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 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."

August 22, 2015, 1:23 PM EDT

Time magazine’s Zeke Miller is reporting the Hillary Clinton campaign thinks it’s being tested by women posing as supporters who are working for James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas sting team. “Project Veritas does not comment on investigations, real or imagined,” Daniel Pollack, the group’s director of communications, told Time.   

The Clinton campaign is using traditional liberal media to try and smoke out upstart conservative media, and is using Time to either intimidate the alleged conservative journalists or get help from its allies in further exposing this apparent test.

August 22, 2015, 6:45 AM EDT

The churning of market forces in television are once again forcing the question of why Americans are spending hundreds of millions of tax dollars a year on public broadcasting. On August 13, HBO announced it was buying all-new episodes of the iconic PBS show Sesame Street, delaying their debut on PBS for nine months.

Decades of liberal mockery of Republicans for wanting to “kill Big Bird” just collapsed in an ugly pile. The show that was supposedly dedicated to poor kids in “underserved” communities was just sold to the highest-bidding paywall in Yuppie Land. Before that they were negotiating with Amazon and Netflix as well.

August 21, 2015, 9:38 PM EDT

Obama-helping Washington Post reporter Krissah Thompson was at it again Friday, nudging the nation’s capital to the news that the Obamas will not be returning to Chicago in their post-presidential lives.

“They’ve probably outgrown Chicago socially and professionally,” said Slevin, who interviewed many of the family’s associates. “Chicago can’t hold them.”

August 21, 2015, 12:20 PM EDT

It’s not surprising that The Washington Post gushed all over leftist civil-rights legend Julian Bond in a front-page obituary in Monday’s paper. But it’s still shocking that on Friday, the Post continued to promote the perverse falsehood that the late Paul Robeson was a “champion of civil rights” when in fact he was an unrepentant defender of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. 

It happened in an essay by Post reporter Marcia Davis on the front of their Style section. “Bond’s journey invites all to march: Quest for social justice calls the next generation.” Davis waxed about a photograph she found of young Bond next to Robeson, who was merely “blacklisted,” not a communist: 

August 20, 2015, 1:38 PM EDT

Our Media Research Center counts of Planned Parenthood coverage have not counted PBS, since we like to focus first on ABC, CBS, and NBC. But coverage on the PBS NewsHour matches the general trend of scandal coverage. Only the first video mattered much. 

On July 17, the NewsHour beat the regular networks by airing a thorough 4-minute, 25-second review by political editor Lisa DesJardins, followed by two minutes and 39 seconds of analysis by Mark Shields and David Brooks. But since those seven minutes, there’s been only 64 seconds of coverage as six other videos came out. 

August 19, 2015, 5:20 PM EDT

While critics of Planned Parenthood might wonder how the nation’s largest abortion provider is going to dig out from a video about cutting through baby faces to sell brains, the Reuters wire service is happy to help dig the abortion advocates out. Their story on Wednesday was headlined “Americans back federal funds for Planned Parenthood health services: poll”.

Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards was thrilled to tweet out this story about a new Reuters-Ipsos poll. Reporter Emily Stephenson began with the usual tilt: all the risks here in politics land on the Republicans who question Planned Parenthood. 

August 19, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT

Washington Post “reporter” Dan Zak is slinging mud at Donald Trump on the front of Wednesday’s Style section. He’s a bully and he’s “infantile,” and then....Zak went on an extended rant comparing Trump to North Korean communist despots Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un. Zak began talking about Trump in the "Spite House" this way: 

"Donald John Trump (R-Spite) is like Vito Corleone crossed with an 8-year-old," he wrote. "If you have wronged him, or crossed him, he will throw food at you and then bury you like you wouldn’t believe, understand? The behavior is simultaneously brutish and infantile, which polls nowadays as 'refreshing.'”

August 19, 2015, 7:16 AM EDT

Very liberal “Very Rev.” Gary Hall is stepping down at the end of the year as dean of the Washington National Cathedral, reported Washington Post religion reporter Michelle Boorstein. “Vocal cathedral dean stepping down” was the headline in Wednesday’s paper.

Boorstein began by calling Hall a “fierce progressive” – which made the Episcopal leader a Washington Post and NPR darling. But the paper was much slower to consider the notion that being harshly liberal might be driving donors and believers away from the church. Mainline Protestantism is shrinking. Might it be its increasing disdain for the Bible?