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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April 10, 2015, 12:43 PM EDT

On Thursday night’s PBS NewsHour, they devoted two segments to the forthcoming Summit of the Americas and like Andrea Mitchell, PBS correspondent Margaret Warner felt it necessary to document how Latin American countries think Team Obama’s actions toward Venezuela “smacked of U.S. bullying” and even “imperialist meddling.”

It might seem a bit perverse, but the government-funded channel was calmly explaining to viewers that standing up for dissidents is a diplomatic fiasco.

April 9, 2015, 10:36 PM EDT

We had an outbreak in mid-week of reporters lecturing Rand Paul that he doesn’t know how to run for president if he’s going to tell reporters how to do their job. See the circular nature of this conundrum? Reporters are going to tell presidential candidates how to do their job, which is to never tell reporters how to do theirs.

Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza seems unaware how this looked in a blog post headlined "Rand Paul’s problem with female interviewers just cropped up again." Paul should shut up about the media, he said. But on the same morning Paul tussled on NBC, the Big Three networks lined up for puffball interviews with President Obama.

April 9, 2015, 7:43 AM EDT

It  looks like the folks at Gawker Media might want to look into beefing up their private security. Over at Gawker's Deadspin sports blog, they actually posted a piece titled "The Police Are America's Terrorists."

Greg Howard is obviously in a highly emotional state over the unprofessional police shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina. He’s so emotional that he thinks that white people have always killed black and brown people, and it's never happened in reverse, or black-on-black.

April 8, 2015, 11:54 AM EDT

Last October, we relayed that the NBCUniversal-owned Syfy cable network made a development deal with leftist actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck for a corporate-dystopia series called “Incorporated.” Now The Hollywood Reporter is offering an update: Syfy has greenlighted the making of a pilot episode.

Corporate leftists demonstrate a surprising capacity for hypocrisy. The Syfy press release – coming out of Comcast, a large entertainment conglomerate with one of the largest lobbying staffs in the nation’s capital – comically imagines today’s trend in Obama-era government is a “dismantling of the public sector."

April 8, 2015, 6:59 AM EDT

In their constant celebration of gender-bending, NPR still has time for old-fashioned transvestites. On the April 3 Morning Edition, their headline was “Longtime Couple Found That Clothes Didn't Make The Man,” The producer, Liyna Anwar, tweeted “He's a Vietnam vet who teaches electric power tech. He just does it all in a dress.”

Anchor Steve Inskeep introduced America to “Sissy” Goodwin and his wife Vickie of Laramie, Wyoming.

April 7, 2015, 11:04 PM EDT

The Old Media loathes the New Media as unreliable, and have no right to pass judgment. Increasingly they are prone to leap into news stories based on their own liberal networks of social media. Look no further than the new Indiana religious freedom law. They could not get enough of those angry tweets from Hillary Clinton and public-policy geniuses like Miley Cyrus.

Based on Twitter, they touted a "growing outrage" from coast to coast and obsessed over Indiana's "bigotry" for days. Conservative social media also reacted to the Hoosier contretemps forcefully in the opposite direction, but apparently it's too much to expect "objective" journalists to notice too much of that.

April 7, 2015, 10:34 AM EDT

A favorite historical claim of Ronald Reagan-bashers is that he showed signs of senility in office. The New York Times is still fiddling around on this with the latest “scientific” proof in a March 30 article headlined “Parsing Ronald Reagan’s Words for Early Signs of Alzheimer’s.” The author, Dr. Lawrence K. Altman, was a Times medical correspondent for 40 years.

Craig Shirley, a longtime friend of the MRC, has written two historical books on Reagan and is finishing a third, titled Last Act: The Final Years and Enduring Legacy of Ronald Reagan. He wrote a letter to the editor strongly protesting this article and was refused. In fact, the Times stiffly wrote in return he would not be published, and "We received a couple of personal accounts (a caregiver's story) but did not choose to publish them."

April 6, 2015, 11:20 PM EDT

Racially obsessed USA Today on Friday wrote this headline: “Wisconsin doesn't hide from 'white guys' reputation.”

Josh Peter assembled current and former Badger players,  former assistant coaches, and “authorities on the African-American experience” to answer: “Why is the Badgers' roster predominantly white?”

April 6, 2015, 3:46 PM EDT

On the same day The New York Times is chiding Rolling Stone magazine for forwarding unsubstantiated tales of sexual assault by trusting a single source, it’s channeling them on Monday’s front page, and promoting the idea of taxpayer-funded hormone therapy for transgender prisoners – now being pushed by the Obama Justice Department.

The sympathetic headline was “‘Every Day I Struggle’: Transgender Inmate Cites Attacks and Abuse in Men’s Prison.” Times reporter Deborah Sontag achieved perfection – if that’s defined as composing a 2,619-word article without a single critical word about taxpayer-funded hormone therapy for crooks, or the transgender agenda in general.

April 6, 2015, 11:20 AM EDT

The Washington Post’s gossips can look like putty in the hands of the Obama administration. On Monday morning, columnist Emily Heil oozed that the Obamas have made the Easter Egg Roll “way cooler” during their tenure than the hidebound Bushies, what with “Lynn Cheney” reading her “Patriotic Primer.” There was “definitely no hip-hop.” (Read: the last administration was hopelessly white.)

Heil allowed that it became slightly hipper when the Bush White House started using Disney Channel stars like “pre-twerking” Miley Cyrus.

April 5, 2015, 10:02 PM EDT

On Holy Saturday, The Washington Post took an old Sally Quinn interview (posted 36 days earlier, on February 27) so they could rip Christians on Easter weekend for their allegedly persistent anti-Semitism. Not the Muslims – no, the Christians. The original headline was “Jesus Was a Jew — Get Over It: A Q&A with award-winning writer James Carroll on how Christians misunderstand Jesus.”

Carroll's book is titled Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age. In the Saturday paper, they presented it as a standard Jesus article with the headline: “Something astonishing about Jesus.” Yes, everyone who worships him is nearly a Nazi.

April 5, 2015, 1:22 PM EDT

Former CBS employee Kenneth Lombardi, 29, who quit the network last November, is suing CBS claiming sexual harassment. The New York Post reports he claims he “was repeatedly drunkenly groped and kissed by powerful men at the network — including the director for the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.

“I have symptoms of PTSD from this,” Lombardi told the Post on Thursday, comparing CBS to “the Catholic Church or Penn State” for allegedly sweeping his complaints under the rug. Where have we heard that charge before?

April 5, 2015, 8:55 AM EDT

Pseudo-conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks on gay rights in red states: "To me, the issue is progress. It's like Abraham Lincoln. I'm not drawing the parallel. But Abraham Lincoln knew when to push abolitionism. It was clearly a moral right. But sometimes you got to push it gently."

April 4, 2015, 2:54 PM EDT

Daily Caller political reporter Patrick Howley is reporting that ABC is refusing to run a political ad against Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Real Chicago PAC, run by William Kelly, who ran as a Republican statewide for Illinois comptroller in 2010, put together an ad charging Emanuel and his brother has enriched themselves from his position:

April 4, 2015, 11:43 AM EDT

The April 13 edition of People magazine displays the usual liberal bias – trashing Gov. Mike Pence on religious freedom with attack-quotes from Hillary Clinton and the policy genius known as Miley Cyrus. (College: None.)

But they also published a gushy two-page spread on “Ted Kennedy’s Treasures.” Geared like everyone else in the liberal media to the opening of the new Teddy shrine. A subheadline noted "The late Senator's office -- from photos to letters and dog bowls -- has been re-created at Boston's Edward M. Kennedy Institute."

April 4, 2015, 7:44 AM EDT

Comedy Central hosted another one of its vicious and disgusting celebrity “roasts” with Justin Bieber as the target. On the “pre-show” before the roast, unfunny comedian Jeffrey Ross arrived in a pope costume, accompanied by sexy “nuns” in black habits and fishnet stockings.

Red-carpet host Sarah Tiana introduced him as the “popemaster general” and gushed “you look amazing, you're going to be hilarious." To which Ross replied, "Bless you, Sarah, congratulations on all of your abortions."

April 3, 2015, 12:26 PM EDT

It’s amazing to ponder that Bill Press was a longtime host on CNN and then on MSNBC. His latest ludicrous column (at the Chicago Tribune among others) is titled “Hatred in the name of God.”

Press, a former chairman of California’s Democratic Party, insisted that there’s little difference between Islamic terrorists and Christian people advocating for religious liberty against the gay agenda.

April 3, 2015, 10:26 AM EDT

The PBS NewsHour hosted a panel discussion on Thursday night on the controversy over religious freedom in Indiana. To their credit, PBS brought on a Baptist minister, Tim Overton, to speak for Christians who are upset at the current liberal trend. But National Journal correspondent Ron Brownstein pushed hard on the politics -- on how Republicans are going to suffer as “we expand the circle equality. That is the American story...there’s no reversing that.”

April 3, 2015, 8:32 AM EDT

The Washington Post apparently knows when it’s appropriate to completely omit a majority viewpoint from a news story: when an Obama-appointed  U.S. district judge in California orders “sex reassignment surgery” for a murderer because denying an expensive surgery on the taxpayer dime is a denial of “her” constitutional rights.

Lindsey Beyer reported that Jeffrey Norsworthy, who now identifies as “Michelle,” is creating a real problem for prison officials:

April 2, 2015, 1:34 PM EDT

Several GOP presidential contenders have insulted The New York Times in recent days, but not with the vigor of Ted Cruz. Politico's Dylan Byers reported that in an interview with a St. Louis talk radio station on Tuesday, Cruz said Republicans shouldn't listen to "The New York Times and other leftist rags" when picking their presidential nominee.

Times Beijing bureau chief Edward Wong (Twitter handle "Comrade Wong") quickly proved the paper's liberal tilt by tweeting out that Cruz's attack on the leftist paper was a "badge of honor."