution.

August 23, 2015, 4:24 PM EDT

On his MSNBC program Thursday night, the Rev. Al Sharpton shamelessly promoted Michelle Obama’s school-lunch programming and taunted conservatives with a new poll that apparently shows the First Lady’s efforts are popular. The New York Times promoted this result, too, from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Neither MSNBC nor the Times stepped outside the Obama orbit to realize the Kellogg Foundation is an official partner in Mrs. Obama’s lunch campaign – so the poll might be a little less than independent.

August 23, 2015, 3:14 PM EDT

Michael Moore might be upset, but again on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday, host John Dickerson hailed PBS star Ken Burns as “the most renowned documentary film maker of his time.” Burns has a more academic, less comical tone, but he’s just as radically to the left.

The occasion is the 25th anniversary of the Burns documentary The Civil War. PBS is rolling the old show out again, and Burns is starring in pledge drives. Burns perfectly defines PBS as a haven for liberal Obama-loving snobs. He told CBS that America is still quite racist under Obama, and birtherism was a thinly disguised use of the N-word:

August 23, 2015, 7:52 AM EDT

The police-bashing community organizers known as the “Black Lives Matter” movement have a healthy contingent of completely biased black journalist/publicists. Gene Demby, brought into National Public Radio to agitate in the racial “Code Switch” project, wrote a 3,900-word essay for the NPR website and appeared on Friday’s Morning Edition to discuss how depressing it is to travel from cop victim to cop victim.

Anchor Steve Inskeep set Demby up to explain the toll of "How Black Reporters Report On Black Death" and why objectivity was a dishonest white construct on this taxpayer-funded network:

August 22, 2015, 6:20 PM EDT

Politico can’t put the Republicans and Alabama together without citing....a Democrat? Of course, we mean segregationist Gov. George Wallace. At the top of the Politico Playbook was an article headlined  “Donald Trump, Alabama and the ghost of George Wallace: The South rises for Trump, but only 20,000 of them.”
From Mobile, Politico’s Ben Schreckinger began unsubtly: "It was immigration, not segregation, that brought some 20,000 southerners - far fewer than predicted - out for Donald Trump on Friday night, but the ghost of George Wallace loomed large."