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
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."

April 1, 2015, 10:37 PM EDT

In his remarks dedicating the Edward M. Kennedy Institute on Monday, President Obama imagined how a child would see the replica of the U.S. Senate there and imagine the dialogue as “elevated” and “purposeful.....before she’s old enough to be cynical.” He lamented that party lines or philosophies become “barriers to cooperation or respect.”

On Wednesday, the Washington Free Beacon noted Fox correspondent James Rosen asked White House spokesman Josh Earnest how that matched Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s cynical and partisan 2012 strategy of claiming without evidence that Mitt Romney hadn’t paid taxes:

March 31, 2015, 10:55 PM EDT

Imagine an eighth grader, presented with a portrayal of Sen. Edward Kennedy, the late patriarch of the “royal family” of American politics. The student would learn nothing but legends about “the greatest Senator of all time,” as Sen. Ed Markey proclaimed.

On the occasion of the opening of an “Edward M. Kennedy Institute” in Boston, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley oozed, "Another New England superstar was honored today. Politics was his game, and we'll have his story next.” There was not one discouraging word...not even the word “liberal,” applied to arguably the single most left-wing senator of all time.  

March 31, 2015, 9:54 PM EDT

Reuters announced its latest poll results on Monday: “Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin.” Republican views were deemed the most newsworthy ones, because they sound vaguely unpatriotic about the president.

Reporter Roberta Rampton began: “A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.”
March 30, 2015, 3:51 PM EDT

Tim Russert used to say “If it’s Sunday, it’s Meet the Press.” Of David Brooks, we might joke, “If it’s Friday, Brooks is bashing Ted Cruz.” On both NPR and PBS Friday, the purported conservative-leaning balance to public broadcasting’s natural socialist impulses insisted the problem was that Cruz was just too smart.

On NPR’s All Things Considered, the headline for the week-in-politics segment was “Sen. Harry Reid's Retirement, Cruz's Appeal To Far-Right.”

March 30, 2015, 6:58 AM EDT

In exploring the blooming career of Monica Lewinsky as an anti-cyberbullying activist, it’s not only Lewinsky that’s trying to rehabilitate or reinvent hereself. It’s also a chance for the liberal media to revise feminist history. See The New York Times, with an article last week “Monica Lewinsky Is Back, But This Time on Her Terms.” Reporter Jessica Bennett lauded Lewinsky for “a biting cultural critique about humiliation as commodity.”

She even turned to Gloria Steinem for commentary. “It’s a sexual shaming that is far more directed at women than at men,” Steinem wrote in an email, noting that in Lewinsky’s case, she was also targeted by the “ultraright wing.” She thanked Lewinsky “for having the courage to return to the public eye.”

March 29, 2015, 6:12 PM EDT

The Wall Street Journal editorial page had some fun with a leftist actor on Friday: “We’re about to do the meanest thing this newspaper could do to Tim Robbins: Agree with him.” It was titled "Tim Robbins, Capitalist Tool."

In a Los Angeles Times op-ed, Robbins argued against an attempt by the actors union, the Actors’ Equity Association, to impose the minimum wage on small theaters – “and we’re with him all the way,” the Journal wrote.

March 29, 2015, 4:02 PM EDT

In the rarefied air of “American letters,” as scored by The New York Times, radical gay activist and playwright Larry Kramer must be front-page material of the Weekend Arts section. Kramer has a new “historical novel,” which abuses history energetically. The Times headline was “Retelling History to Prove A Point.” Online it was “Larry Kramer Retells History With Passion.”

But it’s not “retelling.” It’s smearing a pile of American historical figures (printed on bills in your wallet) as raging homosexuals