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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July 31, 2015, 7:43 PM EDT

While most political reporters are delighted to focus on Donald Trump roiling the Republican race for president, Washington Post reporter David Weigel underlined how liberal Democrats are quite unhappy with Democrat candidates for failing to be staunch enough in supporting Planned Parenthood's ugly trafficking in fetal baby parts. 

One former Planned Parenthood leader complained of waffling: "I just think that when candidates get to the firing line of a campaign they get thrown off balance and waffle."

July 31, 2015, 12:01 PM EDT

In the latest journalistic reiteration of Republicans Created the Trump Monster, New York Times political analyst John Harwood struggles like every other liberal reporter who wants to warn the conservatives are going to destroy the Republicans. 

Doesn’t it seem discordant to say the conservatives are going to be disastrous, even as you note the Tea Party energy has led to GOP takeovers of the House and Senate? Instead, Harwood just lectures that the Republican leaders need to work on “anger management” – which is a cute term which implies “forcing moderation, both rhetorical and ideological.” 

July 30, 2015, 9:42 PM EDT

The Washington Post’s ongoing series of articles aggressively promoting the acceptance of the science-deniers who practice transgenderism continued with a sprawling 3,133-word article on the front of Thursday’s Style section. The headline was “LIFE AS SARA: What it’s like to be a transgender woman when you’re not Caitlyn Jenner.” In other words, when you’re black and almost homeless. 

The Post had a massive color photo of “Sara” Simone that took up the entire half of the paper above the fold. The story (and five additional photos, two of them almost a half-page each) took up all of pages C-6 and C-7. There is no space in this article for a critic, as usual.

July 30, 2015, 4:16 PM EDT

On Thursday, Washington Post writer Dan Zak (@MrDanZak) unloaded on Twitter in general as a blabby mess. Zak was praising a satirical-Nixon account at @dick_nixon operated by a New York playwright, and dropped this bomb: 

"Most of Twitter, especially around a big event, is nonstop nonsense, the equivalent of a billion babies with a billion rattles."

July 29, 2015, 5:30 PM EDT

Michael Powell, a longtime reporter and columnist for The New York Times, now writes a sports column in the paper. In his Wednesday column on Tom Brady, “A Quarterback Hands Off the Dirty Work,” he threw a low blow in Liberal Land. He compared Brady to Richard Nixon. 

The “Deflategate” probe for the NFL discovered Brady had a cellphone with 10,000 text messages on it. Brady didn’t destroy it; he ordered a flunky to destroy it. 

July 28, 2015, 11:10 PM EDT

The Center for Medical Progress has now issued a third recording of Planned Parenthood officials explaining their grotesque trafficking in baby body parts. It is even more devastating than the first two.

The “news” media barely covered the second installment.  They will probably pass over this one altogether. Trump World is apparently far more important than the extermination of babies for profit.

July 28, 2015, 8:40 PM EDT

No one would go broke betting the liberal media will try harder and harder to avoid new videos from the Center for Medical Progress. While the first video drew some coverage, both print and broadcast media shamelessly downplayed or ignored the second video. 

July 27, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT

Via Soopermexican, we learn that the weekend PC-fest at MSNBC is getting truly wacky. Remember when the Left that adores using profanity on the air wanted the FCC to fine media outlets for using the word “Redskin”? On the Melissa Harris-Perry show on Sunday morning, a guest announced the need for the FCC to fine people for “misgendering” transgenders. Call Bruce Jenner by his birth name or birth gender? Slapped with a fine. 

"NBC BLK contributor" Danielle Moodie-Mills (a lesbian activist who has written with her partner Aisha Moodie-Mills) wants to stretch the FCC – which only regulates broadcast radio and TV – into policing the Internet and print for “misgendering.”

July 27, 2015, 7:11 AM EDT

The liberal media is on high alert for “transphobia,” especially when it comes to Bruce Jenner. No one is allowed to joke he’s still a male with male body parts. That’s doubly true for anyone in the entertainment industry, so you can imagine the reaction when rapper Eminem did a rap about tucking the bulge.

“Eminem’s freestyle rap slurs Caitlyn Jenner” was the USA Today headline. McPaper has become a blue-ribbon champion in political correctness. Kelly Lawler began on Friday:

July 26, 2015, 7:54 AM EDT

Last Monday, Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist found a noticeable "lack of ferocity" on the Planned Parenthood tapes in the liberal media. So she composed a long list of questions incurious reporters should be asking if they somehow thought the story was prematurely exhausted. (Remember when they mocked George W. Bush as incurious?)

Hemingway also did a little Nexis searching to show how aggressively these same outlets could explore the issue of the Confederate flag, which isn't involved in selling the body parts of dead babies, but draws more outrage from "objective" reporters (this was before the second tape, which was mostly ignored):

July 25, 2015, 10:59 PM EDT

Yahoo Sports basketball blogger Jeff Eisenberg wrote one of those feel-good anti-Islamophobia articles titled “Why an AAU team chose to name itself the Motor City Muslims.” The team was organized by a suburban Muslim Unity Center youth counselor named Ali Altimimy, “a former high school and community college basketball player whose love for hoops is only exceeded by his passion for his religion.”

Other outlets like the international New York Times picked it up with summaries like “An all-Muslim basketball team in Michigan consisting of 16-year-old boys decided to name itself Motor City Muslims to fight Islamophobia and dispel stereotypes.”

July 25, 2015, 7:02 PM EDT

It’s the kind of article that makes you think the liberals are satirizing themselves. But it seems to be serious. Jacob Brogan has written an article on Slate subtitled “I’m a feminist. I’m a dude. And I hate that I love to grill.” Brogan confesses "I get the sense that I’ve fallen into a societal trap, one that reaffirms gender roles I’ve spent years trying to undo. The whole business feels retrograde, a relic of some earlier, less inclusive era."  

July 25, 2015, 8:17 AM EDT

Al Sharpton has an hour every night on MSNBC to blast away at whoever he wants -- usually anyone who dares question the Obama administration. He has a media megaphone. NewsBusters would enjoy a nightly show on cable news to question the "objective" media. But Al Sharpton wants to start criticizing the liberal media which has been so willing to promote him over the years?

July 25, 2015, 7:57 AM EDT

The end of the Supreme Court term was depressing for conservatives. The double-whammy of a 50-state mandate for gay marriage and the upholding of Obamacare sounded the alarms for religious freedom. All that unease is measurable. 

Credit The Washington Post for doing precisely that. The polling team has just reported, “Liberals have won a string of victories on gay marriage and health care reform this year, but a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds a large majority of Americans are unhappy with where the nation is headed on social issues.”

July 24, 2015, 10:22 AM EDT

The New York Times has repeatedly demonstrated that protesters they like are far more newsworthy than protesters they don’t like. The number of protesters doesn’t really matter at all. Five years ago, they reported a whole story on four (count them on one hand) illegal-alien protesters for amnesty. A few months later, they repeated it with a whole story on five protesters. 

But on Wednesday, thousands (as many as 12,000) flooded Times Square a few blocks north of the newspaper’s offices to protest President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, and the Times buried that in one paragraph -- paragraph 15 -- of a Thursday story headlined “Campaign for Congressional Backing of Iran Nuclear Deal Begins.”

July 23, 2015, 8:36 PM EDT

When Marco Rubio was on Fox & Friends on Wednesday morning, he dissed Donald Trump by saying that “we already have a president now that has no class.” He was talking about Obama doing interviews with YouTube and Comedy Central. “I mean, we have a president now that does selfie-stick videos, that invites YouTube stars there, people who eat cereal out of a bathtub.” On Twitter, Arsenio Hall lost his marbles in anger over Obama being insulted, suggesting in a vulgar way that Rubio should have never been born.

July 22, 2015, 7:08 AM EDT

Dick Meyer was a producer at CBS for 23 years, many of them producing for biased blowhard Eric Engberg. After that, he was an editor for NPR and BBC America. He now works in the Washington bureau of Scripps and  Meyer thinks Barack Obama is wildly unappreciated. His latest op-ed: "Mr. President, on behalf of an ungrateful nation, thank you." He began: “Readers rarely believe it, but I am not on any political team.” He’s right. You shouldn’t believe it, as he easily proves: "Americans are lucky to have Barack Obama as president and we should wake up and appreciate it while we can."

July 21, 2015, 10:59 PM EDT

When the hardcore Left met in Phoenix for the Netroots Nation conference, the networks didn't see a problem when socialist Barnie Sanders gets bum-rushed off the stage early for not being leftist enough.

The Left assaulted Martin O'Malley as "tone deaf" for insisting that all lives matter, but they are the ones who don't realize most voters see "all lives matter" as the most reasonable and most humanitarian slogan.

July 21, 2015, 7:58 AM EDT

Anyone who thinks the gay Left are going to live and let live with the orthodox Christians isn’t reading their articles. The people who put “religious liberty” in scare quotes are just as ardent about crushing dissent (“bigotry”)  inside the churches as outside. They won’t force the churches to perform gay marriages? Read Steven Petrow the so-called “Civilities” columnist in The Washington Post.

The headline online was “A lesbian mom asks: How do I stop our Catholic bishop from insulting my family?” The headline in the newspaper is “Don’t just ‘suck it up’ at church.” That would show far too much civility. A lesbian calling herself “Fuming in the Pews” was deeply offended:

July 20, 2015, 10:29 AM EDT

The Huffington Post almost glowed in announcing the latest “landmark” in TV history. “Thomas Roberts anchored NBC’s Nightly News on Saturday, a huge milestone for both the 42-year-old journalist's career and gay rights history. Until the broadcast, an openly gay person had never anchored the nightly news on network TV.”

They urged people to watch “the historic broadcast.” Roberts has certainly made history in blurring every line between his gay advocacy and the notion of “objective” reporting, most recently in being grand marshal at a gay “Pridefest” in Norfolk, Virginia.