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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 Pitches Sunny Harry Reid as Force on Gun Control, Downplays His Burial of Assault Weapons Ban

Ugh. Jennifer Steinhauer on the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: "Mr. Reid remains an enigma of sorts in Washington, a quiet force whose voice is often barely audible, who skips Sunday talk ...
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Krugman Credits Cali's Comeback to Fighting 'Fanatical' Conservatives on Tax Hikes

California is making a comeback, says New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, and you'll never guess why: "Unemployment in California remains high, but it’s coming down -- and there’s a ...
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Trip Gabriel's Hostile Trip to a 'White, Ethnic' Enclave of Pennsylvania 'Insensitive' to Illegal Immigrants

New York Times reporter Trip Gabriel sniffs the air in a former Pennsylvania coal town that was among the first to try and "make life difficult for illegal immigrants": "Hazleton evokes the ...
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NYT's Public Editor Thinks Latest Front-Page NYPD Racial Profiling Accusations Overstated

The NYT's liberal public editor faults the latest front-page accusation of racial profiling on the part of the NYPD: "But with its emphasis on one sentence -- without enough context -- and its ...
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End of a Sorry Student Testing Saga for the New York Times and Beverly Hall

A front-page New York Times story by Michael Winerip on indictments in a student testing scandal in Atlanta involving Beverly Hall, former superintendent of that city's predominantly minority ...
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The NY Times' Mortifying Easter Error: 'Resurrection Into Heaven of Jesus, Three Days After He Was Crucified'

A Rome-based reporter for the New York Times manages to botch the meaning of Easter: "Easter is the celebration of the resurrection into heaven of Jesus, three days after he was crucified, the ...

Top 10 for the 10th Anniversary of Times Watch: Presenting the Absolute Worst From the New York Times

Times Watch is marking its 10th anniversary with a Top 10 list of the most important liberal bias we've uncovered. Topics include: Jayson Blair's plagiarism, Howell Raines’ ego-plagued ...
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NY Times Lets 'Visibly Frustrated' Obama 'Sternly' Lecture Congress on Gun Control

The Times sympathetically hypes the gun-control angst of a "visibly frustrated" President Obama: "With resistance to tougher gun laws stiffening in Congress, a visibly frustrated President Obama ...
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Barbaro's Bashing of NYC's GOP Mayoral Candidate Highlights NYT's Double Standards on Religious Mockery

Joseph Lhota is a moderate Republican running for mayor of New York City, but Michael Barbaro's front-page story focuses on an incident from 1999 when he inflamed Manhattan's artsy left-wing ...
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A New York Times Blessing for Gay Activist Lawyer Mary Bonauto, '...a Woman Making History'

Times reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg bestowed a blessing on the "serious and unassuming" Mary Bonauto, a lawyer for Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD): "In Fight for Marriage ...
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Frank Bruni Again Attacks Conservatives Like Palin as 'Wacko Birds' in NYT Column

Former Times White House reporter Frank Bruni leads off his latest column on Sen. Rand Paul by borrowing John McCain's insult of conservatives: "When you’ve got loons the likes of Ted Cruz and ...
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'Extreme Wing' Pro-Lifers Wins in ND, but Civil Unions Means 'Jubilant' Moment for Gays in CO

Only some social issues are divisive in the Plains states at the New York Times. A sour tone permeateda front-page story on North Dakota's strict new abortion laws, which ban abortions based ...
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Billionaire Tries to Buy Legislation, and the New York Times Loves It

Turnabout: New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro praises a billionaire for influencing legislation -- liberal legislation, anyway: "In a telling sign of how much the white-hot demands for ...
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Why Did Bill Clinton Sign DOMA? Sleep Deprivation and '96 Opponent Bob Dole, Suggests NY Times

Why did Democratic president Bill Clinton anger the gay rights movement by signing the Defense of Marriage Act? Blame exhaustion and Bob Dole, suggest Peter Baker: "He had just flown across the ...
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Billionaire Tries to Buy Legislation, and the New York Times Loves It

Turnabout: New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro praises a billionaire for influencing legislation -- liberal legislation, anyway: "In a telling sign of how much the white-hot demands for gun ...
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Former WH Reporter for NY Times Calls CPAC "Aviary for Far-Right 'Wacko Birds'"

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, a former White House reporter for the Times, followed Sen. John McCain in mocking attendees of the latest Conservative Political Action Conference (aka ...
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Former WH Reporter for NY Times Calls CPAC "Aviary for Far-Right 'Wacko Birds'"

From Frank Bruni's Sunday column on gay marriage and the Republican Party: "CPAC, mind you, is no enclave of moderation and reason. It’s more like an aviary for the far-right 'wacko birds' whom ...
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New York Times: 'The Southern Poverty Law Center, Which Fights Intolerance...'

A front-page Times profile of Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, which fights gay marriage legislation, was actually fair until reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg's ...
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NYT Takes Offensively Soft Approach in Obit of Proud Mother of Hamas Killers

The New York Times took an offensively soft approach to the death of the mother of Hamas terrorists who raised her sons to kill Jews: "Mariam Farhat, 64, the 'Mother of Martyrs.'" The text box ...
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Alarmist Enviro Reporter Gillis Hits at 'Climate Deniers,' Compares Them to Creationists

The paper's most alarmist environmental reporter Justin Gillis again compares global warming skeptics to creationists in an unchallenging interview with NPR: "I don't necessarily feel obliged to ...