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 9, 2015, 11:56 PM EDT

Recently retired CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer won a lifetime achievement award from the Poynter Institute on Friday night, and was asked about his thoughts on the 2016 presidential race. Donald Trump could be the GOP nominee, he said, “We’re a long way from the nominating parties...But I do think it’s conceivable.”

Current CBS reporter Margaret Brennan also asked Schieffer about the Democratic race for 2016, honing in on whether the attention Hillary Clinton’s email scandal has received is justified. He said her campaign was terrible, even "astonishingly inept."

October 8, 2015, 3:12 PM EDT

Variety reports CBS News is hopping mad about the forthcoming Dan Rather-lionizing movie Truth. They hoped it “would come and go quickly in limited release. But [Cate] Blanchett is generating Oscar buzz as a best actress contender for her tour de force performance as [Mary Mapes,] the hard-charging producer swept up in a firestorm of partisan politics and media scrutiny of her work.”

"It's astounding how little truth there is in Truth," proclaimed CBS in a statement. "There are, in fact, too many distortions, evasions and baseless conspiracy theories to enumerate them all. The film tries to turn gross errors of journalism and judgment into acts of heroism and martyrdom. That's a disservice not just to the public but to journalists across the world who go out every day and do everything within their power, sometimes at great risk to themselves, to get the story right."

October 8, 2015, 7:14 AM EDT

The forthcoming Rather-phony-documents movie – shamelessly titled Truth – is the latest occasion for Rather to claim (to The Hollywood Reporter) "We reported a true story....There wasn't any doubt then, and there is no doubt in any reasonable person's mind now, the story was true."

Rather does sound more like a wounded dog than usual after his two-hour interview. "I have a lot of flaws and a lot of vulnerabilities," he says at the end of the two-hour interview. "I've made a lot of mistakes. I have a lot of wounds, some of them self-inflicted, some of them still partially open. But I'm a fighter."

October 7, 2015, 7:28 AM EDT

We’ve reported several mysterious media aversions to the mention of God in the last few days, so we should note the opposite. On ABC’s Dancing with the Stars on Monday night, a couple danced to “Amazing Grace.” Boy-band member Carlos PenaVega of the group Big Time Rush testified about finding God and his wife Alexa in one week’s time.

October 6, 2015, 10:52 PM EDT

In January, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked by a reporter if an unborn baby at 20 weeks is a human being. She shot back that when she was a new member of Congress, someone quipped, “Nancy Pelosi thinks she knows more about having babies than the pope.” She added, “Yeah. That would be true.”

That same smarter-than-the-pontiff feminist arrogance unfolded again on October 1, a few days after Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards testified to Congress regarding that group’s fetal body parts-for-profit scandal. Sam Dorman of our news outlet CNSNews.com asked Pelosi a very simple and pertinent question. “In reference to funding for Planned Parenthood: Is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a human being?”

October 6, 2015, 10:54 AM EDT

As the Supreme Court term begins, NPR court correspondent Nina Totenberg played dumb on Monday’s Morning Edition, much like Adam Liptak at The New York Times. Why would conservatives dislike “consistently conservative” chief justice John Roberts?

Desperately employing rickety rationales twice to uphold Obamacare somehow doesn’t undermine “consistency.” Totenberg forgot Roberts being hailed by Time magazine in 2012 as similar to  Beethoven, Willie Mays, and King Solomon: “Not since King Solomon offered to split the baby has a judge engineered a slicker solution to a bitterly divisive dispute.”

October 5, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT

MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall displayed her disgust at GOP strategist Matt Schlapp on her show Monday when she pounded away at Carly Fiorina over a hard-charging Washington Post story today hitting Carly Fiorina for failing to pay bills from her “quixotic” 2010 Senate campaign. Schlapp brought up Hillary Clinton stealing furniture from the White House in 2000 (an old scandal that was broken by....that same Washington Post).

Hall told Schlapp “We’re done” and said he  would regret “going there” and that he ruined a “legitimate conversation about a news report.”

October 4, 2015, 9:34 PM EDT

Movie critics were mostly impressed with the new Matt Damon movie The Martian, but a few critics took the movie’s boosterism of scientific nerdiness to make a point against those alleged science-hating conservatives.

October 4, 2015, 6:50 AM EDT

Pro-life activists around my home near Manassas, Virginia are celebrating that the town’s abortion clinic, Amethyst Health Center for Women, has closed. I wondered if this news had been located by The Washington Post, with wailing and gnashing of teeth. I hadn’t seen it on my own. A Nexis search confirms there’s been no discovery.

According to local Fox station WTTG, Amethyst is closing because the owner has decided to retire. The 76-year-old widow wanted to remain anonymous but told Fox her reason for shutting down. She said, “When you are in this line of work, you know, I have fought a battle for 27 years. And I did it with love in my heart to help the women. But comes a time in life that you retire.”

October 3, 2015, 2:02 PM EDT

Adjectives matter in politics. The latest release of Hillary Clinton e-mails produced a little embarrassment for CBS News. State Department public-relations chief P.J. Crowley assured Secretary of State Clinton in 2011 that they successfully “planted” questions and suggestions for experts to "balance" a 60 Minutes interview segment by Steve Kroft with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

October 3, 2015, 8:03 AM EDT

As Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards prepared to testify to Congress about the filthy business she leads -- thanks in large part to an infusion of a half-billion dollars in federal funds every year – her marketing team tried to change the subject to everything else.

Right before the hearing, Planned Parenthood posted a video stuffed with feminist celebrities, including has-beens like Kathleen Turner, explaining why they stand with Planned Parenthood.

October 2, 2015, 11:25 PM EDT

Liberal websites were thrilled with new Daily Show host Trevor Noah for comparing Donald Trump to a series of African dictators, including Uganda’s notorious Idi Amin, alleged to be responsible for more than 100,000 deaths during his reign in the 1970s.

"What I'm trying to say is Donald Trump is presidential. He just happens to be running on the wrong continent," said Noah, a native of South Africa.

October 2, 2015, 12:15 PM EDT

Perhaps the only anti-gun blowhard less surprising than Geraldo Rivera after a mass shooting is ex-CNN host Piers Morgan, still prattling on about how his biased journalism in Britain stopped school shootings for good in the UK.

In the London Daily Mail, Morgan emptied out a thesaurus of synonyms for evil on the National Rifle Association, claiming like Ed Schultz that they love it when people get shot to death on campus:

October 2, 2015, 11:42 AM EDT

Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera went on a Facebook rant within hours of the mass shooting in Oregon. America is a “gun sick nation,” and Second Amendment “BS” aside, he wrote, “the gun lobby controls the country, and allows armed maniacal lunatics to roam free and kill.”

By Friday morning, Rivera was egging on President Obama to get tougher on the National Rifle Association: “You blame the gun lobby? Why not take them on? Confront the NRA and call out every hack who ever took money from them.”

October 1, 2015, 7:34 PM EDT

David Rutz at the Washington Free Beacon discovered The Washington Post scrambled to change a blog post gushing over NBC late-night host Seth Meyers, and how his attempt to ape Jon Stewart “explains everything you need to know about the Planned Parenthood controversy....grab your headphones and be confused no more."

Aaron Blake, managing editor of the Post political blog “The Fix,” told the Free Beacon, “We updated the post to more accurately reflect Meyers’s clear point of view on this issue.”

October 1, 2015, 1:22 PM EDT

Longtime Washington Post book reviewer Michael Dirda broke out the superlatives on Thursday for communist screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, and the Bruce Cook biography that served as the basis for a new Trumbo-glorifying movie starring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, geopolitically).

Dirda oozed “by the time of his death from lung cancer in 1976, Trumbo already seemed half-legend, half-saint: To Cook, he wasn’t just the Oscar-winner who broke the blacklist, he was a man who, no matter what, kept faith with himself, his friends and his ideals.”

September 30, 2015, 1:03 PM EDT

If there was a contest for who would try hardest among the networks to ignore the House hearing with Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards, the winner was the PBS NewsHour. They gave it 66 seconds, with 18 seconds of a Richards soundbite and 13 seconds of GOP Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio.

What was especially weird about it was how there was really no serious attempt to explain the subject of the hearing beyond the incredibly vague “how fetal tissue is used for research.” That’s  not even “how fetal tissue is acquired from abortion providers for research.” Not even Jordan’s soundbite specifies what’s on the Center for Medical Progress videos:

September 30, 2015, 7:41 AM EDT

Washington Post reporter Ben Terris has a funny way of noting Carly Fiorina has broken out of the also-rans in the Republican presidential race. She’s now hot enough on the trail to being suggesting she has a “Mitt Romney problem,” or a Hillary Clinton problem. Too robotic. Not warm enough. Even....didn’t cry enough?

September 29, 2015, 11:03 PM EDT

Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza is one of those self-impressed Watergate babies who thinks everything the media report brings great value to society. His latest article was titled "Trust in the media is at an all-time low. That's a terrible thing for all of us."

It is?

September 29, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT

NBC touted a spin out of its latest poll: “The GOP's Planned Parenthood Problem.” Carrie Dann and Andrew Rafferty oozed “After months of controversy in the wake of a series of sting videos about its operations, Planned Parenthood is -- as popular as ever.”

What? “Yep, you read that right: In fact, Planned Parenthood is the most popular entity in our brand new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, registering a positive rating of 47 percent compared to a negative rating of 31 percent. That's virtually unchanged from the last time our pollsters asked about the group in July, even though a majority (65 percent) of Americans now say that they have heard about the videos, which pictured Planned Parenthood employees discussing the use of tissue from aborted fetuses.”