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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March 16, 2016, 2:13 PM EDT

Washington City Paper reports with cheerleading that the pop-punk band PWR BTTM (don’t google power bottom) is using its “unmistakable charisma and candor” (captured in part by NPR promotion)  to impose on concert venues a “gender-neutral” restroom policy.

Last month, the ABC/Univision-owned website Fusion celebrated the emphasis on "trans-friendly" bathrooms.

March 16, 2016, 10:54 AM EDT

The editorial page crew at Investor's Business Daily published an editorial Tuesday on "Recoiling at Drudge's Pro-Trump Bias." Surely, they acknowledged, the Drudge Report has never pretended to be unbiased. But Matt Drudge's formula of grasping any hot political story with viral potential has clearly been abandoned for a more obvious calculation of promoting one candidate for president.

March 15, 2016, 11:11 PM EDT

In the liberal lexicon, “backlash” is a word that only describes conservatives getting what’s coming to them. But as MSNBC reduces its number of shows and time slots for race-obsessed black hosts, this was bound to happen. The hashtag as the Left began to devour itself was “#MSNBCSoWhite.”

When MSNBC hired leftist hosts who were fixated on race, it was only natural that MSNBC would be trashed as "going white” when the reality of MSNBC’s terrible ratings for hosting seminars of academics about how badly America stinks cost Comcast some serious cash.

March 15, 2016, 5:06 PM EDT

No one can imagine that the terms "Islam" and "filthy religion" would be associated with each other in the pages of The New York Times. But in the Sunday Book Review, an article on Tom Bissell's history of the apostles of Jesus Christ began with this stunning turn from poet Christian Wiman:

"Nietzsche believed that if only a Dostoyevsky had been among the apostles who followed Jesus, someone who understood the environment in which 'the scum of society, nervous maladies and "childish" idiocy keep a tryst,' we might have been spared centuries of ovine idiocy," he wrote. "One genius could have given us a work of ennobling art. Instead, we got 12 bleating sheep and one filthy religion."

March 15, 2016, 6:23 AM EDT

There seems to be a contest for mean-spirited sentences in the liberal media after Nancy Reagan's death, and a page in the British "news" magazine The Economist could be entered in a vote for Best Sneering at the Dead. Their article was titled "Keeping Control," and it was all about how Mrs. Reagan was a rigid control freak who naturally grew furious when ever anyone crossed her best-laid plans:

March 14, 2016, 5:24 PM EDT

“Objective” journalists have a bad habit of declaring against all evidence that President Obama has been “scandal-free” since 2009. This was demonstrated again on the C-SPAN interview program Q&A with Brian Lamb. The guests were married journalists: Politico editor Susan Glasser and New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker. Lamb asked about Obama’s place in history, and he received the usual gunk from Glasser: "He’s going to be judged as someone with integrity, more or less, by history."

March 14, 2016, 11:35 AM EDT

The Washington Post “Fact Checker” should really be turned on his own newspaper. Post writer Dan Zak penned a nasty-gram trashing the recently deceased Nancy Reagan, with this headline on the front of the Style section. “How Nancy Reagan just said no on HIV/AIDS.” Then there was the online headline: “On drugs, Nancy Reagan just said no. On AIDS, she said nothing.”

Zak implied that somehow Mrs. Reagan lifted no fingers on AIDS – and neither did her president’s entire administration.  

March 13, 2016, 4:54 PM EDT

USA Today has a weakness for right-to-die books. In Tuesday’s paper, they promoted NPR talk show host Diane Rehm and her new memoir On My Own. The headline was “Diane Rehm’s piercing memoir of widowhood.” But the book review by Sharon Peters beat around the bush on Rehm's incessant pushing for assisted suicide.

March 12, 2016, 8:25 AM EST

On the libertine Left, one of the most revered “social justice warriors” is the abortionist. “Abortion providers” are revered as living statues of liberty, granting the freedom from being “punished with a baby,” to quote our current president. Entire documentaries celebrate them.

The latest is Trapped, named after the pro-abortion lingo for any law that regulates the abortion industry, or as they spin it, “targeted regulation of abortion providers.” In the Los Angeles Times, Katie Walsh provided the propagandistic ooze:  “These providers embody a remarkable mix of tenacity and tenderness as they comfort patients and attempt to discern and comply with labyrinthine regulations.”

March 11, 2016, 8:23 AM EST

When NPR Morning Edition anchor Steve Inskeep isn’t offering gentle interviews to President Obama and comparing him to Abe Lincoln when interviewing his aides, he goes out and interviews journalists who say that Obama is “the greatest terrorist hunter in the history of the American presidency.”

The journalist was Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, who's written a very long 20,000-word opus on "The Obama Doctrine," and as usual, the president grants access in exchange for gush: 

March 10, 2016, 6:05 PM EST

Multiple political “fact checkers” have weighed in on Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, especially when Hillary Clinton claimed Bernie Sanders “stood with the Minutemen vigilantes in their ridiculous, absurd efforts to quote, ‘hunt down immigrants.’”

What is Mrs. Clinton quoting? Did the Minutemen ever shoot an illegal alien dead? “Hunt down immigrants” surely evokes the notion or murder. AP’s Calvin Woodward took on several “eye-popping” claims about Sanders that Hillary made. He found the language “over the top,” but explained Hillary was right.

March 10, 2016, 11:16 AM EST

Joe Concha at Mediaite reported that The Washington Post dropped (without informing readers) a nasty opening paragraph of its prepared Nancy Reagan obituary by reporter Lois Romano: "Nancy Reagan had an undeniable knack for inviting controversy. There were her extravagant spending habits at a time of double-digit unemployment, a chaotic relationship with her children and stepchildren that could rival a soap-opera plot, and the jaw-dropping news that she had insisted the White House abide by an astrologer when planning the president’s schedule."

March 9, 2016, 4:14 PM EST

On Monday’s Morning Edition, NPR media reporter David Folkenflik traveled to an old and faithful geyser of Donald Trump mockery: the late Spy magazine, the lefty satire rag run by Graydon Carter (now running Vanity Fair magazine) and Kurt Andersen (now hosting the pretentious arts program Studio 60 on NPR stations on the weekends). The magazine debuted in 1986 and died in 1998.

It is true that Spy had a special appetite for mocking Trump to the hilt….but it’s also true that Spy did some rather unforgettable mocking of the other frontrunner in the presidential race, Hillary Clinton. NPR never went there in a seven-minute Trump-bashing segment.

March 8, 2016, 10:29 AM EST

It's in part a lack of resources overseas and part simple disinterest at home, but the American news media act seemingly are out of the business of covering international news, and one of the most neglected international stories is the attempt by ISIS to exterminate and persecute Christians wherever they are.

Instead, our media obsess over the faintest hint of domestic “Islamophobia.” A few weeks ago, The New York Times filed a a national story from Arizona with this incident: “Rania Kanawati, a Syrian immigrant, was walking to her car after Friday Prayer last month at the Islamic Center of Tucson when a beer can landed right behind her, then another one fell by her side.” The headline was “University of Arizona Students Hurl Insults, and Litter, at Mosque in Tucson.” No one was hurt.

March 8, 2016, 9:46 AM EST

The March 14 edition of People magazine carries a surprising article – at least if you’re used to People promoting issues like assisted suicide. The headline was “Surrogacy Nightmare: Whose Babies Are They?”

The subheadline, next to a photo of a very pregnant blonde in a wicker chair, was “Melissa Cook agreed to be a surrogate mom. But then the biological father asked the she abort one of the triplets she was carrying. Now she’s fighting for custody of all three and her legal right to be their mother. Plus: other cases of surrogacy gone wrong.”

March 7, 2016, 2:47 PM EST

In May of 1988, the national media played up revelations from former Reagan chief of staff Donald Regan’s memoir For The Record that Nancy Reagan had employed an astrologer named Joan Quigley to advise her on her husband’s schedule after he was shot. "Reporters flocked to the story like New Agers to a Shirley MacLaine seminar," gushed Newsweek.

Eight years later, another book reported Hillary Clinton was hosting a spiritual "guru" and having conversations with dead historical figures in the White House solarium. All the media could do was feel Hillary's pain and call her a "martyr"....like Joan of Arc.

March 7, 2016, 10:01 AM EST

The New York Post reports that Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who played Bill Cosby’s son Theo Huxtable on The Cosby Show in the 1980s, is playing the race card in the Cosby sex scandal in an interview Monday on the daytime talk show The Real.

“You look at just how the media is playing this whole thing out and I can’t help but think about Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, Stephen Collins, [it’s] very clear the crimes they’ve committed,” Warner, 45, said...“But there is no one that’s calling for Woody’s movies to be pulled off the air.”

March 7, 2016, 6:36 AM EST

On Thursday’s Morning Edition, National Public Radio touted listening to “voices from around the world” and how they think about the American presidential election. They picked communist China, where a woman lectured the NPR audience that Donald Trump’s statements against immigration are “in conflict with American values.”

March 6, 2016, 5:10 PM EST

It's not every day that your hear a leader of the liberal media declare that they oppose "loaded language" in news stories, especially in The New York Times. On Wednesday's All Things Considered, NPR media reporter David Folkenflik explored how lefty sites like Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post openly declare Donald Trump is a liar, racist, and xenophobe. Former Times executive editor Jill Abramson claimed: "I am not one, especially in news stories, to advocate using loaded language."

March 5, 2016, 11:54 AM EST

One-sided propaganda films celebrating abortion doctors are always an easy demonstration of how liberal the nation's leading newspapers are. All their film critics are celebrating a new documentary called Trapped, which was also promoted in a recent John Oliver pro-abortion rant on his HBO "comedy" show.