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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September 28, 2015, 11:22 PM EDT

On Monday, overly glum Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel cited questions to Hillary from NBC’s Chuck Todd about her e-mails on Meet the Press. As Todd cited an “alternative theory” to explain Hillary’s private server, that she knew Republicans were out to get her, she darkly called it “another conspiracy theory.” Weigel wrote:

"The media's willingness to believe the worst about Clinton, and the long political history it can draw from, has been the single toughest external problem for her campaign. Call it Clinton's Razor: In analyzing her answers, the media usually chooses the one that assumes the worst intentions.

September 28, 2015, 4:33 PM EDT

Some of us have shaken our head at the usual New York Times reaction to a Mark Levin best-seller. It tops their best-seller list without the Times ever reviewing it. This has held for the new book Plunder and Deceit, now at number 2 on their chart this Sunday. But it was hilarious/appalling to see the quality of tomes they’re reviewing instead. In Sunday’s Times Book Review, it was....the book Selfish by Kim Kardashian West. It’s a picture book of her own selfies.

September 27, 2015, 4:35 PM EDT

Beware when The Washington Post calls someone a “moderate.” It probably means they’re a liberal ranter. In Sunday’s newspaper, a book review by Post writer Michael Rosenwald of a book called Arms by a Canadian journalist named A. J. Somerset who loathes American gun culture. It's titled "Wisdom of a Gun-Owning Moderate."

For example: “The color white plays an important role in this history: Somerset writes that ‘race war has long been the drunken uncle of American gun culture.’” He claims “Guns are all about keeping black people down”.

September 27, 2015, 8:37 AM EDT

Gay humorist David Sedaris, who became famous for his “Crumpet the Elf’ Christmas-bashing on NPR and then his contributions to the NPR show This American Life, has a new essay in The New Yorker that ably illustrates the gay-lefty ambivalence about marriage: they want “gay marriage” at the same time they have contempt for it as unfashionably conventional. 

"I was all for the struggle, mainly because it so irritated the fundamentalists. I wanted gay people to get the right to marry, and then I wanted none of us to act on it. I wanted it to be ours to spit on. Instead, much to my disappointment, we seem to be all over it."

September 27, 2015, 7:21 AM EDT

On Saturday, NPR’s Weekend Edition celebrated atheist author Philip Pullman and the His Dark Materials trilogy he wrote for middle-schoolers, a sort of anti-Narnia series. Anchor Scott Simon celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first book in this trilogy and interviewed Pullman as he sat a BBC studio in Oxford, hinting they have "maybe the mark of real excellence."

September 26, 2015, 8:18 AM EDT

They call it “bacha bazi,” translated as “boy play” – Afghan militia men throwing boys into sexual slavery. What’s worse yet, the U.S. military has turned a blind eye to this obscene practice. The front page of The New York Times carried the headline  "U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies."

Soldiers who tried to stop this abuse act actually being punished by the U.S. military. A photo caption read: “Dan Quinn was relieved of his Special Forces command after a fight with a U.S.-backed militia leader who had a boy as a sex slave chained to his bed.” Quinn beat up the abuser.

September 25, 2015, 10:52 AM EDT

Here’s another sign of reporters trying way too hard to make President Obama and Pope Francis some kind of political twins.

Gary Emerling at the U.S. News & World Report website wrote an article headlined: “Pope Francis Just Echoed Obama's 'Offensive' Prayer Breakfast Remarks: The pontiff said all religions are susceptible to extremism and violence, just like Obama said in February.”    

September 24, 2015, 11:52 AM EDT

NBC’s resident Catholic pundit Maria Shriver proclaimed on MSNBC on Wednesday afternoon that Pope Francis has now made it possible to enter a Catholic church without it being “kind of embarrassing.” 

This is someone who might feel it “kind of embarrassing” that Grandpa had her Aunt Rosemary lobotomized, or that her movie-star husband had affairs (and a child) with the household help. She was telling all this to Brian Williams – the freshest embarrassment of NBC News. 

September 23, 2015, 2:42 PM EDT

MSNBC.com sure knows how to change the subject from baby-parts sales for their friends at Planned Parenthood. It’s somehow headline news that the abortion giant has made a set of YouTube videos about getting consent before sex. Because their brand isn’t supposed to be about committing more than 300,000 abortions annually. They’re a reproductive health group bettering society, apparently. 

The headline was "Planned Parenthood videos show what consent looks like." 

September 22, 2015, 11:19 PM EDT

The Obama years may be winding down, but our Obama-loving media never stops being hypersensitive about the man. CNN’s latest poll asked respondents “Do you happen to know what religion Barack Obama is?”and “Where was Barack Obama born, as far as you know?”

A major American media outlet asking these basic biographical questions after Obama’s been president for six and a half years seems to be asking “How inadequate are we?” But what they’re actually fishing for is a “crazy conservative fringe” argument now that Donald Trump is on top of the GOP presidential race.

September 22, 2015, 3:27 PM EDT

On Monday, The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg got very heated in her defense of Planned Parenthood and attacked those in Congress who want to deny federal funds to the abortion giant by telling them to "get out of my vagina." 

This might underline why men click the channel quickly past this show. 

September 22, 2015, 1:27 PM EDT

The Washington Post reported a new Secret Service scandal on Tuesday. They kicked out a bunch of kids with cancer from a candlelight vigil in Lafayette Square across from the White House on Saturday night, allegedly to protect the president from...dangerous kids with cancer? 

While the Obama staff celebrated the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage within hours by lighting up the People’s House like a rainbow, the children with cancer were protesting in part the failure of the White House to light the presidential mansion with gold light in solidarity with their cancer fight. 

September 21, 2015, 3:59 PM EDT

Washington Post columnist Lonnae O’Neal wrote a column for the front of Monday’s Style section with the headline “A teen’s rant over Obama takes us to an ugly place.” Online, the headline was "Teen’s viral rant takes us deeper into 'The Twilight Zone.'" 

Her target was conservative teen YouTube sensation C.J. Pearson, now heading up Teens for Ted (Cruz). His latest video attacked Obama for saying nothing to Kate Steinle’s family after she was killed, or the families of soldiers shot dead at a Chattanooga recruiting station. It’s “ugly” to point this out, apparently.

September 21, 2015, 11:43 AM EDT

Newsmax TV host Steve Malzberg appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday to wrestle with host Brian Stelter about the CNN poll questions asking if Obama was born in America and is a Christian. Stelter began: “I'm curious to explore this strain within the conservative movement and frankly within conservative media at times.”

Stelter said “a significant minority of Republicans” say they don’t think Obama is Christian. Malzberg slammed back with CNN’s own poll, which showed (on page 32) that 15 percent of Democrats think Obama is Muslim:

September 20, 2015, 8:29 AM EDT

When People magazine listed its “Best Books of the Fall,” they prominently featured “feminist icon” Gloria Steinem and her new book My Life on the Road as a “delight” full of “bracing insights.”

So it’s not surprising that in its cover story on the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, People looked at “Where He Stands” and skipped right over abortion. Here’s what came under “Women” – just the ordination part the feminists demand.

September 19, 2015, 10:34 PM EDT

Washington Post political writer Chris Cillizza has been routinely punching away at attack lines against the liberal media. First came the complaint “'The Media Isn't Biased in Favor of Hillary.” Now he’s asking “Can we please stop blaming the media for Donald Trump?”

"One of the most persistent — and persistently wrong — storylines surrounding the 2016 presidential race is that somehow the media has installed Donald Trump as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination," he wrote.

September 18, 2015, 11:25 PM EDT

Ellen Degeneres is a comedian as well as a daytime TV star, but she said this with a straight face in January: "I don't have an agenda. I'm not here to brainwash anyone….The only way I'm trying to influence people is to be more kind and compassionate with one another….That is the message I'm sending out."

In reality, Democratic politicians have used her program to promote themselves and their agenda, like President Obama appearing to promote Obamacare. Ellen Degeneres booked a big star for her first week of the fall season, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and gushed all over her about how she was the only choice for president.

September 17, 2015, 10:03 PM EDT

NPR generously donated an hour-long interview on Wednesday on The Diane Rehm Show to former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. (Rehm also gave an hour to former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb in July.) Both Democrats are in Pataki territory in the polls for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The strangest part came when Rehm turned to the Republican desire to discontinue federal funding of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading abortion provider. Rehm bizarrely made it sound like there was just one Center for Medical Progress video, and one “individual” recorded discussing selling baby body parts. O’Malley denied ever seeing “that video.”

September 16, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

Doctors can practice defensive medicine, and when it comes to Planned Parenthood, the liberal media often practice defensive journalism, aiming to prevent any prosecution or condemnation of the nation’s largest abortion provider. 

The front page of Wednesday’s Planned Parenthood on the day of the second Republican presidential debate carried the headline “At a Planned Parenthood, reality belies perception. Ohio clinic that doesn’t perform abortions sees 7,100 patients each year, most of them young and poor.” 

September 15, 2015, 11:01 PM EDT

On September 11, The New York Times demonstrated once again the media’s peculiar sense of patriotism. The 9/11 attacks were not remembered at all on the front page. Instead, the top-right headline in capital letters read “DEMOCRATS HAND VICTORY TO OBAMA ON PACT WITH IRAN.”

The House of Representatives voted against it. The Senate voted against it. The American people are overwhelmingly against it. None of that mattered.