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
November 22, 2016, 11:52 AM EST

The first summary of the meeting between Donald Trump and network TV stars and executives yesterday was the official one, via Kellyanne Conway: When asked if the meeting was about mending fences, Conway said, “There’s no need to mend fences. It was an off-the-record meeting. It was very cordial. Very productive. Congenial. But it was also very candid and honest.”

The New York Post used the term “f—ing firing squad.” David Remnick, the Obama-adoring editor of The New Yorker, was very upset about how Trump is scaring the liberals – he’s going to keep criticizing liberal bias? As if that were so unprofessional and beneath him (it’s never unprofessional and beneath them to manufacture it).

November 22, 2016, 7:11 AM EST

The "Page Six" gossips at the New York Post caught up with CNN anchor Don Lemon, and suggested he can have trouble keeping his opinions to himself.

“Sometimes I want to say something, but I cannot say it on tape,” he said. “I have to bite my tongue.”

November 21, 2016, 8:07 PM EST

Evidence keeps piling up that the American people have a very low opinion of how the media reports on our elections. The latest Pew Research Center opinion survey revealed “Just 22% give the press a grade of an A or B, while 38% give it a failing grade” – an F.

The approval of the media has been declining for years. After the 2004 re-election of George W. Bush, 33 percent of voters gave the press an A or a B, compared to just 16 percent picking “F.” In 2008, the gap between A/B and F shrunk to ten points (34 to 24), and then to five points in 2012 (31 to 26 percent).

November 20, 2016, 2:23 PM EST

Author and talk-show host Laura Ingraham is being considered for White House press secretary. On Fox News Sunday, Ingraham demonstrated she was more than ready to come to the emerging administration's defense. After Fox analyst Juan Williams claimed Trump was nominating a "team of radicals," singling out Sen. Jeff Sessions and Gen. Mike Flynn -- something no liberal journalist said about Obama's Cabinet picks like Eric "Nation of Cowards" Holder and HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius -- Ingraham took out a rhetorical hammer:

November 20, 2016, 8:35 AM EST

The actor Michael Shannon is not a household name, so there's time for him to have his own brand: mass suicide advocate. Shannon is out promoting his new film Nocturnal Animals, and he's on an "anti-Trump rage tour," admitted the liberals at the aptly named Vulture blog at New York magazine. Shannon says older people who voted for Triump it's time to die: "If you voted for Trump, it's time for the urn."

November 19, 2016, 3:52 PM EST

For decades, liberal journalists have smelled racist or xenophobic airs whenever a conservative politician says "let's take our country back." James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal posted Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts flip-flopping with the phrase over just 11 days of the newspaper. He was "Two Columnists in One!"

November 19, 2016, 7:59 AM EST

Before the shock of President Trump wears off, let’s remember to tip our hats to Tinseltown. What would we do without them? These were the self-absorbed Beautiful People who called on America to become as enlightened as they by supporting Hillary Clinton. They proudly donned their “I’m With Her” buttons. 

Now, like their candidate, they are in a state of shock. America’s response on November 8 was: Go pound sand.

November 18, 2016, 3:41 PM EST

A week ago, our MRCTV colleague Ashley Goldenberg reported that an admission official at publicly funded George Mason University in Virginia wrote on his personal Facebook page that anyone who opposed gay marriage and voted for Donald Trump is a “worthless piece of trash.” That news of liberal “inclusion” has yet to be noticed by the dominant local newspaper, The Washington Post.

That oversight is twice as biased since the Post jumped at the chance to cover the completely fake news of Miley Cyrus “spontaneously” knocking on dorm doors at George Mason to campaign for Hillary Clinton...which would be a violation of the university’s no-solicitation policy.

November 18, 2016, 6:31 AM EST

Washington Post Magazine humorist Gene Weingarten hasn’t been heavy on the Trump mockery this fall, but he picked the wrong theme on Sunday.  Since the column deadline is three weeks in advance, Weingarten dared to write a “Trump gasped and withered away” column. Whoops.

November 17, 2016, 3:20 PM EST

Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever wrote an interesting post-election piece on how the dramatic tilt among celebrities did not drag Hillary over the finish line first. “After the election, of course, it’s easy to see that Hollywood was breathing in its own fumes of hubris.”

Stuever wrote: "What this election suggests is that celebrities — those with the most cachet, from Queen Bey all the way down to the snarky-cool comedians who make endless rounds on talk shows where the hosts are friends of friends — are fun to have around but cannot be relied upon to deliver votes."

November 17, 2016, 7:17 AM EST

MRC president Brent Bozell suggested to me that Sean Hannity and his staff assembled a great package on Monday night's show going back to 2011 showing all the liberals -- mostly comedians, but also a few journalists like George Stephanopoulos and Maggie Haberman -- laughing uproariously at the idea of a President Trump. Such an idea was so impossible it was hilarious. And they begged him to "Do it!"

November 16, 2016, 8:33 AM EST

Journalists at newspapers insist there is a wall of separation between the news reporters and the editorial writers. At The New York Times, it appears there is a yawning chasm between the "climate change" doomsayers in the newsroom and the newspaper's "Times Journeys" tour operators. Heather MacDonald blew the whistle on this corporate hypocrisy for National Review:

November 15, 2016, 11:06 PM EST

Donald Trump is a persistent critic of the media and is attacked for not granting them enough access. But there he was, three days after the election, the president-elect taping a long interview with CBS and 60 Minutes, where he could expect Lesley Stahl would push, push, push from the Left.

Stahl presented him as a terror for minorities. “I want to ask you all about something that's going on right now around the country. A lot of people are afraid. They’re really afraid. African Americans think there’s a target on their back. Muslims are terrified.” Trump accurately replied that’s “horrible,” but it’s “built up by the press.”

November 15, 2016, 10:14 PM EST

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson wrote a piece for Tuesday's paper headlined "I wish the president-elect failure on his cruel initiatives." It seemed like an eerie echo of Rush Limbaugh in 2009 saying he wanted Obama to fail (in passing his agenda), which sent liberals into a fury. Naturally, Limbaugh addressed the contrasting opinions on his show on Tuesday.

November 14, 2016, 12:21 PM EST

Liberals licking their wounds after Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump are turning to their heroine Ruth Bader Ginsburg for a cheer-me-up. The opera-loving Supreme Court justice appeared at the Washington National Opera’s performance of The Daughter of the Regiment.

Mike Silverman at the Associated Press gushed “her presence added a unique luster to a performance that would have been memorable even without her.” The Washington Post gossips oozed on Monday morning: “A standing ovation for merely appearing on stage? Just another Saturday night for Ruth Bader Ginsburg.”

November 11, 2016, 6:52 AM EST

The election has passed, and the American people gave the spoiled celebrities of Hollywood the heave-ho. Despite all of their earnest YouTube lectures and pro-Hillary concerts and campaign appearances, the next president is Donald Trump.

Little did they realize that John Q. Public is done with these multi-multi millionaires positing themselves as champions of the working class, or even more remarkable, the downtrodden. Get out the popcorn for their wailing and gnashing of teeth on the Internet. On election night they went certifiably bonkers.

November 10, 2016, 10:14 PM EST

If there’s one concept that seems laughable at this point, it’s that the press needs to get much tougher on Donald Trump. Like they've all been cuddling with him? But there was Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan in Thursday’s Style section calling for more brass knuckles.

November 10, 2016, 7:28 AM EST

National Public Radio was still in Obama Mode after the election on Wednesday morning,  bringing on black author Attica Locke (who also writes for the Fox drama Empire) who rudely implied each and every Trump support is a racist. NPR anchor David Greene politely suggested not every one, but Locke refused to admit there was a single non-racist: “I’m out with that.”

November 9, 2016, 10:17 PM EST

We noticed the unintentional joke when The New York Times arrived today at headquarters. Lachlan Markay at the Washington Free Beacon noticed, too. The Times came wrapped in a suggestive ad with the large boast in all capitals: “HER REIGN BEGINS.”

Except it never will. The boast was a large Netflix ad for the series The Crown. Owen Thomas at SFGate.com had the scoop:

November 9, 2016, 4:54 PM EST

Liberals can get strangely honest on camera after an electoral defeat. On MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle on Wednesday morning, the guests were two liberals, former Newsweek and New Yorker editor Tina Brown and New York Times columnist Frank Bruni.

But Ruehl wondered if Donald Trump won because political correctness and a fear of social media ostracism causes voters to silence themselves about the burdens of government mandates like family leave and ObamaCare.