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
August 20, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

The Washington Post has been an eager booster of the crusade to strip the name "Redskins" from the NFL, with crusading sports columnist Mike Wise even making it into NBC's crusading piece on Tuesday. In Wednesday's sports section, on page 2, there was a small bit of balance.

Former Chicago Bears coach and ESPN analyst Mike Ditka thoroughly trashed the idea of banning "Redskins" from football, comments made in a new interview with Mike Richman of RedskinsHistorian.com. Ditka called it beyond stupid:

August 20, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT

MRC president Brent Bozell sent us an article today and insisted "If you haven't read this piece, I recommend you do so." It’s a letter James Foley, the freelance American journalist abducted in Syria and beheaded by ISIS, to his alma mater Marquette University back in 2011 when he was captured in Tripoli, Libya. He was released after 45 days due in part to a campaign by his Marquette friends.

It's a testament to how his faith and his prayers (like the Rosary) helped Foley get through that trying time:

August 20, 2014, 8:32 AM EDT

In August of 2012, my friend Cam Edwards at NRANews.com handed me surprising evidence that CNN host (and then-Time and Washington Post columnist) Fareed Zakaria had committed plagiarism of a New Yorker article on gun control. This NewsBusters article led to suspensions, and an apology by Zakaria. Further reviews of his work led to self-defensive conclusions that this was an isolated mistake.

Now bloggers at Our Bad Media, who exposed plagiarism by Benny Johnson at BuzzFeed, have absolutely dismantled the idea that Zakaria doesn’t lazily cheat and cut corners. They said “we have to call [BS]”:

August 19, 2014, 10:48 PM EDT

The late media critic Edwin Diamond once notably quipped that to the American news media, “10,000 deaths in Nepal equals 100 deaths in Wales equals 10 deaths in West Virginia equals one death next door.”

When it comes to race relations, a similar rule applies. Four hundred thousand civilians have been murdered in Darfur, but one death of a black man in Missouri allegedly due to white police brutality is infinitely more newsworthy. The national media are currently obsessed with Michael Brown’s killing by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, just as they obsessed over Trayvon Martin’s killing in Sanford, Florida.

August 19, 2014, 12:58 PM EDT

Time magazine used one of the biggest basketball stars of all time to fan the flames of Ferguson. It posted an op-ed titled “The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race: Ferguson is not just about systemic racism — it's about class warfare and how America's poor are held back, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

“Race war”? Is Time borrowing from conspiratorial ranters like Alex Jones? Abdul-Jabbar began by suggesting that the Ferguson rioting might end up a historical footnote because it wasn’t about white people dying. Kent State is remembered from 1970, but Jackson State was not:

August 19, 2014, 7:57 AM EDT

In keeping with their recent "excellence in media" award from Planned Parenthood, the September issue of Cosmopolitan offers its young female audience a “Hot and Healthy Investigation” into how Texas Republicans have ruined the glorious opportunity to abort in the Lone Star State. Writer Amanda Robb hit every pro-abortion propaganda note about “clinics under attack” and pro-lifers compromising “the quality of care for women.” Or, to quote the story’s abortionist hero: “sometimes, bull[bleep] wins.”

The hero in Robb’s story was Dr. Lester Minto of Harlingen, Texas, who was getting around the new state law signed by Gov. Rick Perry requiring abortionists have hospital admitting privileges by hinting to patients that they go buy misoprostol pills in Mexico to begin a miscarriage, so he can finish off the “miscarriage management.” Robb compared him to the Wizard of Oz with one scared 17-year-old aborting Dorothy:

August 18, 2014, 10:03 AM EDT

Not every reporter in Obama's Washington likes to be seen as a soft touch. Take James Risen of The New York Times, the subject of a leak probe over his CIA reporting in a 2006 book. In a positive column by his Times colleague Maureen Dowd, she touted how at a pickup basketball game, "Risen got in a fight with a lobbyist about the rules for being out of bounds."

Carl Hulse, The Times’s chief Washington correspondent, added to the aura: “Whether it’s editors or government officials, Jim definitely won’t take no for an answer, but he will certainly give it.” So naturally he’s going to talk tough about Obama, now trying to intimidate him into revealing his sources.

August 18, 2014, 7:02 AM EDT

Via Truth Revolt, we learned Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly, one of the reporters who were arrested without cause at a McDonald's in Ferguson, Missouri, made a fool of himself on Twitter by suggesting -- non-humorously -- that ear plugs were rubber bullets. Somehow, he didn't try Wikipedia before tweeting.

Police have used rubber bullets in Ferguson against protesters. On Twitter, Katie Pavlich brought the factual pain:

August 18, 2014, 6:43 AM EDT

Former “Saturday Night Live” star Joe Piscopo wrote an op-ed for The Washington Times called “Confessions of a Disillusioned Democrat.”

Like Ronald Reagan, Piscopo wrote he didn’t feel like he had changed, but that the Democratic Party changed around him. Piscopo wrote that he's becoming an independent, not a Republican:

August 18, 2014, 6:25 AM EDT

Michael Chapman at our sister site CNSNews.com reported that Hollywood director Rob Reiner unleashed another anti-Tea Party rant in an interview with Larry King. He compared the Tea Party to the terrorist group Hamas, because apparently both groups are extreme and cannot be negotiated with, and the only solution is to make them go away or “eliminate” them.

In Israel, “[Y]ou can’t negotiate with that, you have to say either Hamas goes away and the Palestinian authority takes over all that region and deal with some kind of honest broker here, and create the two-state solution,” said Reiner.

August 17, 2014, 9:27 AM EDT

The Sunday Outlook section of The Washington Post carried a blunt front-page headline: "Stop calling abortion a 'difficult' choice." Janet Harris, a former staffer at the pro-abortion feminist Democrat PAC Emily's List, argues that killing your baby shouldn't be seen as agonizing or complicated. It sadly suggests the unborn child is a human with a future that somehow matters.

Harris complained "when the pro-choice community frames abortion as a difficult decision, it implies that women need help deciding, which opens the door to paternalistic and demeaning 'informed consent' laws. It also stigmatizes abortion and the women who need it. Often, abortion isn’t a difficult decision. In my case, it sure wasn’t."

August 17, 2014, 7:29 AM EDT

“Greed, for the lack of a better word, is good.” Who knew that former Democratic vice president Al Gore would embody that Oliver Stone movie mantra? Gore’s filed a lawsuit in Delaware against Al Jazeera America claiming its owners (the Qatari royal family) are still withholding $65 million from him and Current TV co-founder Joel Hyatt.

"Al Jazeera America wants to give itself a discount on the purchase price that was agreed to nearly two years ago," said Gore's lawyer, David Boies (also his lawyer in the shameless 2000 recount extension/delusion.)

August 16, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT

The absolute coziness of the Hollywood Left and the Clintons is demonstrated by a new video made for the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Kevin Spacey appears as his “House of Cards” character Frank Underwood and calls up Hillary and does a Bill Clinton impersonation. It’s hard to see it as anything but cheesy, smoochy material  – unless you’re a big Clinton fan.

The media and political elites adore “House of Cards,” and Colby Itkowitz and Sebastian Payne at The Washington Post singled out Congressman Paul Ryan for disliking its moral turpitude in an article titled “If it’s Clinton vs. Ryan in 2016, Frank Underwood already has his pick.” (Video below)

August 16, 2014, 9:42 AM EDT

In Politico’s reporting on Chuck Todd taking over “Meet the Press,” the Drudge Report singled out Mark Leibovich, a New York Times reporter and the author of “This Town,” a book on Washington insiders. Tim Russert’s success came from his ability be “distinctive and combative.”

“If you were a politician of serious ambition,” Leibovich wrote, “an invitation to his set was your rite of passage and your proving ground.” Presidential candidates in both parties weren’t contenders until they passed a Russert exam.

August 16, 2014, 8:01 AM EDT

There was something thoroughly distasteful about that Robin Williams press conference the other day. It sounded wrong. It looked bad. It smelled.

Was it newsworthy, so much so that news networks would break into their regular afternoon programming to broadcast live the first official law enforcement press conference surrounding Williams' death? We think so. Williams was not just an iconic American comedian since he burst onto the scene with “Mork and Mindy” in the 1970s, he was perhaps the single funniest man in America. That he would die so suddenly understandably generated interest. When the word "suicide" appeared we became a nation of rubber neckers. We had to know what happened.

August 15, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

Pop music sensation Ariana Grande has become a fierce defender of the LGBT community after her gay brother Frankie came under attack on Instagram as a star of the CBS reality show Big Brother.

For her latest album, due August 25, the 21-year-old former Nickelodeon TV star will thrill the kiddies with a gay done-you-wrong song. "There is a song called 'Break Your Heart Right Back' which is about a boy that cheats on a girl with another boy," she told UK's Metro.

August 15, 2014, 11:43 AM EDT

Former CBS anchor Katie Couric recently granted an “Inspirational People” interview to Good Housekeeping magazine on her movie Fed Up, a documentary against child obesity.

“As the anchor of CBS Evening News, I was constantly referencing new studies about childhood obesity. The problem seemed to be getting worse and worse even though it was getting more and more attention.” She “constantly” reported on it? No.

August 15, 2014, 9:36 AM EDT

Obama declared on Wednesday, “Here in the United States of America, police should not be bullying or arresting journalists who are just trying to do their jobs.”

The Columbia Journalism Review website was among the many – including Rush Limbaugh on the radio – who saw the hypocrisy, since President Obama is our nation’s most prosecutorial president toward journalists:

August 14, 2014, 10:23 PM EDT

Charlie Spiering at Breitbart reported that Alan Pyke, the Deputy Economic Policy Editor for a blog calling itself "Think Progress," posted that he wanted Fox News President Roger Ailes to die after he saw how Fox was covering the police-brutality protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Pyke tweeted: “I hope Roger Ailes dies slow, painful, and soon. The evil that man has done to the American tapestry is unprecedented for an individual.” How on Earth is Ailes worse than oh, abortionists or drug dealers or Fort Hood mass murderers? Someone in "Progress" Land pressed Pyke to apologize:

August 13, 2014, 7:09 AM EDT

On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported the death of former CBS News political editor Dotty Lynch at age 69. Lynch had a long resume in liberal Democratic Party politics, so it wasn’t unusual at all that she would then be directing CBS political coverage. She was an obvious example of the revolving door between the Democrats and the "objective" media.

“She proposed stories for Dan Rather and any other reporters who wanted to cover politics,” longtime CBS reporter Lesley Stahl told the Post’s Adam Bernstein by e-mail.