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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August 18, 2014, 6:43 AM EDT

Former “Saturday Night Live” star Joe Piscopo wrote an op-ed for The Washington Times called “Confessions of a Disillusioned Democrat.”

Like Ronald Reagan, Piscopo wrote he didn’t feel like he had changed, but that the Democratic Party changed around him. Piscopo wrote that he's becoming an independent, not a Republican:

August 18, 2014, 6:25 AM EDT

Michael Chapman at our sister site CNSNews.com reported that Hollywood director Rob Reiner unleashed another anti-Tea Party rant in an interview with Larry King. He compared the Tea Party to the terrorist group Hamas, because apparently both groups are extreme and cannot be negotiated with, and the only solution is to make them go away or “eliminate” them.

In Israel, “[Y]ou can’t negotiate with that, you have to say either Hamas goes away and the Palestinian authority takes over all that region and deal with some kind of honest broker here, and create the two-state solution,” said Reiner.

August 17, 2014, 9:27 AM EDT

The Sunday Outlook section of The Washington Post carried a blunt front-page headline: "Stop calling abortion a 'difficult' choice." Janet Harris, a former staffer at the pro-abortion feminist Democrat PAC Emily's List, argues that killing your baby shouldn't be seen as agonizing or complicated. It sadly suggests the unborn child is a human with a future that somehow matters.

Harris complained "when the pro-choice community frames abortion as a difficult decision, it implies that women need help deciding, which opens the door to paternalistic and demeaning 'informed consent' laws. It also stigmatizes abortion and the women who need it. Often, abortion isn’t a difficult decision. In my case, it sure wasn’t."

August 17, 2014, 7:29 AM EDT

“Greed, for the lack of a better word, is good.” Who knew that former Democratic vice president Al Gore would embody that Oliver Stone movie mantra? Gore’s filed a lawsuit in Delaware against Al Jazeera America claiming its owners (the Qatari royal family) are still withholding $65 million from him and Current TV co-founder Joel Hyatt.

"Al Jazeera America wants to give itself a discount on the purchase price that was agreed to nearly two years ago," said Gore's lawyer, David Boies (also his lawyer in the shameless 2000 recount extension/delusion.)

August 16, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT

The absolute coziness of the Hollywood Left and the Clintons is demonstrated by a new video made for the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Kevin Spacey appears as his “House of Cards” character Frank Underwood and calls up Hillary and does a Bill Clinton impersonation. It’s hard to see it as anything but cheesy, smoochy material  – unless you’re a big Clinton fan.

The media and political elites adore “House of Cards,” and Colby Itkowitz and Sebastian Payne at The Washington Post singled out Congressman Paul Ryan for disliking its moral turpitude in an article titled “If it’s Clinton vs. Ryan in 2016, Frank Underwood already has his pick.” (Video below)

August 16, 2014, 9:42 AM EDT

In Politico’s reporting on Chuck Todd taking over “Meet the Press,” the Drudge Report singled out Mark Leibovich, a New York Times reporter and the author of “This Town,” a book on Washington insiders. Tim Russert’s success came from his ability be “distinctive and combative.”

“If you were a politician of serious ambition,” Leibovich wrote, “an invitation to his set was your rite of passage and your proving ground.” Presidential candidates in both parties weren’t contenders until they passed a Russert exam.

August 15, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

Pop music sensation Ariana Grande has become a fierce defender of the LGBT community after her gay brother Frankie came under attack on Instagram as a star of the CBS reality show Big Brother.

For her latest album, due August 25, the 21-year-old former Nickelodeon TV star will thrill the kiddies with a gay done-you-wrong song. "There is a song called 'Break Your Heart Right Back' which is about a boy that cheats on a girl with another boy," she told UK's Metro.

August 15, 2014, 11:43 AM EDT

Former CBS anchor Katie Couric recently granted an “Inspirational People” interview to Good Housekeeping magazine on her movie Fed Up, a documentary against child obesity.

“As the anchor of CBS Evening News, I was constantly referencing new studies about childhood obesity. The problem seemed to be getting worse and worse even though it was getting more and more attention.” She “constantly” reported on it? No.

August 15, 2014, 9:36 AM EDT

Obama declared on Wednesday, “Here in the United States of America, police should not be bullying or arresting journalists who are just trying to do their jobs.”

The Columbia Journalism Review website was among the many – including Rush Limbaugh on the radio – who saw the hypocrisy, since President Obama is our nation’s most prosecutorial president toward journalists:

August 14, 2014, 10:23 PM EDT

Charlie Spiering at Breitbart reported that Alan Pyke, the Deputy Economic Policy Editor for a blog calling itself "Think Progress," posted that he wanted Fox News President Roger Ailes to die after he saw how Fox was covering the police-brutality protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Pyke tweeted: “I hope Roger Ailes dies slow, painful, and soon. The evil that man has done to the American tapestry is unprecedented for an individual.” How on Earth is Ailes worse than oh, abortionists or drug dealers or Fort Hood mass murderers? Someone in "Progress" Land pressed Pyke to apologize:

August 13, 2014, 7:09 AM EDT

On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported the death of former CBS News political editor Dotty Lynch at age 69. Lynch had a long resume in liberal Democratic Party politics, so it wasn’t unusual at all that she would then be directing CBS political coverage. She was an obvious example of the revolving door between the Democrats and the "objective" media.

“She proposed stories for Dan Rather and any other reporters who wanted to cover politics,” longtime CBS reporter Lesley Stahl told the Post’s Adam Bernstein by e-mail.

July 30, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

Barack Obama knows how to honor his supporters. On Monday, he handed out arts and humanities medals at the White House. Among the medalists was Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg, a major financial backer of Obama’s presidential campaigns.

Obama and his National Endowment for the Humanities cronies also sought to add prestige to public radio by awarding Humanities Medals to public-radio hosts Diane Rehm and Krista Tippett, who hosts a show on religion topics called “On Being.” This is how Obama honored them inside the White House:

July 30, 2014, 9:22 AM EDT

The Washington Post has deeply and lovingly covered the corruption scandal around former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, and couldn’t contain its excitement over the trial. In Sunday’s newspaper and in Tuesday’s Post Express tabloid, they highlighted this preview in headlines: “It’s Going To Be Ugly.” They couldn't wait for the ugliness. 

What neither headline explained was that they were quoting former Democratic Gov. Doug Wilder, which only underlined what a Democratic rag they are. Meanwhile, current Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s corrupt little company GreenTech lost in a libel lawsuit last week against the conservative Franklin Center for its journalism. How did the Post treat that?

July 30, 2014, 6:58 AM EDT

Married Oscar-winning Spanish actors Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz led an effort among Spanish artists to write an open letter denouncing Israel’s war against Hamas in the Gaza strip as “genocide.”

The Hollywood Reporter
relayed they demanded a ceasefire by the "Israeli Occupation Forces" and called on the European Union to "condemn the bombing by land, sea and air against the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip." They insisted Israel "lift the blockade, which the Gaza Strip has suffered for more than a decade."

July 28, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

Fun (if obvious) medical news emerged on Monday that fist bumps are much healthier than germ-spreading handshakes. But the liberal media couldn’t report it without dragging in the cool factor of Barack Obama.

Take AP’s Mike Stobbe, as posted on The Huffington Post: "So fist bumps — popularized by Barack Obama and others — seem to be the wisest greeting, especially during cold and flu season, said researcher David Whitworth of Aberystwyth University in Wales." CBSNews.com led its story with the "popularized" claim:

July 28, 2014, 10:43 AM EDT

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is picking up on the impending trend of Nixon-Watergate anniversaries in media coverage. On her Facebook page, Palin accused The Washington Post of being “a bunch of wusses” compared to their allegedly legendary Watergate days.

Palin threw around the “impeachment” word, which the Post loves in the present days as a sign of Republican extremism. They think the mere mention of the “I word” will lead the Democrats' reliable minority voters back to the polls in the midterms. Here’s the statement in full:

July 28, 2014, 7:52 AM EDT

The Think Progress blog finds retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann to be a very major enemy of “progress.” Their willingness to believe anything about her came back to bite them. They treated as real news an obvious satire that  Bachmann proposed the idea of “Americanization Facilities” where the illegal-immigrant children “would be put to work to pay off the costs of their past, present and futures care.”

The Raw Story blog made excuses, as the lefty blogs Daily Kos and Crooks and Liars also couldn’t tell their fantasy from reality. Their headline: "Crazy racist Bachmann story so believable liberal websites fall for parody.” Any of these blogs could have simply Googled for "KCTV" and discovered they are channel 5 in Kansas City.

July 27, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

Sitting in on ABC’s This Week, guest host Jonathan Karl brought on New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal to discuss an editorial titled “Repeal Prohibition, Again.” The unsigned piece proclaimed “It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol. “ Online, the stars on the flag transform into cannabis leaves.

Karl did something surprising. He quoted the New York Times back to Rosenthal, a 2012 editorial championing a crackdown on smoking by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He wondered: Why bash tobacco smoking and champion marijuana smoking? (Video below)

July 27, 2014, 7:56 PM EDT

In the same Friday New York Times in which “conservative firebrand” Dinesh D’Souza was dissected and a “conservative script” was honed to “light fire on abortion,” the social leftists pushing transgender issues were never identified as liberal or leftist. This time, the venue for gender delusion was a Quaker college in Oregon.

Forget the science. The dictatorship of relativism is bearing down.  A person's gender is utterly dependent on what they feel like being. A caption on Friday explained: “Jaycen, a George Fox University student who identifies as male, wants to live next year with a group of male friends; however, the college considers him a woman and turned down his request.”

July 27, 2014, 12:56 PM EDT

Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie was finally noticed in The New York Times Friday – on the front page. The news story was “Heady Summer, Fateful Fall for a Conservative Firebrand.” Notice how “fall” had two meanings?

The Times has failed to notice Michael Moore’s nasty divorce and how his hypocrisy about wealth has been revealed. But D’Souza is front-page fodder mostly for his admitted violation of campaign-finance laws: