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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February 5, 2016, 2:49 PM EST

On Sunday night, pro-life activist Jill Stanek returned to her home in the Chicago suburbs to find a Target bag with a cinder block had been thrown through her windown. Taped to the cinder block was a note saying "STOP YOUR PRO-LIFE B---S---."

In an interview with NewsBusters (she used to blog for NB), Stanek agreed "we see growing intolerance on the Left for any socially conservative views. What they see and hear from us is condemnation, blame, 'slut-shaming,' et cetera." If an abortion advocate's home was vandalized, "not only would local press be all over it, so would national press."

February 4, 2016, 7:03 PM EST

One of the perks of having a weekend show on CNN is the ability to recycle your lamest talking points on CNN.com – look no further than Michael Smerconish. Back in 2010, he complained mightily that moderates couldn’t find a spot in the national conversation, that politics is based on the political extremes of talk radio. 

Now in 2016, he's repeating his point, and insisting that conservative hosts really would like to see Hillary Clinton elected, since that would be great grist for their radio shows.

February 3, 2016, 3:37 PM EST

MSNBC weekend host and Wake Forest professor Melissa Harris-Perry had a scary confrontation with a hostile man in Des Moines. He wanted to know why MSNBC would pick her for a show. (Many people might ask this question.) She wrote a blog on how this somehow caused her to think of being raped as a child and maybe this man had come to murder her. Without more of a recreation of the unpleasant conversation -- with just swatches of Nazi references and anger -- it's impossible to know how unglued this accuser was. 

The "safe space" was violated. Her piece began: "I don't know if he was there to kill me."

February 3, 2016, 10:37 AM EST

Brian Sternberg of Variety penned a gushing tribute to Rachel Maddow, cooking the piece exactly to her favorite flavors. She’s wonky, her office is “like a library,” her job is to take the cable-news audience “to graduate school.” She is the “linchpin” of MSNBC’s primetime, which means she has the only show that isn’t the subject of cancellation rumors. She is the “Steph Curry” of cable news?

February 2, 2016, 11:02 PM EST

The results in the Iowa caucuses are a rebuke to the notion that the national media have all the influence over America’s voters. Donald Trump has been the overwhelmingly dominant figure on television news. Even his decision to duck a debate was treated as bigger news than the actual event, and he almost fell to third place in Iowa.

On the Democratic side, when Hillary Clinton entered the race last April, she was presented as an unstoppable colossus, the American royal family returning to its natural place of power and adoration. Time magazine published a nauseating tribute from Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Apple computer genius Steve Jobs, as “one of America’s greatest modern creations." Now she squeezed out a Pyrrhic victory in Iowa.

February 1, 2016, 4:35 PM EST

New York Times political reporter Amy Chozick is once again trying to warm up Hillary Clinton’s bitter-cold image with a Saturday story headlined “Some in Iowa Surprised by Hillary Clinton’s Ease With Faith.” As they have since 1992, liberal journalists play the “Methodist card” when they want to imbue their favorite social-justice warrior with a Christian sparkle.

February 1, 2016, 11:49 AM EST

The left-wing hootenanny that is the Melissa Harris-Perry show went off the rails again on Saturday morning, with the host and her National Public Radio guest somehow comparing illegal aliens in Flint, Michigan to the Underground Railroad and the Fugitive Slave Act. As if someone in America was enslaving the illegal immigrants? 

The topic was the Flint water scandal, a favorite MSNBC obsession. But Harris-Perry and longtime NPR Latino USA host (and radical activist) Maria Hinojosa were freaking out about how illegal aliens don’t want to accept clean water because it might subject them to deportation. They’re leftist enough to blame Team Obama for letting the children of illegal aliens be poisoned. 

January 31, 2016, 5:34 PM EST

Washington Post drama critic Peter Marks made a splash in their Sunday Arts section touting how America's musical-theatre sector is taking on the "nativist wave" coming from Donald Trump. From a revival of West Side Story to the hip-hop Founding Father musical Hamilton, actors are taking to the stage to underscore how American the newest Americans are:

January 30, 2016, 7:58 PM EST

A conservative critic can locate a fascinating ideological subtext in several articles in the Weekend Arts I section of Friday’s New York Times.

That subtext is that the Left’s warnings about impending corporate fascism are forever timely, even as they are wielded by dead Communist screenwriters, 75-year-old hippie folk singers still nostalgic for Vietnam, 70s rock singers who had wrote anthems for the Sandinistas, and cool-tempered crackpots from MIT.

January 30, 2016, 1:21 PM EST

Kevin Drum at Mother Jones highlighted an exchange about Trump overcoverage on Twitter between MSNBC host Chris Hayes and Washington Post economics correspondent Jim Tankersley. Liberals and journalists were disappointed that a network like MSNBC would highlight Trump’s quickly assembled event to compete with the presidential debate. Hayes waved a white flag about the need to fill the public appetite for “spectacle.”

January 30, 2016, 9:39 AM EST

Fr. Mark Hodges at LifeSite News offered an interesting roundup of how leftist websites offered only disgust that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz would offer clean water to residents of Flint, Michigan.

The Cruz campaign gave out bottled water to "Flint women in crisis pregnancy centers, homeless shelters, and low-income high-rise apartment buildings. The campaign also plans to give out bottled water at housing projects and to off-campus college students." But highlighting pregnant women at pro-life centers drove the abortion advocates over the edge:

January 30, 2016, 7:58 AM EST

For a conservative, perhaps nothing in popular culture is more amusing than watching leftist Hollywood beat itself up with the battle cry “Oscars So White.” For a group of people that can’t possibly assemble at awards shows without making egregious displays of what passes for “progressive thought,” this fight over putative racism is as entertaining as the movies themselves. Grab some popcorn.

January 29, 2016, 2:32 PM EST

Comedian Tim Allen, now in a fifth season of his ABC sitcom Last Man Standing, started tongues wagging when he compared the Clintons to herpes in a joke to The Hollywood Reporter.

Allen is a television rarity in that he's taken two sitcoms past the 100-episode mark, and this one is also very rare in its appeal to people who like seeing a little Democrat-bashing in their comedy:

January 29, 2016, 7:29 AM EST

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple isn’t subtle in describing an exodus of top staffers from Politico. His headline is “Politico Implodes.” It sounds like an internal battle with the boss, Robert Allbritton, as Politico seeks to expand its reach.

"In what can be described only as a cataclysm in Beltway media, CEO Jim VandeHei is leaving Politico, the eight-year-old politics website that shook up Washington journalism...And in what can be described only as a mega-cataclysm, Politico Chief White House correspondent Mike Allen is joining VandeHei in rushing toward the exits of Politico’s Rosslyn headquarters."

January 28, 2016, 2:15 PM EST

The Washington Post is puffing leftist NPR host Diane Rehm again in Thursday’s paper. Online, the headline was “Diane Rehm’s next act: Using her famed voice to fight for the good death.” That’s a clever spin for assisted suicide. “The public radio icon will step away from the mic to champion the right to die, the subject of a new memoir.”

As usual for “public radio icons,” Post reporter Karen Heller couldn't locate any Rehm critics.

January 27, 2016, 11:52 AM EST

CNN’s kid-glove treatment of the Democratic presidential candidates at Monday night’s “town hall” didn’t stop when the event ended. The CNN “Reality Check” team went about doing a fact scrub, and proclaimed that every claim they investigated was true. Six were rated “True,” and two were “Mostly True.”

This is not the way the CNN “Reality Check” team handled the last GOP presidential debate on January 14 (which aired on Fox Business). Three claims were rated “True,” one was “Mostly True,” and two were “True, but misleading.” Eight were “False.” One was just dismissed as “It’s complicated.” So Democrat ratings were 100 percent positive, and Republican ratings were 66 percent negative.

January 26, 2016, 10:33 PM EST

Just a couple of weeks after CNN happily acquiesced to a quickly improvised “town hall” meeting for President Obama to promote gun control, they once again agreed with the Democrats to provide a “town hall” event with Iowa voters. It was not a debate, where the candidates would spar, but an orderly event to allow all three candidates to promote themselves for a half hour.

In her half hour, Hillary Clinton demonstrated once again that any question about her dishonesty on the Clinton scandals can be brushed over with her usual bucket of whitewash.

January 25, 2016, 11:50 AM EST

Politico’s Glenn Thrush was granted a 30-minute interview with President Obama, perhaps because the dominant issue was gauzy nostalgia over how awesome Obama was on the trail in 2008. It carried the flavor of the “Chris Farley Show” skit on Saturday Night Live. “Remember when you said you were Hope and Change. That was awesome.”

Thrush told the president that covering Hillary Clinton wasn’t great: “I was with her for 18 months in 2007 and 2008. It was the Bataan Death March.” He and other reporters had “candidate envy,” because Hillary’s events weren’t as dazzling.

January 25, 2016, 8:30 AM EST

Sen. Ted Cruz was interviewed Sunday on the Fox News program Mediabuzz, and host Howard Kurtz suggested that Cruz bashes the media to gain favor with his conservative base. Cruz stunned Kurtz a little by insisting that the "mainstream media" is a pile of "partisan liberal Democrats...almost without exception."

"Any Republican who is running should not be confused and think that the mainstream media are our friends," he said. "They are partisans. They wake up every day fighting for liberal political agendas. The New York Times wants Hillary Clinton to be the next president, and every day from now until the election, they're going to push stories advancing that."

January 24, 2016, 5:19 PM EST

NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd conducted a pretty soft interview with Hillary Clinton on Sunday, especially the way he let Mrs. Clinton get away with suggesting there is no e-mail scandal and “I cannot control what the Republicans leak,” as if the Inspector General of the State Department is some kind of Republican plant.

Todd left it for the end of the interview, and only asked her if she was “concerned” – the softest possible way of putting it, not the Tim Russert way.