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
February 2, 2015, 3:26 PM EST

Taraji P. Henson, one of the stars of the new Fox drama Empire, gave an interview for the February 9 edition of Time magazine. She plays Cookie, the “fiery matriarch” at a hip-hop record company. Time asked, “What are people upset about?” Henson said “Barack Obama.”

Time replied, “You mean the scene in which one of Cookie’s sons calls Obama a sellout during a drunken rant?” Henson explained:  “It was to prove a point about how reckless young kids are nowadays. Some of them are out of control! They don’t understand hard work, what it took for that man to get in office. But people get so offended. It’s art, baby!"

February 2, 2015, 7:23 AM EST

On CNN's Reliable Sources on Sunday, host Brian Stelter touted the scary influence of Fox News: "Will those two guys, Fox News president Roger Ailes and his boss, Rupert Murdoch, be picking your next president? It may sound ridiculous, it may sound like some liberal conspiracy theory, but there's no disputing that they have real power in the GOP primaries."

Stelter brought on liberal Ailes-trashing biographer Gabriel Sherman to insist "without a question in the Republican primary, Roger Ailes controls the largest bloc of reliable Republican voters."

February 1, 2015, 4:59 PM EST

The New York Times quipped “Jim Parsons is God – and not just to fans of his character, Sheldon Cooper” on the CBS comedy hit The Big Bang Theory. Parsons will play the Almighty on Broadway beginning May 5 in the new comedy An Act of God by David Javerbaum, a former head writer and executive producer of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

February 1, 2015, 1:55 PM EST

American liberals revere the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as if they were the gold standard for reliable international news coverage. They won’t acknowledge that the BBC has all the leftist impulses that American liberal media outlets do, and a few more.

For example, Adam Sherwin at the (U.K.) Independent reported on January 25 that Tarik Kafala, the head of BBC Arabic, the largest of the BBC’s non-English language news services, would not describe the Muslim attackers who shot up the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo as “terrorists.”

February 1, 2015, 9:06 AM EST

Remember when Ellen DeGeneres lied on national television by insisting “I don't have an agenda”? Here’s one routine pitch for viewers to contribute to the gay-marriage fight on Ellen’s website, on this occasion for two lesbians in Alabama:

February 1, 2015, 8:42 AM EST

Chris Matthews is doing it again -- comparing the MSNBC liberal laundry list of issues to the Founding Fathers. Instead of a silly "Lean Forward" ad, it's been published as an op-ed in Sunday's Washington Post.

Matthews urged the Democrats to pick Philadelphia for its 2016 convention because it's surrounded by our early American history, and rambled about how great it was for him as a teen to wander around the Democrats' 1964 convention in Atlantic City.

February 1, 2015, 12:05 AM EST

Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi has chronicled the latest racial guilt exercise at National Public Radio. Blacks think there’s a “whiteness problem in public radio.” It sounds too white.

A journalist named Chenjerai Kumanyika wants to put his black voice on when he gets in front of the microphone. He says his black friends turn off NPR because it sounds “too white.” None of these people hear how racist this sounds.

January 31, 2015, 7:41 AM EST

The Academy Awards is meant to be the world’s most prestigious honors for achievement in movies. Politics should have nothing to do with it, but increasingly that's not so. Hollywood is now regularly treading beyond “artistic excellence” and letting political overtones sway he outcome.

For months now the “diversity” crowd has wailed and gnashed its teeth over the lack of Oscar interest in Selma as if Hollywood harbors a racist underbelly. They will not accept that maybe the movie wasn't that good. Even worse, they won't accept that the studio executives at Paramount stupidly screwed up by not sending DVD screeners to all the Oscar voters.

January 30, 2015, 11:55 AM EST

The nation’s leading newspapers buried the Senate’s strong 62-36 vote for the "controversial" Keystone XL pipeline inside Friday’s newspapers. Nine Democrats joined unanimous Republicans in setting up an Obama veto. Other stories seemed more interesting to the papers -- like the president's budget plans.

House vote?

January 30, 2015, 10:31 AM EST

On Thursday, USA Today reported Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was "defiant" on the right of the Koch brothers to spend money on political ads. Reporter Susan Page suggested the amount of Koch spending was inappropriate, just too large.

McConnell shot back at USA Today ownership: "How many people have to sit down and shut up in order to make the process work? My view is that in a free country with free speech, everybody ought to be as free to express themselves as Gannett."

January 29, 2015, 5:10 PM EST

Before he signed up to play Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in American Sniper, Bradley Cooper put on weight, studied with a voice coach, and learned to put a bullet into a target from 800 yards away. But he told People magazine the most lasting lessons he learned were about the struggles of everyday military families.

"I had an appreciation for veterans before this, but what I definitely did not know is the toll that it takes on the family," the Best Actor Oscar nominee said. “People were willing to express themselves in a format that they would never do normally....But because they saw Chris’s story, they were willing to say, ‘Thank you for putting a guy I can relate to up there and have it be something right away that I know is accurate.'”

January 29, 2015, 2:27 PM EST

On January 9, Washington Post political writer Ben Terris profiled conservative Sen. James Inhofe and described him as “the country’s most prominent climate-change denier.” A headline announced “Senate’s top climate-change denier is flying high.”

Twenty days later, Terris is shamelessly profiling a liberal senator as terrific presidential material. The headline was “Why Isn’t He Feeling A Draft? Ohio’s Sherrod Brown was Elizabeth Warren before Warren was a Democratic rock star. But don’t bet on him being progressives’ standard-bearer in 2016.” He tweeted approvingly that Ralph Nader agreed with him.

January 29, 2015, 6:37 AM EST

James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal singled out a CNN.com commentary by a nurse as Orwellian in its description that Obamacare isn’t government intervention, it merely compels us to stay healthy. Taranto called it "a masterpiece of doublespeak."

January 28, 2015, 7:53 PM EST

Noah Rothman at Hot Air called out Politico for badly mangling remarks by potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. On Wednesay morning, they tweeted out this attention-grabbing headline: "Mike Huckabee complains of 'trashy' women at Fox News." But he said no such thing in an interview with Des Moines radio host Jan Mickelson.

January 28, 2015, 2:11 PM EST

The liberals at NPR weren't sugar-coating their view of  how conservative Republicans will lead their party into a "disastrous" end if they do well in Iowa. On Monday's Morning Edition, NPR analyst Cokie Roberts insisted Iowa Republicans seem to favor social conservatives who push the GOP too far to the right in a general election. They oppose gay marriage and "turn off young voters in droves" and oppose amnesty for immigrants, which has made Rep. Steve King's name "toxic" among Hispanics.

January 28, 2015, 8:53 AM EST

irst on Twitter and then in The New York Times, black columnist Charles Blow raged against a policeman at Yale questioning at gunpoint his son Tahj – who attends Yale. But Blow never mentioned in all this fuss that the cop was also a black man. Wouldn’t that fact matter as you tell this tale as some sort of racist horror story?

Eddie Scarry at The Washington Examiner reports “Blow did not return a request for comment on why he omitted the race of the officer in his column or whether the race of the officer matters.”


January 27, 2015, 10:47 PM EST

Hundreds of thousands of protesters descend on Washington every January to “March for Life," protesting the horror of more than a million abortions in America every year. Every year the "news" outlets report next to nothing, even when their reporters are there documenting the event while their cameras film it.

This year the turnout was among the strongest ever, with estimates as high as half a million people. The visual of wave after wave marching to the Capitol to demand action, with banners, flyers, and flags; with an ocean of those supposedly disinterested millennials cheering and praying; with babies everywhere. It was a breathtaking sight.

January 27, 2015, 7:25 PM EST

As the Senate prepares for confirmation hearings for Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as Attorney General, The Washington Post spread goo across page one on Tuesday.  The headline was “In Justice nominee, a touch of ‘steel’ and ‘velvet.’”

Justice Department correspondent Sari Horwitz began and ended with her daddy, and quoted former Obama associate attorney general Tony West: “Loretta is steel wrapped in velvet, incredibly tough with a diplomatic touch.” Used cars are sold with less aggression.

January 27, 2015, 1:19 PM EST

Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner reports “A new Ipsos/Reuters poll throws cold water on the racially-charged #OscarsSoWhite trend and other campaigns suggesting that the overly liberal Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was biased this year against blacks and other minorities in picking Oscar nominees.”

January 24, 2015, 8:01 AM EST

Clint Eastwood's movie “American Sniper” dominated the box office race on the long Martin Luther King weekend with a gross of $103.5 million. That's more than twice as high as the previous January opening weekend record. It received a rare "A+" CinemaScore from people who saw it, suggesting word-of-mouth will be wildly positive.

This movie wasn’t very controversial – until, that is, the film earned six Oscar nominations and had that amazing weekend at the box office. That's when the hostility erupted from leftist Hollywood types on Twitter, hell-bent on pushing back against the wave.