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 20, 2016, 9:33 AM EDT

If the conventional wisdom had ruled in this election cycle, America’s most prominent journalists would have been painted the traditional portrait. Hillary Clinton and the Democrats warmly reminded the country of her husband’s allegedly centrist presidency. Conversely, whoever the Republicans nominated would be declared either (a) too conservative to win or (b) ruined by trying to placate those crazy Tea Party people who inevitably make the moderates unelectable.

Hillary’s long and frustrating march to put away her socialist competitor Bernie Sanders has disrupted the narrative. She cannot package herself as centrist. The media elite will admit Sanders has dragged her to the left. But that doesn’t mean her increasing leftism could damage the Democrats with independent voters.

April 19, 2016, 10:57 PM EDT

The liberal media are deeply invested in the idea that Ted Cruz must suffer for mocking “New York values,” even liberals in Washington. On the front page of Sunday’s Washington Post, correspondent Stephanie McCrummen penned a transparently petulant editorial trashing Cruz. Editors made sure Cruz was called an “a–hole” before the story jumped inside the paper.

Try finding the phrase “Obama is a complete a–hole” in the Post over the last eight or nine years – not just on the front page, but anywhere in the paper.

April 19, 2016, 2:54 PM EDT

Our friend Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner reports that the Republicans and the Democrats on the Federal Election Commission are divided over a vote to punish anti-Obama filmmaker Joel Gilbert for distributing free DVDs in 2012 of his movie Dreams From My Real Father, which made unsubstantiated claims that Obama's real father was the communist Frank Marshall Davis. 

Lee Goodman, a Republican commissioner (and former chairman) at the FEC, issued a statement accusing the Democrats of “regulatory avarice within the agency to regular press entities.”

April 18, 2016, 10:55 PM EDT

On Sunday, The Washington Post displayed the liberal media's emotional attachment to poor, misunderstood Islam, and how Western objections to its rigidity are "vulgar" and "condescending." Art and architecture critic Philip Kennicott celebrated an exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts displaying photography by women from Iran and the Arab world. The show is "provocative," but not progressive enough:

April 18, 2016, 11:44 AM EDT

The Associated Press reports the latest bad news for the press: “Just 6 Percent of People Say They Trust the Media.” Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by public skepticism about what they read on social media. "Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions."

April 17, 2016, 10:11 PM EDT

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple reports that The New York Times is getting very serious about diversity goals in recruiting, hiring, and promoting. Chief Executive Mark Thompson raised eyebrows at a gathering of managers on the business and news sides of the newspaper.

According to three Wemple sources, “Supervisors who fail to meet upper management’s requirements in recruiting and hiring minority candidates or who fail to seek out minority candidates for promotions face some stern consequences: They’ll be either encouraged to leave or be fired.

April 17, 2016, 7:05 AM EDT

A leftist with a failed comedy/satire show called Totally Biased is a very natural subject for a fawning National Public Radio interview. On the NPR show Fresh Air on Thursday, host Terry Gross honored black comedian W. Kamau Bell, now a new show on CNN. Don’t call it “news” – the episode they’re promoting is Bell “hilariously” trying to get to know Ku Klux Klansmen.

NPR titled its Bell interview “Standing Tall And Finding Humor In America's Racism.”

April 16, 2016, 5:17 PM EDT

After a contentious Democratic debate on CNN, with moderator Dana Bash asking HIllary why she won't release transcripts of her six-figure speeches to Wall  Street firms, the pundits on PBS and NPR on Friday agreed: no one will care about this in the fall.

On NPR's All Things Considered, anchor Robert Siegel asked: "do you think in the fall that the speeches to Goldman Sachs will be an issue?" David Brooks said naw, it's no Watergate:

April 16, 2016, 8:03 AM EDT

Back in the 1980s, Bruce Springsteen and other rock stars formed Artists United Against Apartheid and performed a song proclaiming “I ain’t gonna play Sun City,” referencing a resort in South Africa. The song mocked the Reagan administration’s “constructive engagement” policy in South Africa, but rock stars routinely performed in the totalitarian Soviet Union, believing that was incredibly constructive.

Today, Springsteen and other Artists of Conscience have a burning new cause of injustice. “Transgender women” with male anatomy must be allowed to celebrate their chosen identity in the girls’ bathroom. The Left has gone berserk. 

April 15, 2016, 11:26 PM EDT

For her final post on the blog “Public Editor’s Journal,” outgoing New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan described “Five Things I Won’t Miss About the Times – and Seven Things I Will.” The most memorable Won’t-Miss was “New York Times Exceptionalism: The idea that whatever The Times does is, by definition, the right thing. In editorial matters, this manifests itself as, ‘It’s news when we say it’s news.’”

Sullivan then listed the Times being slow off the mark on a series of leftist obsessions: the new fuss over the proof of tax evasion in the “Panama Papers,” the espionage trial of Bradley (“Chelsea”) Manning, and the Flint water crisis. “Excellent as it is, The Times is too often self-satisfied. If there’s a fatal flaw – as in Greek tragedy – this may be it.”

April 14, 2016, 8:06 PM EDT

GQ Magazine is mostly stuffed with fussy ads for men’s dressy clothing. But when it turns to politics, the love for Obama is intense. Last November, they published an Obama cover story by sportswriter Bill Simmons that oozed that Obama "carries himself like Roger Federer, a merciless competitor who keeps coming and coming, only there's a serenity about him that disarms just about everyone.He casually compared himself to Aaron Rodgers, and he wasn't bragging.”

Now GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson has penned an even gushier valentine titled “Why Obama Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time: Already missing our soon-to-be-former POTUS.” Nelson insisted “the truth is coming, and it sounds like this: Barack Obama will be inducted into the league of Great Presidents.”

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."