Tim Graham

Director of Media Analysis
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Wash Post Tops Front Page With Protest of...176 People

Hard-left "anti-war" protesters topped the front of The Washington Post on Wednesday and drew most of an inside page. It wasn't until paragraph 25 that the Post admitted they only counted 176 ...

NPR's Schorr: ObamaCare Would 'Save Many Lives,' So Why Fuss Over Aliens?

On Wednesday, NPR "senior news analyst" Daniel Schorr insisted nationalized health care "would save many lives," and all those rumbles from the right about providing taxpayer-subsidized abortions ...

Ombudsman: NPR Was Big on Ted Kennedy Stories, Not Chappaquiddick

NPR ombudsman Alicia Shepard reported NPR offered 53 stories on Ted Kennedy's death in the first five days. "But on that first day, in the 23 on-air stories, only one mentioned the name Mary Jo ...

Dan Rather to Headline $200-a-Person Fundraiser for Far-Left 'Nation' Magazine

Former CBS anchor Dan Rather will speak at a $200-a-person fundraising event for the hard-left Nation magazine in New York on September 23. The Nation's website advertises: "Meet Dan Rather, Jane ...

Huff-Po Wonders If Mary Jo Kopechne Would 'Feel It Was Worth It'

Writing at the Huffington Post, Discover magazine deputy web editor Melissa Lafsky, who formerly worked on the New York Times's Freakonomics blog, wondered about the drowned Mary Jo Kopechne's ...

Chris Matthews Designates Obama as a Kennedy: 'Barack Is Now the Last Brother'

MSNBC host Chris Matthews appeared three times on Wednesday's Today show to lionize Sen. Ted Kennedy, and twice he promoted Barack Obama as the "last brother" of the Kennedy political dynasty. He ...

On NBC, PBS Star Faults Obama for Moderation, Denounces Town Hall 'Hate'

On Sunday's Meet the Press, NBC matched Joe Scarborough on the right with PBS talk-show host Tavis Smiley on the left. Smiley declared President Obama was too moderate, and the town hall meetings ...

Britons vs. Conservative 'Distortions'?

In a one-sided news story, Times London reporter Sarah Lyall laments conservative "distortion" of Britain's National Health Service, after editorializing in favor of the NHS: "I applaud a system ...

Times Blog Post: Katie Couric Reads News Naked?

A blogging freelancer recalls his shock at a Photoshopped picture of Katie Couric delivering the news bottomless. How did the museum beat writers miss that?

Mike Hale Describes 'Kindler, Gentler, More Conservative' Bias of 60 Minutes

A Times TV writer finds the CBS show was "more conservative" than leftist comedians and Canadian agitprop shows in the Sixties.

Bill Moyers Indicts Limbaugh, Others for 'Inciting Riots in the Public Mind'

PBS omnipresence Bill Moyers unleashed his anger at Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talk radio hosts on Friday night's Bill Moyers Journal, suggesting they "scream like martyrs being ...

Who Fills the Cronkite Void? ABC Reporter Says Michelle Obama

The Washington Post's Style section conducted a survey of who could fill the most-trusted void left behind by Walter Cronkite. A series of liberal-media heroes were named, but several people just ...

Krugman on Colbert: Bushies Were Stupid, Crazy

Columnist Paul Krugman on The Colbert Report: "[People in the White House] understand what the problems of the economy are. You know, as I say, they're not stupid, they're not crazy, which is a ...

Bill Keller Says His Journalists Love Their Country Too

The suddenly ubiquitous Times editor sits down with Time magazine and gets a few hardballs from readers, including this one: "The Times had no problem leaking state secrets, claiming the truth ...

NBC Ignored Pro-Life March, But Hailed Greenpeace Banner Stunt at Mt. Rushmore

In January, NBC News ignored the thousands of pro-lifers who came to Washington for the annual March for Life. But Brian Williams hailed 12 hard-left Greenpeace activists illegally hanging a ...

Vietnam, Still a 'Futile War'

Reporter Tim Weiner couldn't quite bring himself to note that the enemy was "communist" - unless he was describing an exaggerated threat.

WaPo Editor Compares 'Most Effective' Henry Waxman to Ted Williams, King David

Washington Post associated editor Robert Kaiser reviewed a new book by ultraliberal Rep. Henry Waxman, lauding the legislator as comparable to baseball star Ted Williams and biblical hero King ...

CNN Anchor: 'Elitist' to Disdain Overcoverage of Michael Jackson

CNN daytime anchor Don Lemon asserted on Sunday's Reliable Sources that claims that the media are overcovering Michael Jackson are "elitist." He twice saluted Jackson as an "accidental civil ...

Are Black Female Reporters In The Tank for Michelle? 'Fabulously'

Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz reported Thursday on black females on the Michelle Obama beat, and whether their shared race and gender produces gauzier coverage. "Indeed, most write ...

Networks Mostly Mute on Democratic Scandals

ABC, CBS and NBC Air 49 Stories on GOP Governor's Sex Life, But Ignore Democratic Corruption