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
April 25, 2016, 2:46 PM EDT

In a sure sign Obama is a lame duck, Sunday’s Washington Post carried a gushy article by assistant managing editor David Maraniss. The subhead was  “Obama set out to be a leader of consequence; From the Affordable Care Act to the opening of relations with Cuba, Obama will leave behind a legacy of liberal achievement.”

In a 2,863-word article that's overblown in length and historical scope, Maraniss said Obama ambitiously sought to be an ideological counter-balance to Ronald Reagan in the greatest-president category, and “It is now becoming increasingly possible to argue he has neared his goal.”

April 24, 2016, 10:19 PM EDT

New York Times columnist Nick Kristof sounded angry in a headline to his Sunday column: “Debunking the ‘Crooked Hillary’ Myth.” Online, they spit out some of the venom, merely asking: “Is Hillary Clinton Honest?”

Kristof’s column concluded: “She’s not a saint but a politician, and to me this notion that she’s fundamentally dishonest is a bogus narrative.” He even dismisses fellow Times columnist William Safire who called Hillary a “congenital liar” in 1996: “this narrative goes way too far.”

April 24, 2016, 2:23 PM EDT

The New York Times reported that Anand Gupta, the former executive vice president for finance, field a lawsuit Thursday in federal court in Manhattan alleging he was denied a promised promotion and salary increase due to racial discrimination.  But the newsworthy part was his financial claims.

In the network’s first year on the air in 2013, the suit asserts, citing tax returns, it had a net operating loss of $250 million, and in 2014 it lost an additional $335 million.

April 24, 2016, 8:07 AM EDT

Buyer beware: Not all studies of media bias and favoritism are equal. The liberal site Vox recently ran this headline. “Study: Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, gets the most negative media coverage.” The only problem? No human actually read the media coverage. They dumped thousands of stories into a computer algorithm, and got answers within minutes.

April 23, 2016, 11:01 AM EDT

The Washington Post is deep in the tank for the leftist transgender movement, employing all the politically correct terminology. On Friday under the “Health and Science” category they posted a story titled “Meet the gender-affirmation surgeon whose waiting list is three years long.” On Thursday, there was a longer article titled “Truth and transgender at age 70; A couple's journey through gender-affirmation surgery.”

“Gender affirmation”? Why would a journalist use a term so distant from the plain English? A sex change operation may seem “affirming” to the surgery customer, but it is a gender denial, and a gender denigration, not an affirmation.

April 23, 2016, 7:57 AM EDT

HBO should stand for History Bungling Office. Over and over again, they have abused their disclaimer that “This film is a fact-based dramatization.” They re-litigated Al Gore’s 2000  “victory” in Recount. They viciously cartooned Sarah Palin’s vice-presidential candidacy in Game Change. Now they’re smearing Clarence Thomas as a pervert and painting Anita Hill as a saint of sexual harassment in Confirmation.

The makers of this “fact-based” movie claim it’s balanced. Baloney. The advertisements give away the game. Over the face of actress (and executive producer) Kerry Washington playing St. Anita are the words “It only takes one voice to change history.”

April 22, 2016, 12:02 PM EDT

Rory Carroll at the Guardian reports that the group Friends of Abe, a “secretive” group of Hollywood conservatives that includes celebrities like Jon Voight and Kelsey Grammer, is dissolving over Donald Trump and the fight over the June 7 California primary.

Lionel Chetwynd, a producer and screenwriter and co-founder of the group, recently said the 2016 campaign was causing a “civil war in slow motion,” which "fractured friendships and shredded solidarity."

April 22, 2016, 6:46 AM EDT

On Monday, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll painted a dreary picture for Hillary Clinton. "Sen. Bernie Sanders has all but eliminated Hillary Clinton’s polling lead among Democratic voters nationwide...offering signs that she continues to struggle with the primary electorate at a time when she wanted to build strength for the general election. Mr. Sanders for the first time is close to tying Mrs. Clinton, as 48% of Democratic primary voters picked him as their first choice for president, while 50% picked her."

Guess what? NBC News has failed to pass along this depressing part of the poll on television.

April 21, 2016, 3:31 PM EDT

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank covered the House hearing on the sales of aborted-baby parts....to blast them as far too impartial to be trusted. This same columnist four years ago acted as a supine publicist for a one-sided Democratic pseudo-hearing to celebrate the feminist birth-control activist Sandra Fluke.

April 20, 2016, 7:54 PM EDT

The Right Scoop reported that Mark Levin opened his show on Wednesday night hitting back at all the election propaganda being spouted by the media and pundits after the New York primary results. He noted 150,000 members of the Conservative Party of New York can't vote in the GOP primary for president, and Trump actually drew less votes in New York than Ted Cruz did in Wisconsin.

“The Fox News Channel – the Donald Trump super PAC – hasn’t discussed any of this, all day long. Instead, the pom pom boys and girls are dancing all over the place. Telling you that everything’s changed, even though nothing’s changed. They repeat what Donald Trump says. They repeat what his sycophants say, his surrogates say.”

April 20, 2016, 9:33 AM EDT

If the conventional wisdom had ruled in this election cycle, America’s most prominent journalists would have been painted the traditional portrait. Hillary Clinton and the Democrats warmly reminded the country of her husband’s allegedly centrist presidency. Conversely, whoever the Republicans nominated would be declared either (a) too conservative to win or (b) ruined by trying to placate those crazy Tea Party people who inevitably make the moderates unelectable.

Hillary’s long and frustrating march to put away her socialist competitor Bernie Sanders has disrupted the narrative. She cannot package herself as centrist. The media elite will admit Sanders has dragged her to the left. But that doesn’t mean her increasing leftism could damage the Democrats with independent voters.

April 19, 2016, 10:57 PM EDT

The liberal media are deeply invested in the idea that Ted Cruz must suffer for mocking “New York values,” even liberals in Washington. On the front page of Sunday’s Washington Post, correspondent Stephanie McCrummen penned a transparently petulant editorial trashing Cruz. Editors made sure Cruz was called an “a–hole” before the story jumped inside the paper.

Try finding the phrase “Obama is a complete a–hole” in the Post over the last eight or nine years – not just on the front page, but anywhere in the paper.

April 19, 2016, 2:54 PM EDT

Our friend Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner reports that the Republicans and the Democrats on the Federal Election Commission are divided over a vote to punish anti-Obama filmmaker Joel Gilbert for distributing free DVDs in 2012 of his movie Dreams From My Real Father, which made unsubstantiated claims that Obama's real father was the communist Frank Marshall Davis. 

Lee Goodman, a Republican commissioner (and former chairman) at the FEC, issued a statement accusing the Democrats of “regulatory avarice within the agency to regular press entities.”

April 18, 2016, 10:55 PM EDT

On Sunday, The Washington Post displayed the liberal media's emotional attachment to poor, misunderstood Islam, and how Western objections to its rigidity are "vulgar" and "condescending." Art and architecture critic Philip Kennicott celebrated an exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts displaying photography by women from Iran and the Arab world. The show is "provocative," but not progressive enough:

April 18, 2016, 11:44 AM EDT

The Associated Press reports the latest bad news for the press: “Just 6 Percent of People Say They Trust the Media.” Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by public skepticism about what they read on social media. "Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions."

April 17, 2016, 10:11 PM EDT

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple reports that The New York Times is getting very serious about diversity goals in recruiting, hiring, and promoting. Chief Executive Mark Thompson raised eyebrows at a gathering of managers on the business and news sides of the newspaper.

According to three Wemple sources, “Supervisors who fail to meet upper management’s requirements in recruiting and hiring minority candidates or who fail to seek out minority candidates for promotions face some stern consequences: They’ll be either encouraged to leave or be fired.

April 17, 2016, 7:05 AM EDT

A leftist with a failed comedy/satire show called Totally Biased is a very natural subject for a fawning National Public Radio interview. On the NPR show Fresh Air on Thursday, host Terry Gross honored black comedian W. Kamau Bell, now a new show on CNN. Don’t call it “news” – the episode they’re promoting is Bell “hilariously” trying to get to know Ku Klux Klansmen.

NPR titled its Bell interview “Standing Tall And Finding Humor In America's Racism.”

April 16, 2016, 5:17 PM EDT

After a contentious Democratic debate on CNN, with moderator Dana Bash asking HIllary why she won't release transcripts of her six-figure speeches to Wall  Street firms, the pundits on PBS and NPR on Friday agreed: no one will care about this in the fall.

On NPR's All Things Considered, anchor Robert Siegel asked: "do you think in the fall that the speeches to Goldman Sachs will be an issue?" David Brooks said naw, it's no Watergate:

April 16, 2016, 8:03 AM EDT

Back in the 1980s, Bruce Springsteen and other rock stars formed Artists United Against Apartheid and performed a song proclaiming “I ain’t gonna play Sun City,” referencing a resort in South Africa. The song mocked the Reagan administration’s “constructive engagement” policy in South Africa, but rock stars routinely performed in the totalitarian Soviet Union, believing that was incredibly constructive.

Today, Springsteen and other Artists of Conscience have a burning new cause of injustice. “Transgender women” with male anatomy must be allowed to celebrate their chosen identity in the girls’ bathroom. The Left has gone berserk. 

April 15, 2016, 11:26 PM EDT

For her final post on the blog “Public Editor’s Journal,” outgoing New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan described “Five Things I Won’t Miss About the Times – and Seven Things I Will.” The most memorable Won’t-Miss was “New York Times Exceptionalism: The idea that whatever The Times does is, by definition, the right thing. In editorial matters, this manifests itself as, ‘It’s news when we say it’s news.’”

Sullivan then listed the Times being slow off the mark on a series of leftist obsessions: the new fuss over the proof of tax evasion in the “Panama Papers,” the espionage trial of Bradley (“Chelsea”) Manning, and the Flint water crisis. “Excellent as it is, The Times is too often self-satisfied. If there’s a fatal flaw – as in Greek tragedy – this may be it.”