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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November 22, 2015, 9:08 AM EST

The Latin Grammy awards on Thursday night came with an anti-Donald Trump protest. The Guadalajara-based pop-rock band Mana performed a song with San Jose-based Los Tigres del Norta called "Somos Más Americanos" ("We Are More American") and then unfurled a banner that read "Latinos unidos no voten por los racistas [Latinos, united, don't vote for the racists]."

Rolling Stone elaborated: "The Maná-covered Tigres del Norte ballad appears in Cama Incendiada, Maná's Latin Grammy-winning 2015 record for Best Pop/Rock Album. 'I want to remind the gringo that I didn't cross the border, the border crossed me,' goes the Spanish-language song against a menacing polka beat. 'America was born free, but the man divided it / They drew the line so I could cross it, and then call me an invader.'"

November 21, 2015, 10:14 PM EST

In an interview with TheWrap.com, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd attacked Hollywood as a “sick society” that claims to be liberal, but fails to treat women as equals in the movie biz. Dowd cited the “shocking statistic” that in 2013 and 2014 only 1.9 percent of the directors of the 100 top-grossing films were women. Then she compared Hollywood to other “sick societies” like Saudi Arabia, and the Catholic Church. "If you exclude the hearts and minds of women, you get warped. That’s what happened to Hollywood.”

November 21, 2015, 7:41 AM EST

The Public Broadcasting Service isn’t really a representative of the Public, as everyone should know. It’s the defender of liberal elite opinion, no matter what the polls say. This week, the polls are stacking up against President Obama on his ISIS policy and his Syrian-refugee policy. But the PBS NewsHour stands with Obama and in horror at the current Republican Party.

Both liberal Mark Shields and fake-conservative David Brooks agreed Friday night that today’s GOP presidential candidate are horrendous, especially compared to how George W. Bush now looks like Abe Lincoln now on Islam.

November 21, 2015, 7:32 AM EST

When Islamic terrorist attacks cause mass casualties, like the horrific events in Paris, it's all well and good to preach the obvious that ISIS killers don't represent all Muslims, any more than the Nazis represented all the German people. But what is wholly unacceptable is any attempt to drag Christianity into a moral-equivalency game with radical Islam.

The leftist comedians really should have stopped this gunk when Rosie O'Donnell announced on The View nine years ago that "Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America" because the United States was at war in Iraq.

November 20, 2015, 4:28 PM EST

Washington Post Style section columnist Lonnae O’Neal sounded almost intentionally clueless about Charlie Sheen’s admission he’s HIV-positive. “Bipolar disorder, my husband guessed. Yes, or perhaps schizophrenia, I said.”

But he showed up on NBC and announced it’s an STD, and O’Neal is stunned. “My reaction was swift and twofold. First: What!? HIV hadn't even crossed my mind.”

November 19, 2015, 12:37 PM EST

The women's fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar is one of several periodicals rushing to re-purpose interviews by HBO star Lena Dunham with her feminist favorites. They just posted Dunham's interview with the radical heroine Gloria Steinem, who's plugging her new book, complete with a dedication to her abortionist in the 1950s as a "hero." That's the word both Dunham and Steinem employed.

November 19, 2015, 7:44 AM EST

If Donald Trump were demanding comedians stop making fun of him – even demanding videos be removed from the Internet and asking for personal phone numbers to intimidate the comedians to cease and desist – would that be a news story? Odds are very high. But the Judicial Watch blog says Hillary Clinton’s people have demanded the comedy club the Laugh Factory take down a brief video of Hillary jokes and asked for phone numbers of the comedians. Will the media breathe a word?

November 17, 2015, 11:01 PM EST

After seven years of media adoration, President Obama was stunned and prickly. At a press conference in Antalya, Turkey, American reporters kept asking him why he was declaring his anti-ISIS strategy was working, when clearly it isn’t. NBC’s Chuck Todd found Obama “extremely defensive and almost not yet realizing that many of the reporters in that room, they're channeling the public in this case.”

For seven years, we’ve watched the White House press corps channel Obama back to Obama. But this time, on the heels of the Paris massacre, they were in a state of disbelief at this man’s surly, arrogant, petulant performance.

November 17, 2015, 11:17 AM EST

The fact-checking of presidential debates by NPR remains uneven. At the last Republican debate, NPR assigned three reporters to “correct” four GOP claims. On Sunday night, NPR assigned only Danielle Kurtzleben to assess one claim, by Hillary Clinton, and she asserted it was pretty much okay.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press fact check found Mrs. Clinton made a claim about gun deaths that was "highly exaggerated" and “appears to be unsupported on all counts.” NPR never located that one.

November 16, 2015, 11:02 PM EST

Here's a recent interview that looks sillier after the Paris attacks. Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe on November 11, liberal Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein attempted to lecture Senator Lindsey Graham about the threat posed by ISIS and wildly asserted that gun violence in America was a greater threat than terrorists.

“There are vastly more people in this country who die from guns than from terrorism,” Stein said as Graham talked over him. “Why isn’t that more of an existential threat than terrorism? There are vastly, vastly more people who die in this country because of guns. Right? I mean the numbers are there.”

November 16, 2015, 12:02 PM EST

In the latest iteration of “Caitlyn” Jenner discrimination, the Los Angeles Times reports Jenner asked for tickets to the Democratic debate in Des Moines on Saturday night, but was denied by the president of CBS News himself.

“Caitlyn Jenner, who as Bruce Jenner was a Drake Relays champion in 1976, was in Des Moines visiting the university campus with her reality show producers,” the Times reports “Although a Republican, she asked for a ticket to the debate.”

November 16, 2015, 8:30 AM EST

Can prominent liberal journalists ever get their brain around the idea that conservatives are sincere and not cynical when they protest liberal media bias? Ben Carson has repeatedly made the point that his memoirs are being nitpicked at a much higher rate than Hillary Clinton's or Barack Obama's. But New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet suggested to Charlie Rose on PBS he doesn't really "believe" that. Carson's being "disingenous," pandering to right-wingers.

November 15, 2015, 5:19 PM EST

The November 16 issue of Time carried a book excerpt from former Newsweek editor Jon Meacham’s new book lauding former president George H.W. Bush – especially in contrast to "divisive" and unreasonable right-wingers like Newt Gingrich.

The headline was “The fractious GOP tormenting Jeb Bush took shape during the presidency of his father.” Uh, “tormenting”? Can’t there just be a debate? Or would Time suggest Bernie Sanders is “tormenting” Hillary Clinton from the left right now?

November 15, 2015, 7:58 AM EST

Washington Post movie critic Ann Hornaday disclosed a bit too much Friday about the power trip that media elitists go on to save the world from evil -- in this case, the Catholic Church. "For journalists, watching Spotlight's meticulous portrayal of their vocation is a surpassingly gratifying experience, one that former Baltimore Sun reporter David Simon, at the film's local premiere in September, only half-facetiously compared to watching porn."

November 14, 2015, 5:11 PM EST

The prayer-haters aren't just writing from Canada. At the leftist blog the Daily Kos, the diarist known as "1lan" wrote about "When 'prayer' is the problem." You see, religion -- all religion -- should be held responsible when radical Muslims commit terrorism. He can't stand the social media being stuffed with calls for and mentions of prayer for Paris: "Aren't people like you the source of the problem?"

November 14, 2015, 10:46 AM EST

Canadian conservative Ezra Levant took to Twitter after the Paris attacks to remind the world that the state-run Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has a policy of not employing the words “terrorism” or “terrorist” since “the use of the word can be highly politicized and therefore it is preferable that there be a consistent practice to be as specific as possible in describing an event without labelling it.”

But on October 1 of this year, the same staffers and the ombudsman defended the use of the terms “xenophobes” and “haters” by longtime CBC journalist Michael Enright on the program The Sunday Edition to describe those resisting any plan to accept thousands of Syrian refugees. That's not "highly politicized"?

November 14, 2015, 8:00 AM EST

The actor Bryan Cranston is now making the interview rounds promoting his new movie lionizing the Hollywood communist Dalton Trumbo. As one should always expect when the Hollywood Left starts talking about the blacklist, the communists were the First Amendment heroes. The movie Trumbo, Cranston told CNN’s Jake Tapper, is about resisting “the lessening of the First Amendment or the oppression of it.”

Ironically, Cranston said these words at the end of a November 9 program that began with a mob at the University of Missouri driving out a president and a chancellor over wild allegations of racist epithets and restroom swastikas with little or no hard evidence.

November 13, 2015, 11:03 PM EST

On a journalists’ roundtable on Friday’s Diane Rehm Show on National Public Radio, as they discussed Saturday’s Democratic debate, New York Times reporter Gardiner Harris broke out the trash talk, that Bernie Sanders will never, ever win:  

HARRIS: Bernie has zero chance here, Diane. I'm sorry. He may have a chance in Iowa and in New Hampshire, because he does well among white liberals. He does disastrously among a huge core constituency of the Democratic Party, which is people of color. Hillary kills him on those things."

November 12, 2015, 10:34 PM EST

Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence is the latest movie star to regret coming from a red state. In an interview with gay writer Jonathan Van Meter for a cover story in Vogue, Lawrence brought up Kim Davis, described as the “infamous” county clerk who resisted issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Lawrence called her that “lady who makes me embarrassed to be from Kentucky.”

She goes into a rant about “all those people holding their crucifixes, which may as well be pitchforks, thinking they’re fighting the good fight. I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are.”

November 12, 2015, 1:58 PM EST

NPR’s Morning Edition broke out a fact-check on the Republicans’ Fox Business debate on Wednesday morning. Did NPR do a fact-check on the first Democratic debate on October 13? Not really. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were never questioned on the facts. They call their segment "Break It Down," but apparently it breaks down before the leading Democrats can be challenged.