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. 

Latest from Tim Graham
October 10, 2016, 4:01 PM EDT

The media’s fascination with the Trump-and-Billy-Bush tape keeps adding up. In the first three days of coverage – Friday evening through Monday morning – the ABC, CBS, and NBC morning and evening news programs have aired more than 150 minutes of coverage.

The feeding frenzy over Trump’s crude sex talk dwarfs the media focus on Bill Clinton’s crude sex talk – and actions. On February 11, 1994, Paula Jones appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference to allege that then.-Gov. Bill Clinton sexually harassed her in a hotel room in 1991.  In the first three days, that drew....16 seconds.

October 9, 2016, 3:48 PM EDT

The nation's top liberal newspapers found "beauty" in a New York Times book review comparing Donald Trump to Hitler. The Washington Post book reviewer Carlos Lozada recently claimed "it is impossible to miss the similarities between Trump and totalitarian figures in American literature — in rhetoric, personal style and even substance."

But when authors sound hyperbolic about Hillary Clinton, they are clearly out of control. On page one of Sunday's Washington Post, they promoted Lozada's latest review: "These books will help you hate Hillary Clinton, but only if you already do."

October 9, 2016, 8:47 AM EDT

Eight leftist groups lobbying for abortion sent a letter to debate moderators Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz to press them on how America has grown far too conservative. They need to "allow a conversation about the crisis of abortion access in this country."

The coalition, that includes NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, EMILY's List and the National Organization for Women, complains that "Safe, legal, and accessible abortion is foundational to a woman’s ability to determine her own destiny."

October 8, 2016, 5:38 PM EDT

Baltimore Sun TV critic David Zurawik warned that the "town hall" debate on Sunday night will be nothing of the sort. "Expect more artifice than authenticity," warned the Sun headline. The imperatives of commercial television have molded and manipulated an illusion of democracy, Zurawik warned. He used a very recent example of Clinton calculation

October 8, 2016, 8:02 AM EDT

Chad Robichaux is a Marine who developed post-traumatic stress disorder in the aftermath of eight tours in Afghanistan. After years of suffering, he now runs a counseling program dedicated to helping veterans avoid suicide, divorce, and other attendant problems. He knows from his own experience that a faith-based approach works. Our government, allergic to faith-based programs, isn’t really interested, especially under Barack Obama.

So when Donald Trump came to a meeting of the Retired American Warriors PAC on October 3, Robichaux asked a question. “Spiritual fitness works on these types of problems. The government is not taking advantage of these programs and services,” Robichaux said. "Will you support and fund a more holistic approach?"

October 7, 2016, 11:45 PM EDT

Donald Trump's repeated threats to bring up Bill Clinton's treatment of women accusing him of sexual impropriety have brought repeated bouts of bizarre arguments that emerged in the wake of the impeachment process in 1998.

USA Today ran an op-ed on Friday with the strange title "Clinton marriage is something to brag about." Alicia Shepard, a former ombudsman for National Public Radio, declared: "The Clintons' weather-beaten, time-tested, scandal-ridden marriage is something to be proud of, something to brag about. It is as significant an achievement as their daughter Chelsea, and might just be the most human thing about Hillary Clinton."

October 7, 2016, 10:57 AM EDT

New York Times TV writer Dave Itzkoff caused liberals to buzz about how they miss David Letterman on television with an article on Friday headlined “Letterman Has No Love for ‘Damaged’ Trump.”

Letterman was furious about Trump’s mockery of New York Times reporter Serge Kovalesky, saying the mockery showed Trump was a “damaged human being” and “a person to be shunned.” He added Trump needs “an appointment with a psychiatrist....a diagnosis and a prescription.” He also compared him to “moths.”

October 6, 2016, 9:14 PM EDT

New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet is drawing buzz for an interview with the Nieman Lab journalism website. He said Donald Trump has changed journalism by making it easier for reporters to write “This is just false.” Baquet compared this campaign to the 2004 campaign, and how in his tenure at the Los Angeles Times, they couldn’t use language that strong to denounce the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth who ran ads seeking to debunk John Kerry’s tales of Vietnam heroism.

Nowhere in this interview transcript is a mention of the lying and document destruction and press inaccessibility of Hillary Clinton’s camp. This matches Baquet’s recent interview with NPR, where he insisted Hillary’s lies were much more like the average politician – yawn, and ho-hum.

October 5, 2016, 1:02 PM EDT

Dan Gainor, MRC's vice president for business and culture, analyzed the debate overnight for Foxnews.com. This part really jumped out: The New York Times, openly proclaiming on the front page that journalism demands that Trump be defeated, scrubs its own copy if it sounds too helpful to conservative spin. Times reporters Nick Confessors and Matt Flegenheimer live-blogged the debate, as Gainor reported:

At first they admitted she took sides: “Elaine Quijano, the moderator, helped Mr. Kaine along, opening one question with a recitation of Mr. Trump’s statements.” But that thought was edited out.

October 5, 2016, 8:27 AM EDT

On October 2, The New York Times published an admittedly “fragmentary” front-page story about Donald Trump’s taxes. Through these pages, the Times reported Trump claimed a $915 million loss, which could – emphasis on the “could” – have allowed Trump to avoid paying federal taxes for “up to 18 years.”

The Times was typically harsh in tone. The tax records “reveal the extraordinary tax benefits the Republican presidential nominee derived from the financial wreckage he left behind” with his financial “mismanagement.” A tax expert declared Trump “has a vast benefit from his destruction” in the early 1990s, like he was Hurricane Donald.

October 4, 2016, 4:01 PM EDT

Donald Trump has demonstrated a tendency to make outrageous statements that inflame the liberal media, but that doesn’t mean the liberal media have some kind of right to misinterpret them flagrantly. That happened on Monday when Trump was speaking to a group of veterans called the Retired American Warriors PAC  in the D.C.-area suburb of Herndon, Virginia.

The mischaracterization became with the left-wing site Buzzfeed.com – the group who just had four millennial Trump-bashers hired by CNN. Their headline: “Trump Suggests That Soldiers With PTSD Aren’t ‘Strong.’”

October 4, 2016, 7:19 AM EDT

The New York Times is again promoting the shabby pretense that a liberal politician who rejects his church’s orthodoxy for Democratic Party orthodoxy can and should be described as “devout” in his faith. Jonathan Martin’s pre-debate story was headlined “With Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, Faith Is Back in the Mix.”

Kaine now represents a “different strand of Christianity,” the strand that somehow promotes Planned Parenthood and transgender privileges:

October 3, 2016, 4:30 PM EDT

Politico mangled a quote from Rudy Giuliani’s Sunday interview on ABC’s This Week.  Their headline was “Giuliani: Trump 'better for the United States than a woman'.” That misleading headline that leaves out half of Giuliani's sentence -- the half about Hillary's email scandal -- is also on top of the accompanying video, and in Politico tweets.

October 2, 2016, 4:49 PM EDT

The Washington Post uncorked a pretty smarmy attack on the “typical” Donald Trump supporter on the front of the Sunday newspaper. The headline was “Finally. Someone who thinks like me.” Yes, the woman who thinks Trump thinks just like her was hospitalized for “homicidal ideation.”

October 1, 2016, 3:43 PM EDT

The Hill media reporter Joe Concha reports CNN returned this week to its trait of getting snarky about the presidential candidates on screen. Don't forget that CNN airs in a lot of public spaces (like airports and bars) where the audio may be on, or off, or too soft to hear. CNN implied Gary Johnson should just get out after his failure on MSNBC this week to name a single world leader he admires.

October 1, 2016, 6:31 AM EDT

ABC debuted the sitcom Modern Family in 2009 in part to push a broader acceptance of same-sex couples. But the cultural deconstructionists cannot rest until the mission is complete, so then they pushed it even further, agitating for a broader acceptance of same-sex marriage as just as sacred as traditional marriage. Now the deconstructionists are doing it again, pushing transgender acceptance....with a transgender child actor.

This new initiative came just a few weeks after transgender actors became the latest social-justice cause pushed at the Emmy Awards.

September 30, 2016, 11:12 PM EDT

Donald Trump's name was never mentioned as New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani reviewed the book Hitler: Ascent 1899-1939 by Volker Ullrich. But CNN's Dylan Byers reported "many in the media have interpreted it as a thinly veiled comparison between Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump."

September 30, 2016, 7:42 PM EDT

That aging-boomer hippie magazine Rolling Stone still enjoys mocking the bad taste of Flyover Country. This week, they made a list of the "12 Worst TV Shows of All Time" and topped hit list of "cream of the crud" with Duck Dynasty. Rob Sheffield asked: "Too much quality TV got you down? All that art and introspection making you pine for the long-gone age of junk?" The headline singled out "bottom-feeding reality shows." That apparently includes both the Bible-toting Robertsons and Ozzy Osbourne's clan in MTV's Osbournes Reloaded.

Duck Dynasty was rated worse than the 1970s sitcom spinoffs on ABC like The Ropers and Joanie Loves Chachi. The Robertsons are "phonies," and Jesus probably prefers "Real Housewives."

September 30, 2016, 1:53 PM EDT

On Monday, we noted the latest Rasmussen Reports survey found that 46 percent of those surveyed felt the debate moderators would assist Hillary Clinton – something that happened with liberal Lester Holt in Monday’s debate. On Friday, Rasmussen has a new survey of 1,000 likely voters demonstrating a major distrust in media-elite “fact checking” of the candidates:

September 29, 2016, 4:31 PM EDT

Daniel Halper at the New York Post reported on the close ties between the Democrats and CBS News as we near the vice presidential debate on October 4, moderated by CBS correspondent Elaine Quijano:

Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, is being prepped for the vice presidential debate by Bob Barnett, the husband of CBS correspondent Rita Braver — just as another CBS correspondent and anchor prepares to moderate the high-stakes debate in Farmville, Virginia.