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
August 18, 2016, 8:33 AM EDT

The day after the Washington Post Style section gushed over Cecile Richards, the nation’s leading advocate for “terminating” babies, the same space on Thursday mocked RNC spokesman Sean Spicer for making little kids “burst into tears” when he calls their parents on the phone. Post reporter Ben Terris revealed Spicer’s is name is a “curse word” to an anonymous reporter.

Terris also relayed what clearly tickled him the most – Spicer being called “Sean Sphincter” in his college paper:

August 17, 2016, 7:37 PM EDT

USA Today put the latest troubling signs of private insurers bailing out of Obamacare on the top of the front page Wednesday. But something really obvious was missing from the text of the entire article – the name “Obama.” 

The headline for this beating-around-the-bush story was “Health care costs to rise in 2017: Aetna pullout in 11 states reflects insurance industry upheaval.”

August 17, 2016, 11:16 AM EDT

On the front of Tuesday’s “Science Times” section in The New York Times was the science behind declaring Trump insane. The subhead next to his face was “Assessments of the Republican candidate’s mental health have sparked renewed debate in the psychiatric field over the so-called Goldwater Rule.” The headline, under the fold, was simply “Analyzing Trump.”

“Science” reporter Benedict Carey spent 1,437 words exploring how Trump might be declared nuts.

August 17, 2016, 7:39 AM EDT

The Washington Post on Wednesday hailed Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards as “supremely polished, perpetually on-message and surrounded by a highly protective media operation.” What’s unclear is whether the Post is outside or inside her media operation. The classy-looking pictures? Taken by The Washington Post. The gush about how well put-together she is, what a terrific political machine she has? Provided by The Washington Post.

Online the headline was “The abortion rights movement is bolder than it’s been in years. That’s Cecile Richards’s plan.” By “bold,” they could mean shameless, starting with the omissions in Caitlin Gibson’s puff piece.

August 16, 2016, 11:01 PM EDT

When The Washington Post puts its top investigative reporters on the beat of the distant youth of presidential candidates, there's no telling what student scandal that they might uncover. In 2012, the Post devoted a 5,400-word front-page article to breaking the news that at 17, "Romney's pranks could go too far." He was accused of giving a classmate at Cranbrook Academy an involuntary haircut, and this was invested with deep meaning across his life.

In 2016, the Post investigators celebrated Hillary Rodham Clinton's 1969 gave a commencement speech insulting liberal Republican Sen. Edward Brooke as too conservative, too out of touch. It was a "moment of glory," the Post proclaimed, the culmination of what "her campaign now describes as social justice activism."

August 15, 2016, 9:53 AM EDT

RuPaul Charles, America’s most famous drag queen and host of RuPaul’s Drag Race for the LGBT channel Logo, can also be politically flamboyant. In an interview with New York magazine’s Vulture blog, he dropped a pile of F-bombs and superlatives for Hillary Clinton. He touted “how powerful, persuasive, brillant, and resilient she is.”

Her success in a “white-male-dominated culture” is “an act of brilliance, of resilience, of grit, of everything you can imagiine...I think she’s f—ing awesome.”

August 14, 2016, 8:40 AM EDT

Chris Matthews is scandalized that Donald Trump would call Hillary Clinton (or Barack Obama) the "founder of ISIS." On Friday night, after all the controversy, Matthews said "You know, I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like this."

That's not true. Two years ago, after a presidential address announcing the United States would commence bombing raids on ISIS, as we documented at the time, Matthews insisted his hate object Dick Cheney (pronounce it "Chee-ney") "created al-Qaeda" and "created ISIS."

August 13, 2016, 8:12 AM EDT

The Olympics are only the latest event where our elites mistake diversity for “history.” One breakout star across the TV networks was Ibtihaj Muhammad, a 30-year-old fencer from New Jersey. A traditionalist Catholic woman from Maryland would register a collective yawn. A black Muslim woman in a hijab gets a perfect 10 from the diversity judges.

ABC reporter Matt Gutman gushed she was “set to become the first US woman ever to compete at the Olympics wearing a hijab. And she wasn't at all en garde, sorry for the pun, for breaking barriers and slashing her way into history.”

August 12, 2016, 11:15 PM EDT

The Washington Times and the Jerusalem Post were very lonely in reporting that Muslim animosity toward Israel’s 47-member Olympic delegation has triggered a reprimand from the International Olympic Committee and protest from Jewish groups such as the Anti-Defamation League, which issued a statement this week decrying anti-Israel “hostility” in Rio de Janeiro.

None of the networks – especially NBC, the channel hosting the Olympics – seemed to notice at all on their newscasts.

August 12, 2016, 3:07 PM EDT

Lawyers for The New York Times Company and Gannett (the parent company of USA Today) pressed the New York Supreme Court on Thursday to unseal the records of Donald Trump’s 1990 divorce from his first wife Ivana. That looks like a transparent media-alliance move for Hillary Clinton.

Tactically, this seems very similar to the Chicago Tribune playing this courtroom game to clear Barack Obama’s path to the U.S. Senate in 2004.

August 11, 2016, 10:07 PM EDT

Our number-crunchers found the networks gave Trump’s “Second Amendment” crack about stopping Hillary-nominated judges drew five times as much air time as Hillary’s embarrassment when the father of mass-murdering terrorist Omar Mateen showed up behind her on TV at a Florida rally. Guess what? The nation’s top newspapers were even worse in demonstrating a double standard on these two bad-news moments from the campaign trail in their Wednesday editions.

August 11, 2016, 3:55 PM EDT

The Washington Post published a gooey valentine to Hillary friend (and ally in ridiculous spin) Diane Blair on the front of Wednesday’s Style section. To Clinton-scandal buffs – of whom there are obviously none at the Post – Blair was the wife of corporate lawyer Jim Blair, the fixer who so helpfully assisted the sitting governor’s wife in amassing a $100,000 killing in the commodities market in one year (starting with just a $1,000 investment in 1979).

But the Post couldn’t possibly explain that, especially when the story was assigned to a “National Politics Intern” that just graduated from Yale. The headline was “The Confidante: In journal entries and letters, Diane Blair championed and consoled her misunderstood friend, Hillary Clinton.”

August 10, 2016, 7:52 PM EDT

NPR’s Morning Edition brought on Anita Hill for another of many softball interviews about sexual harassment on Wednesday. Hill is treated as a kind of feminist saint, and no one brings up how she came to Bill Clinton’s defense in the adultery-slash-sexual harassment fight before he was impeached in 1998.

NPR anchor Steve Inskeep began: “It's been submerged beneath the presidential campaign news, but we may be having a national moment about sexual harassment. Roger Ailes lost his job this summer as head at Fox News.” The online headline was “Anita Hill: ‘We’ve Come a Long Way Since Then.’”

August 10, 2016, 11:03 AM EDT

New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg was granted front-page real estate in the August 8 newspaper for an essay on "The Challenge Trump Poses to Objectivity." As with all things revolving around this candidate, this is a Crisis demanding Deep Thinking.

Rutenberg asks: "If you're a working journalist and you believe that Donald J. Trump is a demagogue playing to the nation's worst racist and nationalistic tendencies, that he cozies up to anti-American dictators and that he would be dangerous with control of the United States nuclear codes, how the heck are you supposed to cover him?"

August 10, 2016, 7:27 AM EDT

On Monday, The New York Times published a front-page editorial on the need for the media to defeat Donald Trump....and one of their heroes was an alleged “frequent critic of liberal media bias” named....Joe Scarborough.

As if they hire “frequent critics of liberal media bias” at MSNBC? But Times columnist Jim Rutenberg offered Scarborough as some sort of hero for insisting Donald Trump should be nowhere near The Button.

August 9, 2016, 8:08 PM EDT

USA Today is still milking the Khizr Khan controversy for Hillary Clinton’s campaign on the front page on August 9, eleven days after the convention speech. The headline was “Khans: Trump’s comments make Muslims feel like lesser Americans.” The story promoted a “Capital Download” interview for “video newsmakers” hosted by USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page.

Did this national newspaper put GOP convention speaker and grieving relative Patricia Smith on the front page to criticize Hillary Clinton? No. The newspaper didn’t even mention her name after her turn at the convention.

August 6, 2016, 9:02 AM EDT

Sex-crazed radio shock jock Howard Stern has an impossible new fantasy that he can’t keep to himself: He wants an in-depth interview with Hillary Clinton. Stern, who left broadcast radio for satellite radio so he could be as raunchy as possible, to make his millions dwelling on the lowest common denominator for the demographic Men 18-34, has a less-than-zero chance of scoring a Hillary interview. The risk-averse woman who hasn’t held a press conference yet in 2016 isn’t going to upset her every feminist supporter by pleasing Howard Stern.

August 2, 2016, 9:19 PM EDT

It’s an ironclad principle. Media coverage of the quadrennial Republican and Democratic conventions is a laboratory exercise to demonstrate how shamelessly partisan our political reporters truly are. It is a metaphysical truth: the networks engage in a partisan double standard. They've done it for decades.

August 1, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

When the Murdochs bought the National Geographic Society and its media properties, the eco-leftists had a fit that the right-wing climate deniers had invaded and "Foxification" would follow. But the latest news from the Television Critics Association tour suggests their panic was premature. It's actually the climate skeptics who should feel panicky.

NatGeo announced plans to acquire and promote a global-warming documentary hosted by that "scientist" Leonardo diCaprio and put it in theaters and on television before the November elections. It's also working on a "gender fluidity" documentary with Katie Couric.

July 31, 2016, 4:14 PM EDT

Mark Shields, the Democratic pundit on the PBS NewsHour, shocked the anchors a bit on Thursday night in a roundtable to discuss what Hillary Clinton needed to do with her acceptance speech. His answer was she needed to focus on people who feel let down by the economy....but not before he said she  had the worst campaign slogan he'd ever heard!