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
July 16, 2015, 4:12 PM EDT

Not all pseudo-Republican women are out of a pundit’s job this week. Shortly after it reported Nicolle Wallace was being cut by The View, Variety reported Fox News Channel is picking up Meghan McCain as a contributor. That certainly doesn’t add a conservative voice to the allegedly unanimous channel...and it doesn't add intellectual heft to the often-dissed Fox blondes.

Brian Steinberg said young McCain “has identified” as a Republican before, when it was about the family’s business: 

July 16, 2015, 12:10 PM EDT

The Hollywood trade paper Variety reported that ABC axed Nicolle Wallace from “The View” when this season is over. Reporter Ramin Setoodeh called her a “conservative personality,” which is not how she came across on ABC at all. 

But Variety also suggested “The former communications chief for George W. Bush was selected as the resident Republican on the show in September, but underwhelmed ABC bosses by not offering enough dissent about political issues and continually voicing her lack of knowledge about celebrities.”

July 15, 2015, 7:20 AM EDT

The “Civilities” column written by gay “Mr. Manners” Steven Petrow in The Washington Post carried another uncivil attack in Tuesday’s paper. Petrow devoted his “advice” column to celebrating the Supreme Court gay-marriage mandate and how the opponents aren’t reacting well: “many of these folks are afraid of what they don’t fully understand. We — LGBT individuals and our allies — are the ambassadors for acceptance.”

But then Petrow and the Post promoted the idea that “some nut will walk into an LGBT center with a gun and mow people down just because.” That’s funny: in real life, it was Floyd Corkins the LGBT center volunteer who walked into the Family Research Council in 2012 with a gun to mow down conservative Christians and rub their dead faces with Chick-fil-A sandwiches.

July 14, 2015, 10:59 PM EDT

On the day Scott Walker would announce in Wisconsin that he was running for president, The New York Times offered a typical takedown on the front page. “Admiring voters” found him to be authentic and approachable, but there were two words these fans apparently did not use: “Smart” and “sophisticated.”

That might be because liberal snobs at the Times think that those words are defined by how liberal you are. Those are qualities you get from reading the Times. Their own ads have touted them for giving the customer “depth” and “breadth” and “insights.” Conservatives are dumb...but they have hope if they put enough of The New York Times into their brain every day.

July 14, 2015, 7:53 PM EDT

The ink isn’t dry on any Iran deal, and the Congress hasn’t seen the terms, but USA Today is already off to the spit-and-polish stand for Obama. The headline was “First take: Obama's winning streak continues with Iran deal.”
Reporter Ray Locker gushed: 

"Derided as a lame duck after his Democratic Party suffered losses in last November's midterm elections, President Obama has carved out a series of accomplishments that show he remains consequential despite the fervent desires of his adversaries."

July 13, 2015, 1:51 PM EDT

On the morning Gov. Scott Walker announced on social media he would run for president, The New York Times was comparing him to Sarah Palin as not the deepest, most intelligent contender. 

Somehow, “admiring voters” are deployed against Walker as not thinking of the word “smart” or "sophisticated" first in describing him. Those words are apparently adjectives for "liberal."

July 13, 2015, 7:37 AM EDT

On Friday’s PBS NewsHour, pseudo-conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks offered disbelief that Donald Trump’s anti-amnesty position on immigration would win the day with Republicans. They’re not “complete idiots,” he suggested. Brooks insisted the “talk radio part” of the Republican party is “waning, frankly,” and that the platform of Dole, McCain, and George W. Bush would return.

The PBS anchor was having trouble believing the Republicans weren’t doomed already.

July 12, 2015, 9:40 PM EDT

CNN correspondent Brianna Keilar talked tough about Hillary on Sunday’s State of the Union after going soft in her Tuesday interview. Keilar suggested much of what Hillary said on e-mails wouldn’t pass a fact check.

She directly replied to former Obama communications director Dan Pfieffer, who when asked if Hillary “stepped in it” on the e-mail questions, replied “Well, I think she was technically correct but probably overly precise.” There was no laugh track.

July 12, 2015, 8:59 AM EDT

National Public Radio is being hailed for its commitment to diversity in its latest promotion of anchors and producers. With NPR evening anchor Melissa Block departing, they promoted Kelly McEvers and Ari Shapiro to work alongside Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish on the nightly newscast All Things Considered. Michel Martin will take over hosting the show on weekends.

Cornish and Martin are black, and Shapiro is gay. “That leaves Siegel as the only straight white dude delivering the news on ATC,” explained Andrew Beaujon at Washingtonian magazine.

July 11, 2015, 4:19 PM EDT

Friday’s Washington Post hyped a new trend in fashion on the front of the Style section. The headline was “His. Hers. Theirs. Whoever’s. In an increasingly genderless fashion industry, if the blouse fits, wear it.”

Fashion writer Robin Givhan championed designers who are asking “Why are clothes assigned a gender at all?” She claimed "The end of gender is near."

July 11, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT

Jeff Guo of The Washington Post began his article correctly: “Stop. This will be the most horrifying and pointless thing you read today.” One hot trend on Google now is called “DeepDream,” to enhance and visualize all the strange associations that artificial-intelligence programs are making.

MRC’s Dan Gainor pointed out that the Post proved it’s a Democratic rag by taking this strange “stoner” imaging tool and applied it to all the Republican presidential candidates and posted it – and not a single Democrat was included for balance in silliness. So Bobby Jindal looks like a dog – and so does Chris Christie’s 18-year-old daughter Sarah.

July 11, 2015, 10:25 AM EDT

Former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw is treated with great deference inside the Peacock Network, as if he were the Cronkite of his generation. So when he was seen as the King of the Old Guard that felt Brian Williams was ruining the brand with his egotistical inventions of dangerous exploits, he was seen as the secret iron fist that felled the new star.

In an interview with Lloyd Grove of the Daily Beast, who oozes about how he first knew Brokaw when he was a rising star anchoring the weekend news and Grove was a summer assistant at 30 Rock, Brokaw sees no need to say a new word:

July 11, 2015, 8:02 AM EDT

For decades now, the liberal “news” media have demonstrated a dramatic tilt toward the gay agenda, beginning with their notion that there is no such thing as a “gay agenda.” But now as the Supreme Court mandated gay “marriage” on all 50 states the liberal world is celebrating the agenda it has been pushing for decades.

Television coverage has been the usual appalling agitprop, but in this case it was also a victory lap. News segments have been either unanimous in their "analysis" or, if "balance" is presented, stacked by about five to one. Simply put, a debate is not allowed, just as it is not allowed on global warming, gun rights, abortion and a host of other liberal imperatives. So much for free speech.

July 10, 2015, 9:39 PM EDT

While liberals bray about how Donald Trump’s brand is unraveling, the phrase “New York Times best-seller” ought to be the unraveling brand. Dylan Byers at Politico reports the Ted Cruz campaign and Harper Collins are challenging the strange denial of best-seller status for the new Cruz campaign book A Time for Truth. 

The point here is when you have a "Best Sellers list" many apparently silly readers might think it's based on which books Sell Best. The Times is accusing Cruz of manipulating sales figures...but the Times looks quite guilty of manipulating its list.

July 10, 2015, 10:59 AM EDT

The Washington Post has no problem making a mountain out of a molehill of protesters – when it’s a pet liberal cause like race. (Take the tiny protests at a Redskins home game last December.) It happened again on Thursday when “dozens” of leftists assembled to protest Donald Trump at a hotel he’s building in downtown DC. 

The local TV stations also promoted the protest as critics turning out “in force” (said the CBS station WUSA). But their own video showed they could barely fill up a street corner. T

July 9, 2015, 5:39 PM EDT

News junkies are accustomed to Obama-scandal stories being ignored by the TV networks, but assume the national newspapers capture all the significant news. That would be wrong. Judicial Watch’s new revelations about IRS bureaucrat Lois Lerner, the FBI and Eric Holder’s Justice Department discussing the prosecution of conservative nonprofits in 2010 drew no newspaper coverage. 

The newspapers were barely more interested in a bald-faced untruth in Hillary Clinton’s CNN interview, her claim that she never received a subpoena from the House Benghazi committee. Rep. Trey Gowdy produced a subpoena from March. McPaper (USA Today) couldn’t find the story with two hands, and others weren’t much better: 

July 8, 2015, 5:17 PM EDT

The Washington Post announced Wednesday “We are very excited to announce that Dave Weigel will be joining the Post as a National Political Reporter. Dave will bring his one-of-a-kind perspective and voice to our campaign team.” Being a liberal isn’t “one-of-a-kind” at the Post, but let’s continue.

This is Weigel’s second spin around the Post, having resigned in 2010 over “JournoList,” an e-mail listserv of liberal journalists. The Post PR team completely ignored that, of course. Weigel’s idea of humor was to crack  "I hope he fails" about Rush Limbaugh after the radio host was hospitalized with chest pains.

July 8, 2015, 12:02 PM EDT

Vox chief political correspondent Jonathan Allen issued an odd article on Monday titled “Confessions of a Clinton reporter: The media's 5 unspoken rules for covering Hillary.” In Allen’s view, the media are ridiculously harsh on Hillary and the Clinton scandals. So naturally, Allen’s article was touted by leftist sites like Mother Jones, Daily Kos, and Crooks and Liars, where Susie Madrak cooed, “Jonathan Allen in Vox spells out what we've been trying to tell you for years: Yes, there really are different rules for covering the Clintons.”

In short, reporters "write as though the Clintons are the purest form of evil." Liberals believe Hillary’s burdened by much more negative coverage than the Republicans....in stark contrast to the actual record of Hillary coverage since 1992. 

July 7, 2015, 11:07 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton’s campaign again signaled its contempt for the press during a July 4 parade in New Hampshire. Aides brought out ropes to cordon off the media covering her. It was the perfect metaphor for a “news” media so cowed by their candidate that they would allow such a humiliating action.

The images lit up Twitter on the holiday, but their reaction – or lack thereof – tells you all you need to know about their journalistic pride.

July 7, 2015, 5:44 PM EDT

The Huffington Post knows how to jazz up headlines from the Associated Press. On Monday, AP’s Steve Peoples and Julie Bykowicz penned a story headlined “As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm.” The HuffPo put a dizzying spin on it: “Billionaire Overlords Urge GOP Presidential Contenders To Play Nice.”

“Overlords”? The word causes us to remember TV news anchor Kent Brockman on The Simpsons saying “I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.”