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
October 31, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

Politico isn't holding back its tilt at the end of this campaign. Here's a headline: "The return of mean John McCain." Reporter Burgess Everett began: "Mean John McCain is back on the campaign trail."

Return to mean? Everett dug up AP bias from 2008: "He’s called fellow Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa a 'f——- jerk' and former Budget Committee Chairman Pete Domenici, also of the GOP, an 'ass——' — just two examples from a 2008 Associated Press story about 'Senator Hothead.'”

October 31, 2014, 7:23 AM EDT

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air ably announced that liberal reporters and analysts are breaking out the latest spin – that victory will be terrible for Republicans. I’d call it the Mary Tillotson special: after the GOP took the house in 1994, CNN’s Tillotson suggested this 52-seat landslide was bad news for 1996.

Morrissey calls it “the media’s Sour Grapes Index, in which analysts posit that a big win is really a loss, or that a loss is really a big win.” Alexander Bolton at The Hill offers the classic take, “Civil war looms for the GOP":

October 30, 2014, 11:57 AM EDT

The networks jumped on footage of Chris Christie yelling at a protester...but did you notice where they acquired it? ABC and NBC each tried to obscure the logo of American Bridge PAC, a Hillary-favoring Democrat outfit.

The protester was also a leftist, even though he was presented as an “independent.” Jim Keady appeared Wednesday night on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes.” No one pointed out his truly wacky blogs on the Huffington Post.

October 29, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner reported that “Sarah Palin on Tuesday shot back at CNN anchor Carol Costello’s gleeful mocking over the assault of Palin’s daughter Bristol, charging that liberal media want to destroy those who don’t agree with them.”

Palin told Stuart Varney on the Fox Business Network, “They do want to destroy personally those they disagree with. They’re very, very intolerant of those who maybe hold opposing views to their liberal failed agenda views. So, you know, they want to crush us.”

October 29, 2014, 8:12 AM EDT

Liberals are horrified that on paper, NPR now only has one reporter on the "climate change" beat. Katherine Bagley at InsideClimate News reports there used to be three full-time reporters and an editor on the Earth-on-fire watch. But NPR insists that it knows this is a deeply important issue, and never one in need of balance. 

October 28, 2014, 10:54 PM EDT

Liberals have this terrible and annoying habit of congratulating themselves for their intellectual heft merely because they hold liberal views. Once this arrogant notion reigns, it’s tough for liberals to acknowledge when one of their own says something so remarkably unfactual and stupid that it makes you wonder just how ignorant the liberal really is.

At an event for Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley in Boston on October 24, Hillary Clinton told the assembled Democratic faithful: “Don’t let anybody tell you that, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”

October 28, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT

New York Times political writer Mark Leibovich employed the Full Sneer in a story for this weekend's New York Times Magazine entitled "The Bumpkinification of the Midterm Elections.” Leibovich began with Iowa Republican candidate Joni Ernst talking about castrating hogs, but he soon turned to the announcement that the “apotheosis” of bumpkin-hood was Sarah Palin, the mama grizzly with the brawling children.

October 28, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

Last week, former Washington Post features writer Martha Sherill oozed after “legendary” executive editor Ben Bradlee’s death that he was so handsome, he put Cary Grant to shame.

So it’s a bit shocking to find another former Postie, Time editor at large David Von Drehle, outdoing Sherrill in the ooze department, throwing out the word “orgasm” to describe Bradlee’s charisma.

October 27, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

Jaime Fuller at The Washington Post mocked the Charlotte Observer’s surprisingly weak endorsement of Sen. Kay Hagan. The Post called it Hagan’s “worst endorsement.” That seems right.

“Here is a sample of the glowing things they had to say about her,” Fuller cracked:

October 27, 2014, 7:26 AM EDT

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo popped up on national TV Friday in coverage of the Ebola case in New York city, including a cozy CNN morning interview (this time, not with his anchorman brother Chris). But the networks weren’t about to report that the potential 2016 presidential contender is bombing on the book shelves.

Daniel Halper of The Weekly Standard passed along that New York Times political reporter Amy Chozick (assigned normally to the all-but-official Hillary Clinton campaign) tweeted out that the governor’s new book was basically dead on arrival:

October 26, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple reported that fired New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson feels “liberated” to say that the media’s failing to offer “big coverage” of how Obamacare is now working. "And now the computers are working and lots of people are signing up, and where’s all the big coverage of that story?” asked Abramson.

October 26, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

Deadline Hollywood reports ABC Studios has picked up a new sitcom project called “Totally Illegal” from “Two And A Half Men” co-creator Lee Aronsohn. The illegal alien is Canadian, while the longtime citizens are Mexican-American.

October 26, 2014, 7:26 AM EDT

Count NPR as one of those national media outlets that just can’t really grasp the notion that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Washington Post have ruined the narrative that “gentle giant” Michael Brown never wrestled police officer Darren Wilson for his gun. The finding of burns on the thumb “supports the fact that this guy is reaching for the gun, if he has gunpowder particulate material in the wound.” But NPR blurred over the inconvienent news.

October 25, 2014, 10:17 PM EDT

Under Barack Obama, the Federal Communications Commission has walked away from any sense of enforcing traditional broadcast decency, a dramatic change from the Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction” drama of 2004. Two years ago, the courts consented to the broadcast networks’ demands that indecency is an outdated notion. (Liberals want to redefine broadcast obscenity as words like "Redskins.") But FCC fines are breaking out in a brand new area.

October 25, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

The left-leaning viral-video website Upworthy preached that Canadian media were much better than American media in covering the shooting in the Parliament in Ottawa. Apparently, American media were wrong to use the word “terror” and spurred fears with graphics like CNN’s  “Shooter was convert to Islam.”

Canadian coverage was apparently superior because it says “rumors start” after a violent event and “We try to keep them out of our coverage.”

October 25, 2014, 8:02 AM EDT

The Metropolitan Opera in New York City is hardly a site for hundreds of angry protesters. But they have erupted over their current selection, an opera called “The Death of Klinghoffer.” Leon Klinghoffer was the 69-year-old paralyzed New Yorker who in 1985 was aboard the hijacked cruise ship Achille Lauro, then executed by Islamic terrorists because he was a Jew. The  terrorists forced the ship's barber and a waiter to throw his body and his wheelchair overboard off the coast of Egypt.

Klinghoffer’s daughters, Lisa and Ilsa, have objected to this opera for decades.

October 25, 2014, 7:08 AM EDT

The “Monkey Cage” blog at The Washington Post asked an unusual question on Friday: “Could non-citizens decide the November election?”

Jesse Richman and David Earnest, associate professors at Old Dominion University suggest the answer could certainly be yes.

October 24, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT

Thursday’s Washington Post was riddled with contradictions. On the front page, the Post reported “more than a half-dozen black witnesses” supported police officer Darren Wilson’s account of a fight before he shot Michael Brown.

But on the front page of the Style section, the Post championed how the leftist “human rights” group Amnesty International was citing the United States as a human-rights violator based on its police brutality. That’s unfortunate timing.

October 24, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT

Friday’s Washington Post unleashed a weird attack against Kenneth Starr after all these years. The front-page headline was “Surprise support for Lewinsky’s complaint: Report on 1998 interview says prosecutors mistreated intern during Clinton inquiry.”

Why would the Post dig up a 2000 report by Ken Starr's successor as independent counsel? At the end of Rosalind Helderman’s story, she said “The Post sought the report after being contacted by Jim Lichtman, a writer and lecturer on ethics...” Who? Jim Lichtman also wrote an E-book attacking Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Ann Coulter titled “Shameless: The Ethical Case Against Three Out-of-Control Critics and the Need for Civility Now, More than Ever.”

October 24, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

Middle-aged people remember the hilarious Gilda Radner skit on "Saturday Night Live" where she played with the “Looking For Mr. Goodbar Sleepytime Play Set,” with dolls based on the 1975 movie where a young schoolteacher goes to seedy bars looking for casual sex partners (and ends up murdered).

That’s how silly it sounds that there would be “Breaking Bad” action figures and that they would be sold at Toys R Us. When they were inevitably pulled off the shelves, “Breaking Bad” stars complained on social media that they were less damaging than Barbie dolls.