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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June 21, 2015, 9:37 AM EDT

On Thursday's edition of The View on ABC, co-host Rosie Perez took offense at Jeb Bush for suggesting Hillary Clinton had no accomplishments in the Senate or as Secretary of State in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News.

She fell back on a weird list claiming Hillary unveiled a food-security program and saved a Turkish-Armenian accord, and prevailed over Joe Biden to "send an additional 21 troops" to Afghanistan.

June 21, 2015, 7:54 AM EDT

In an interview with director Judd Apatow excerpted in the women's magazine Elle, actress and comedienne Sarah Silverman shocked few by suggesting she didn't learn any manners until she dated Jimmy Kimmel.

She said "a lot of the human etiquette I learned in life I learned from, like, thank-you notes and dating Jimmy Kimmel. I have great parents, and they both taught me great things, but my formative years were boundaryless."

June 20, 2015, 10:48 PM EDT

While CBS News released a report by outsiders on Dan Rather's 2004 debacle, NBC News used insiders to report on the wild exaggerations of Brian Williams. CBS released its resulted to the public, and NBC is clamming up.

Former ABC and CNN reporter Mark Feldstein lamented: "They have kept their report secret. They have not revealed it to the public. The investigation was held in secret by internal employees who once answered to Brian Williams. The fact that they`re not releasing this report, frankly, is suspect, and it raises suspicions that NBC would never accept from a politician or corporation it were investigating.”

June 20, 2015, 4:02 PM EDT

In 1968, ABC News tried to improve on its lowly third-rank status by bringing on some rock-em, sock-em commentary around the two party conventions  from two intellectual heavyweights: William F. Buckley Jr. On the right, and author Gore Vidal on the left.

A new documentary – from the left, considering it carries a tag from Independent Lens, a leftist documentary series for PBS – explores the battle, that turned personal on television. The filmmakers insisted on Wednesday night in Washington that it made them a pre-cursor to today’s talk/shout TV:

June 20, 2015, 8:55 AM EDT

Black activist Rachel Dolezal was exposed. Her parents revealed she was white. But then she saw her ideological opening. On NBC, she claimed "I identify as black."

And here we go again with another ride on the Insanity Express. This preposterous line has now been adopted by another segment of the loony Left. If a man is actually a woman if that was his/her “identity,” a white woman like Dolezal is a black woman because she too believes it.

June 19, 2015, 1:15 PM EDT

In an interview in Nevada, Hillary Clinton oddly smeared Donald Trump with the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. In an interview with Nevada journalist Jon Ralston, she implied Dylann Roof may have been “triggered” by remarks like Trump’s statements on Mexico sending the worst Mexicans to America. 

ABC’s Liz Kreutz and Rick Klein put the story online, if not on television (will TV follow?): 

June 19, 2015, 10:58 AM EDT

Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik was one of the strongest critics of the lies of Brian Williams back when he was exposed in February.

So it’s only natural to turn back to Zurawik for one of the strongest tongue-lashings of NBC’s decision to re-purpose the serial exaggerator at MSNBC. The truth lost: 

June 18, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple sounds distraught over CNN reporter Brian Stelter’s reporting that speculation around how NBC will use disgraced anchor Brian Williams is centering on MSNBC. 

“Do not foist Brian Williams on MSNBC,” he begged in a headline. Doesn’t MSNBC have enough problems? 

June 17, 2015, 2:51 PM EDT

Entertainment Weekly put transgender actor Charles "Laverne" Cox dressed as the Statue of Liberty on its cover for the June 19 issue, a "special LGBT issue." The unsubtle message over his head was "AMERICA'S TRANSFORMATION." (Italics theirs.) 

Inside the cover story came with a gooey headline: “Lady Liberated: Laverne Cox is the most famous transgender actress in America. She might also be the most enlightened woman in Hollywood. Now she’s just waiting for the rest of America to catch up.” 

June 16, 2015, 11:29 PM EDT

CNN’s Jake Tapper kicked off his new hosting gig on the Sunday news show “State of the Union” featuring an interview with Bill Clinton, arranged through his Clinton Global Initiative. It’s a big name, but a tough start for a serious journalist. With the exception of his infamous snorting, knee-jabbing performance with Chris Wallace in 2006, the former president has negotiated a succession of journalistic foot-rubs surrounding his tightly scripted Global shindigs.

On that sycophantic curve, Tapper did well. Why can't others put this "genius" through the paces?

June 16, 2015, 11:48 AM EDT

At a time when the conventional liberal-media wisdom insists that social conservatism is a loser for the Republican Party, it’s worth remembering that on abortion, the electoral momentum has been on the pro-life side. 

Sunday’s Washington Post put feminist Cosmopolitan writer Jill Filipovic on the front of the Outlook section under the headline "Reclaiming Abortion: A new generation of activists wants you to know there's nothing wrong with ending an unwanted pregnancy." But she told a tale of Democrats being totally frank in loving abortion....and losing, badly. 

June 15, 2015, 10:04 AM EDT

Hillary’s rocky relations with the press took a new turn on Monday when the Clinton campaign denied access to the reporter selected for the print “pool” accompanying the candidate in New Hampshire – the assigned writer providing details for print reporters. 

The victim was David Martosko of the London Daily Mail, formerly an executive editor of the Daily Caller.

June 14, 2015, 10:13 PM EDT

The New York Times might resent the impression that they merely recycle and re-sell warmed-over Obama talking points, but James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal displayed the echo under the headline “Our Fearless Independent Press.”

June 14, 2015, 5:30 PM EDT

Actress Susan Sarandon has long lurched to the radical left, so maybe it’s not surprising that she would express excitement at the Trans-sexual revolution under way. She told Oprah Winfrey that she’s all for this “gender fluidity” trend in identity politics.

"I'm so excited these days by the fluidity of gender that's happening," she said on the show Oprah’s Master Class. "I think once all those 'boxes' are gone, it's going to be so much more interesting and so much less energy spent on those 'boxes.' We can get down to the nitty-gritty of, really, what a person is."

June 14, 2015, 9:17 AM EDT

Because the Sunday Washington Post especially loves tweaking the God-fearing Americans on the Lord’s Day, not only does the Post magazine carry an atheist mom’s car talk with a nine-year old, but they picked Sunday to promote Kathy Griffin’s upcoming Kennedy Center show.

“The Kennedy Center audience is notoriously smart and open-minded and diverse,” Griffin oozed. “I’m going to have my vets there, and I’m going to have my soccer moms, and I’m going to have my LGBTQIA2s — I keep up with all the letters and numbers.” And as expected, she ripped into the Duggars:

June 13, 2015, 6:21 PM EDT

On Friday, The Washington Post sympathetically rolled out a front-page story focusing on Hillary’s childhood and her late mother Dorothy Rodham, including the very old and repeated story of how Mom told four-year-old Hillary to go punch another girl in the neighborhood if she was bullied.    

Politico’s Hillary-beat reporter Annie Garni tweeted that a 2007 Washington Post story on "Clinton reintroing herself through mom and Midwest roots does read like it cld be written today". She linked on Twitter to a June 3, 2007 Post story that also loaded up the Mom-and-Hillary anecdotes, making clear that it might be a way of persuading impressionable voters that Hillary wasn’t an ambitious careerist plagued by scandals (as if that were untrue):

June 13, 2015, 2:18 PM EDT

Ouch. During a discussion on the Dallas Police headquarters shooting on Saturday afternoon, CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield bizarrely referred to the shooter’s actions as “very courageous and brave,” before adding “crazy as well.”

June 13, 2015, 12:43 PM EDT

“Maddow Begs Clinton To Come On Show, Promises Not To Interrupt.” That was the Huffington Post headline from the MSNBC star’s Monday night program. If Hillary Clinton won’t appear on MSNBC shows, she’s really not going to appear anywhere.

June 13, 2015, 7:58 AM EDT

Along with other homosexual athletes like Jason Collins in the NBA, WNBA star Brittany Griner was lauded by the press for being an “inspiration” to the gay community. Griner and Johnson announced their engagement last August and made an appearance on the TLC wedding-reality program Say Yes to the Dress.

But what happens when the “inspiration” is arrested for domestic violence? The same news media that love the libertine narrative get very quiet.

June 12, 2015, 7:02 PM EDT

Abortion is still illegal in Chile, but Nina Golgowski at the New York Daily News reported Monday that the abortion advocates have a new strategy: “Shocking mock, do-it-yourself abortion guides have popped up on YouTube as part of a disturbing public ad campaign in support of legalizing abortion in the predominantly Roman Catholic country in cases of rape or medical complications.”

Nowhere in the story is there any pushback from pro-lifers (Catholic or non-) objecting to abortion or to these crazy and dangerous tactics. If any of these “experiments” end in serious injury in death, we can expect pro-lifers to be blamed.