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
November 10, 2015, 8:30 AM EST

Ken Shepherd pointed out Monday that Chris Matthews marched a hard line on Ben Carson’s memoir and the charge stories in it aren’t true: “you better damn well know they're true. Now, maybe you know you can't substantiate them right away. But they'd better be damn true, not sort of true.”

Soopermexican at The Right Scoop found Matthews jumped all over his MSNBC colleague Steve Kornacki before Friday night’s Rachel Maddow forum with the three Democratic candidates. Perhaps before the show, Kornacki dared to wonder how GOP voters might interpret the liberal-media attack, which set off Mr. Thrill Up My Leg. “Our job is to delineate the truth, and then let people react to it. You know, ‘we report, you decide’?”  

November 9, 2015, 1:58 PM EST

On the top of Saturday’s front page were the words “THE OBAMA EFFECT: An education in hope and change.” Reporter William Wan profiled “The kids who adopted a president,” minority children who successfully lobbied to rename their grade school after Barack Obama.

“To the nation, Obama’s election was a historic and cultural milestone, an electrifying moment when the seemingly impossible became real,” Wan wrote, but now the intensity has faded to a “more nuanced reality.” The reality is that “the nation” did not uniformly find Obama’s election “electrifying,” as the 2010 midterms aptly demonstrated.

November 7, 2015, 4:14 PM EST

Washington Post political reporter Ben Terris provided the latest puff piece to the Democrats on the top of Friday’s Style section – which inspired more puffery on CBS Friday morning. “COMEDIANS ARE FEELING THE BERN,” blasted the headline in all caps. “Why has the most humorless presidential candidate garnered mad support from the normally apathetic stand-up scene?”

Guess what? The “cool kids” are loving the scrappy socialist.

November 7, 2015, 8:00 AM EST

The libertine Left has done a lot of boasting over the last several years about the inevitability of History vanquishing every corner of American social conservatism. Election Day 2015 was a terrible day for these revolutionaries, as so often it is when it’s the American people, not liberal elites, making the decisions. Let's assess the damage.

November 7, 2015, 7:11 AM EST

National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service have attempted on Fridays to run a “Week in Politics” segment and PBS even has a long-standing show called Washington Week. But on Friday, all these programs discussed a “week” utterly without any analysis of the 2015 elections.

Try to imagine how the media would have covered it if the transgender “equal rights” initiative won in Houston, pot was legalized in Ohio, Kentucky elected another Democrat governor, and the state senate went Democrat in Virginia. Wouldn’t that be brought to bear on how it might affect the presidential race in 2016 and the march of liberal inevitability? But conservatives won, so who has any time on a taxpayer-funded outlet?

November 6, 2015, 9:19 PM EST

On Friday’s CBS This Morning, Republicans took a publicity beating in two stories, but when it came time for Bernie Sanders, it was all giggles and light chatter about whether he had a sense of humor or not.

November 6, 2015, 8:17 AM EST

The liberal bias of Washington Post Style section writer Dan Zak emerged again at the top of Style on Wednesday. Less that two weeks ago, the Post’s Amber Phillips offered a more balanced and informative take on Sidney Blumenthal, Hillary’s controversial private adviser. Zak could only cite him as a man of “ruthless intelligence” who’s a magnet for “Benghazi inquisitors” and “Hillary nuts.”

November 5, 2015, 6:14 AM EST

On Sunday night, NPR’s weekend All Things Considered anchor Michel Martin had a long eight-minute interview with pro-basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who’s recently best known for popping off with radical leftist opinions for Time magazine’s website.

Martin went looking for the legend to trash another legend, Michael Jordan, for failing to get behind the black Democrat challenging conservative Sen. Jesse Helms in 1990, who Martin announced had “very retrograde” attitudes on race:

November 4, 2015, 11:04 AM EST

Washington Post columnist and MSNBC regular Eugene Robinson ably demonstrated the double standard of the liberal media on debate moderators. On Tuesday, he mocked “The GOP’s deranged list of debate demands.” But on April 18, 2008, he whacked the ABC moderators of a Democratic debate for “the meaningless inquisition about loose semantics and questionable acquaintances.”

November 3, 2015, 11:11 PM EST

The competing Republican presidential campaigns had a meeting on November 1 to discuss their concerns with how the Republican National Committee had planned debates with the media. That’s a healthy development, considering the CNBC debate, in which liberal journalists asked one too many deliberately snide and hostile “gotcha” questions attacking the GOP candidates and the candidates exploded in anger.

A debate among the Republican presidential candidates is supposed to benefit Republican primary voters. The moderators would, ideally, ask questions that reflect the values and questions of GOP voters, not the hive mentality of liberal partisans.

November 3, 2015, 2:29 PM EST

In Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, columnist William McGurn wrote “Thank you,CNBC: For giving millions of Americans front-row seats to the press bias against Republicans.”

McGurn rightly noted that there’s nothing wrong with pointed questions: “Truth is, CNBC’s Waterloo had little to do with its moderators’ questions and everything to do with the snark and contempt they came drenched in."

November 2, 2015, 10:33 AM EST

Peter Debruge, the “international film critic” at Variety, proclaimed himself mostly bored by The Peanuts Movie, but that didn’t mean he didn’t want to micromanage the classic cartoon into being more “progressive” about introducing a greater “diversity” into the classic cartoon.

Charlie Brown should go black? "While Franklin remains Charlie Brown’s only brown friend, a non-white love interest would have been as progressive as Schulz’s tomboyish depiction of Peppermint Patty was back in the day."

November 1, 2015, 4:41 PM EST

CBS had no time on Friday night for the latest dump of Hillary Clinton e-mails, but they played cute on their website with a slide show about “7 quirky emails on Hillary Clinton's server.”

In the introduction, they reported: “The latest release contained over 7,000 pages of emails with about 200 to 300 of those emails marked as classified.” CBS didn't find it worth mentioning Hillary told the press "I never sent classified material on my email and I never received any that was marked classified.”

November 1, 2015, 7:29 AM EST

The Dallas Morning News reports Ted Cruz’s campaign “raised $1.1 million in 22 hours” after the CNBC debate by “declaring war on the liberal media agenda.” It’s the third straight million-dollar post-debate fundraising haul for the campaign.

This led Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke to write an allegedly humorous column declaring war on Ted Cruz:

October 31, 2015, 9:46 PM EDT

R.J. Lehmann at the R Street Institute tired a little searching on the Nexis news database and discovered that Jill Biden is more than three times more likely to be called “Dr.” by The New York Times as Ben Carson is!

Ben Carson was a neurosurgeon. Jill Biden has a doctorate in education.

October 31, 2015, 8:08 PM EDT

Terry Mattingly at the media-analysis site GetReligion wonders why no one outside the religious or conservative media discovered this story at Baptistnews.com: “Chik-fil-A [sic] challenged for sponsoring LGBT-themed film festival.” It began:

"Three years after evangelical Christians designated a day to eat more chicken in support of Chik-fil-A’s defense of traditional marriage, the Southern Baptist-owned fast food chain is taking heat online for sponsoring what is billed as the world’s first faith-based LGBT film festival."

October 31, 2015, 7:59 AM EDT

Weeks after NBC granted Hillary Clinton the favor of appearing on Saturday Night Live, playing a bartender to the actress who impersonates her on the comedy show, the same leftist activists who adored that routine are trying to prevent Donald Trump from hosting the show on November 7.

A group called "The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda" has written a letter to NBC objecting to the booking. MoveOn.org has organized a "Dump Donald Trump" petition drive with hundreds of thousands of leftist signatures. Another petition on Change.org also drew a leftist throng through social media, aided by the hashtag "#RacismIsntFunny."

October 30, 2015, 4:27 PM EDT

SooperMexican at The Right Scoop reported on something the media wanted to ignore: a young voter in New Hampshire hit Hillary Clinton with Benghazi, the e-mails, and...even Whitewater, that golden oldie from the S&L-90s.

That's funny: Networks which love to obsess over a Trump questioner in New Hampshire talking about Muslims couldn't locate some "Clinton hater" millennial with a hardball:

October 30, 2015, 9:43 AM EDT

Former ThinkProgress blogger Lee Fang came at Hillary Clinton from the left on Glenn Greenwald’s blog The Intercept. The article was headlined “Television News Network Lobbyists Are Fundraising for Hillary Clinton.”

For example Comcast, the parent company of NBCUniversal, which includes cable networks NBC, CNBC, and MSNBC, "has a number of lobbyists on retainer who are working to raise cash for the Clinton campaign, including Justin Gray, Alfred Mottur, Ingrid Duran and Catherine Pino."

October 27, 2015, 11:15 PM EDT

To hear the media tell it, Hillary Clinton came to Capitol Hill as a bullfighter and easily killed the angry bulls of the House Benghazi committee. The “mainstream” media wondered why these crazy Republicans would “walk into the trap” of trying to scrutinize and question a media darling.     

It was a “commanding, presidential performance,” gushed the “objective” Associated Press. It created “Hillary’s Best Week Yet,” oozed Politico. National Public Radio touted her “victory lap” at a Friday campaign event. Never trust the liberal media to tell you who should run a “victory lap.”