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 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.”

October 27, 2015, 4:59 PM EDT

Just as the liberal media greet Antonin Scalia as some sort of Supreme Court supervillain, they lionize Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a superhero. A gushy new book spinning off of the Internet meme of the “Notorious RBG” is making a splash in the liberal media. The New York Times hailed it as “an artisanal hagiography, a frank and admiring piece of fan nonfiction.” On Monday night’s All Things Considered, NPR court reporter Nina Totenberg filed a completely one-sided promotional segment on the liberal “fan nonfiction.”

October 26, 2015, 11:13 AM EDT

Here’s more proof that “LGBT” activism is all the rage at NBCUniversal. Wendy Rieger, who anchors the top-rated 5 pm newscast at NBC-owned WRC in Washington, DC was honored as “Best Local TV Personality” by the gay newspaper The Washington Blade. Rieger’s outspoken activism was matched on the cover as she sat on the lap of “Best Drag Queen” Destiny B. Childs.

As we’ve reported before, Rieger is a big supporter of DC’s Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL), routinely hosting their fundraising Fall Brunch. That’s what endears her to the Blade writers:

October 25, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT

In case you didn't get enough of the Hillary-boosting after the "marathon" Thursday Benghazi committee hearing, other conservative media experts have rounded up their own samples of liberal-media wagon-circling.

There's "something rotten" in the Washington media, agreed James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal and Noah Rothman at Commentary.

October 25, 2015, 8:16 AM EDT

A "week in politics" like Hillary's latest Benghazi hearing really proves the usefulness of "conservative" public-broadcasting pundit David Brooks. What better way to prove Hillary completely trounced her opponents on the public stage than your completely cooperative "conservative" expert declare the whole thing a rout for Hillary? Brooks denounced a conservative anti-Clinton "psychosis" on both his Friday appearances on the PBS NewsHour and NPR's All Things Considered.

In theory, a public-broadcasting system that provides fairness and balance -- insert cynical laughter here about theories vs. statist reality -- the conservative pundit on these shows would display more deference to the conservative notion that the Obama administration has utterly failed in Libya, and the idea of Hillary taking a "victory lap" on Libya is preposterously partisan.

October 24, 2015, 8:58 AM EDT

When James Carville rants that Rep. Trey Gowdy is a super-villain spawned by Rupert Murdoch, conservatives could reply by noting that Murdoch has much less of a financial connection to Gowdy than he does to gay leftist TV producer Ryan Murphy, who had one hit with Glee and an ugly garbage barge of other TV programs.

In June of 2012, Murphy hosted a $25,000-per-person event at his Beverly Hills home  for Barack Obama's re-election that included celebrity attendees Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, and Glee star Jane Lynch. He threw his own Murdoch money into that cause.

October 23, 2015, 9:49 AM EDT

PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff came to bury the Benghazi committee on Thursday night’s program. “What difference does it make” seemed to be her Hillary-echoing mantra. Or in her case, it was “Why does it matter?” Lies? Coverups? Who cares about that?

She brought on Anne Gearan of The Washington Post, a routine defender of Hillary’s, and Yochi Dreazen, formerly with The Wall Street Journal news pages and now with Foreign Policy magazine, owned by....The Washington Post Company.

October 22, 2015, 11:50 PM EDT

They were feeling Hillary Clinton's pain on Thursday's Morning Edition before the House special committee on Benghazi heard her testimony. Congressional correspondent Tamara Keith claimed Hillary's "what difference does it make" comment -- highly praised by the media at the time -- has been taken out of context by Clinton critics.

Back in 2013, NPR said Hillary suffered "not a scratch" and was now "fireproof" after Republicans tried to tangle with her in that previous Benghazi hearing.

October 22, 2015, 7:18 AM EDT

Frank Bruni was a White House reporter for The New  York Times under George W. Bush, and found him both "lavishly self-deprecating" and "defiantly proud of his own failings and foibles." But he clearly shared something with Bush in his new Times column "The scary spectre of Ted Cruz."

Bruni accurately noted that "Dubya" rarely adds any opinion on current events or leaders in his post-presidency, and yet he was quoted attacking Cruz at a fundraiser for his brother Jeb. “I just don’t like the guy.” Bruni wrote: "I think a great many Americans — including a majority of Cruz’s colleagues in Congress — know exactly how he feels."

October 21, 2015, 9:09 PM EDT

Roger Simon is “chief political columnist” at Politico, which means that the “chief” opinion there truly and deeply resides in the land of Democratic hackdom. This is the gentle soul who landed in our Best of Notable Quotables 2013 for writing “Question: If Ted Cruz and John Boehner were both on a sinking ship, who would be saved? Answer: America.”

In the latest installment of sour Simon, Ben Carson is an utterly clueless wolf who’s lost chunks of his brain.

October 21, 2015, 10:12 AM EDT

Soopermexican at The Right Scoop found another definitive Melissa Harris-Perry moment on Saturday morning. In rejoicing over how Bernie Sanders is making America safe for socialism (and socialist critiques of capitalism), she asked her panel why America has always been so persistently opposed to socialism. She had a pet theory.

Why could that be? Racism, of course:

October 20, 2015, 10:48 PM EDT

Kevin McCarthy was factually right – if grammatically and politically wrong – when he told Sean Hannity that the House’s Benghazi committee demonstrated Hillary Clinton was “untrustable.” The Hillary-pleasers in the media like NBC’s Andrea Mitchell almost glowed as they proclaimed McCarthy had offered a “political lifeline” to Mrs. Clinton.

The Democrats have pushed heavily on the narrative that the House probe is transparently political – as if everything they say about Hillary is transparently...nonpartisan? So much of the Hillary spin  from the media-Democrat complex simply repeats the scandal gamesmanship of the Clinton years, like a zombie doing the Macarena

October 20, 2015, 11:34 AM EDT

Imagine a Washington Post blogger writing that in his recent endorsement of Hillary Clinton, HUD Secretary Julian Castro could “hardly be more solicitious of Hillary without offering to mow her lawn.” Would that get past an editor without being flagged as at least racially insensitive? A landscaper joke? 

But that’s exactly how Jennifer Rubin started her latest screed against Ted Cruz:  “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), without offering to mow his lawn, could hardly be more solicitous of Donald Trump.” Raising a flag of insensitivity should be twice as easy for references to Donald Trump, regarded in liberal newsrooms as a flagrant exploiter of racist voters.