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
October 29, 2016, 10:41 AM EDT

Ellen DeGeneres loves to say she’s not very political. On April 6 of this year, she started out her show fulminating against an “anti-gay” law in Mississippi.“I’m not a political person, I’m really not,” DeGeneres told her audience. “But this is not politics, this is human rights.”

But on April 11, 2016, donating records show DeGeneres  of Crazy Monkey Inc. in Encino, California,  donated $33,400 to the Democratic National Committee, in addition to 10 donations of $518 each  to ten state Democratic Party organizations:

October 29, 2016, 9:06 AM EDT

The liberals at Esquire magazine asked a question almost no one else is asking in the last weeks of this campaign: “Why Are Influential Celebrities Remaining Silent This Election?” As if anyone is thirsting for more political utterances from people who are best known for their acting or singing or joking? 

Esquire’s Mark Miller was overtaken by panic: “A shockingly large number of Americans are prepared to make a reality TV star the ruler of the free world. Celebrities literally have the attention of millions of adoring fans at their fingertips, and it's hard to deny these people's influence.”

October 28, 2016, 4:52 PM EDT

Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto has been a persistent critic of "nonpartisan" fact-checking websites run by liberal-media veterans. In Wednesday's column, Taranto collected a devastating set of PolitiFact rulings that show how unabashedly mercurcial and political their "Truth-o-Meter" is.

"Everyone’s entitled to his own opinion, but 'fact checkers' think they’re entitled to call their own opinions facts," he wrote. "As the president perpetrated a fraud on American consumers, journalists have often helped him along."

October 28, 2016, 9:48 AM EDT

CNN media reporter Dylan Byers was seriously unhappy that Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi wrote a story about how "objective" reporters are unleashing harsh opinions all over Twitter. Byers went on a five-part Twitter rant about how "poorly executed" this story was -- mostly because these liberal opinions were only demonstrated "clever assessments" or a "well-informed understanding" that Trump's campaign was a strategic disaster.

October 27, 2016, 9:46 PM EDT

NPR’s media correspondent David Folkenflik loves to report negative stories about Fox News, over and over again. Since July 6, he’s filed 16 negative reports on Fox News and the sexual-harassment lawsuits, leading to the departure of longtime boss Roger Ailes.

The least surprising story on Wednesday night’s All Things Considered was Folkenflik enjoying the Tuesday night Fox News fight between Megyn Kelly and Newt Gingrich. Like the other leftists, Folkenflik took the side of Kelly, scorning Gingrich as a finger-wagging old man losing voters for Trump.

October 26, 2016, 3:37 PM EDT

On Wednesday, Time writer Philip Elliott tweeted “Millennials realize Hillary Clinton is a "badass," seem to have broken the Bernie Fever”. The Time article, by Sam Frizell, was headlined “Millennials Finally Find Something to Love in Harder-Edged Hillary Clinton.” Yes, “Finally.” In case you didn’t know Time was impatiently waiting for them to come around.

October 26, 2016, 9:57 AM EDT

NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd has a wife who’s active in Democratic Party strategic communications, and sometimes donates to Democrats. In 2012, Kristian Denny Todd contributed $2,500 to Sen. Tim Kaine. Todd never disclosed this during his three recent Kaine interviews on NBC. But Maverick Mail & Strategies, the firm Mrs. Todd founded in 2007, did heavy lifting for openly socialist Bernie Sanders for President this year. Open Secrets shows a bill for $1.99 million. Todd has never disclosed this business relationship in 11 Sanders interviews this year.

October 25, 2016, 10:46 PM EDT

The Wikileaks email trove is revealing more than the servility of “objective” reporters trying to please Hillary Clinton and her aides. It’s also revealing their press strategy – how they seek to praise reporters, even as they arrogantly stonewall them.

One internal campaign e-mail exchange is salient. It discusses Mrs. Clinton speaking at an a Syracuse University event  handing out the Robin Toner Prize for journalism, named after a deceased liberal New York Times correspondent.

October 24, 2016, 7:13 AM EDT

The Washington Post “Fact Checker” uses a Pinocchio scale to determine how much politicians are lying. In Sunday’s Post, they suggested Donald Trump can be measured in “Benitos” in the article “How fascist is Donald Trump?” On some measurements of fascism, he’s four Mussolinis.

The article’s author is Georgetown historian John McNeill, whose specialty is environmental history (think Al Gore), not European political history. But he wrote “thoughtful people” can agree there’s a lot of fascism in Trump. He concludes he's only "semi-fascist." Try to imagine the Post asking in 2008 "How communist is Obama?"

October 23, 2016, 7:31 AM EDT

In August, The Washington Post reported with some glee that an anarchist collective was mocking Donald Trump with a naked-Trump statue. The headline and the article publicized the anarchists. The headline was "These protesters wanted to humiliate ‘Emperor’ Trump. So they took off his clothes."

But is turnabout fair play? When the naked-Hillary statue arrived in Manhattan, the Post put up this headline on October 19: "Nude Hillary statue vs. nude Trump statue: Fair game or sexist?" Instead of a badly disguised leftist press release, now it was a debate about sexism

October 22, 2016, 9:45 PM EDT

NPR Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon offered an anti-Trump commentary without ever mentioning Trump. But the worst part was hailing Al Gore. "I have a special respect for political losers," Simon said. And Gore earned his respect. So did Hillary Clinton, who "deftly avoided any real response" to scandal charges in the final debate.

October 22, 2016, 1:23 PM EDT

Alex Griswold at Mediaite pointed out that star PBS filmmaker Ken Burns is out on cable television ranting the liberal line again. The program was Amanpour on CNN International after the debate on Thursday. Christiane Amanpour, his fellow Obama enthusiast, was interviewing him about his latest PBS documentary on saving Jews from the Nazis, which they both naturally thought offered Republican parallels.

October 22, 2016, 8:02 AM EDT

In the aftermath of the final presidential debate, some pundits were struck dead that Donald Trump would be so rude as to describe Hillary Clinton as a “nasty woman.” Would you like a lesson in the meaning of hypocrisy? Let's see what their colleagues said about Trump after the debate.

On Comedy Central, host Trevor Noah described Trump this way: A “giant, novelty dildo was on stage behind the podium.” On CBS, Late Show host Stephen Colbert wondered if after the election, “he's just going to wipe his fat ass with the Constitution.”

October 21, 2016, 11:20 PM EDT

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were  harsher than the usual joking pols at Thursday night’s Al Smith Dinner in New York.  Many media outlets accurately reported both threw hard jabs. But NPR tilted to Hillary with the opinionated headline: “At Al Smith Dinner, Donald Trump Turns Friendly Roast Into 3-Alarm Fire.

NPR pop-culture reporter Sam Sanders acknowledged Hillary was throwing “zingers,” but he let the liberal New  York crowd set the stage: Trump was booed, and Hillary was greeted with big laughter.

October 21, 2016, 2:14 PM EDT

On Friday morning, Fox host Brit Hume tweeted about the John Podesta emails hacked by WikiLeaks: “I never imagined you could do a puff piece about Podesta's emails, but @washingtonpost has done it.” The Post turned to left-wing Style writer Dan Zak to take a light approach. Above a picture of Podesta, the tease was “In the insider’s inbox: Political zingers, recipes, honey-do lists, and UFOs.” Below was the headline: “Well the truth is out there now.”

October 20, 2016, 10:32 PM EDT

Former CSI star Marg Helgenberger is doing an acting stint at Arena Stage in Washington DC in The Little Foxes, a play by leftist Lillian Hellman. She granted an interview to the local gay magazine Metro Weekly, and they asked about the election. Helgenberger said she's a longtime Hillary fan, and "It’s just beyond my comprehension how anybody could support a racist misogynist moron like Donald Trump. It’s beyond my comprehension. I mean, he’s a bad guy, you know? He’s a really bad guy."

October 20, 2016, 3:49 PM EDT

While Fox's Chris Wallace has drawn near-universal praise for moderating the final presidential debate, the Hollywood trade paper Variety carried the contrarian headline: "Final Debate: Wallace Misses." TV critic Sonia Soraiya wrote Wallace’s questions “provided some of the most heartfelt responses from her [Hillary] , such as her articulate, emotional statement of purpose on abortion.”

She complained "Wallace’s questions had the effect of equalizing the two candidates, a journalistic tic that is admirable but unhelpful in 2016. Trump’s mendacious statements going unchallenged did not help anyone except Trump himself."

October 19, 2016, 5:53 PM EDT

A hot conservative media topic is the Project Veritas videos exposing Democratic operatives talking about voter fraud and inciting violence at Donald Trump rallies. But “the mainstream media hardly wrote about it,” Donald Trump said. Not only have the videos been ignored by ABC, CBS, and NBC, most of the nation’s most prestigious newspapers haven’t touched it, according to a Nexis search for Project Veritas on Wednesday afternoon.

The following news outlets can be added to the Zero Coverage list so far: The New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and the Chicago Tribune. The PBS NewsHour and NPR transcripts also came up with a zero. The Associated Press was still a zero.

October 19, 2016, 1:02 PM EDT

The Obama-friendly Washington Post touted the last state dinner at the White House with the headline “A glittering fete of Italy’s first couple at the Obamas’ final soiree: VIP list stuffed with Obama insiders at White House for ‘bittersweet’ swan song.” There were a long list of liberal journalists among the “Obama insiders” perhaps getting a thank-you for eight years of service.

Post gossips Helena Andrews-Dyer and Emily Heil gushed this was “like those final weeks of senior year,” and “If there was a collective emotion that defined the night, it would be a mix of joy and pain. Everyone involved in the Obamas’ last black-tie gala felt it.”  Oh, the bittersweet feeling that the Obama era is passing away! Among the media names on the long list of Very Important People to the Obamas:

October 18, 2016, 10:39 PM EDT

On his CNN show Reliable Sources on October 16, host Brian Stelter took the denial of liberal media bias to a new level. In the wake of hundreds of emails underlining media-Democrat collusion, he insisted that every American should deny the evidence.

“In Trump's world, journalists are really just Clinton campaign workers in disguise collaborating with her in an attempt to rig the election. This is not just false, it's ludicrous and it's damaging.” On what planet does this man live?