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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December 22, 2015, 6:52 AM EST

James Warren at Poynter MediaWire noted that last week, Bernie Sanders picked up the endorsement of the Communications Workers of America, a 600,000-member union that includes 26,000 members of the NewsGuild – representing “journalists at The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury News, digital start-up Truthout and the digital operations at many, but not all, big print publications, such as Philly.com.”

Warren protested: “For those who believe nearly all journalists not on the Fox News payroll must be knee-jerk lefties pushing an agenda, be informed that the Guild heeded a nearly reflexive tradition and abstained in its parent's endorsement vote.”

December 21, 2015, 8:04 PM EST

On Monday morning, NPR Morning Edition anchor Steve Inskeep aired some of his end-of-year interview with President Obama (also recorded on video). Obama drew ten minutes of air time, and Inskeep only aired five of his own questions in that time span, about one every two minutes. Often, he explained Obama’s viewpoint on the world in between the quotes. Compare that to the recent Inskeep interview with Ted Cruz. In 7 minutes and 19 seconds, Inskeep challenged Cruz at least 12 times.

December 21, 2015, 1:51 PM EST

While The New York Times Book Review ignores books by conservatives from David Limbaugh to Mark Levin, they analyze conservatism by going to Sam Tanenhaus, who edited the Book Review from 2004 to 2013. One small problem: He wrote a book issued in 2009 predicting The Death of Conservatism. Tanenhaus proclaimed today's conservative movement was like "the exhumed figures of Pompeii, trapped in postures of frozen flight, clenched in the rigor mortis of a defunct ideology." So how wise does he look?     

On Sunday, Tanenhaus reviewed two obscure books from the Left purporting to explain the origins of today’s conservatism. First, there was the book Nut Country: Right-Wing Dallas and the Birth of the Southern Strategy by Edward H. Miller.

December 20, 2015, 4:24 PM EST

The leftist website The Intercept is taking apart Friday’s CBS panel discussion on Muslims in America: “two Muslim Americans who took part in the group complained that CBS edited out parts of the discussion where they raised their own concerns — including critiques of U.S. militarism, surveillance and entrapment.”

They also said that Frank Luntz, “the right-wing pollster who led the focus group, silenced members of the group when they criticized discriminatory U.S. government policies.” They ripped into Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, but CBS wanted its own tidy narrative of patriotic Muslims who have no problem with this president.

December 19, 2015, 4:54 PM EST

Since taking over the evening-news baton from Diane Sawyer, ABC anchorman David Muir has become known for a newscast that's tighter, brighter, and lighter -- or, just dumber. Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi noted Muir's newscast has a severe aversion to leading with international news when it can lead with, oh, thunderstorms.

His interviews have been the same. His interview a couple of months ago with Hillary Clinton was another classic of the "what would your mommy say to you" variety.

December 19, 2015, 8:04 AM EST

When Ted Turner was running CNN back in 1991, he banned the use of the word “foreign” on air. In a memo to employees, he made a threat to fine employees with a forced donation to UNICEF. To avoid offense, they were told they should use the word “international” instead because it “promotes a sense of unity."

Today, this is Jeff Zucker’s CNN, and unity be damned. Offending the audience is part of the ratings gambit. On December 13, as many Christians celebrated the third Sunday of Advent and rejoiced over the incarnation of Jesus Christ, CNN was celebrating Satan. Literally.

December 19, 2015, 7:37 AM EST

Joe Flint at The Wall Street Journal reports that among the top 10 cable networks in terms of prime-time viewers, only Fox News Channel, HGTV and Discovery Channel are on track to finish 2015 on an upswing. According to Nielsen, Fox News averaged 1.8 million viewers in prime time through Dec. 15, a 4 percent increase compared with the same period a year ago.

“The GOP debates and the emergence of Donald Trump as a Republican contender were definitely a boost for Fox News and CNN,” Flint reported. CNN is up 40 percent in prime-time, but it’s only 718,000 viewers, far below Fox. MSNBC was down one percent to 580,000, which suggests they’re still pondering the futures of Chris Hayes and Lawrence O’Donnell.

December 17, 2015, 5:53 PM EST

James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal wrote his last column of 2015 on a John Kerry profile by New Yorker editor David Remnick, and a Rolling Stone interview with Kerry. "He denies -- too strongly -- that he's still bitter over 2004. Taranto saw liberal media hypocrisy as Kerry was noncommittal on Rolling Stone's suggestion that Exxon Mobil and the Koch brothers should be considered treasonous "enemies of the state."

December 16, 2015, 12:37 PM EST

The “All The News That’s Fit to Print” people at The New York Times clearly had a journalistic malfunction overnight. A look at the paper’s Washington edition shows no story on the Republican debate on the front page. Well, surely it’s mentioned at bottom in the text box about what’s inside? No. Well, it’s listed on “Inside the Times” on A-2? No.

You have to find it on A-21, three pages into the National section, right? Actually, no! It’s a Trip Gabriel story on the undercard debate. A trip to the website shows there’s a debate story by Patrick Healy and Jonathan Martin on the front page of the New York edition.

December 16, 2015, 6:29 AM EST

Our news media are so overwhelmingly obsequious with the Democrats that Hillary Clinton can imply the relatives of the Americans killed in Benghazi are liars on national TV, and no one in the press blinks an eye or finds it newsworthy.

ABC is about to host another one of those hide-and-seek Saturday night Democrat debates. There is something very ironic here: It was on this network where she made that outrageous statement.

December 15, 2015, 12:30 PM EST

The media elites are a little obsessed about who is the secretive new owner who paid $140 million to buy The Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada’s largest daily newspaper with a circulation in excess of 175,000.  “But one rumored purchaser tells Fortune — via a spokesman — that it wasn’t them: Charles and David Koch, co-founders of Koch Industries and major donors to conservative candidates.”

December 14, 2015, 9:23 PM EST

On the first Sunday after the San Bernardino attacks, CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter ignored that in favor of a one-hour program focused on Donald Trump. Then on December 13, Stelter talked to al-Jazeera host (and former CNN anchor) Ali Velshi, and again he skipped over the murders of San Bernardino. Syed Farook? Tashfeen Malik? Stelter's only villain worth discussing was Trump.

Stelter failed to ask the al-Jazeera staffer about the bizarre opinion by an al-Jazeera staffer that mass murderer Malik should not have pictured without her burqa. It was “disrespectful” to the mass shooter. Stelter only felt the pain of Muslim journalists, that they don’t have a “Muslim Jorge Ramos.” In other words, Muslims need an aggressive loudmouth leftist activist or better yet, a leftist activist group of reporters.

December 13, 2015, 5:51 PM EST

During the Christmas season, one might think the newspapers would refrain from trashing Christianity. In reality, the opposite happens. On Sunday, Washington Post book editor Ron Charles celebrated a book on What Would Jesus Craft? as a fun zone "between blasphemy and hilarity."

On Wednesday, Charles recommended a novel "reimagining" the Bible, with Abraham as a madman, Jonah wanting "a better God," and Joseph haunted by all the male babies who were slaughtered instead of his foster child Jesus. Forget celebrating Christmas, for "the Massacre of the Innocents is not just a foreordained step on the way to glory but an indelible horror that contaminates Jesus and his family forever."

December 13, 2015, 9:25 AM EST

Washington Post drama critic Peter Marks promoted liberal actor George Takei and his new (failing) musical on Broadway about the internment of Japanese Americans. Neither man breathed a word in the paper about Franklin Roosevelt. Instead, it topically turned on Donald Trump: “Takei would dearly love it if the people stirring up a new round of paranoia would come to Allegiance and face the illuminating music.”

Marks also failed to tell readers that Takei – who was interned as a boy with his parents – viciously attacked Justice Clarence Thomas in July in a TV interview. “He is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn't belong there... this man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America.”

December 12, 2015, 10:51 PM EST

The Trump-hating media is displaying all the usual blindness. They don’t realize their own rhetorical excess, so they sound like Trump in reverse. See Time magazine once again granting their web space to wild hyperbole from former NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

The headline? "What Donald Trump and ISIS Have in Common: The 2016 candidate has more in common with the terrorist group than he does with America.” Hey Kareem: that’s another op-ed airball that lands about 50 feet from the hole.

December 12, 2015, 8:00 AM EST

Americans are infatuated with celebrities, but unfortunately for the Left, that love doesn’t translate into a popular landslide for the liberal point of view. Celebrity millionaires love to pose as compassionate citizens for the cameras, and it doesn’t matter if anything changes. It doesn't matter if they have a plan. It only matters that they emote.

December 11, 2015, 10:40 AM EST

The Associated Press isn’t being shy about which party it favors with this headline: “As Trump rises, Clinton preaches love and kindness.” On its site, U.S. News & World report took it the natural step further: “As Donald Trump rises with his harsh rhetoric, Hillary Clinton preaches love and kindness.” Reach for the Rolaids.

AP’s Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas began oddly, noting the “kindness” message came on the heels of her accusing Republicans with threatening the safety of the American people:

December 11, 2015, 7:53 AM EST

Wednesday’s New York Times carried the latest in a series of passionate editorials from the unbylined Editorial Board advocating for the gender-confused. The headline was “No Reason to Exclude Transgender Medical Care.”  Their star transgender was a man who calls himself “Our Lady J,” the star of the “acclaimed” musical show Gospel for the Godless, now a screenwriter for the Amazon TV series Transparent.

After all the sound and fury, they admitted The New York Times Company still resists this "progressive" reform of subsidized amputations and hormone "therapy."

December 10, 2015, 8:30 AM EST

NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep is a big fan of President Obama, and when he interviews him, he helpfully sets him up. In a recent interview on race relations, Inskeep added little prompts instead of questions. That’s not what Ted Cruz received on Wednesday’s show. Inskeep was blunt when discussing the new Trump idea of banning Muslims from entering America: "Which Muslims do you want to keep out of the United States?"

NPR posted the full transcript online. What that demonstrated was that NPR and Inskeep routinely sliced out (for time and surely, for political convenience) Cruz whacking away at Democrats and explaining what's wrong with Islamism.

December 8, 2015, 11:44 PM EST

Barack Obama wanted 15 minutes of air time on Sunday night, the most heavily watched night of the week, to speak to the nation about the San Bernardino shooting. It was appropriate for the president to request it, and for the networks to grant it, but everyone knew he would say nothing new of substance because on the matter of Islamic terrorism, he never does.

And he didn’t. And in so not doing, he wowed the press again. The stenographers underlined his good intentions.