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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August 13, 2016, 8:12 AM EDT

The Olympics are only the latest event where our elites mistake diversity for “history.” One breakout star across the TV networks was Ibtihaj Muhammad, a 30-year-old fencer from New Jersey. A traditionalist Catholic woman from Maryland would register a collective yawn. A black Muslim woman in a hijab gets a perfect 10 from the diversity judges.

ABC reporter Matt Gutman gushed she was “set to become the first US woman ever to compete at the Olympics wearing a hijab. And she wasn't at all en garde, sorry for the pun, for breaking barriers and slashing her way into history.”

August 12, 2016, 11:15 PM EDT

The Washington Times and the Jerusalem Post were very lonely in reporting that Muslim animosity toward Israel’s 47-member Olympic delegation has triggered a reprimand from the International Olympic Committee and protest from Jewish groups such as the Anti-Defamation League, which issued a statement this week decrying anti-Israel “hostility” in Rio de Janeiro.

None of the networks – especially NBC, the channel hosting the Olympics – seemed to notice at all on their newscasts.

August 12, 2016, 3:07 PM EDT

Lawyers for The New York Times Company and Gannett (the parent company of USA Today) pressed the New York Supreme Court on Thursday to unseal the records of Donald Trump’s 1990 divorce from his first wife Ivana. That looks like a transparent media-alliance move for Hillary Clinton.

Tactically, this seems very similar to the Chicago Tribune playing this courtroom game to clear Barack Obama’s path to the U.S. Senate in 2004.

August 11, 2016, 10:07 PM EDT

Our number-crunchers found the networks gave Trump’s “Second Amendment” crack about stopping Hillary-nominated judges drew five times as much air time as Hillary’s embarrassment when the father of mass-murdering terrorist Omar Mateen showed up behind her on TV at a Florida rally. Guess what? The nation’s top newspapers were even worse in demonstrating a double standard on these two bad-news moments from the campaign trail in their Wednesday editions.

August 11, 2016, 3:55 PM EDT

The Washington Post published a gooey valentine to Hillary friend (and ally in ridiculous spin) Diane Blair on the front of Wednesday’s Style section. To Clinton-scandal buffs – of whom there are obviously none at the Post – Blair was the wife of corporate lawyer Jim Blair, the fixer who so helpfully assisted the sitting governor’s wife in amassing a $100,000 killing in the commodities market in one year (starting with just a $1,000 investment in 1979).

But the Post couldn’t possibly explain that, especially when the story was assigned to a “National Politics Intern” that just graduated from Yale. The headline was “The Confidante: In journal entries and letters, Diane Blair championed and consoled her misunderstood friend, Hillary Clinton.”

August 10, 2016, 7:52 PM EDT

NPR’s Morning Edition brought on Anita Hill for another of many softball interviews about sexual harassment on Wednesday. Hill is treated as a kind of feminist saint, and no one brings up how she came to Bill Clinton’s defense in the adultery-slash-sexual harassment fight before he was impeached in 1998.

NPR anchor Steve Inskeep began: “It's been submerged beneath the presidential campaign news, but we may be having a national moment about sexual harassment. Roger Ailes lost his job this summer as head at Fox News.” The online headline was “Anita Hill: ‘We’ve Come a Long Way Since Then.’”

August 10, 2016, 11:03 AM EDT

New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg was granted front-page real estate in the August 8 newspaper for an essay on "The Challenge Trump Poses to Objectivity." As with all things revolving around this candidate, this is a Crisis demanding Deep Thinking.

Rutenberg asks: "If you're a working journalist and you believe that Donald J. Trump is a demagogue playing to the nation's worst racist and nationalistic tendencies, that he cozies up to anti-American dictators and that he would be dangerous with control of the United States nuclear codes, how the heck are you supposed to cover him?"

August 10, 2016, 7:27 AM EDT

On Monday, The New York Times published a front-page editorial on the need for the media to defeat Donald Trump....and one of their heroes was an alleged “frequent critic of liberal media bias” named....Joe Scarborough.

As if they hire “frequent critics of liberal media bias” at MSNBC? But Times columnist Jim Rutenberg offered Scarborough as some sort of hero for insisting Donald Trump should be nowhere near The Button.

August 9, 2016, 8:08 PM EDT

USA Today is still milking the Khizr Khan controversy for Hillary Clinton’s campaign on the front page on August 9, eleven days after the convention speech. The headline was “Khans: Trump’s comments make Muslims feel like lesser Americans.” The story promoted a “Capital Download” interview for “video newsmakers” hosted by USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page.

Did this national newspaper put GOP convention speaker and grieving relative Patricia Smith on the front page to criticize Hillary Clinton? No. The newspaper didn’t even mention her name after her turn at the convention.

August 6, 2016, 9:02 AM EDT

Sex-crazed radio shock jock Howard Stern has an impossible new fantasy that he can’t keep to himself: He wants an in-depth interview with Hillary Clinton. Stern, who left broadcast radio for satellite radio so he could be as raunchy as possible, to make his millions dwelling on the lowest common denominator for the demographic Men 18-34, has a less-than-zero chance of scoring a Hillary interview. The risk-averse woman who hasn’t held a press conference yet in 2016 isn’t going to upset her every feminist supporter by pleasing Howard Stern.

August 2, 2016, 9:19 PM EDT

It’s an ironclad principle. Media coverage of the quadrennial Republican and Democratic conventions is a laboratory exercise to demonstrate how shamelessly partisan our political reporters truly are. It is a metaphysical truth: the networks engage in a partisan double standard. They've done it for decades.

August 1, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

When the Murdochs bought the National Geographic Society and its media properties, the eco-leftists had a fit that the right-wing climate deniers had invaded and "Foxification" would follow. But the latest news from the Television Critics Association tour suggests their panic was premature. It's actually the climate skeptics who should feel panicky.

NatGeo announced plans to acquire and promote a global-warming documentary hosted by that "scientist" Leonardo diCaprio and put it in theaters and on television before the November elections. It's also working on a "gender fluidity" documentary with Katie Couric.

July 31, 2016, 4:14 PM EDT

Mark Shields, the Democratic pundit on the PBS NewsHour, shocked the anchors a bit on Thursday night in a roundtable to discuss what Hillary Clinton needed to do with her acceptance speech. His answer was she needed to focus on people who feel let down by the economy....but not before he said she  had the worst campaign slogan he'd ever heard!

July 31, 2016, 9:08 AM EDT

National Journal senior columnist Ron Fournier, a former Washington bureau chief for Associated Press (and an AP reporter in Little Rock when the Clintons ran the place), is very upset Donald Trump won't match the "precedent" of releasing his tax returns. This means war, he suggests in The Atlantic, and deserves an unprecedented media crackdown: ban him from TV interviews until he cries Uncle.

July 30, 2016, 2:24 PM EDT

Liberals are unhappy at this point that Hillary Clinton isn’t trouncing Donald Trump, so there must be an obvious culprit: Sexism. Especially among white males, the most likely Republican voters. On Thursday night’s PBS NewsHour, they interviewed their own correspondent Daniel Bush on their question “Does gender bias explain why Hillary Clinton has fared so poorly with white male voters?”

Bush wrote an article for the NewsHour website titled “The hidden sexism that could sway the election.” He interviews people who say they can’t trust her, citing the fiasco in Benghazi. Bush isn’t convinced. Say she’s not trustworthy? It’s because she’s a woman.

July 30, 2016, 8:09 AM EDT

For more than a year, the cable-news networks have feasted on Donald Trump, covering him live, day after day, for hours and hours. Republican contenders couldn’t hope to get a fraction of his TV time. Now that Trump’s secured the nomination, is it possible that the networks will “suddenly” lose interest in every Trump speech?

It certainly looked that way when Trump spoke to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention. CNN gave Hillary 19 minutes of live coverage. Trump got zero. They promoted Democrats while he was talking.

July 30, 2016, 6:31 AM EDT

The shocking Wikileaks e-mails wrenched from the Democratic National Committee added more weight to something we already knew: Democrats and the "objective" media closely coordinate and cultivate a joint set of images and messages.

But that's not all. Supposedly nonpartisan, independent "satirists" in late-night TV have been the darlings of the Left, but pretended to mock both sides. Comedy Central stars Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held a "Rally to Restore Sanity" in 2010 that pretended to endorse more civility and compromise. But now all the ironic distance has vanished, as anyone can see from observing Trevor Noah, Stewart's replacement.

July 29, 2016, 10:10 PM EDT

Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer put on his media-critic hat on the GOP.com blog  on Thursday to complain that ABC, CBS, and NBC gave several hours more live coverage of their conventions, largely the overflow into the local-news hour at 11 pm Eastern time. The GOP says across the three networks, it drew 47 minutes of overtime, compared to 261 minutes for the Democrats.

Our own research on the Thursday nights show Trump spoke longer, and drew slightly more overtime on the three networks, 119 minutes to 112.

July 29, 2016, 12:33 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton’s speech on Thursday was a test of the media’s honesty. If you presented the speech itself as a wonderful oration, then you’re clearly reading from the DNC press release. If you’re acknowledging, hedging, that Hillary is no Obama-raising-the-oceans orator, then you’re acknowledging the political reality outside the DNC-staff bubble.

CBS stayed inside the bubble on Thursday night, and the laugh line of the night trying to turn Hillary into some kind of Rambo came from CBS anchorman Scott Pelley, who suggested at one point, “she mentioned Trump and stared into the camera with a look so menacing it probably stirred Trump's Secret Service detail.” 

July 28, 2016, 11:05 AM EDT

Someone suggested the news media offer the “first draft of history,” but at Democratic conventions, the “first draft” loses all historical perspective in the romance of the moment. When Obama speaks, liberal reporters sense a harmonic convergence of the planets and start putting this president on Mount Rushmore.

NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell won Quote of the Day hands-down for Wednesday by insisting we’ve never had a president “save Lincoln, who is great a speechwriter as this man.” This not only carves Obama into granite, it assumes no one helped him write this speech. She needed Keith Olbermann to say “Steady, steady....” as he did as Chris Matthews announced the thrill up  his leg.