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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October 1, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

Monica Sanchez at our sister site CNSNews.com reports that Rear Adm. John Kirby, the press secretary over at the Pentagon, lectured the media on Tuesday that the media elites need to “share a sense of strategic patience” with the military on the anti-ISIS front.

"I'm not criticizing that there is a public discussion," Kirby said. "I'm just simply saying that some of the coverage, I think, has been needlessly shrill and the expectations have been, I think, inappropriately high on what can be accomplished just through military power alone."

October 1, 2014, 9:07 AM EDT

The network news divisions still leap to cover grisly crimes in the heartland. But some crimes are much more interesting than others. Take, for example, the beheading of a woman at a Vaughan Foods factory in Moore, Oklahoma on September 26. All three networks reported the story on Friday night, but surprisingly, they quickly lost interest within 24 hours. They barely noticed Saturday morning.

Newspapers were one-and-done. Saturday’s New York Times printed one story on page A-12, although it included the beheader’s Facebook rants. “The page is filled with criticism of American culture, and dire warnings for those who do not follow that religion.” His most recent post, three days before the murder said “This is the last days.'' In July he wrote (capitals his) ''AMERICA AND ISRAEL ARE WICKED. WAKE UP MUSLIMS!!!''

October 1, 2014, 7:09 AM EDT

HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher is hopping mad at Clay Aiken for distancing himself from Barack Obama in a New York Times interview (as we reported). Aiken’s opponent, Rep. Renee Ellmers, had been a finalist in Maher’s GOP-bashing “Flip A District” contest.

The Times has an “insider” feature called “Reading the Times With,” and they asked Maher about “what story incited the most fury” in the Sunday edition:

September 30, 2014, 10:22 PM EDT

They don’t hand out master’s degrees in revisionist history, but if they did, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman might deserve one.  Obama is mired in a geopolitical mess of his own making, from the Ukraine to the ISIS menace, yet Friedman’s decided to argue that Obama shouldn’t be harshly judged. His era is much more complicated than Reagan’s, you see.

“I’ll leave it to historians to figure out years from now who was the better president,” he claimed. Reagan’s era was defined by a capitalist-communist competition between “two organized superpowers,” while Obama’s era centers on a puzzling conflict “between a superpower and many superempowered angry men.”

September 30, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

 The Blaze relayed that Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Meg Kissinger was insulted that aides to Michelle Obama and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke told her she could not talk to the crowd at a Milwaukee event.

"To say that I was creeped out is an understatement," she said. "This is what reporters do in America: we speak to people."

September 30, 2014, 7:51 AM EDT

The Washington Post publicized Hamas-controlled al-Aqsa Radio on Tuesday. The headline in the paper is “On Hamas radio, the news is all good.” Online, it’s “Hamas radio station in Gaza reports on the sunny side of Islamist movement’s rule.”

Post reporter Terrence McCoy starts with praise from Gaza political analyst Talal Okal. “Hamas is very good at media...People listen to them every day, and every day they speak frankly and fondly about Hamas.” Well, except, they only choose a narrative that makes Hamas looks good.

September 29, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT

The people at PolitiFact clearly don't like being used in Republican ads. PolitiFact Virginia has designated a new Republican ad against Sen. Mark Warner as "False" for underlining he promised he wasn't voting for any bill that would eliminate your health care plan....and then he voted for Obamacare.

Somehow, GOP challenger Ed Gillespie is judged as wrong to suggest Politifact called this the "Lie of the Year," or suggesting it applies to every Democrat pushing Obamacare, not just Obama.
 

September 29, 2014, 8:52 AM EDT

There is one foolproof way to avoid discussing whether the Friday beheading in Oklahoma by Alton Nolen was directly related to the assailant’s conversion to Islam: skip reporting the story.

A Nexis search shows NPR never offered a feature on that grisly tale of Colleen Hufford's murder. (Hourly news update transcripts are not included). Meanwhile, Oklahoma was only coming up over the weekend on Saturday’s Weekend Edition, in a story on art forger Mark Landis:

September 28, 2014, 7:43 PM EDT

Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout took after two liberal New York Times art critics who disapproved of the new plaza in front of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, named for one David H. Koch. (He donated $65 million for the space, including more trees and twin fountains.)

Teachout thinks the critics shouldn't be so quick to just echo the demonizing rhetoric of Democrats like Harry Reid.

September 28, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

Leftists have an extreme difficulty in differentiating between conservative Christians in the United States and Islamo-fascists in the Middle East. Somehow, letting your traditional religious views affect (infect?) our democracy is akin to beheadings and terrorism.

It's not surprising that this view would come stumbling out of GQ Washington correspondent Ana Marie Cox, one of the flightiest pundits on the left. There it came on Saturday morning's Up With Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. Somehow, the politicians and activists at the Value Voters Summit in Washington sound a lot like ISIS in Syria:

September 27, 2014, 5:06 PM EDT

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple seems to be placing himself in the Gabby Giffords Can Do No Wrong camp. One post this week carried the headline “ Politico: Gabby Giffords ‘gets mean.’ Really?”

Wemple ripped into an Alex Isenstadt Politico piece on very personal, very negative campaign ads from the Giffords “gun violence prevention super PAC.” We’re going to call gun control and confiscation “gun violence prevention.” Really?

September 27, 2014, 12:42 PM EDT

Sunday's New York Times Magazine includes an interview with former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken, now running against Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers in North Carolina's 2nd district.

Late in the interview, Times reporter Jim Rutenberg brings up the dangerous question: How favorably do you view Barack Obama? Clay got out the ten-foot pole -- Aiken fans might hear him singing "From A Distance" by Bette Midler.

September 27, 2014, 8:47 AM EDT

By now, everyone knows that there’s a revolving door between Democratic politics and the “objective” news media. But does it have to spin so fast? On September 10, CNN announced it hired former White House press secretary Jay Carney as a commentator, citing his “invaluable voice for the network” after his five years inside the Obama administration.

By that afternoon and in heavy rotation in the evening around an Obama speech, Carney was battling for the White House position. Having a direct conflict of interest isn’t disqualifying if you're labeled a “commentator.” The issue: Can Carney truly offer “invaluable” commentary when the media themselves know that he used his White House podium to spout falsehoods  to the press?

September 26, 2014, 10:50 PM EDT

Kelli Kopetz at JillStanek.com reported on the kind of guff that pro-life protesters get on campus.
Students for Life set up an informative Planned Parenthood Project display at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. The display features statistics about Planned Parenthood from the organization’s own annual reports. An unhappy feminist student asked as she passed by (several times), “Who let these f***ers on campus?” (See the video.)

September 26, 2014, 2:07 PM EDT

Star TV chef Emeril Lagasse was promoting his forthcoming TNT show about cooking and restaurant chains by discussing the state of the restaurant business.

What raised eybrows was the anti-Obama argument that unfolded.

September 26, 2014, 10:18 AM EDT

Washington Post NFL reporter Mark Maske smelled opportunity in Attorney General Eric Holder's announced resignation on Thursday. He wrote a commentary in the Sports section demanding Holder be hired as the NFL's czar of player discipline. Because apparently he is all about ethics.

Holder would apparently restore public confidence with his alleged traits of transparency and respect for adversaries to the sports world. the headline was "Could Holder be of help?"

September 25, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

Former ABC, CBS and CNN reporter Jeff Greenfield hailed liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at The Daily Beast for openly declaring she won't step down now because she can't be replaced by a liberal who resembles her.

September 25, 2014, 11:53 AM EDT

New York Times reporter Amy Chozick is one of a plethora of reporters assigned to the Hillary beat far in advance of any presidential campaign announcement. So it’s obvious she would be ensconced at the Clinton Global Initiative meetings. But even sympathetic reporters like to roam and question people.

Chozick complained on the Times website on Wednesday that the Clintons tasked press aides to accompany reporters to the restroom:

September 25, 2014, 7:39 AM EDT

Under Obama, the Federal Communications Commission has done pretty much nothing on broadcast obscenity. So it’s utterly baffling why Washington Post metro columnist (and former Metro section editor) Robert McCartney would try to pretend it’s any kind of a threat that the FCC will punish broadcasters for using that alleged obscenity....”Redskins.”

“Professor's FCC filing should worry Snyder” was McCartney’s headline. The professor threatening Redskins owner Daniel Snyder  is liberal John Banzhaf III, best known for anti-tobacco crusading many years ago.

September 24, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

Few people are as beloved by the liberal media as HBO “Girls” creator Lena Dunham, the overpraised Ronan Farrow of feminism. Wednesday’s Arts section of The New York Times began with a gushing book review by Michiko Kakutani.

The headline was “Hannah’s Self-Aware Alter Ego.” The first line was “Smart, funny women writers love to dispense advice.”