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 16, 2015, 3:48 PM EDT

Former Newsweek reporter Michael Hirsh is now with Politico, but one consistent threat of his writing has been a fondness for the foreign policy “doves.” His latest Politico piece on the Iran deal is headlined “Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama and the Jews: Why does America’s Jewish community always condemn the presidents who save Israel?”

One can imagine Israelis doing a spit take on that headline. This is the same Jimmy Carter who wrote a book trashing Israel for having a racist “apartheid” system that oppresses the Palestinians.

August 16, 2015, 8:37 AM EDT

It’s Sunday, so it’s not shocking The Washington Post has found a way to bash religion. It came in announcing the new contest of “The Style Invitational,” a weekly reader humor contest. The new game was creating a limerick. Bizarrely, to illustrate the challenge, it selected a Catholic-bashing limerick from 2006 and then used a nasty caricature of a foam-flecked angry Cardinal.

Sorry to be humorless – as this cartoon suggests Catholic leaders are – but can anyone imagine the Post running this kind of a cartoon image of Muhammad, or of an Islamic religious authority? A Muslim-bashing limerick as an example?

August 16, 2015, 7:25 AM EDT

Liberals often lament “partisan and ideological media” and what they mean if Fox News Channel and conservative talk radio. They don’t mean the partisan and ideological media that agree with them.

Liberal syndicated columnist Connie Schultz was selected by the partisan and ideological Washington Post to review former senator Gary Hart’s new book The Republic of Conscience, and that’s just how it appears in this book review. “Partisan and ideological media” are questioning the programs which make  America a “civilized society” – that is, a socialist society.

August 15, 2015, 8:04 AM EDT

It’s been six years since a Michael Moore mockumentary struggled at the box office. Capitalism: A Love Story grossed a paltry $14.3 million, less than an eighth the take of his hit Fahrenheit 911. The long wait for the next Moore spectacle is almost over. The day before the next 9/11 anniversary, Moore’s new America-bashing film Where To Invade Next will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, where movies about America by an American make their debut.

As usual, the film’s “principal cast” is just Michael Moore, egomaniac. Moore boasted he hadn’t done a TV interview in a year. (Thank the Lord for small favors.) And succeeded wildly in keeping this film a secret (ditto).

August 14, 2015, 10:53 PM EDT

Noah Michelson, the editor of the Huffington Post’s “Gay Voices” website, thinks the gays are a special crowd in their enthusiasm for sexual activity: “Oh the hours -- the afternoons! The days! The weekends! -- I have spent looking for and having sex. And oh the incomparable joy it's brought me!...we've long enjoyed the pursuit of sexual relations whenever, wherever, however and with whomever we could get our sweaty gay mitts on.”

So Michelson doesn’t like prudes, especially in the gay commmunity: “But you know what I can't understand, and furthermore, won't stand for? Other gays playing sex police -- and it's starting to happen more and more.”

August 14, 2015, 4:30 PM EDT

While Chris Cuomo worried out loud on Friday about The New York Times questioning an excessive focus on the religion inspiring ISIS when they resort to rape, the same concern about stereotypes didn’t come up pseudo-Catholic Cuomo for the Catholic-bashing front of The Washington Post. In “Pope urged to address clergy sex abuse in visit,” religion correspondent Michelle Boorstein repeats the never-ending stream of allegations that the Vatican has never done enough to appease critics and accusers and their trial lawyers on commission. 

It’s quite a contrast with the Post’s Weekend section, where film critic Ann Hornaday is praising the new movie Diary of a Teenage Girl (four stars out of four stars!), where a 15-year-old girl is seduced by a 35-year-old “man-child” who’s dating her mother. Online the headline called it "funny, forthright, and daringly frank." Since there’s no organized global religion involved, the child abuser “isn’t so much the villain of this piece as one more misguided seeker whom [filmmaker Marielle] Heller treats with more amused compassion than disdain.”

August 13, 2015, 10:36 PM EDT

On Wednesday night’s edition of The Rachel Maddow Show, Boston Globe national political reporter Annie Linskey sounded just like a writer from The People’s Republic of Massaschusetts, employing the words “wonderful and refreshing” to describe Bernie Sanders preaching the old-time religion of socialist reform.

Fill-in MSNBC host Ari Melber was asking about how Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton was handling this hard-left opponent. Linskey felt she was unexciting and failing to grab on to the Sanders socialist magic

August 13, 2015, 2:11 PM EDT

NPR Morning Edition anchor interviewed President Obama about just two topics: the Iran deal and race relations. On Wednesday’s morning show, Inskeep began with a question from the radical left – from black professor and MSNBC host Michael Eric Dyson – and then just prompted the president instead of really asking questions. 

Dyson wrote a column for The New York Times going after the usual allegedly racist suspects: “The right wing had made furious efforts to demonize him as a man unworthy of assuming the mantle of national leadership. The assaults from political figures who portrayed him as a cipher, or a monkey or, later, the police officers who cracked jokes at his expense, proved the toxic atmosphere.” That’s not the section Inskeep quoted. 

August 12, 2015, 10:07 PM EDT

NPR Morning Edition anchor Steve Inskeep was granted another interview with President Obama just before he left on another Martha’s Vineyard vacation, and the first story aired on Tuesday's Morning Edition, with a second on Tuesday night’s All Things Considered. The subject was limited to the Iran deal.

Despite the strange notion held by many liberals that NPR is a voice for civility in media and politics, Inskeep failed to ask the president about his controversial recent remarks in a speech at American University that “It’s those hardliners chanting ‘Death to America’ who have been most opposed to the deal. They're making common cause with the Republican Caucus.”

August 12, 2015, 8:50 AM EDT

This story is too ridiculous and must be shared. National Public Radio stepped into the tank for Planned Parenthood this weekend, asserting not only would cutting Planned Parenthood subsidies lead to more abortions, but that cutting their funding in red states can lead to new HIV “epidemics.”

August 11, 2015, 10:59 PM EDT

As she runs to hold on to her base against an openly declared socialist in the Democratic primaries, Hillary Clinton is declaring she intends to go even further than President Obama and his radical executive amnesty efforts. She continues to defend Planned Parenthood even after those horrific videos documented the ghastly sale of baby body parts for profit. She is wrapping herself in a gay agenda, viciously attacking religious freedom.

But it’s the Republicans that are the extremists.

August 10, 2015, 2:35 PM EDT

At The Corner at National Review, Wesley J. Smith nailed The New York Times for an obvious double standard when it comes to hidden-camera videos – yes for animal rights activists, no for the anti-abortion folks. 

On Saturday, a Times staff editorial lamented “the so-called ag-gag law, which makes it a crime to secretly videotape industrial feedlots and slaughterhouses for the purpose of exposing animal mistreatment and abuse. These laws, on the books in seven states, purport to be about the protection of private property, but they are nothing more than government-sanctioned censorship of a matter of public interest.”

August 9, 2015, 2:04 PM EDT

The roiling of the daytime waters at MSNBC has the hard left all upset at the mini-peacock turning back to a newsier format. In an article on The Wrap, Jordan Chariton warned this would lead to a “permanent third-place finish” behind Fox and CNN. The headline on the roster changes was "When One Lean Forward Becomes Two Steps Backward."

Chariton’s lead witness was disgruntled lefty host Cenk Uygur, barely tried in the late afternoon before his unwillingness to avoid attacking Obama from the Left caused him to end up on Current TV (briefly). “Being progressive isn’t the problem, it’s the solution,” said Cenk. Tell that to Current TV.

August 9, 2015, 7:44 AM EDT

HBO Real Sports host Bryant Gumbel was interviewed by Charlie Rose on his PBS talk show on Wednesday night. Or you could say Gumbel was simply flattered by Charlie Rose, flattered to the point that Rose lectured Gumbel that he owes the world more of his wonderful voice – read nasty liberal bias and invective, as he offered on NBC and then on CBS – comparing him to a Marlon Brando of newscasting.

Rose swore he wasn’t sucking up to Gumbel, which he certainly was, but perhaps he thought he was acknowledging Gumbel’s talent like a man observes a sunrise:

August 8, 2015, 11:02 PM EDT

Before the latest debate, Time magazine contacted Fox anchor Bret Baier for a “7 Questions” interview – except they published 10. They admitted to Baier “Back in the 2012 debates Fox News has some of the toughest questions of any of the networks.”

And yet, they still mocked Fox’s old “fair and balanced” slogan in a protest against conservative groups having more of a voice in Republican TV debates:

August 8, 2015, 5:37 PM EDT

Back in February, People magazine devoted a “Why I Care” feature to celebrating Planned Parenthood and one of its most fervent Hollywood backers, Lena Dunham, who said: “What I love about Planned Parenthood is it is focused on destigmatizing abortion and birth control.” They haven’t covered the abortion giant since the grotesque exposes of their baby-parts business started leaking out.

But the newest edition of the magazine (dated August 17) carried an article on “Remembering Cecil” headlined “THE KILLING OF A LION KING: As a Minnesota dentist defends his hunt, Zimbabwe calls for his return to face justice.”

August 8, 2015, 10:10 AM EDT

Former New York Times TV reporter Bill Carter wrote a valentine for Jon Stewart in The Hollywood Reporter, suggesting Stewart’s departure “is expected to leave a void for loyal followers of liberal causes, though it also may inspire sighs of relief from the horde of public officials Jon has eviscerated over the years...  It is no exaggeration to say it: When Jon Stewart goes, the country will be losing the most focused, fiercest and surely funniest media critic of the past two decades."

The liberal media loved him, even when he mocked them. As one longtime executive at CNN told Carter: "The irony always was that most people in the place truly enjoyed his show, never missed it. So it was always incredibly painful that he would attack us the way he did." Carter began by noting how Stewart and Colbert and Co. hugged and celebrated when Obama was first elected in 2008:

August 8, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT

Five years ago, Katie Couric exemplified our secular media’s Islamophilia when on an online show at CBS, she proclaimed  "Maybe we need a Muslim version of The Cosby Show. I know that sounds crazy, but The Cosby Show did so much to change attitudes about African-Americans in this country, and I think sometimes people are afraid of what they don't understand.”

Now online at Yahoo, Couric is still singing from the same songbook, hosting two Muslim comedians in a discussion headlined “Fighting Islamophobia, one joke at a time.” Couric asked, “What ultimately do you think will have to be done to make people more educated, more tolerant, more accepting?” One of them, Maysoon Zayid, quipped, “I think we need a Muslim Bachelor or Bachelorette. I think that’s what would be the great equalizer, and that would change everything.”

August 7, 2015, 11:23 AM EDT

The first GOP debate's Fox News moderators were so hard on the candidates that a New York Times columnist called it an "inquisition" and said the debate "compels me to write a cluster of words I never imagined writing: hooray for Fox News." 

Frank Bruni, who was a White House correspondent under George W. Bush. His headline was "A Foxy, Rowdy Republican Debate." 

August 5, 2015, 10:51 PM EDT

Actor Tim Allen announced at a Television Critics Association interview that season 5 of the ABC sitcom "Last Man Standing" is going to get political, and neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump is going to be safe from Allen's character, the wisecracking Mike Baxter. 

"We're going to drill Hillary," the star told Foxnews.com at the Television Critics Association Q&A session for his ABC series. "It will be horrible personally if Hillary continued [to lead the Democrats], but it will be great for the storyline if she continues."