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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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New York Times Again Rushes to Defense of Scandal-Ridden Democratic Sen. Menendez

As if to make up for helping put the story into the mainstream press, the New York Times is engaging in defense of scandal-plagued Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez. Last Sunday the paper very ...
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NY Times' Calmes Plugs Obama, Eager to End D.C. Dysfunction & Fighting 'Hazardous' Sequester

Obama the Good versus 'hazardous' budget cuts from the sequester, in the telling of Times White House reporter Jackie Calmes: "As the leader of the nation, Mr. Obama is eager to see an end to the ...
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NYT's Lowrey Again Uses Favorite Unlabeled Left-Wing Economist to Claim Vast Income Inequality

New York Times economics reporter (and wife of left-wing blogger Ezra Klein) Annie Lowrey again touts the resume of a "respected" left-wing economist who loves huge tax hikes and a higher minimum ...
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NYT's Trip Gabriel Warns GOP: Don't Rule Out Hollywood Star Ashley Judd as a Senator

New York Times reporter Trip Gabriel promoted movie star and aspiring liberal politician Ashley Judd: "Kentuckians Don’t Rule Out a Star as a Senator." Gabriel wrote: "How serious could such a ...
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New York Times Columnist Maureen Dowd, 'Fabricating' Hypocrite

Maureen Dowd's column about the lack of veracity in the current crop of award-nominated movies has some revelations on the true history behin "Lincoln." But Dowd is the last person to credibly ...
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NY Times Mag Cover Story on Young Repubs Battling 'Far Right, 'Extreme Wing'

Robert Draper in the Times magazine: "But [Lee] Atwater, the legendary R.N.C. chairman, did not have to worry about freelance voices like Limbaugh and Todd Akin offending whole swaths of ...
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NY Times Suggests Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz Takes Confrontation to New Lows of 'McCarthyism'

Reporter Jonathan Weisman is shocked, shocked to find partisanship in the U.S. Senate: "Without naming names, Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California, offered a biting label for the ...

Horrors! Sen. Menendez (D) Scandal Uncovered by Republican Group, NYT Chides on Sunday's Front Page

Eric Lipton made the front page of Sunday's Times with a strange sort of rebuttal to the paper's investigation into influence-peddling scandals surrounding Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez: ...
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NYT's Book Review Editor Sam Tanenhaus Goes to Liberal Outlets, Plays Race Card on GOP

Times Book Review editor Sam Tanenhaus keeps going to liberal outlets and playing the race card against the GOP: "Republicans looked pretty good on civil rights under Eisenhower. We had the ...

Where's the Party ID? San Diego's $1 Billion Gambling Mayor Not Identified as a Democrat by NY Times

The New York Times ran a front-page story on Maureen O'Connor, the newly disgraced former mayor of San Diego who lost at least $13 million in casinos over the years, wagering a staggering $1 ...
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Still Trying to 'Parse' What New NYT CEO Mark Thompson Knew About Savile Sex-Abuse at BBC

Vanity Fair journalist Maureen Orth throws her hands up at the shifting stories regarding what Thompson knew about the Jimmy Savile sex-abuse controversy by the former BBC director general: "Today ...
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More Sympathy for Hagel in NY Times; GOP 'Further Strain Partisan Tensions' by Unprecedented (?) Filibuster

Boo hoos on Chuck Hagel's delayed nomination from Times reporter Jeremy Peters: "Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked President Obama’s nominee to lead the Pentagon in a defiant move likely to ...
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More New York Times Happy Talk on Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

Barack Obama simply can do no wrong. Reporter Ashley Parker: "As senators gathered Wednesday for the first hearing on the proposed sweeping changes in immigration law, they said the president’s ...

New York Times Again Defends Chuck Hagel From Mean GOP; Plus Do Only Conservatives Feel 'Ire'?

From the start the Times has oozed sympathy for the plight of Obama's nominee for secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, warning darkly of the disappearance of congressional "comity" and ...
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Mark Landler Bids Adieu to Imaginary 'Era of Single-Minded Deficit-Cutting' in New York Times

There was an era of "single-minded deficit-cutting?" When? NYT's Mark Landler: "Mr. Obama also signaled, however, that the era of single-minded deficit-cutting should end. He noted that the ...
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NYT: Stevenson Bizarrely Hits U.S. 'Spending Cut' Obsession, Defends Moderate Obama from 'Extreme' Conservatives

Richard Stevenson was dismissive of "the conservative mantra that nearly all problems can be traced back to excess government" and criticized Obama's "more extreme conservative critics" for ...
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Bill Keller Snidely Takes on Hobby Lobby's Challenge to Obama-Care, With Parting Shot at Religion

Former New York Times editor in chief Bill Keller snidely took on the Christian family who runs Hobby Lobby, which is resisting on religious grounds the contraceptive mandate in Obama-care. ...
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NYT: Post-Benedict, Catholic Church Could 'Broaden Its Appeal' in 'Small' Ways...Like Changing Its Doctrine

From the Times main article on Pope Benedict's shocking resignation: "The resignation sets up a struggle between the staunchest conservatives, in Benedict’s mold, who advocated a smaller church ...
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New York Times Alleged 'Conservative' Tanenhaus Cowardly Links GOP to Racism in Story for Liberal Mag

Times Book Review editor Sam Tanenhaus cowardly links the GOP to racism: "Character, he presumably meant, like that exhibited by Republican delegates in Tampa, who thrilled to the refrain 'We ...
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Dark Comedy: WSJ's Taranto Dismisses British Health Care Horror Stories By Citing Paul Krugman

James Taranto, tongue in cheek, criticizes a Times reporter who found "shockingly bad care" in a British hospital: "We certainly hope the Times's public editor sets Lyall straight. After all, as ...