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 8, 2016, 9:46 AM EST

The March 14 edition of People magazine carries a surprising article – at least if you’re used to People promoting issues like assisted suicide. The headline was “Surrogacy Nightmare: Whose Babies Are They?”

The subheadline, next to a photo of a very pregnant blonde in a wicker chair, was “Melissa Cook agreed to be a surrogate mom. But then the biological father asked the she abort one of the triplets she was carrying. Now she’s fighting for custody of all three and her legal right to be their mother. Plus: other cases of surrogacy gone wrong.”

March 7, 2016, 2:47 PM EST

In May of 1988, the national media played up revelations from former Reagan chief of staff Donald Regan’s memoir For The Record that Nancy Reagan had employed an astrologer named Joan Quigley to advise her on her husband’s schedule after he was shot. "Reporters flocked to the story like New Agers to a Shirley MacLaine seminar," gushed Newsweek.

Eight years later, another book reported Hillary Clinton was hosting a spiritual "guru" and having conversations with dead historical figures in the White House solarium. All the media could do was feel Hillary's pain and call her a "martyr"....like Joan of Arc.

March 7, 2016, 10:01 AM EST

The New York Post reports that Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who played Bill Cosby’s son Theo Huxtable on The Cosby Show in the 1980s, is playing the race card in the Cosby sex scandal in an interview Monday on the daytime talk show The Real.

“You look at just how the media is playing this whole thing out and I can’t help but think about Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, Stephen Collins, [it’s] very clear the crimes they’ve committed,” Warner, 45, said...“But there is no one that’s calling for Woody’s movies to be pulled off the air.”

March 7, 2016, 6:36 AM EST

On Thursday’s Morning Edition, National Public Radio touted listening to “voices from around the world” and how they think about the American presidential election. They picked communist China, where a woman lectured the NPR audience that Donald Trump’s statements against immigration are “in conflict with American values.”

March 6, 2016, 5:10 PM EST

It's not every day that your hear a leader of the liberal media declare that they oppose "loaded language" in news stories, especially in The New York Times. On Wednesday's All Things Considered, NPR media reporter David Folkenflik explored how lefty sites like Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post openly declare Donald Trump is a liar, racist, and xenophobe. Former Times executive editor Jill Abramson claimed: "I am not one, especially in news stories, to advocate using loaded language."

March 5, 2016, 11:54 AM EST

One-sided propaganda films celebrating abortion doctors are always an easy demonstration of how liberal the nation's leading newspapers are. All their film critics are celebrating a new documentary called Trapped, which was also promoted in a recent John Oliver pro-abortion rant on his HBO "comedy" show.

March 5, 2016, 7:42 AM EST

When Disney and ABC decided to make a sitcom based on the teenage years of hatemongering homosexual “Savage Love” advice columnist Dan Savage, anyone could guess this was going to be a religion-bashing extravaganza.

Now the show is here. It’s called The Real O’Neals, which is an odd title, since they couldn’t have manufactured a more wooden set of caricatured Catholics, who are both wildly dysfunctional and shallower than a thimble.

March 4, 2016, 2:50 PM EST

Former New York Times reporter and Fox News contributor Judith Miller shook things up on Friday morning’s Happening Now by suggesting the media needs to get tougher in reporting on Donald Trump. She said several books on Trump suggest he’s overstating his wealth and understating his associations with organized crime figures.

Miller – best known for going to jail during the Iraq war to protect her anonymous sources –  also chided her former colleagues at The New York Times to reveal the off-the-record conversations the Times editorial board had with Trump which may suggest a great flexibility in negotiating an anti-immigration policy.  

March 4, 2016, 11:08 AM EST

Paul Bond at The Hollywood Reporter relayed that a representative of the conservative National Center for Public Policy Research challenged Disney CEO Bob Iger at a shareholders meeting about the network’s liberal bias. Iger insisted that former Clinton publicist George Stephanopoulos – who didn’t help any attempt to appear nonpartisan by donating $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation – was unbiased.

March 3, 2016, 2:14 PM EST

The “Reliable Source” gossips at The Washington Post were oozing over Obama again on Thursday, hyping a clip from The Hollywood Reporter that producers have picked actors for a new movie about “a young Barack Obama trying to find his way in 1981 New York City,” his Columbia University years.

The film, simply titled Barry, will be directed by Vikram Gandhi, a correspondent for Vice magazine. It will star unknown Devon Terrell as Obama, and Anya Taylor-Joy as a fellow Columbia student. (A composite white girlfriend?)

March 2, 2016, 10:14 PM EST

Evan Gahr of the Daily Caller notes that The Washington Post and their race/gender reporter Janell Ross falsely claimed on Tuesday that Donald Trump “failed on national TV to resoundingly reject the support of David Duke," ignoring a Tuesday morning phone interview on ABC where Trump clearly disavowed Duke and other white supremacists.

March 2, 2016, 11:39 AM EST

Brian Flood of The Wrap boasted “We might have found the Kanye West of cable news.” MSNBC doesn't care about black people??

He was referring to fired MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry unleashing a series of tweets on Tuesday bashing MSNBC boss Phil Griffin, touting her own show’s record of racial and gender diversity, and apologizing to former minority colleagues Toure, Karen Finney, and Martin Bashir  for not resisting the network’s “culture of fear.”

March 2, 2016, 9:00 AM EST

The Hill newspaper carried this headline on Monday: “Poll: Only 15 percent say they have benefited from ObamaCare.” Sarah Ferris reported just 15 percent of people say they have personally benefited from ObamaCare, although more than one-third believe it has helped the people of their state, according to an NPR poll released Monday, while 26 percent said they have been personally harmed .

That's not at all the way NPR reported its own poll on Monday.

March 1, 2016, 11:23 PM EST

For many years now, the liberal media have lamented that our democracy is badly compromised by a rapacious band of  billionaires manipulating government policy and elections and frustrating the will of the people. Just four years ago, the networks became a megaphone for the “Occupy Wall Street” argument that the “99 percent” were tired of being dominated by the “One Percent.”

So when Donald Trump, America’s best-known brand name for rapacious billionaire, decided to run for president, one might have expected these Occupier sympathizers would clearly wonder if his entire campaign was a grand conspiracy by the so-called “ruling class.” But these supposed opponents of “Big Money” dominating our democracy have spent month after month giving the lion’s share of their political coverage to the billionaire reality-TV host.

March 1, 2016, 2:32 PM EST

When MSNBC hired black leftist radicals as program hosts and regular pundits, one could have seen the writing on the wall. If their shows were ever cancelled, it would be ascribed to some kind of racial purge. In the wake of the Melissa Harris-Perry meltdown, Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi asked Tuesday “Is #MSNBCSoWhite? The departure of Melissa Harris-Perry raises the issue.”

Farhi knows the hashtag is meant to sting, but not to reflect reality. He noted the increased focus on news also meant more air time for minority reporters like Ron Allen and Kristen Welker. Tamron Hall still hosts an hour. But this story was mostly a gripe session in print for the leftists who got the boot:

February 29, 2016, 4:04 PM EST

Penny Starr at CNSNews.com found an appalling example of journalistic fawning over the Castro brothers of communist Cuba on All Things Considered, the evening newscast of taxpayer-subsidized National Public Radio.

Ramon Castro, the older brother of Fidel and Raul Castro, died last week at age 91, and she recounted how he kissed her cheeks three times, one for each Castro brother. "It was kind of like getting the blessing of the Holy Trinity."

February 29, 2016, 11:25 AM EST

The Washington Post opinions section is doubling its MSNBC host contingent. In addition to a monthly column from Rachel Maddow, the Post is adding Joe Scarborough, who spent the last x years writing a column for Politico.

The Post PR team lays it on thick on how “influential” Scarborough is, ignoring his actual morning ratings (no room for "routinely whacked by Fox & Friends"), and leaving it to liberal magazines like Time and Vanity Fair to tout how influential he is:

February 29, 2016, 9:20 AM EST

David Rutz at the Washington Free Beacon was one of those rare Americans who watched Rev. Al Sharpton’s Sunday show on MSNBC. Naturally, a black Democratic congresswoman was complaining Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wasn’t authentically black, and that blacks haven’t been represented on the court since Thurgood Marshall retired.

Sharpton told ultraliberal Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif) that he’s heard talk of Obama nominating attorney general Loretta Lynch to replace recently deceased Justice Antonin Scalia.

February 28, 2016, 7:37 AM EST

Paul Farhi at The Washington Post reports: “MSNBC intends to part ways with host Melissa Harris-Perry after she complained about preemptions of her weekend program and implied that there was a racial aspect to the cable-news network's treatment, insiders at MSNBC said.”

On Friday, The New York Times reported that Harris-Perry refused to report for work Saturday after her program was pre-empted for campaign coverage and made it a racial matter. “I will not be used as a tool for their purposes,” she wrote. “I am not a token, mammy or little brown bobble head."

February 27, 2016, 8:00 AM EST

Walter Annenberg was a billionaire publisher and philanthropist, a pal to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, whose biggest enrichment came from selling TV Guide to one Rupert Murdoch. But today, after his death, a school bearing his name is ripping Hollywood to shreds from the hard left.

The Associated Press breathlessly reported that in “one of the most exhaustive and damning reports on diversity in Hollywood,” The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California put out a new report slashing at the “whitewashing” of our movies and TV shows. It’s howling against an “epidemic of invisibility” for minorities (both racial and sexual) and declaring an “inclusion crisis.”