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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March 26, 2016, 8:11 AM EDT

To Catholics, the week before Easter is “Holy Week,” a time to prepare for the church’s highlight of the year, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. To Hollywood, it is a time to flog the Catholic Church with vicious portrayals of corruption and hypocrisy.

Hollywood insists it's product reflects a market demand. There is no market demand for this. It is Hollywood, and only Hollywood, that wishes to celebrate its bigotry toward Catholics.

March 25, 2016, 12:36 PM EDT

The PBS NewsHour is nothing if not sensitive to the “LGBT community.” A Thursday night segment drew the online headline “How North Carolina signed a bill dubbed the most anti-LGBT law in the U.S.” Or, as the gay-left site Towleroad, gushed over it, “PBS News Hour Takes Apart North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law: WATCH”.

The PBS anchor on this story was John Yang, an openly gay journalist who gave advice about being “Out on the Air” at last year’s convention of the activist National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.  The guests were Time Warner Cable reporter Loretta Boniti and Dominic Holden, “national LGBT reporter for BuzzFeed news.” Those opposed to say, letting men who “identify” as female use the ladies restroom, were barely noticed.

March 25, 2016, 9:05 AM EDT

After the deadly attacks in Brussels, The New York Times is bringing “Islamophobia” home to describe how this will help the Democrats with Muslim voter-registration drives. A story by reporter Alan Rappeport on Friday ended with this provocative little quote from Muslim activist Reema Ahmad: “If you’re not at the dinner table, you’re on the menu.”

Republicans eat Muslims? The headline in the Times was “Feeling G.O.P. Peril, Muslims Try to Get Out Vote.”

March 24, 2016, 5:22 PM EDT

The liberal media is hyper-sensitive about Republicans suggesting the Democrats are soft on terrorism or communism or any foreign threat. Republicans can’t say a Democrat is “un-American” without protests from liberal journalists. But Democrats can suggest Republicans are aiding communists or dictators, or seem like communists or dictators, and that is acceptable discourse.

See the front page of Thursday’s New York Times, where Hillary says the Trump foreign policy “will be like Christmas in the Kremlin.” That’s fine with them, no need to lament the tone of our rhetoric. Amy Chozick and David Sanger begin their article calling Mrs. Clinton “vigorous” in her speech-making:

March 23, 2016, 2:02 PM EDT

The Washington Post knows how to downplay leftist environmental activism as merely the educated opinion of scientists. On A-3 in Wednesday’s paper came a story blandly headlined “Dire climate-change forecast from prominent scientists.” The online headline has a lot more attitude: “We had all better hope these scientists are wrong about the planet’s future.”

The “reporter” is also a thinly disguised leftist activist named Chris Mooney, author of the book The Republican War on Science. The most “prominent scientist” is James Hansen, who is not merely a scientist but a plaintiff in court to force the government to recognize his novel doctrine that the promotion of fossil fuels is a violation of our constitutional rights.

March 23, 2016, 6:52 AM EDT

Leftist PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley welcomed 1988 Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis into his Los Angeles studio for Monday night’s show. Dukakis is hanging out as a guest professor at UCLA. Smiley wanted to bang on the GOP: “What did Republicans do or not do that made the ground so fertile in this year for a Trump type candidacy? How did this happen?”

“I think it’s the politics of anger,” Dukakis replied. “I think it’s stoking the worst instincts in people.” Smiley thumped Trump as “racist and sexist and xenophobic” and whacked the Republicans for liking that:

March 22, 2016, 10:40 PM EDT

The smoke hadn’t cleared from the airport in Brussels and already the press was issuing its typical lament: This will only stoke Europe’s “right wing” and spread “rampant Islamophobia.”

NBC’s Richard Engel complained on the “Today” program that “We're already seeing the rise of the right wing. We're already seeing rise of hate attacks, where people will use the kind of terrorist attacks, these kind of incidents, to vilify all of the Muslim community. Which, of course, only makes the situation worse. Because then people feel isolated, ostracized, ghettoized, and they retreat into their own communities.”

March 22, 2016, 7:07 PM EDT

The New York Times really knows how to tilt its campaign coverage with its own polling questions. The front-page headline on Tuesday was Most Republicans Say '16 Race Is Embarrassing." Online, it was "Most Republicans Feel Embarrassed by Campaign, Poll Says.”

They found 60 percent of Republicans are mostly embarrassed by the GOP presidential campaign and 27 percent are mostly proud. Back when Bill Clinton admitted lying under oath about sex with an intern in 1998, the Times did not commission a poll asking how embarrassing that spectacle was for the Democrats.

March 22, 2016, 10:26 AM EDT

In the latest breaking Obamacare news, Amanda Terkel of The Huffington Post tweeted that Marcelas Owens, “The cute little kid who stood next to Obama for signing of ACA now is 17, identifies as transgender.” CNN.com’s John Blake brought the usual political correctness to the task. The headline was "I'm not the Obamacare kid anymore."

March 21, 2016, 1:44 PM EDT

Time magazine is still thrilled to present Barack Obama as the First Black President, even although his time in office has almost elapsed. In the March 28 issue, they devoted five pages to a softball interview with Obama and Misty Copeland, the first black principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre.

Time’s Maya Rhodan promoted this conversation as terrific: “The two leaders of their respective professions shared stories and confessions about how they have confronted discrimination, how they view the pressure on women and girls, and what they are doing to help the next generation avoid the same obstacles they confronted as children.”

March 21, 2016, 10:58 AM EDT

Politico’s Glenn Thrush – the liberal reporter who confessed to President Obama that he had “candidate envy” in 2008, since he was stuck on the Hillary Clinton bus – carried Hillary’s water in a new interview with Jill Abramson, the recently deposed Executive Editor of the New York Times. Abramson agreed Clinton suffers from media bias and “does get more scrutiny” than other candidates, especially male candidates. On the scandal over Mrs. Clinton’s private e-mail server, Abramson wondered: “Why is that a big deal?”

March 20, 2016, 6:11 PM EDT

NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd clearly brought the Tim Russert tactics to his interview with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who bizarrely claimed his career has been dedicated to preventing obstruction. Todd played a 2005 Reid clip: “The duties of the United States Senate are set forth in the Constitution of the United States. Nowhere in that document does it say the Senate has a duty to give presidential nominees a vote.” Then he noted: “And yet, 11 years later, you wrote this: ‘The Senate's constitutional duty to give a fair and timely hearing and a floor vote to the president's Supreme Court nominee has remained inviolable.'"

March 20, 2016, 9:33 AM EDT

The Obama administration – which pledged to be the “most transparent in history” – has turned the Freedom of Information Act into the Freedom to Get Nothing Act. The Associated Press reported on its own investigation of 100 government agencies in 2015: "People who asked for records under the law received censored files or nothing in 77 percent of requests."

March 19, 2016, 4:58 PM EDT

The most “progressive” salad days of MSNBC continue to go un-missed by most political observers, as can be seen from the latest dropping of political analysis by the pop-culture writer Toure at The Huffington Post. He began with the most unoriginal analysis, that Donald Trump leads a “White Lives Matter” movement and then turned to cartoonish nicknames like “Trumpy KKKLaus.”

March 19, 2016, 8:00 AM EDT

No one doubts that the “fake news” shows on Comedy Central are propaganda organs for liberalism. NPR and MSNBC hosts have swooned over the soothing satirical nightcaps for the snarky liberal. Apparently, that genre isn’t enough. Now the channel’s situation comedies are pushing the Democrats.

In the March 16 episode of the millennial-female sitcom “Broad City,” the buffoonish main character (played by Ilana Glazer) volunteers for the Hillary for President campaign – so enthusiastically she put “Rodham” in her name, as in “Ilana Rodham Wexler.”

March 18, 2016, 9:30 PM EDT

The Washington Post caught up on Friday to the controversy over Kathleen Matthews receiving donations for her congressional race from guests on her husband’s MSNBC show Hardball. A week ago, the leftist website The Intercept identified 48 Hardball guests, their spouses or related PACs had given almost $80,000 to Kathleen’s campaign. Bill Turque reported other candidates are making this an issue:

March 18, 2016, 4:04 PM EDT

NBC and MSNBC, the networks that allowed massive conflicts of interest with the racial activism of the Rev. Al Sharpton and employed Chelsea Clinton as a “reporter” on puffball subjects, drew one bright line against conflicts of interest today. Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple explained how they signed and then unsigned Democratic helper Stephanie Cutter:

March 18, 2016, 1:03 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton must just hate Time magazine columnist Joe Klein. He’s written entire books rhapsodizing about the protean political gifts of her husband (The Natural). Ten years ago, he waxed over Obama. “Obama seemed the political equivalent of a rainbow — a sudden preternatural event inspiring awe and ecstasy.”

This year, he’s completely unimpressed by her: “I’m not at all certain that Clinton can beat Trump. He is free-form and anarchic and silly and devastating. She is rote.” Worse than that, she’s a bland, unappealing “quinoa and kale salad”:

March 18, 2016, 7:42 AM EDT

Margaret Sullivan, the “public editor” or reader’s advocate at The New York Times is throwing a penalty flag for “stealth editing” on Hillary Clinton’s behalf.  On Monday, the Times posted an article by Jennifer Steinhauer headlined “Bernie Sanders Scored Victories for Years via Legislative Side Doors.” It described how Sanders had achieved legislative success despite being an independent, not a Democrat. The Sanders campaign shared the story on social media.

Then the Times noticeably added a more dismissive tone. Now the headline read “Via Legislative Side Doors, Bernie Sanders Won Modest Victories.” And two "eyeroll" paragraphs were added:

March 17, 2016, 3:57 PM EDT

Alex Pfeiffer at the Daily Caller reports that the British "news" magazine The Economist fancies itself as a "global forecasting service," and in its "service," it has decided that "Donald Trump wins the presidential election" is on the same threat level as "The rising threat of jihadi terrorism destabilises the global economy." T