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
December 8, 2015, 3:18 PM EST

Rolling Stone is matching the provocations of Donald Trump with this headline: “If You Support Donald Trump, You Are Unpatriotic.” Remember the Bush years, when you could never accuse someone of lacking patriotism? Dissent is patriotic, and all that? And which magazine put the Boston Marathon bomber on their cover like a rock star?

The subhead was “Any American who would pick and choose which religions get the sacred protection of religious freedom is no American.” In that case, Rolling Stone, meet President Obama, who has chosen to drag the Little Sisters of the Poor to court because Catholic sisters need to pay for birth control.

December 7, 2015, 2:35 PM EST

USA Today released a poll on Monday that repeated a poll from just two months ago to underscore a majority oppose defunding of Planned Parenthood. But to update it, the newspaper decided to ask if “Heated political rhetoric about Planned Parenthood and abortion bear some of the responsibility for what happened" in the Colorado Springs shooting. They found 46 percent agreed to blame pro-lifers, and 36 percent disagreed.

Susan Page explained how they built on accused shooter Robert Lewis Dear’s alleged words about “baby parts” to blame rhetoric for the violence:

December 7, 2015, 10:59 AM EST

At the end of October, The Washington Post announced Callum Borchers of The Boston Globe would be joining their political team at “The Fix” to cover the intersection of media and politics and would, among other things, “occasionally call balls, strikes and fouls regarding campaign coverage.”

In the midst of an analysis headlined “The folly of the New York Times pleading for gun control on Page 1,” Borchers sloppily overreached, claiming that Republicans make media bias claims that are mostly “unfounded or greatly exaggerated.” They often “deliberately ignore” the divide between news and opinion sections.

December 6, 2015, 4:26 PM EST

On Friday's All Things Considered, NPR anchor Robert Siegel began the "Week in Politics" segment with a serious focus on San Bernardino, but he "couldn't resist" creating a tag-team mockery of conservative presidential candidate Ben Carson for pronouncing Hamas like it rhymed with "Thomas." Like Morning Joe, these media elites wanted to claim he said "hummus," which is funnier.

December 6, 2015, 9:15 AM EST

PBS NewsHour political analyst Mark Shields is a pretty partisan liberal Democrat, but on Friday, he was sounding an alarm. Since Paris, “the Democrats have been tone-deaf” on the rising tide of terrorism.

December 5, 2015, 6:30 PM EST

On Wednesday, Washington Post book editor Ron Charles raved over a French novel called The Age of Reinvention. The headline on the front of the Style section was “A French tale of Islamophobia and deception that feels eerily timely.”

Charles explained “it has taken more than two years for Karine Tuil’s sensational tale of Islamophobia to drift across the Atlantic. Now, though, in a horrific coincidence, her novel arrives as Paris is bleeding and the Republican presidential candidates are giddily stringing barbed wire along our borders. If I didn’t know better, I’d guess this story had been written within the past 24 hours.”

December 5, 2015, 12:50 PM EST

USA Today sports columnist Martin Rogers tweeted this on San Bernardino: “Several distressed locals praying emotionally on corner of S Waterman + Orange Show, just a block from the scene of shootings.” He was surprised at the response from openly gay ex-NBA center John Amaechi: “This is infuriating & so obviously narcissistic (not to mention contrary to teachings of Jesus re: public prayer).”

Rogers wrote a column for Friday's paper, arguing "I am not religious. Yet Amaechi’s comments and those like them seemed cold under the excruciating circumstances."

December 5, 2015, 8:04 AM EST

The first wave of analysis after the mass shooting in San Bernardino suggested that this could be a right-wing militia or anti-government conspiracy. This is the default position of the anti-conservative press: unless shown otherwise, it was one of those right-wingers.

Then they named the suspects, Syed Farooq and his wife Tashfeen Malik. Remote controls were surely tossed across America when CNN legal analyst Casey Jordan guessed that the Muslim shooter was “going into this conference room where there was a holiday party, which may have been offensive to him.”

December 4, 2015, 11:53 PM EST

On Thursday, a voter in New Hampshire threw a tough question at Hillary Clinton about the feminist insistence that all rape accusers should be believed. So what about Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones, who accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault or harassment? Hillary said no.

This is the kind of followup question George Stephanopoulos could ask on Sunday’s This Week – but the big money’s on “Never mind.”

December 4, 2015, 2:07 PM EST

After all of the breaking news about terrorist motives yesterday, Friday morning’s Washington Post was silly with the top headline “Motive elusive in deadly Calif. rampage.”

The story even had a subhead admitting “Arsenal found in home of the two shooters.” It began with how authorities were “still trying” to locate a motive “even as they revealed the two attackers had amassed a large stockpile of explosives and ammunition.” Another story below it was headlined “Couple were quiet and withdrawn – until puzzling explosion of violence.”

December 2, 2015, 11:37 AM EST

The Washington Post “Fact Checker” column is crying “pants on fire” or something like it against Ted Cruz. The unsubtle headline is “Ted Cruz’s Four-Pinocchio claim that ‘the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats’.”

Cruz told radio host Hugh Hewitt there was a “simple and undeniable fact” that “the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats.” Claiming this was a fact animated Kessler’s “fact” hunt, as he reported. So what are the “facts” at hand? Cruz’s staffers sent over the backup:

December 2, 2015, 6:53 AM EST

Left-wing lesbian humorist Kate Clinton wrote a column for The Washington Blade that mixed in discussion of her Thanksgiving meal preparations with her imagining how a “death star of awkwardness hangs heavy over the house of the Bush dynasty this November.” Then she awkwardly tried to blame the Paris terrorist attacks on Bush, Cheney, and Don Rumsfeld.

It all started with how the new Jon Meacham biography of George H.W. Bush is making the campaign difficult for Jeb.

December 1, 2015, 11:18 PM EST

Despite turning up nothing about the Colorado Springs shooter being very political or very religious, the media eagerly sought to pin the blame for the shootings on Christian conservatives and Republican presidential candidates.

These are the same journalists who protest to the skies that anyone would ever have the audacity to associate the average American Muslim with ISIS terrorists, or point fingers at the environmental movement over the Unabomber. But the pro-life movement? They are implicated, indicted, tried, and convicted before we know much of anything about this shooter.    

November 30, 2015, 11:10 PM EST

Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times chronicled another example of the Obama administration’s historic resistance to the free flow of information: an “aggressive assault” curtailing the ability of inspectors general to get access to records inside their agencies.

This inspector-general system was created in 1978 as a post-Watergate reform, so it looks a little ironic that a liberal Democrat is trampling on the Watergate reformers of his own ilk.

November 30, 2015, 11:31 AM EST

Politico’s Mike Allen apologizes in the middle of his Monday ”Playbook” column (20 paragraphs in) that he shouldn’t have promised Hillary PR operative Phillippe Reines two years ago that he could host Chelsea Clinton at a Politco brunch with questions approved in advance:  “No one besides me would ask her a question, and you and I would agree on them precisely in advance....The interview would be “no-surprises’”.
Gawker exposed the Stupid Journalist Trick, but Allen’s admission twisted into a pretzel, insisting against the hard evidence that this could have never happened: “I made an offer of questions, which we would never, ever do here at Politico!”

November 29, 2015, 4:37 PM EST

Washington Free Beacon culture editor Aaron McLean scrunched as many book recommendations as one might expect in a single article – 66! But it might seem odd that such a 2015 Favorites list for conservatives would leave out a top seller this year – Mark Levin’s Plunder and Deceit.

It might seem possible for book reviewers to see the author is a popular talk-show host and not read further. But Levin’s books are deep explorations of public policy and political philosophy.

November 29, 2015, 7:59 AM EST

Secular fundamentalists on the Left scowl when Fox News hosts like Bill O’Reilly suggest Christmas isn’t really a religious occasion when public schools host Christmas concerts. Certainly, Christians shouldn’t proclaim Christmas is anything but the celebration of God the Son arriving on Earth in the humblest way.

Katy Perry's new Christmas song -- which doubles as a commercial for the reasonably priced teen fashions at H&M merely has cartwheeling elves, a shirtless Santa, and a lyric about you...basically worshipping you.

November 28, 2015, 7:27 PM EST

Washington Post political reporter Ben Terris is a fresh-faced writer who just graduated from Brandeis in 2008. So surely he enjoyed writing a story for the front of the Style section on Thanksgiving with the snarky theme "Marco Rubio is just the guy to win the youth vote. Or so the old folks think. "

This is an interesting wisecrack, considering the same thing could be said about the old folks at newspapers trying to capture readership among millennials. Check out those fossils trying to appeal to the youth who speak in Tweets!

November 28, 2015, 12:44 PM EST

On his PBS late-night talk show on Monday night. Charlie Rose brought on Gen. David Petraeus for an hour to discuss Iraq, Syria, and defeating ISIS. There was one obvious question: Would Rose ask the general about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails? After all, Gen. Petraeus was sentenced to two years probation and fined $100,000 for possessing classified information at an unauthorized location.

The answer – this being liberal PBS – was “No.” The transcript ran 9,532 words without the word “e-mail.”

November 28, 2015, 10:32 AM EST

AP television writer Lynn Elber has a celebrity update: “Rosie O'Donnell isn't mincing words when it comes to Donald Trump's presidential campaign.” That wouldn’t be a surprise, considering Trump mocked her in the first debate.

Said O'Donnell: "It's a nightmare." She didn't elaborate, adding only, "That's my quote."