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
January 10, 2015, 7:03 PM EST

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple isn’t buying the media line that they are opposed to showing “deliberately offensive” images. “Compelling as these arguments may sound, they boil down to a refusal to show the world as it is, to explain how events have evolved. They also express the mainstream media’s long-held belief in the fragility and naivete of its audience.”

But Wemple is especially harsh on CNN. Remember how CNN boss Jeff Zucker boasted "We're not going to be shamed into it by others who have political beliefs that want to try to have temper tantrums to shame other news organizations into covering something,” in this case, the Benghazi hearings (CNN avoided live coverage). But radical Muslims can sway him. His blog was headlined “Fear of terrorism is driving CNN’s editorial decisions.”

January 10, 2015, 5:13 PM EST

Via Politico, we learned on Friday, New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet called a journalism professor at the USC Annenberg School an "asshole" on Facebook after the professor took a shot from the left  at Baquet for not running Charlie Hebdo's Muhammed cartoons. He punched low for a liberal: he compared the Times to a staid insurance company.

On Friday, Cooper wrote a Facebook post questioning Baquet: "Exactly how many people have to be shot in cold blood before your paper rules that you can show us what provoked the killers?" he asked. "Apparently 23 shot including 11 dead is not enough. What absolute cowardice. These MSM managers act is if they are running insurance companies, not news organizations.”

January 10, 2015, 7:46 AM EST

Hollywood is still making movies glorifying communists like blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo as the true libertarians and constitutionalists, no matter how ludicrous it sounds. Luckily, there’s a new antidote to this film’s message, a book called Hollywood Traitors by longtime Human Events editor Allan Ryskind.

January 9, 2015, 11:28 PM EST

Too typically, the cover of Seventeen magazine features former Nickeolodeon star Victoria Justice and “The Edgy Side You’ve Never Seen (Until Now).” The teen stars always have to “mature” into “edgy,” and in this case, it’s a “daring role on the gritty new MTV series Eye Candy.”

Justice will play “a computer hacker who gets caught up with a serial killer.” She explained “It’s a very sexy thriller-drama.” Sexy serial-killer drama? That’s edgy, all right. “Victorious [her Nick show] was musical singing, happy times, and colorful, and this show is the polar opposite, which is 100 percent why I was drawn to it.” It’s making her channel her inner “badass.”

January 9, 2015, 2:30 PM EST

About a month ago, The Washington Post reported that kiddie-TV host Bill Nye “the Science Guy” and other leftists put out an open letter demanding the media use the word “climate denier” instead of “climate skeptic” to describe Sen. Jim Inhofe and the conservative side of the global-warming debate. Apparently, the letter worked.

Friday’s Washington Post carried a very biased article by Ben Terris on Sen. Jim Inhofe, “the country’s most prominent climate-change denier.” The Post even used the “denier” phrase in its local radio ads, passing along the shock that a “denier” is chairing an environmental committee.

January 9, 2015, 8:09 AM EST

The next time newspaper reporters start making fun of how stupid some politicians are, they could always discuss Adam Taylor. The Washington Post foreign affairs writer was dim enough to ask “France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?”

It never sinks in, that trusty old maxim about if you outlaw guns, only the outlaws will have guns. Taylor not only asked a dim-witted question, he mocked Donald Trump for asking it, and then he asked it in all sincerity:

January 8, 2015, 5:23 PM EST

Proving once again that the personal is very political, Time magazine posted an article headlined “The Everyday Sexism of Women Waiting in Public Toilet Lines: Long lines for women's restrooms are the result of a history that favors men’s bodies.”

Feminist genius Soraya Chemaly found that long lines at women’s restrooms aren’t merely a reality. They’re a conscious conspiracy against the sit-down set:

January 8, 2015, 9:05 AM EST

Edward Wong, the Beijing bureau chief of The New York Times, came under attack from conservatives for what Dana Loesch called the “idiotic tweet of the night.”

Wong tweeted: “Some call for an extreme use of force to respond to Paris attacks, but school shootings in US have killed more and US leaders do nothing.” Then Wong deleted it.

January 7, 2015, 5:43 AM EST

In the January 5 edition of ESPN The Magazine, ESPN senior writer (or junior Keith Olbermann) Howard Bryant looked back at 2014 at alleged bigotry in the sports world. "Conservative front offices" wouldn't allow gay NFL player Michael Sam to stay employed, and Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was exactly as racist as former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

With the Redskins, "Change comes only through force, through the relentlessness of voice."

January 6, 2015, 10:40 PM EST

During the Christmas season, the national media hoped to once again dip the entire Republican Party in the mire of David Duke and other racists, to spread that taint across the political landscape. Republicans fought back with Obama’s long association with his racist Reverend Jeremiah Wright, which the media worked hard to erase as utterly irrelevant.

But here’s someone who hasn’t been removed from the spotlight around Obama. We recently found an amazing video The New York Times made about Al Sharpton, the unrepentant racial hoax-exploiter. Sharpton has never suffered from ruining reputations and causing strife over teenager Tawana Brawley’s made-up stories of rape and racist mistreatment at the hands of white cops in the late 1980s.

January 6, 2015, 9:51 AM EST

One would think tabloidish news shows like Good Morning America would be interested in the hot story of a former acting director of cybersecurity for the Department of Health and Human Services being sentenced to 25 years in jail for child pornography – the kind of vile stuff that includes the rape and murder of children.

But you would be wrong. Timothy deFoggi, 56, formerly of Germantown, Maryland in the DC suburbs, was convicted by a federal jury in Nebraska in August and nobody in the national press really paid much attention. Isn’t this at least as interesting or outrageous as a Louisiana state legislator speaking a white supremacist event? Where are the “To Catch a Predator” folks at Dateline NBC?

January 5, 2015, 2:26 PM EST

It’s always mind-boggling when left-wingers complain the media isn’t liberal enough, but it’s just happened at the hard-left site Salon.com. Under a headline insisting “The NRA is losing” – right after the Left took it on the chin in the midterms – Elias Isquith shared spin with Moms Demand Action leader Shannon Watts.

In this case, they’re whining that the media’s walked away from covering “gun safety legislation,” since they can’t plausibly suggest the liberal media are in league with the NRA. The number of network stories in the last six months mentioning the NRA can be counted on two hands, but the tilt remains the same.

January 5, 2015, 8:39 AM EST

The Washington Post is positioning the Senate conservatives as “scary” in Monday’s editions. Online, the headline was “New Senate majority leader’s main goal for GOP: Don’t be scary.”

Liberal congressional reporter Paul Kane relayed that Democrats think that appeasing “far-right conservatives” will lead to Republican defeats in 2016:

January 4, 2015, 7:52 PM EST

While the liberal media elite crows that the Republicans face this problem and that in the new year, they are still kissing up to Obama’s golf game. The New York Times ran an article on Sunday titled “Obama Is the Nation’s Private Golfer in Chief.”    

Obama never leaks his scores to the media and rarely lets anyone film his game, but Times reporter Michael Schmidt dwelled on how Obama’s golf game shows what a sweet, unruffled guy he is, making him a good president.

January 4, 2015, 8:09 AM EST

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “fetus” as “a human being or animal in the later stages of development before it is born.” So the Los Angeles Times (and other media outlets) are defying the dictionary with “Two fetuses found beside road in Fallbrook.”

Times reporter Tony Perry dropped the F-bomb for a baby repeatedly in this short item (only the sheriff's spokesman was acknowledging birth).

January 3, 2015, 2:32 PM EST

Washington Post "social change reporter" Sondhya Somashekar reports that key organizers of protests over "police treatment of African Americans lashed out at Oprah Winfrey Friday" over comments she made to People magazine criticizing their movement as “leaderless.” It showed a rift between "older black trailblazers and a younger crop of black activists," none of which can be identified by the Post as left-wing.

January 3, 2015, 8:28 AM EST

Former CBS newsman Bernard Goldberg wrote about a moment on last Sunday’s Meet the Press and called it “Chuck Todd and the Rosetta Stone of Media Bias.” It was all in the introductions to the panel of guests. Why is it that the conservative is routinely identified as a conservative, but the liberals are given no label at all, no matter how liberal they might be?

January 3, 2015, 7:51 AM EST

At this point in George W. Bush's presidency, Hollywood uncorked a barrel of anti-Iraq-war movies, all of them in their varying styles trashing the American military or intelligence agencies as vicious murderers, rapists, and all-around freedom-tramplers. Most were duds because the public wanted nothing to do with those messages. But oh, did the critics love 'em.

In Obama's "fourth quarter," as he calls it, Clint Eastwood has released his movie "American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, a NAVY Seal who survived four tours of duty in Iraq and was credited with an astonishing 160 confirmed kills. The story ended horribly in 2013, four years after he left the Navy, when he and a friend were shot down at a Texas shooting range. Oh, how the critics hate it.

January 2, 2015, 12:55 PM EST

The Washington Post celebrated the latest retirement announcement of longtime PBS omnipresence Bill Moyers (we'll believe it when he's gone for a year). The headline is "A crusader's quiet farewell." That's polite code for "declining in relevance."

Post media reporter Paul Farhi noted that PBS and Moyers are tightly wound in the brand: "Except for stints in commercial broadcasting (CBS News from 1976 to 1986; NBC News briefly in the 1990s), Moyers has been the face of public television for almost as long as Big Bird."

January 2, 2015, 8:56 AM EST

All of the hallmarks of National Public Radio – the cosmopolitanism and the sexual progressivism – come together in the subject of abortions worldwide.

On New Year’s Eve, NPR.org posted a photographer’s record celebrating an abortion clinic in a primitive part of eastern India, titled “A Haven In A Land Of Unsafe Abortions.” As they lament the stigma around abortion, those who favor a stigma about killing babies get no time or space on the taxpayer-funded radio network.