Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis
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.
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The erupting charges of “attempted rape” against Brett Kavanaugh when he was 17 show just how shameless the Democrats and the “Facts First” media have become. They are promoting charges where the accuser can’t remember when or where it happened. That is enough to stop a Supreme Court nomination?
Bob Woodward is giving one set of answers to "mainstream" media Trump-haters and something different to more conservative sources. Ian Schwartz at Real Clear Politics reported that on his radio show Hugh Hewitt asked Woodward in all his investigations for his book Fear, did he find evidence of collusion in the 2016 campaign between Trump and the Russians? No.
Republican John Cox is the dictionary definition of an underdog in the California governor's race against liberal Democrat Gavin Newsom. On average, he's down 29 points in the polls. So why are the "fact checkers" focusing on him? Bill Zeiser, editor of the Real Clear Politics Fact Check Review, noted both PolitiFact and The Washington Post are trying to pick apart Cox's claims.
Hollywood continues to be rocked by Ronan Farrow articles in The New Yorker unfurling charges against powerful men, accusing them of sexual harassment and assault. The latest piece includes a second passel of accusers against CBS CEO Les Moonves, who seemed to have survived a first salvo in July. This time, Moonves is being slowly lowered into a year-long consulting gig after new and nauseating on-the-record accounts from six women.
FoxNews.com asked MRC president and founder Brent Bozell for an opinion piece on the unfolding news about Google's left-wing culture, and how it leaks into their products, especially after Trump won the 2016 election. On Friday, it's on the Fox News home page.
MSNBC host Joy Reid and CNN commentators Angela Rye and Symone Sanders are adding their TV star power to the Congressional Black Caucus and their annual legislative conference in the nation's capital. “Every single day in 2018, we’re experiencing the trauma of powerful people in institutions working diligently to demolish civil rights protections, diminish the advancements we’ve made as a people, and destroy our collective ability to achieve purpose,” CNN political commentator Angela Rye announced in a promotional video.
It's the fall campaign season, so it's not surprising that PolitiFact is going to start providing the liberal spin to evaluate Republican campaign ads. On Monday, they threw a "Mostly False" rating at Rep. Martha McSally in the U.S. Senate race. Yes, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema wore a pink tutu to "No War" protests, but "we found no evidence of her disparaging troops."
Twenty years after he recommended to Congress that President Clinton be impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice, Kenneth Starr has written a book about it. Surely, with the passage of time and many other books exploring the Lewinsky affair and the other Clinton scandals, Starr can be treated with dignity and respect. Back then, he faced ABC’s Diane Sawyer calling his Starr Report “demented pornography, pornography for Puritans.” Twenty years later, nothing has changed.
It's clear someone at Time magazine wasn't a Nancy Pelosi fan when she was Speaker of the House. During her tenure as Speaker from 2007 to 2011, Pelosi didn’t make the cover, but Sarah Palin did....three times. In the fall of 2018, Pelosi has finally arrived inside the red frame....as the news magazine fades in relevance. Molly Ball's cover story was full of gauzy prose about What She Means.
The Washington Post published a long advertisement for Bob Woodward's new book Fear on Sunday. Well, to be more precise, the Post printed a book review by former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson that sounded like an advertisement. It won't be surprising to see Abramson making the book's cover in later printings with her praise: "Woodward is truth's gold standard."
Beth Baumann at Townhall reported leftist filmmaker Michael Moore brought along David Hogg and other Parkland High liberal activists to the premiere of his new anti-Trump documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, designed to mobilize the Left to vote in the midterms, comes out on September 21. Hogg told the Canadian crowd they needed to get out and vote -- oops -- and then he said "I think Canadians can donate to political campaigns in the United States." Um, wrong-o.
New York Times columnist David Brooks expressed public disagreement with his editorial-page bosses on Friday night's All Things Considered on NPR. He didn't directly mock their choice to publish an anonymous "senior administration official" bragging about how they keep President Trump in check from his worst impulses. He just mocked the official: "It was a stupid act. You know, if you're going to be protecting the president from himself, don't tell him. And so, you know, it's going to make him be much more erratic and much more willful in the face of White House aides."
It is hard to fathom some people support Nike's decision to make former NFL star Colin Kaepernick the center of a new advertising campaign. That’s right, the guy who wore socks with cops as pigs, wore a pro-Castro T-shirt and then said Cuba was a better country than America. He said our country was founded on slavery and the “genocide of Native Americans.”
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has done what Supreme Court nominees have long done at confirmation hearings, declined to testify specifically about how they would rule on matters before the court. The New York Times headline on Thursday was "Kavanaugh Ducks Questions on Presidential Powers and Subpoenas." But when Obama nominee Elena Kagan responded in the same fashion during her 2010 hearings, this was the New York Times headline: "Kagan Follows Precedent by Offering Few Opinions."
Apparently, a weekly show on NBC and a nightly show on MSNBC weren't large enough platforms for Chuck Todd to complain about troublesome conservatives, so he's written an article for the liberal magazine The Atlantic titled “It’s Time for the Press to Stop Complaining – And to Start Fighting Back.” Mr. Todd should just retract this bungling mess.
At almost the same moment as Chuck Todd, former ABC News star Ted Koppel has penned an op-ed on how Trump is ruining the media’s reputation for The Washington Post. The headline online was “Trump has drawn much of the media into a distortion of their traditional roles.” Supposedly, Trump has loosened the "strictures of objectivity" everyone had been closely observing.
CNN media analyst Brian Stelter returned from vacation practically glowing over a new anti-conservative jeremiad by NBC's Chuck Todd in The Atlantic, a magazine that endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016. "Chuck Todd is urging all of us to recognize what anti-media manipulators are doing – and respond accordingly."
Since it's a slow media-bias day on Labor Day, it's a good time to suggest our in-house video team at MRCTV offers amazing and funny videos about the media. For example, they collected a pile of times that liberals on cable news used varying types of "monkey" expressions, and apparently none of them are racist, even when they refer to black people in politics. As long as you're on the Left, you get a pass.
Lawyers for CBS News are aggressively distancing the "Tiffany network" from the #MeToo sleaze factor, demanding that they be let out of the lawsuit filed by three women who accused Charlie Rose of sexual harassment. CBS insists they aren't responsible for any of their morning anchor's "Crusty Paw" behavior toward employees...because they weren't CBS employees.
Liberals had a "scary thought" when Donald Trump Jr. said he'd love to see Silicon Valley conservatives "start" a new social media platform. Don Jr. said if that were to happen he'd "help promote the platform and be all over that." Mike Allen of Axios confessed that idea scared him, writing, "Imagine tribal news delivered via tribal pipes. And, as one mischievous Trump adviser told us, imagine the president moving his Twitter show to that network."