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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October 27, 2016, 9:46 PM EDT

NPR’s media correspondent David Folkenflik loves to report negative stories about Fox News, over and over again. Since July 6, he’s filed 16 negative reports on Fox News and the sexual-harassment lawsuits, leading to the departure of longtime boss Roger Ailes.

The least surprising story on Wednesday night’s All Things Considered was Folkenflik enjoying the Tuesday night Fox News fight between Megyn Kelly and Newt Gingrich. Like the other leftists, Folkenflik took the side of Kelly, scorning Gingrich as a finger-wagging old man losing voters for Trump.

October 26, 2016, 3:37 PM EDT

On Wednesday, Time writer Philip Elliott tweeted “Millennials realize Hillary Clinton is a "badass," seem to have broken the Bernie Fever”. The Time article, by Sam Frizell, was headlined “Millennials Finally Find Something to Love in Harder-Edged Hillary Clinton.” Yes, “Finally.” In case you didn’t know Time was impatiently waiting for them to come around.

October 26, 2016, 9:57 AM EDT

NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd has a wife who’s active in Democratic Party strategic communications, and sometimes donates to Democrats. In 2012, Kristian Denny Todd contributed $2,500 to Sen. Tim Kaine. Todd never disclosed this during his three recent Kaine interviews on NBC. But Maverick Mail & Strategies, the firm Mrs. Todd founded in 2007, did heavy lifting for openly socialist Bernie Sanders for President this year. Open Secrets shows a bill for $1.99 million. Todd has never disclosed this business relationship in 11 Sanders interviews this year.

October 25, 2016, 10:46 PM EDT

The Wikileaks email trove is revealing more than the servility of “objective” reporters trying to please Hillary Clinton and her aides. It’s also revealing their press strategy – how they seek to praise reporters, even as they arrogantly stonewall them.

One internal campaign e-mail exchange is salient. It discusses Mrs. Clinton speaking at an a Syracuse University event  handing out the Robin Toner Prize for journalism, named after a deceased liberal New York Times correspondent.

October 24, 2016, 7:13 AM EDT

The Washington Post “Fact Checker” uses a Pinocchio scale to determine how much politicians are lying. In Sunday’s Post, they suggested Donald Trump can be measured in “Benitos” in the article “How fascist is Donald Trump?” On some measurements of fascism, he’s four Mussolinis.

The article’s author is Georgetown historian John McNeill, whose specialty is environmental history (think Al Gore), not European political history. But he wrote “thoughtful people” can agree there’s a lot of fascism in Trump. He concludes he's only "semi-fascist." Try to imagine the Post asking in 2008 "How communist is Obama?"

October 23, 2016, 7:31 AM EDT

In August, The Washington Post reported with some glee that an anarchist collective was mocking Donald Trump with a naked-Trump statue. The headline and the article publicized the anarchists. The headline was "These protesters wanted to humiliate ‘Emperor’ Trump. So they took off his clothes."

But is turnabout fair play? When the naked-Hillary statue arrived in Manhattan, the Post put up this headline on October 19: "Nude Hillary statue vs. nude Trump statue: Fair game or sexist?" Instead of a badly disguised leftist press release, now it was a debate about sexism

October 22, 2016, 9:45 PM EDT

NPR Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon offered an anti-Trump commentary without ever mentioning Trump. But the worst part was hailing Al Gore. "I have a special respect for political losers," Simon said. And Gore earned his respect. So did Hillary Clinton, who "deftly avoided any real response" to scandal charges in the final debate.

October 22, 2016, 1:23 PM EDT

Alex Griswold at Mediaite pointed out that star PBS filmmaker Ken Burns is out on cable television ranting the liberal line again. The program was Amanpour on CNN International after the debate on Thursday. Christiane Amanpour, his fellow Obama enthusiast, was interviewing him about his latest PBS documentary on saving Jews from the Nazis, which they both naturally thought offered Republican parallels.

October 22, 2016, 8:02 AM EDT

In the aftermath of the final presidential debate, some pundits were struck dead that Donald Trump would be so rude as to describe Hillary Clinton as a “nasty woman.” Would you like a lesson in the meaning of hypocrisy? Let's see what their colleagues said about Trump after the debate.

On Comedy Central, host Trevor Noah described Trump this way: A “giant, novelty dildo was on stage behind the podium.” On CBS, Late Show host Stephen Colbert wondered if after the election, “he's just going to wipe his fat ass with the Constitution.”

October 21, 2016, 11:20 PM EDT

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were  harsher than the usual joking pols at Thursday night’s Al Smith Dinner in New York.  Many media outlets accurately reported both threw hard jabs. But NPR tilted to Hillary with the opinionated headline: “At Al Smith Dinner, Donald Trump Turns Friendly Roast Into 3-Alarm Fire.

NPR pop-culture reporter Sam Sanders acknowledged Hillary was throwing “zingers,” but he let the liberal New  York crowd set the stage: Trump was booed, and Hillary was greeted with big laughter.

October 21, 2016, 2:14 PM EDT

On Friday morning, Fox host Brit Hume tweeted about the John Podesta emails hacked by WikiLeaks: “I never imagined you could do a puff piece about Podesta's emails, but @washingtonpost has done it.” The Post turned to left-wing Style writer Dan Zak to take a light approach. Above a picture of Podesta, the tease was “In the insider’s inbox: Political zingers, recipes, honey-do lists, and UFOs.” Below was the headline: “Well the truth is out there now.”

October 20, 2016, 10:32 PM EDT

Former CSI star Marg Helgenberger is doing an acting stint at Arena Stage in Washington DC in The Little Foxes, a play by leftist Lillian Hellman. She granted an interview to the local gay magazine Metro Weekly, and they asked about the election. Helgenberger said she's a longtime Hillary fan, and "It’s just beyond my comprehension how anybody could support a racist misogynist moron like Donald Trump. It’s beyond my comprehension. I mean, he’s a bad guy, you know? He’s a really bad guy."

October 20, 2016, 3:49 PM EDT

While Fox's Chris Wallace has drawn near-universal praise for moderating the final presidential debate, the Hollywood trade paper Variety carried the contrarian headline: "Final Debate: Wallace Misses." TV critic Sonia Soraiya wrote Wallace’s questions “provided some of the most heartfelt responses from her [Hillary] , such as her articulate, emotional statement of purpose on abortion.”

She complained "Wallace’s questions had the effect of equalizing the two candidates, a journalistic tic that is admirable but unhelpful in 2016. Trump’s mendacious statements going unchallenged did not help anyone except Trump himself."

October 19, 2016, 5:53 PM EDT

A hot conservative media topic is the Project Veritas videos exposing Democratic operatives talking about voter fraud and inciting violence at Donald Trump rallies. But “the mainstream media hardly wrote about it,” Donald Trump said. Not only have the videos been ignored by ABC, CBS, and NBC, most of the nation’s most prestigious newspapers haven’t touched it, according to a Nexis search for Project Veritas on Wednesday afternoon.

The following news outlets can be added to the Zero Coverage list so far: The New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and the Chicago Tribune. The PBS NewsHour and NPR transcripts also came up with a zero. The Associated Press was still a zero.

October 19, 2016, 1:02 PM EDT

The Obama-friendly Washington Post touted the last state dinner at the White House with the headline “A glittering fete of Italy’s first couple at the Obamas’ final soiree: VIP list stuffed with Obama insiders at White House for ‘bittersweet’ swan song.” There were a long list of liberal journalists among the “Obama insiders” perhaps getting a thank-you for eight years of service.

Post gossips Helena Andrews-Dyer and Emily Heil gushed this was “like those final weeks of senior year,” and “If there was a collective emotion that defined the night, it would be a mix of joy and pain. Everyone involved in the Obamas’ last black-tie gala felt it.”  Oh, the bittersweet feeling that the Obama era is passing away! Among the media names on the long list of Very Important People to the Obamas:

October 18, 2016, 10:39 PM EDT

On his CNN show Reliable Sources on October 16, host Brian Stelter took the denial of liberal media bias to a new level. In the wake of hundreds of emails underlining media-Democrat collusion, he insisted that every American should deny the evidence.

“In Trump's world, journalists are really just Clinton campaign workers in disguise collaborating with her in an attempt to rig the election. This is not just false, it's ludicrous and it's damaging.” On what planet does this man live?

October 18, 2016, 4:18 PM EDT

A Media Research Center study of donations at OpenSecrets.org demonstrates a dramatic tilt in campaign donations by employees at some of America’s leading news outlets.

The most dramatic financial favoritism is shown by employees of The New York Times: since January 1, 2008, 68 employees of the Times have donated exclusively to Democrats or Democratic PACs to just three employees who donated to a Republican. Compare that to The Washington Post, whose employees in the same time period broke out as 15 Democratic donors to two who gave to the GOP. A similar breakdown came from putting in the Big Three TV news operations, 32 to 2 overall. Putting these five media outlets together, it’s 115 Democrat donors to 7 who have given to Republicans.

October 18, 2016, 12:58 PM EDT

The imbalance between Trump's sex scandals and Hillary Wikileaks woes continues. The latest count by MRC analysts finds there's now been 7 hours and 30 minutes of network coverage on the theme believed to be most damaging to Trump's campaign, and only 1 hour and 10 minutes on the theme that could be most damaging for Hillary Clinton (and the media's "objective" image).

October 17, 2016, 11:25 PM EDT

At a time when the liberal media's aggression against the Republican nominee has never been more obvious, Mediaite ran a bizarre article by John Ziegler on Monday night headlined "Trump Claiming ‘Liberal Media Bias’ Is an Insult to Conservatives and the Truth." Somehow he compared Donald Trump to the murderer O.J. Simpson. Ziegler then launched into arrogant boasting about how he takes media bias too seriously to face "fake fighters against bias" like the "conservative" "Media Research Center." There is no proof the MRC is "fake."

October 17, 2016, 4:17 PM EDT

The liberal Center for Public Integrity posted a study Monday under the provocative headline "Journalists shower Hillary Clinton with campaign cash."

In all, people the Center identified in federal campaign finance reports "as journalists, reporters, news editors or television news anchors — as well as other donors known to be working in journalism" combined to give more than $396,000 to the presidential campaigns of Clinton and Trump. Nearly all of that money — more than 96 percent — has benefited Clinton.