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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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NY Times Buries La Raza History of Obama's Amnesty Pusher, Cecilia Munoz

The New York Times continues to nudge Obama from the left on amnesty for illegal immigrants. The latest: Michael Shear's Saturday profile of Cecilia Munoz, a former lobbyist for a radical ...
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NYT Front-Page 'News': Federal Aid Recipients Replacing 'Prayers of Hope With Efforts to Cope'

New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman tries his hand at rhyme to build sympathy for sequestration victms in a front-page story. "....many recipients of federal money have replaced prayers of ...
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Former New York Times Reporter Egan Mocks GOP's 'Crazy Caucus' in Congress

Former Times reporter Timothy Egan attacked Republican House member Louie Gohmert, "who has said so many crazy things that this assertion passed with little comment." He's also a paid-up member of ...
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New York Times 'News' Story Berates Silicon Valley 'Haves' With 'Private Jets and Untold Wealth'

This is a news story? Once again the New York Times attacks "wealthy" business travelers: A corporate jet center in Silicon Valley "is becoming the latest symbol for the rapidly growing gap ...
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After Snarling at Business Fliers as 'People With Money,' NYT Releases Special Business Travel Section

The New York Times devoted a special section to business travel, with sympathetic articles like "Dispatches From the Foxholes of Business Travel." But do the travelers the Times is catering to ...
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NYT Spins on Behalf of Amnesty Seekers at May Day Parades; 'Smaller Actions' Instead of Big Rallies

Times reporter Julia Preston spins on behalf of amnesty seekers at May Day parades: "Instead of concentrating on large May Day demonstrations, organizers said they had chosen to hold smaller ...
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NY Times Pits 'Conservatives' Against 'Advocates for Women’s Health' at Planned Parenthood

Reporting on the administration's morning-after pill controversy, the New York Times' Pam Belluck twice pits "conservative and anti-abortion groups" against benign "advocates for women’s health" ...
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Another 'Conservative'-Crammed Story on the Koch Brothers from the New York Times

New York Times reporter Nicholas Confessore issued another densely labeled story on Wednesday, the latest warning about the Times' prime pair of conservative bogeymen, billionaire businessmen and ...
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NY Times' Parker on 'Nasty' Immigration Debate and Sen. Jim DeMint, the 'Smiling Assassin'

Times reporter Ashley Parker: "...[Sen. Jim] DeMint] earned a reputation as something of a smiling assassin -- a mild-mannered legislator with a soft Southern drawl who could be a ...
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NYT's Gabriel Claims Gosnell Trial 'Been Widely Covered' Ever Since Pro-Lifers Made It a 'Cause Célèbre'

Trip Gabriel writes from the Kermit Gosnell trial in Philadelphia: "They are known as Baby Boy A, Baby C, Baby D and Baby E, all of whom prosecutors call murdered children and the defense calls ...
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As Even Dems Fret, NYT Finds GOP 'Misinformation' to Blame for Public Unease With Obama-Care

The New York Times has long excused the continuing unpopularity of Obamacare by arguing that people just don't understand it or that it's been unfairly caricatured by political opponents. Even ...
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NY Times' Latest Liberal Parody of a Headline: 'Recession Worsened Wealth Gap For Races'

So a rising stock market is bad for minorities? New York Times economics reporter Annie Lowrey: "Given the dynamics of the housing recovery and the rebound in the stock market, the wealth gap ...
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Bitter NYT Laments 'Gift to Travelers,' 'People With Money' as GOP Stops Politically Motivated Flight Delays

Times reporter Jonathan Weisman is bitter over a Republican sequester victory that will end flight delays caused by FAA furloughs: "The action also brought charges that lawmakers known for ...
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NYT Lectures on U.S.'s 'Endless Consumption,' Hawks $38K Croc Handbags and Gold-Plated Lamb Skulls

A New York Times opera critic uses a review to wag his finger at capitalism: "And few times like the present seem so appropriate for the work’s coruscating attack on a culture of endless ...
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New York Times Runs Full Story on Bizarre Press Conference by Parents of Boston Bombers

The New York Times wrote up a bizarre news conference held by the parents of the Boston Marathon bombers in Dagestan. David Herszenhorn greeted the conspiratorial rants of the bombers' ...
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NY Times Looks on Bright Side: '72 Percent' of Released Gitmo Detainees Not Out Committing Terror

Wait, what? New York Times legal reporter Charlie Savage: "The risk aversion comes amid claims by intelligence agencies that 16 percent of 603 former detainees were 'confirmed' -- and an ...
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NY Times: Cantor Changing 'Uncompromising Conservatism to Something Kinder and Gentler'

This is a news story? Times reporter Jonathan Weisman: "Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the House majority leader, has been trying for months to remake the image of the Republican ...
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NY Times Editor Abramson Called Brusque, 'Very Unpopular,' Defenders Cry Sexism

Politico media reporter Dylan Byers stirred up media indignation with an unflattering article on Jill Abramson, the New York Times executive editor, based on anonymous Times sources who claim ...

New York Times Finally Notices Gosnell Trial...When a Development In His Favor Occurs

The trial in Philadelphia of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, on trial for infanticide, continues to be mostly ignored by the mainstream press. After public outcry, the New York Times finally ...
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Benghazi Report Critical of Hillary Buried in Graf 17 of NY Times Story; Wash Post Runs Full Account

A Times storyabout a car-bombing in Libya buried an important new development in the Benghazi scandal: A report from House Republicans accused then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of ...