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
June 17, 2016, 10:51 AM EDT

The Washington Post’s sensitivity toward Hillary Clinton – and their liberal-Democratic belief that the women’s vote will put her over the top – came together on the front page Friday with a whole story devoted to a T-shirt vendor on the trail that sells a T-shirt that says “Trump That B*tch.” [Asterisk is mine.]

Obviously, Post reporter Jenna Johnson and her editors in the politics section thinks this represents a larger hatred of the Clintons, and of women. The Post had no comment on Wonkette T-shirts that show Trump being beheaded by Hillary or a punk-band T-shirt of Trump blowing his own brains out.

June 16, 2016, 3:43 PM EDT

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik slammed Donald Trump as a crybaby who can't handle rude press coverage in a Tuesday interview on Morning Edition dedicated to Trump denying press credentials to The Washington Post.

Midway through the interview, when asked if Trump had a point about the tone or quality or the Post’s coverage, Folkenflik snidely said “Well, boo hoo” to the presumptive Republican nominee:

June 16, 2016, 7:41 AM EDT

On Wednesday night, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper spent almost 14 minutes defending himself against Florida attorney general Pam Bondi’s complaints about how he “grilled” her (a word CNN even used) about being an anti-gay politician in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting. Cooper lamely claimed he was “respectful” before, during and after the interview and denied he was showing anger....and in the denial showed all the same disrespect and anger (and disingenousness) he brought to the original interview.

Bondi told WOR radio (as CNN replayed) “I've been getting horrible hatred, e-mails and texts now based on Anderson's story. So that was just sad because he had a real opportunity to bring our country together yesterday and talk about what's right and what's good instead of a story filled with anger.”

June 15, 2016, 8:51 AM EDT

The Washington Post marshaled no less than three columnists in the newspaper on Wednesday to come to the paper’s defense against Donald Trump denying their press credentials. They were as forceful  in defense of their paymaster as professional Trumpkins, and just as much in denial about what makes them obnoxious enough for punishment.

The most obnoxious of the three was Kathleen Parker, who unlike the others is mistaken for a Republican. She blamed not just Trump for the Post’s situation, but blamed “faux media outlets” and “conservative news sources” who she implied report nothing original and depend on the “mainstream media” and have a message of “Kill the messenger.”

June 14, 2016, 11:12 PM EDT

The Washington Post defined the old term “high dudgeon” when Donald Trump took away its press credentials for being “dishonest and phony.”

The Post triggered this with a loaded headline: “Donald Trump suggests President Obama was involved with Orlando shooting.” This could be believable stuff, since Trump had bizarrely suggested Ted Cruz’s father might have been connected to the JFK assassination. But this time it was the Post inventing stories.

June 14, 2016, 10:47 PM EDT

The liberal comedian Louis CK is a darling of the cultural Left. Esquire magazine hailed him for locating with few words “the awkward, painful truth of everyday life.” He explains the 2016 presidential election using a "brilliant airplane analogy.” It was simply this, the notion that Hillary is the sober, statesmanlike figure of experience,  your most masterful airplane pilot:

June 13, 2016, 10:13 PM EDT

The Associated Press is still the king of the wire services, used by most newspapers and TV stations (and even radio stations, if you can find news on them). So when it acts like Associated Partisans, it still packs a political punch.

When Democrats plead guilty of taking bribes in California, somehow today the AP couldn’t use the word “Democrat” anywhere in the piece (and The Washington Post repeating the offense). But AP and the Post found the (R) when a state legislator in Vermont faced a sex-assault trial.

June 12, 2016, 8:22 AM EDT

On page 2 of Sunday’s Washington Post came the headline “Hillary Clinton picks up another big endorsement.” Really? Who could that be? Jesse Jackson. And does it matter, this late in the contest?

June 12, 2016, 6:37 AM EDT

By creating an "NBC OUT" initiative, NBC News is getting even bolder in just presenting one-sided LGBT propaganda from groups like the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). On Thursday, they posted an article from Variety headlined “Transgender Representation on TV Hitting New Highs.” But as usual, they found a terrible shortage of transgender characters on our television screens. 

Right by the NBC peacock came this definitive conclusion: "The hope is that those larger roles will transcend magazine covers and television screens, and weave acceptance into the fabric of our hearts and minds."

June 11, 2016, 7:40 AM EDT

The new movie Me Before You looks to be an inspirational love story. A lower-class woman in England is hired to take care of a young man who recently became a quadroplegic after being hit by a car.  He inspires her to live a fuller life; she inspires him to find the joys he can still realize from his wheelchair.

That’s the commercial, but that’s not the actual plot. Spoiler alert: this isn’t a love story, it’s a story of a man’s self-love leading to assisted suicide.

June 10, 2016, 7:48 AM EDT

Political journalists have often suggested that presidential candidates announcing their endorsements isn’t very newsworthy, but that news judgment apparently never applies to Barack Obama. As the media gushes with hyperbole that it’s somehow “breaking news” that Obama’s endorsing Hillary Clinton, let’s ask the obvious question: Did this happen when President Bush endorsed John McCain on March 5, 2008? Not even close.

For example, The Washington Post placed Obama’s endorsement of Hillary as the most prominent story on Friday's front page, with the headline “President announces his pick: Clinton.” The suspense must have been killing them. But on March 6, 2008, the Post put Bush endorsing McCain on....page A-9.

June 9, 2016, 12:30 PM EDT

Harper Neidig at The Hill reports that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff issued a fake press release from Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday with the headline “Media Advisory: Speaker Ryan to Hide from Reporters Today.”

Deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill wisecracked Ryan wouldn't take questions "about his surrender to Donald Trump," especially on why "the House GOP wants to hand the nuclear codes to a person who engages in textbook racism."

June 8, 2016, 5:09 PM EDT

The TV networks are heavily promoting the word “historic” in Hillary Clinton’s presumptive-nominee status – and “historic” is correct. This surely is a first.  “Historic” can be a factual adjective, but in the hands of the networks, it often carries a highly positive ring, often attached to liberal victories. By contrast, consider the historic nature of Mitt Romney’s nomination in 2012. On May 29 of that year, Washington Post reporters Sandhya Somashekar and Jason Horowitz reported Romney was the first Mormon major-party nominee.

How did the networks cover that? Most didn't. ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, MSNBC, and Fox didn't report it. CNN was the TV exception.

June 8, 2016, 9:53 AM EDT

Detroit Free Press editorial page editor Stephen Henderson shredded the notion that he writes a column with exceptional “equanimity” by suggesting that charter-school backers in Detroit should be sewed into a burlap sack with rabid animals and thrown into a river to drown – if they aren’t eaten first.

June 7, 2016, 11:00 PM EDT

The most obvious sign of liberal media favoritism is that liberal candidates can avoid press conferences for months at a time and they don’t complain. On CNN, David Gregory argued Hillary Clinton would just "take the hit" for avoiding them, and avoiding tough questions about her private email server and the Clinton Foundation.

But when Hillary briefly met the press on Monday, it was eight softballs, nothing on scandals, nothing on policy, just horse-race questions and gush about her "historic" race.

June 7, 2016, 3:14 PM EDT

Time.com posted a eulogy to Muhammad Ali from Comedy Central Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore. It’s titled “Muhammad Ali Embodied Unapologetic Blackness.” Somehow, Wilmore repeatedly implied converting to Islam equals blackness. So then, Christianity is...the white man’s religion? Someone never told Martin Luther King.

June 7, 2016, 10:45 AM EDT

Seth Lipsky of the New York Post found a dramatic contrast on swimming pools and religious orthodoxy on June 2 (and additionally mocked Monday by James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal). Call it Islamic privilege. The Times can't stand Orthodox Jewish women having sex-segregated swimming hours in a public space....but lauded it for Muslim women in February.

June 6, 2016, 8:47 PM EDT

Last Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reported the latest on the San Bernardino shooter: he obtained two life insurance policies through his employer for more than $250,000 listing his mother as a beneficiary. Now the government is trying to stop Syed Farook’s family from cashing in.

Media coverage? Not much. NPR noticed, and the New York Daily News. The Washington Post put it late in a related story on Thursday (we saw it Thursday in a brief in the Post commuter tabloid Express).  A Nexis search of network and cable news found only two anchor briefs on CNN’s Early Start (between 4 and 5 am).

June 5, 2016, 10:12 PM EDT

Conservative blogs like ours tend to introduce Dan Rather as a "disgraced news fabricator." Leftist sites call Rather "legendary," utterly ignoring his fraudulent 2004 story on inauthentic Air National Guard memos. The leftist site Raw Story carried this headline: "Respected news icon Dan Rather just annihilated Donald Trump on Facebook."

Delusional Dan, who still imagines himself as the Ed Murrow of the late 20th century, had the opposite of a thrill up his leg over Trump, a "shudder down my spine."

June 5, 2016, 3:15 PM EDT

The liberal New York Daily News wallowed in anti-Trump comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Ryan Harris, who won a Super Bowl ring in February with the Denver Broncos. Harris, a convert to Islam, put on his freedom swagger and said Trump’s comments on Islam have been “un-American.” No one asks about the serious tensions between Islam and freedom of religion.