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Clay Waters

Clay Waters is director of Times Watch, a division of the Media Research Center (MRC) that tracks the liberal bias of the New York Times. You can follow Times Watch on Twitter and Facebook.

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NYT's Peters Still Thunderstruck By GOP's Ridiculous, Doomed Attempts to Repeal Obamacare

Jeremy Peters again mocks the House GOP's long-shot attempts to repeal Obamacare: One by one, they queued up in the aisles of the House of Representatives, eager for their one minute to unload ...
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NYT's Peters Hits 'Waste of Time' Obama-Care Repeal Votes and GOP's 'Myopic Focus' on Deficits

Times reporter Jeremy Peters is not pleased with the House Republican votes to repeal Obama care, dismissing them as a waste of time and a mere "Republican rite of passage," and in a time of $16 ...
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NYT: In Burgeoning Scandals, Is Obama 'Buffeted by Partisanship and Forces Beyond his Control'?

The emerging scandals covering the White House are not all Obama's responsibility, suggests Jeremy Peters: "The challenges underscore a paradox about the 44th president. He presides over a ...
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NYT's Parker: Poor Jilted Obama 'Wined and Dined' the 'Bad Date' GOP Congress, Gotten 'Nothing in Return'

Congressional reporter Ashley Parker, almost ignoring the burgeoning scandals overwhelming the White House this week, focused on poor abandoned Obama in a nytimes.com clip: "I mean, if I were him, ...
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NYT's Weisman Emphasizes Harsh GOP Partisanship Over Actual Obama Scandal Details on Benghazi, IRS

Times reporter Jonathan Weisman keeps his journalistic priorities in order -- harsh Republican partisanship over the substance of their actual accusations: "President Obama, facing re-energized ...
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Bruni the Clueless? NYT Columnist Mocks 'Clueless' Americans and 'Mean' Justice Scalia, But Botches Poll Facts

Columnist Frank Bruni: "....about 65 percent of us can’t name a single Supreme Court justice. Not the chief one, John Roberts. Not the mute one, Clarence Thomas. Not even the mean one, ...
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NY Times Public Editor: Soft IRS, Benghazi Coverage Lends Credence to Conservative Criticism

Public editor Margaret Sullivan criticized her paper's soft coverage of the Obama scandals in Benghazi and the Internal Revenue Service: "Many on the right -- as noted last week in my blog posts ...
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NYT's Gillis, Writing Under False Headline, Rants Against Warming Skeptics With 'Little Scientific Credibility'

An unusual two-column lead headline tried to stir up global warming fears: "Heat-Trapping Gas Passes Milestone, Raising Fears." Catchy headline; too bad it's false, according to the Los Angeles ...
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IRS Apologizes for Politically Motivated Tea Party Scrutiny Once Applauded By NY Times Editorial Page

The Times deemphasized the IRS scandal to focus on how the GOP would try to use it for political advantage: "...Republicans fanned out on the political talk shows on Sunday to express outrage ...
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After Editor's Lecture, New York Times Still Framing Benghazi Through Partisan Prism

Once again, the New York Times takes the national security scandal over Benghazi and tries to reduce it to a partisan Republican issue: "For months, House Republicans have been pressing Mr. ...
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NY Times' Weisman Hails Wisdom of Harry Reid's 'Shallow' Attack on Republican Debt Bill

And Reid should know. Reporter Jonathan Weisman approvingly quotes the ultra-partisan Democratic Senate leader's reaction to a Republican bill that would pay U.S. creditors before funding the ...
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It's 'Clear' to NYT's Calmes: GOP Calls for 'Austerity,' Deficit Reduction 'Is a Drag' on Economy

White House correspondent Jackie Calmes continues to paint the myth of moderate Barack Obama combatting the reckless "austerity" of Republicans: "In all this time, the president has fought ...
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South Korean Led by 'Strongman' and 'Steely Conservative,' But North Korean Dictator Just a 'Young New Leader'

Soft labeling of Communist dictators has been a historical problem for the New York Times. Mark Landler and David Sanger described the late South Korea president Park Chung-Hee as a ...
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NY Times Puts Benghazi Hearings in Lead Slot, Finds Both Obama 'Intimidation' and 'Political Spectacle'

A lead Times story on the Benghazi congressional hearings admitted that they "offered an unbecoming view of political supervision and intimidation inside the Obama administration," but also ...
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NYT Public Editor Says Paper Playing Down Benghazi; Dismissive Hearing Coverage Vindicates Her Concern

The New York Times' public editor criticizes her paper's Benghazi coverage: "...my sense is that, starting last fall, The Times has had a tendency to both play down the subject, which has ...
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NYT's Maureen Dowd Compares Air Force Officer Charged with Sexual Battery to Clarence Thomas

New York Times columnist and former reporter Maureen Dowd offensively roped Clarence Thomas into her column on the arrest on sexual battery charges of Jeffrey Krusinski, the Air Force officer ...
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Maureen Dowd Compares Air Force Officer Charged With Sexual Battery to Clarence Thomas

Maureen Dowd actually compares an Air Force officer accused of sexual battery to Anita Hill's unproven accusations against Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas: "There was a fox-in-the-henhouse ...
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NYT Public Editor Says Paper Playing Down Benghazi; Dismissive Hearing Coverage Vindicates Her Concern

The New York Times' public editor criticizes her paper's Benghazi coverage: "...my sense is that, starting last fall, The Times has had a tendency to both play down the subject, which has ...
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Dyspeptic NYT Critic Faults PBS Documentary on Constitution for Wasting Gas, Noisy Motorcycles

Cranky New York Times TV critic Neil Genzlinger dislikes the noise made by a traveling documentary on the Constitution: "And when did Mr. Sagal’s vehicle of choice, a motorcycle, morph into a ...
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10th Anniversary of Jayson Blair Scandal, Which Was as 'World-Class' as the NY Times Itself

To the New York Times' liberal readership and editors, the reputation hit resulting from reporter Jayson Blair's fabrications and plagiarism can't match the shame of Judy Miller's overly credulous ...