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 8, 2016, 2:27 PM EDT

At a Hollywood Reporter event honoring the most powerful media figures in New York, it became clear the Wisconsin primary is shaking up the conventional wisdom about this election. CBS This Morning co-host Norah O’Donnell projected “it might witness the breakup of the two political parties.”

Her CBS co-host colleague Charlie Rose weirdly offered overt praise for Hillary Clinton’s skills as a politician. “Hillary Clinton – very, very good politician – looks at a very competitive Bernie Sanders.” Earth to Rose: if she was “very, very good,” why has she just lost seven of the last eight?

April 7, 2016, 11:20 PM EDT

Socialist celebrity backers of Bernie Sanders are kicking reality to the curb and complaining about a “media blackout” of Sanders.

In an interview with Variety, actor Mark Ruffalo insisted there has been a “virtual media blackout of him since the start of his campaign.” In a speech in Wisconsin for Sanders, actor Tim Robbins insisted the "mainstream media" ignores Bernie because he had the courage to vote against the Iraq war, unlike Hillary Clinton.

April 7, 2016, 1:57 PM EDT

NBC News performed their own exit poll during the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday, but there was an interesting tilt in what results they emphasized online. For the Republicans, it was the bad news:  “Wisconsin Exit Poll: 1 in 3 GOP Voters Would Abandon Party if Cruz or Trump Is Nominee.” For the Democrats, it was more neutral:  “Wisconsin Exit Poll: Sanders Beats Clinton With Strong Support from Younger Voters and Men.”

April 6, 2016, 5:01 PM EDT

Near the front of Time magazine in the April 11 edition is a “good news” story by Katy Steinmetz titled “Why more companies are coming out of the political closet.” A caption to a faux graph with a rainbow headed to the top noted “Since mobilizing against an Indiana law last year, businesses have increasingly defended LGBT rights.”

One of the most notable pro-gay corporations is none other than Time Warner – parent company to Time magazine until 2014 -- but Time magazine didn’t mention that. (Call it partly closeted).

April 6, 2016, 12:38 PM EDT

On April 1, MRCTV Editor-in-Chief Craig Bannister and his team found a fascinating case of Obama House censorship of French president Francois Hollande’s mention of “Islamist terrorism.” The White House posted a video of a bilateral meeting on Thursday of Obama and Hollande at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington,  but the audio dropped out precisely when Hollande's speech became uncomfortable for the White House.

This story was a staple of weekend news coverage on the Fox News Channel, and Rush Limbaugh shared the story on Monday. But the liberal media couldn’t locate this story with both hands.

April 5, 2016, 10:51 PM EDT

Less than a year ago, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos admitted to Politico that he had made $75,000 in undisclosed contributions to the charitable foundation-slash-campaign operation of his former employers Bill and Hillary Clinton. He personally pledged he wouldn’t moderate a Republican primary debate this year. But ABC News issued a statement of support for Stephanopoulos and insisted it “would take no punitive action against him."

It’s bad enough that ABC never even considered removing this self-evident Clinton loyalist from its “objective” political coverage. They even allow him to conduct softball interviews with Hillary Clinton, and won’t even insist on reminding viewers of his substantial financial support of the woman he’s interviewing.

April 5, 2016, 4:13 PM EDT

In 1982, libertarian professor Murray Rothbard argued "Just as no one is morally required to answer a robber truthfully when he asks if there are any valuables in one's house, so no one can be morally required to answer truthfully similar questions asked by the State, e.g., when filling out income tax returns."

For publicizing the polar opposite of libertarians, count on state-subsidized National Public Radio. Why publicize a book by a university press, written by a 28-year-old assistant professor? Because he’s a socialist attacking the “scourge of tax havens.” On Monday's All Things Considered, anchor Ari Shapiro suggested to author Gabriel Zucman that the taxing government was the "cops" and the tax evaders were somehow the "robbers."

April 4, 2016, 10:53 PM EDT

In his latest “Savage Love” column in 50 papers, leftist gay activist/sex columnist Dan Savage discussed a recent talk he gave at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco as part of their lecture series "Uninhibited: About Sex." He was celebrating what he called “the sex-positive movement” and the 25th anniversary of what he called “my skeezy sex column.”

April 4, 2016, 12:47 PM EDT

A socialist brigade of Bernie Sanders supporters gathered at the CNN building on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood on Sunday to protest the cable news channel’s alleged dearth of Bernie coverage. The radicals organized online under the hashtags #OccupyCNN and #BernieBlackout.

April 3, 2016, 3:34 PM EDT

The term “black privilege” is profoundly upsetting to liberals at CNN.com, as reporter John Blake tried to explain it. You can't claim the blacks have advantages today.

"Arguments for black privilege may face a hostile audience as acceptance of the idea of white privilege grows," Blake wrote. "The white rapper Macklemore recently released a song titled White Privilege. The term 'check your privilege,' a reference to white privilege, has gone mainstream."

April 2, 2016, 8:01 AM EDT

Actress Susan Sarandon embodies the definitive caricature of the raving socialist so brimming with “compassion” and with an estimated net worth of $50 million. She infuriated liberals by telling MSNBC host Chris Hayes on March 28 that she can only envision Bernie Sanders for president: “I really want to be on the right side of history and this is a shot we're not going to have in my lifetime to have a candidate that's so morally consistent,” while Hillary Clinton is a stalking horse for Wall Street or “fracking or Monsanto.”

She wouldn’t relent and say she’d vote for Hillary instead of Trump: “Some people feel Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately if he gets in then things will really, you know, explode.”

March 31, 2016, 9:24 AM EDT

The Blaze reported comedian and actress Roseanne Barr turned on her friends on the Left as a keynote speaker at a Jerusalem conference discussing the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement on Monday. She began by noting she mocked racism, sexism, and classism like a "good socialist, like my father." But Israel is another matter:

“Everything I’d ever believed about the left was severely shaken, and the scales began to fall from my eyes in many ways," Barr said. “I had to admit that many of those I considered comrades were naked bigots who had absolutely no interest in peace between Israel and Palestinians Arabs at all as I did."

March 31, 2016, 5:15 AM EDT

New Daily Show host Trevor Noah received another failing grade from a TV critic, this time from the Hollywood trade paper Variety. The headline was “Comedy Central’s ‘Daily Show’ Has Lost Its Edge.”

Critic Maureen Ryan  thought rejected Stewart replacements like John Oliver and Samantha Bee were better....because they offer "urgency." Translation: they pretty much projectile-vomit liberal attitude, while Noah is just joking, not ranting:

March 30, 2016, 4:10 PM EDT

USA Today (and other newspapers on the USA Today Network) are running an editorial by Steven Strauss whacking away at Fox News. The headline: “Fox News a bully that just can’t take it.” The network loves spreading “sick right-wing obsessions,” but draws the line when Donald Trump attacks Megyn Kelly.

"Someone’s got to say it: Sick right wing obsessions were just fine with Fox until Trump became consumed with his grudge against Kelly and told his nearly 7.3 million Twitter followers to boycott The Kelly File."

March 30, 2016, 8:14 AM EDT

David Brooks, the fake conservative half of public broadcasting on Friday – the one day they pretend to let conservatives on the taxpayer-funded airwaves – forecast on Friday's All Things Considered on NPR that Donald Trump has done one positive thing – destroyed the “dying husk” of obsolete Reaganism in the Republican Party. Naturally, his liberal radio counterpart E.J. Dionne agreed, hoping for a more liberal, domesticated GOP.

March 29, 2016, 10:57 PM EDT
The National Enquirer’s brand in journalism is synonymous with factually unsupported drivel of the lowest kind. It is a sacred truth that no responsible journalist should produce the kind of garbage found in this tabloid. 
 
But somehow it’s perfectly appropriate for the same responsible journalists to report the sleaze, over and over, emphasizing, of course, that the source is that awful National Enquirer. 
March 29, 2016, 5:34 PM EDT

One could offer credit to the PBS NewsHour for mostly avoiding the unsubstantiated National Enquirer story claiming Ted Cruz had five secret mistresses. The closest the NewsHour came to it came on Friday was anchor Judy Woodruff saying "Cruz accused Trump of being behind tabloid accusations of extramarital affairs. It was the latest in the escalating war of words over women this week between the two candidates."

But their question for the GOP was "How low can it go?" The verdict: it's one big mud-wrestling mess.

March 28, 2016, 4:34 PM EDT

If someone can find a substantial difference between a Planned Parenthood fundraising appeal and a New York Times staff editorial, alert the media.  On Monday, the Times published their own official invective against pro-lifers in an editorial titled “The State Assault on Women’s Health.” The online version was more specific: “The State Assault on Planned Parenthood.”

Planned Parenthood brands itself as a “women’s health” group –almost the only “women’s health” group for poor women – and the Times editorial unloads the same boilerplate. It even included a color photograph of Planned Parenthood backers carried banner proclaiming “PLANNED PARENTHOOD = HEALTH CARE.”

March 28, 2016, 12:40 PM EDT

The leftist British newspaper The Guardian has signed former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson as a regular columnist on the presidential election. Already, she’s pleasing the Left with ridiculous columns, such as the brand-new one, headlined “This may shock you: Hillary Clinton is fundamentally honest.”

It’s only shocking because it’s like claiming: “This may shock you, but the sky is green and the grass is blue.” Hillary’s terrible ratings for dishonesty? Sexism. Abramson concluded: “It’s fair to expect more transparency. But it’s a double standard to insist on her purity.”    

March 27, 2016, 12:35 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton’s Twitter account The Briefing 2016 is still milking the Comedy Central episode of Broad City that promoted her as a twinkly, winking political rock star. “What was it like to be on set with @HillaryClinton? Broad City's director tells all.”

Molly Eichel at Philly.com promoted Philadelphia native and director Todd Biermann, who explain how he and Amy Poehler loved every minute of this hourlong shoot, and how it was an awe-inspiring conclave of "smart independent intelligent" women.