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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April 14, 2016, 12:56 PM EDT

In 2016, 25 years after her testimony, Anita Hill has offered no more substantiation of her unproven claims of sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas than she did in real time. But the media keep kissing her ring. On the front page of the Style section of The Washington Post on Thursday came an article headlined “Anita Hill kick-started an overdue discussion.” Inside it was "Anita Hill spurred harassment dialogue."

Post writer Monica Hesse began tenderly, poetically: “Anita Hill. Anita, still.”

April 13, 2016, 7:44 AM EDT

Now that the Republican campaign looks like it will last until a contested convention in Cleveland, Donald Trump and his supporters assert the whole system looks undemocratic.

But if democracy was organized to give everyone a fair and equal shot to impress the voters based on their knowledge and experience, then this system has been rigged for Donald Trump for the last nine months. The media - not just the liberal media, but some "conservative" media, too - have been the gale-force wind beneath Trump's wings.

April 11, 2016, 11:54 AM EDT

In a sympathetic interview by Isaac Chotiner at Slate.com, Rachel Maddow gushed all over Chris Matthews, about how he’s this “kinetic guy who’s very different than everyone elseo n TV, but that apparently is the Kryptonite for interviewing Trump.” He was “born to interview Donald Trump.”

A more cynical person might read this as corporate cheerleading with a bit of rivalry thrown in since, Maddow says Matthews is so “kinetic” he “interrrupts himself,” and says he beats Trump because he has “the same bluster.”

April 10, 2016, 8:40 AM EDT

Sunday is not April Fools’ Day, but the Boston Globe is running an enormous prank – a fake front page (dated 2017) satirizing President Trump.

The banner headline reads: “Deportations to begin, President Trump calls for tripling of ICE force; riots continue.” The main story includes mentions of Attorney General Chris Christie, and Fox News star Megyn Kelly tweeting from a bar because she’s been placed on a White House blacklist.

April 10, 2016, 8:13 AM EDT

Since National Public Radio is a taxpayer-funded liberal sandbox, you can find examples nearly  every day of NPR conducting a conversation with its liberal audience on all the liberal obsessions of the moment, like the new political-correctness theme of “cultural appropriation,” like being mad at Justin Bieber for wearing dreadlocks, because that’s a black thing.

This week, NPR asked “When Is It OK To Profit From Cooking Other Cultures' Food?” In other words, is it okay for an Indian-American to run a pizza joint, or an Italian to run an Indian restaurant? If you're a white guy cooking Mexican food, it is racist or "neocolonialist"? Apparently, to the Left, you should “stick to your own kind” when selling food.

April 9, 2016, 6:20 PM EDT

Grant Brisbee at SB Nation is having fun with the notion that “Bill Maher, comedian and talk show host who has built a successful, lucrative career based on a smug, arrogant brand of comedy, apparently thinks that Bryce Harper is too arrogant.”

“There are villains, and there are villains,” Maher said on WOR radio in New York. “Just something about him that is very arrogant, and of course that’s important when you’re facing a 100-mph fastball, you have to have that. But some guys, the confidence, which is the element we’re seeking, tips over into a kind of unattractive quality.”

April 9, 2016, 2:14 PM EDT

While People magazine has long been a pliant propaganda partner for Democratic presidents – they’ve gushed over the Clintons and the Obamas – Donald Trump is being questioned about his similarities to Hitler in an April 11 cover story.

“Who is the real Donald Trump? He's volatile, savvy and, some say, scary,” proclaimed the cover. People senior editor Charlotte Triggs and political reporter/Democrat-publicist Sandra Sobieraj Westfall made Hitler comparisons and complained they got “non sequitur” answers:

April 9, 2016, 8:35 AM EDT

HBO shocked the world on April 4 by unveiling a 100-minute documentary honoring the legacy and legislative career of Sen. Jesse Helms.

Delayed April Fool’s. No, instead, they did feature Senator Helms – as a villain to kick off a 100-minute documentary deeply honoring the life and art of Robert Mapplethorpe, the infamous anti-Christian, penis-obsessed purveyor of sadomasochistic black-and-white photography. This defines the ideological and anti-religious sensibilities of HBO.

April 8, 2016, 10:38 PM EDT

While the networks have largely avoided providing any updates in the ongoing investigation of Hillary’s private e-mail server while she was Secretary of State, Time explored the case for four pages in the April 11 issue. Time’s Massimo Calabresi explored Comey’s role in probing both Democrats and Republicans over the last 20 years.

But the Republicans were presented as the more aggressive partisans. In the controversy over his e-mailing of classified information, Time asserted “Republicans have repeatedly alleged, without proof, that in the process she destroyed incriminating evidence about her handling of government matters.” That's what destroying or denying evidence does -- insure the reporter will write Clinton foes are "without proof."

April 8, 2016, 2:27 PM EDT

At a Hollywood Reporter event honoring the most powerful media figures in New York, it became clear the Wisconsin primary is shaking up the conventional wisdom about this election. CBS This Morning co-host Norah O’Donnell projected “it might witness the breakup of the two political parties.”

Her CBS co-host colleague Charlie Rose weirdly offered overt praise for Hillary Clinton’s skills as a politician. “Hillary Clinton – very, very good politician – looks at a very competitive Bernie Sanders.” Earth to Rose: if she was “very, very good,” why has she just lost seven of the last eight?

April 7, 2016, 11:20 PM EDT

Socialist celebrity backers of Bernie Sanders are kicking reality to the curb and complaining about a “media blackout” of Sanders.

In an interview with Variety, actor Mark Ruffalo insisted there has been a “virtual media blackout of him since the start of his campaign.” In a speech in Wisconsin for Sanders, actor Tim Robbins insisted the "mainstream media" ignores Bernie because he had the courage to vote against the Iraq war, unlike Hillary Clinton.

April 7, 2016, 1:57 PM EDT

NBC News performed their own exit poll during the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday, but there was an interesting tilt in what results they emphasized online. For the Republicans, it was the bad news:  “Wisconsin Exit Poll: 1 in 3 GOP Voters Would Abandon Party if Cruz or Trump Is Nominee.” For the Democrats, it was more neutral:  “Wisconsin Exit Poll: Sanders Beats Clinton With Strong Support from Younger Voters and Men.”

April 6, 2016, 5:01 PM EDT

Near the front of Time magazine in the April 11 edition is a “good news” story by Katy Steinmetz titled “Why more companies are coming out of the political closet.” A caption to a faux graph with a rainbow headed to the top noted “Since mobilizing against an Indiana law last year, businesses have increasingly defended LGBT rights.”

One of the most notable pro-gay corporations is none other than Time Warner – parent company to Time magazine until 2014 -- but Time magazine didn’t mention that. (Call it partly closeted).

April 6, 2016, 12:38 PM EDT

On April 1, MRCTV Editor-in-Chief Craig Bannister and his team found a fascinating case of Obama House censorship of French president Francois Hollande’s mention of “Islamist terrorism.” The White House posted a video of a bilateral meeting on Thursday of Obama and Hollande at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington,  but the audio dropped out precisely when Hollande's speech became uncomfortable for the White House.

This story was a staple of weekend news coverage on the Fox News Channel, and Rush Limbaugh shared the story on Monday. But the liberal media couldn’t locate this story with both hands.

April 5, 2016, 10:51 PM EDT

Less than a year ago, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos admitted to Politico that he had made $75,000 in undisclosed contributions to the charitable foundation-slash-campaign operation of his former employers Bill and Hillary Clinton. He personally pledged he wouldn’t moderate a Republican primary debate this year. But ABC News issued a statement of support for Stephanopoulos and insisted it “would take no punitive action against him."

It’s bad enough that ABC never even considered removing this self-evident Clinton loyalist from its “objective” political coverage. They even allow him to conduct softball interviews with Hillary Clinton, and won’t even insist on reminding viewers of his substantial financial support of the woman he’s interviewing.

April 5, 2016, 4:13 PM EDT

In 1982, libertarian professor Murray Rothbard argued "Just as no one is morally required to answer a robber truthfully when he asks if there are any valuables in one's house, so no one can be morally required to answer truthfully similar questions asked by the State, e.g., when filling out income tax returns."

For publicizing the polar opposite of libertarians, count on state-subsidized National Public Radio. Why publicize a book by a university press, written by a 28-year-old assistant professor? Because he’s a socialist attacking the “scourge of tax havens.” On Monday's All Things Considered, anchor Ari Shapiro suggested to author Gabriel Zucman that the taxing government was the "cops" and the tax evaders were somehow the "robbers."

April 4, 2016, 10:53 PM EDT

In his latest “Savage Love” column in 50 papers, leftist gay activist/sex columnist Dan Savage discussed a recent talk he gave at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco as part of their lecture series "Uninhibited: About Sex." He was celebrating what he called “the sex-positive movement” and the 25th anniversary of what he called “my skeezy sex column.”

April 4, 2016, 12:47 PM EDT

A socialist brigade of Bernie Sanders supporters gathered at the CNN building on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood on Sunday to protest the cable news channel’s alleged dearth of Bernie coverage. The radicals organized online under the hashtags #OccupyCNN and #BernieBlackout.

April 3, 2016, 3:34 PM EDT

The term “black privilege” is profoundly upsetting to liberals at CNN.com, as reporter John Blake tried to explain it. You can't claim the blacks have advantages today.

"Arguments for black privilege may face a hostile audience as acceptance of the idea of white privilege grows," Blake wrote. "The white rapper Macklemore recently released a song titled White Privilege. The term 'check your privilege,' a reference to white privilege, has gone mainstream."

April 2, 2016, 8:01 AM EDT

Actress Susan Sarandon embodies the definitive caricature of the raving socialist so brimming with “compassion” and with an estimated net worth of $50 million. She infuriated liberals by telling MSNBC host Chris Hayes on March 28 that she can only envision Bernie Sanders for president: “I really want to be on the right side of history and this is a shot we're not going to have in my lifetime to have a candidate that's so morally consistent,” while Hillary Clinton is a stalking horse for Wall Street or “fracking or Monsanto.”

She wouldn’t relent and say she’d vote for Hillary instead of Trump: “Some people feel Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately if he gets in then things will really, you know, explode.”