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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January 13, 2015, 9:21 AM EST

On Tuesday, The Washington Post’s delayed story on Obama’s no-show in Paris showed up on page A-9. On A-2, Post columnist Dana Milbank defended Obama with a column titled “Conservatives find their inner Francophiles.” He insisted “The conservatives are guilty of a bit of inconsistency, if not hypocrisy, in criticizing the Obama administration for snubbing a people they not long ago called cheese-eating surrender monkeys.”

This is as “inconsistent” as mocking the ultraliberalism of Boston and then sympathizing with Bostonians after terrorists blew up the finish line at the Boston Marathon. Are we supposed to believe Milbank would applaud conservatives if they never stopped to mourn a terrorist attack or make a "Boston Strong" gesture of good will?

January 12, 2015, 3:40 PM EST

While the three networks all responded to the New York Daily News and New York Post whacking Obama for being a no-show at the Paris “unity” rally, the nation’s leading liberal newspapers barely noticed the absence in the Monday morning papers.

The New York Times and The Washington Post both won the Full Monty award for making no reference whatsoever to Obama’s absence in their front-page stories from Paris.

January 12, 2015, 1:41 PM EST

On the same night Lena Dunham was complaining on TV about “deranged neocons” trashing her on Twitter, Dunham was putting an anal-oral sex scene on HBO – starring the naked rear end of Alison Williams, the daughter of NBC anchorman Brian Williams. This comes just 37 days after the nepotism beneficiary played “Peter Pan” in live musical theater on NBC.

How embarrassing was this for Williams? In an interview with New York magazine, he fell back on joking about animals being harmed: “She’s always been an actress. For us, watching her is the family occupation and everybody has to remember it’s acting, no animals were harmed during the filming, and ideally nobody gets hurt.”

January 12, 2015, 9:08 AM EST

ABC, CBS, and NBC all noticed on their Monday morning programs that the Obama administration came under attack for failing to send any top U.S. leader to a “unity” rally in Paris featuring 40 global leaders. But NPR, like a government radio channel, ignored the criticism.

NPR Paris correspondent Eleanor Beardsley mentioned the huge rally in her story on the feelings of Jews in France. In another story, later in the program, co-host Renee Montagne and substitute co-host David Greene touted the rally as an “overwhelming show of solidarity,” but steered around the other networks’ stories on the Obama controversy. So did Cokie Roberts in her "week in politics" segment.

January 11, 2015, 10:08 PM EST

You don’t usually here denunciations of “deranged neocons” on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, but HBO star Lena Dunham uncorked this attack on her Twitter enemies to Ryan Seacrest on the E! Network.

January 11, 2015, 8:21 AM EST

Brendan Bordelon at National Review has published some internal e-mails at al-Jazeera after the Charlie Hebdo attack that show how the Qatar-based network shows a real hostility to Western values of free speech – especially when that speech is mocking and insulting religion.

What followed Saturday was an online commentary at al-Jazeera from an American professor insisting the murders weren't about Islam, but about "extreme religion" and "extreme capitalism" and colonialism.

January 10, 2015, 9:18 PM EST

Washington Post art critic Philip Kennicott was brought in to denounce the closed-minded Islam-bashing bigots in Saturday’s Style section. By the end, Kennicott was complaining that religion needs desperately to be removed from the public square. Mayhem will continue without secularization: "unless we commit not just to leaving religious certainty in the home, but the deeper metaphorical thinking that gives religion its primal force as well."

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: