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
September 2, 2016, 8:14 AM EDT

When former Bush chief speechwriter Michael Gerson wrote a column for The Washington Post headlined “Cancel this reality show,” it sounded like just another anti-Trump column. Or is Gerson calling for a shutdown of conservative talk radio?

It's understandable that establishment Republicans would despise the dynamic of conservative radio talkers trying to yank party leaders to the right. But shutting them down? Does that sound like reasonable moderation?

September 1, 2016, 5:43 PM EDT

A Washington Post headline on Wednesday raised eyebrows and led to some TV reporting. The headline was “A record number of Americans now dislike Hillary Clinton.” It wasn’t in Wednesday morning’s paper, so expect it on Thursday, right? Wrong. The Post front page had a story on fossils in Greenland, but no story for the fossils who love the print edition on Mrs. Clinton's unpopularity.

August 31, 2016, 8:50 PM EDT

The Washington Post’s desperate spin on the collapse of the Weiner-Abedin marriage is even more desperate than the last time Weiner was caught sexting. Chris “There Is No Pro-Hillary Bias” Cillizza wrote a petulant article headlined “Anthony Weiner is gross. Let’s stop paying attention to him.”  And which candidate does that help, hmm?

Earth to Chris: You were ignoring him. For months on end. Until he was exposed for exposing himself again, and the Wife dumped him. That's one of many examples of a pro-Hillary bias in the media elite.

August 30, 2016, 11:36 PM EDT

The Washington Post interviewed Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau for Tuesday's Style section and highlighted how he said if Trump wins, "I'll miss civilization as we know it."

But Trudeau's take on mocking Hillary Clinton offered a potential summary of the media's feeling about this campaign. When asked what he as a satirist found interesting and worth mocking, he said "Nothing. When you’re obsessed with Trump, which, let’s face it, all of us are, going after Hillary feels like homework."

August 30, 2016, 11:08 PM EDT

The Clinton Foundation has become a serious problem for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Everyone knows the Clintons made a mockery of the promises they made to Team Obama. Even the left-wing site PolitiFact says it’s “Mostly False” that they obeyed the rules. 

Like her husband Bill, who infamously claimed “I did not have sexual relations with that woman,” Monica Lewinsky, Hillary is going around claiming “My work as Secretary of State was not influenced by outside sources.” 

August 29, 2016, 7:07 AM EDT

One of the "Most Read" articles on The Washington Post website is an Aaron Blake story headlined "Donald Trump has a massive Catholic problem." He's losing to Hillary Clinton among (self-professed) Catholics by 27 in an ABC-Post poll. Here's one reason: the Post hasn't written about Sunday's protest outside Tim Kaine's Catholic church in Richmond calling him a Catholic In Name Only.

According to the Virginia Christian Alliance, the Post had a reporter present, but there's nothing about it on the website on Monday morning.

August 28, 2016, 7:38 AM EDT

As we approach the 11th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the anti-Bush media feeding frenzy that followed, The Huffington Post is offering us "The Definitive of History of 'George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People,'" the splenetic outburst during a live Katrina telethon by that most egocentric of rappers, Kanye West. The HuffPost offered it as unloading a hip-hop Gettysburg Address.

August 27, 2016, 10:46 AM EDT

It's amusing to watch liberals blast each other for failing to meet goals of racial diversity. Alicia Shepard, a former ombudsman at National Public Radio, wrote a piece for BillMoyers.com headlined "How Newsrooms Fail To Reflect America and Why It Matters: Too often, there's only one person among the reporters and editors to speak up for diversity."

Their target was MSNBC, which has boasted all over the place about its bevy of female reporters covering the 2016 presidential campaign. But Shepard can still use their advertisement about it as a starting place for complaints,

August 27, 2016, 8:00 AM EDT

Comedy Central frustrated racial bean-counters across America when it abruptly canceled The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore for the obvious reason: it wasn't "resonating." Its ratings were terrible, and nothing it aired went viral.  It was a desperate stretch when one Wilmore staffer described their audience as "small, but mighty." 

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans leaped to the microphone to pound the Affirmative Action hard line: had Comedy Central's audience "ultimately rejected a black man talking boldly about race in late night television?"

August 26, 2016, 11:02 PM EDT

The Washington Post is unsurprisingly in love with the new Obama-puffing film about Barack and Michelle’s first date. Movie critic Ann Hornaday won the prize for the biggest gush, comparing Obama to young Abe Lincoln.

August 26, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

The New York Times editorial page has already raged that any opposition to the wishes of transgender activists is the new Jim Crow. Now it’s imposing its wrath on conservative politicians. Ken Paxton, the Republican Attorney General of Texas, secured an injunction against the Obama administration’s warning schools it would deny federal funds to any establishment failing to bow deeply to the bathroom wishes of transgender students.

The Times feels that Paxton opposes "common sense." That's Orwellian.

August 25, 2016, 9:05 PM EDT

“It's important to say right up front that this isn't a story about pedophile priests,” began the NPR reporter on Wednesday night....in a story with the online headline “Catholic Church Groups Fight Bills To Revive Old Sex Abuse Cases.”

Some legislators want to put in a "grace period" for new sex-abuse lawsuits outside the statute of limitations. The people who call their show All Things Considered didn’t consider this: Can we open the statute of limitations on rape allegations for Juanita Broaddrick to sue Bill Clinton? Would that seem fair?

August 24, 2016, 8:49 PM EDT

David Rutz at the Washington Free Beacon caught NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell making a very strange argument on Wednesday’s Morning Joe about Hillary’s staunch opposition to any special prosecutor in the Whitewater scandal. Mitchell sounded like she felt Hillary’s pain, that the Clinton scandal probes in the 1990s “shaped her resistance to scrutiny” and she opposed an independent counsel because it caused a “faulty deposition on Paula Jones” by Bill Clinton.

Lying under oath is downgraded on MSNBC to a “faulty deposition”!

August 24, 2016, 7:32 AM EDT

Time’s resident humorist Joel Stein was mysteriously selected to write their latest cover story with the hair-on-fire headline “Why we’re losing the Internet to a culture of hate.” It’s mysterious because Stein has written some very troll-like commentary over the years, such as Christianity is a “death cult,” and "I don't support our troops."

But even in the very issue that Stein is complaining about ugly speech taking over the World Wide Web, he’s written a column “joking” about taking the right to vote away from old people, because they stink  at voting. The headline was “Why older people shouldn’t vote – and other ideas unpopular with my parents.”

August 23, 2016, 10:54 PM EDT

The media coverage of the presidential race is so tilted to the Democrats that even liberal analysts feel obliged to declare it. USA Today media columnist Michael Wolff asserted that this campaign isn't between Trump and Clinton. It's between Trump and the media that have turned against him in a big way. "Now, appalled by their own creation, the media have become, with quite some religious fervor, the defender of truth, justice, morality and proper public behavior, all focused on (Trump's) undoing."

August 22, 2016, 1:06 PM EDT

If it’s Sunday, The Washington Post is imagining President Trump as an authoritarian dictator. A few weeks ago, the Sunday Outlook section compared Trump to fictional dictators. Yesterday, the Sunday Arts section gave Philip Kennicott a huge 2,000-word space for his own fictional-dictator scenario: imagining how Trump would ruin artistic free expression if he wins in November.

August 21, 2016, 10:57 PM EDT

It was a nightmare for the BBC, as they described it: "An interview by BBC reporter Catrin Nye on Islamophobia has been interrupted by Islamophobia." A passer-by named Paul told Nye’s interviewee Ruqaiya Haris, a Muslim advocate and student: "There's no Sharia law here." Haris wasn’t going to take the interruption sitting down.

But it's a bit funny when the the taxpayer-funded BBC objects to an opposing point of view forcing its way into their tilted conversation.

August 21, 2016, 12:23 PM EDT

Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine has two cover stories, one for Bill Clinton and one (if you turn it upside down on the other side) for Melania Trump. As expected, Bill Clinton is going to get a gushier treatment. Post writer Neely Tucker is so tender to the president that he mangles a fact, and the copy editors (also tender hearts) allowed it. “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler will not be assigned to this story.

Tucker wrote, “He allegedly cheated on his wife, repeatedly, even in the Oval Office, and with a young woman who wasn’t that much older than their daughter.”

August 20, 2016, 10:42 PM EDT

NPR ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen tenderly noted that the “public” broadcasters were about to look a little less open to the public. NPR.org is is dumping any online commentaries on their stories. This could be seen as lessening the chance a conservative can actually protest their leftist content. All existing comments on the site will disappear, since they "actually live within Disqus, an outside commenting platform used by NPR. So when the commenting software is removed, the archival comments go with it".

August 20, 2016, 7:58 AM EDT

Civility and political decorum demand that one should never pick on a president's family. Presidential children did not choose the career of their parents. Their privacy should not only be respected, it should be actively protected.

Pretty much the entire media observed this rule perfectly when Radar Online published blurry pictures of 18-year-old Malia Obama puffing some sort of cigarette at a Lollapalooza concert in Chicago on July 31. Radar’s 18-year-old eyewitness cried “weed.” Video also showed Malia dancing suggestively to a rap song.The press refused to touch the story. Praiseworthy? Yes – if you’re willing to applaud media hypocrisy.