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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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Obama Delivered 'Clearly a Historic Speech' in Israel, NY Times Journalists Gush

Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren loved Obama's speech in Israel before a left-wing audience demanding more rights for Palestinians and an end to the "occupation": "And it was a lot of warmth ...
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Say Again? New York Times Book Critic Faults Fox News for Political Slant

Pot, kettle, as New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani faults Fox News for political bias: "[Chafets]....doesn’t ask his subject many tough questions about Fox News’s incestuous ...
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NYT's Eduardo Porter Finds Ideal 'Model' for Reducing Pollution: The Great Recession

Economics columnist Eduardo Porter saves the punch line of "A Model for Reducing Emissions" forparagraph nine, when he revealed that the "model" is economic recession: "But the main reasons are ...
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NY Times Calls Tiny Sequestration Cuts to 'Vital' Programs 'the Worst,' Hurtful to Economic Growth

The original online headline to a budget legislation story likely captured what reporters Jonathan Weisman and Annie Lowrey wanted to say: "Plan That Would Spare Vital Programs Is Expected to ...
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Sen. Reid Blames Marines Deaths on Sequester, New York Times Stays Silent

The New York Times reported on the tragic death of seven Marines on a training exercise in Nevada. But reporters Eric Schmitt and Timothy Williams selectively quoted Democratic Majority leader ...
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The New York Times Stands With Rand -- On Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants, Anyway

Ashley Parker and Michael Shear stand with Rand, at least on immigration: "Republican sentiment for a more liberal immigration policy has been building in the aftermath of last year’s election. ...
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Say Again? NY Times Book Critic Faults Fox News for Political Slant

Pot, kettle, as Times book critic Michiko Kakutani faults Fox News for political bias: "[Chafets]....doesn’t ask his subject many tough questions about Fox News’s incestuous relationship with ...
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New York Times Gushes Over Colorado's 'Popular, Data-Driven' Gun Control Governor

Jack Healy: "Eight months later, [Colorado Gov. John] Hickenlooper is poised to sign some of the toughest new gun control laws in the nation, capping a journey that has transformed a popular, ...
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NY Times' Bruni Mocked for Urging Pope to 'Dwell Less in the Bedroom, More in the Soup Kitchen'

James Taranto at the Wall Street Journal cracked on Times columnist Frank Bruni for urging the new pope to "dwell less in the bedroom, more in the soup kitchen." Last week Bruni guest-hosted the ...
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NYT Mag Cover Story Admires Stone-Throwing Palestinian Protests in a West Bank Village

The 8,000-word New York Times magazine cover by Ben Ehrenreich is an admiring profile of purportedly "non-violent" protests put on by the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. Among the striking ...
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NYT's Michael Luo Confidently Asserts Gun Restrictions on Violent Men Would Have Saved Lives

Michael Luo's front-page investigation invests a lot of hope in government restrictions on firearm possession for men threatening their families: "For all its rage and terror, the episode might ...
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NY Times Magazine Remembers the 'Patriotic Fatwa' Against the Dixie Chicks

"Since the corporate consolidation enabled by the Telecommunications Act of 1996, country radio has been dominated by the format-homogenizing influence and right-wing politics of Clear ...
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NYT's Weisman Wonders Why GOP Won't Just Capitulate After Obama Win: "What Are Elections For?"

Times reporter Jonathan Weisman can't believe it: "Republicans in the House and Senate are standing firmly in the way of Mr. Obama’s second-term agenda, with a message that is striking when ...
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As North Korea Threatens, New York Times Avoids Obama's Missile Defense Flip-Flop

The New York Times story on the Pentagon's responding to North Korea's latest belligerence by deploying additional ballistic missile interceptors along the Pacific coast led Saturday's paper. But ...
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Headline Duel at NYT: 'Divisions Fester' at CPAC, But Business as Usual at Lefty Netroots Nation

There was nothing but festering distress and especially "division" on the right at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference held last week, at least according to the New York Times. ...
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NYT: Praise for New Pope 'Tempered by Criticism of Him for His Hard-line Conservative Views'

NYT's Simon Romero from Buenos Aires on the new pope: "...the praise was tempered by criticism of him for his hard-line conservative views on a range of issues, including gay rights and ...
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'Liberal Intellectual' Chris Hayes's 'Well-Regarded...Thoughtful' MSNBC Show Hailed by NYT's Brian Stelter

Times media reporter Brian Stelter piles on the praise for left-wing MSNBC host Chris Hayes, who is moving up the ranks: "Mr. Hayes, a liberal intellectual who has hosted a well-regarded weekend ...
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NYT's Kim Severson Chides 'Fat' Mississippians for Rejecting Food Regulations

Atlanta bureau chief Kim Severson mocks Mississippians: "To that end, the people who govern the state with the highest rate of obesity in the nation have passed a bill saying that any law that ...
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NY Times Columnist Krugman Bashes 'Radical...Fanatical' GOP on PBS's Smiley Show

Times columnist Paul Krugman bashed the GOP as radical on fellow lefty Tavis Smiley's PBS talk show, bashing Republicans while complaining the American people have not yet become "sufficiently ...
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NYT Continues Propaganda Campaign on Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

The New York Times' long propaganda campaign supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants continued Thursday, led by the paper's most slanted immigration reporter, Julia Preston. She can hardly ...