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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 Greets New Pope With Abortion, Gay Marriage, and the 'Dirty War'

The paper's front-page profile of the new pope quickly turned the talk back to the concerns of liberal Manhattan journalists: "But Cardinal Bergoglio is also a conventional choice, a theological ...
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National Review Eviscerates Racist Smears of Conservatives by NY Times Book Editor Tanenhaus

National Review magazine has published a comprehensive response to New York Times Book Editor Sam Tanenhaus's dishonest smear of conservative thought in a cover story for The New Republic. ...
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NYT's Front Page Features Paternalistic Liberal Take on Minority Groups Against NYC Soda Ban

New York Times campaign finance reporter Nicholas Confessore's front-page story took a liberal angle on a judge striking down New York City's controversial new regulation banning large soda ...
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As U.S. Debt Exceeds $16 Trillion, NYT Reporter Asks 'What Is So Special About a Balanced Budget?'

As the national debt exceeds $16 trillion, Times economics reporter Annie Lowrey gives the paper's liberal game away in her lead sentence: "What is so special about a balanced budget?" Barack ...
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National Review Eviscerates Racist Smears of Conservatives by NYT Book Editor Tanenhaus

National Review magazine has published a comprehensive response to New York Times Book Editor Sam Tanenhaus's dishonest smear of conservative thought in a cover story for The New Republic. ...
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New York Times Again Skips Dem Party ID for Convicted Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick

Detroit's former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted on multiple serious charges, including racketeering, fraud, and extortion, yet Times reporter Mary Chapman buried Kilpatrick's Democratic ...
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Is the NYT's Real Concern 'Disproportionate' Small-State Power, or Passing Liberal Laws?

Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak, concerned about the Constitution...and the prospects of liberal legislation? "Beyond influencing government spending, these shifts generally benefit ...
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NYT's Hulse Accused of 'Regurgitation of Senate Democrats' One-Sided Talking Points'

Ed Whelan at National Review didn't care for Times congressional reporter Carl Hulse's front-page report on the successful Republican filibuster of Obama nominee Caitlin Halligan’s ...
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NYT Puts Rand Filibuster on a Slant: Embraced by 'Liberal Activists and Right-Wing Conspiracy Theorists'

The Times is a little dismissive about fear of state power, at least with Obama in the White House: "The debate goes to the heart of a deeply rooted American suspicion about the government, the ...
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NY Times Lead Story Warns That Overblown Sequestration 'Could Put a Stop' to Job Growth

Fear the fizzled sequester, Nelson Schwartz and Binyamin Appelbaum warn in the lead slot of the Times: "The economy picked up speed in February, creating jobs at a pace that would substantially ...
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NYT Movie Critic Taunts 'Strongly Conservative' Wildfire Victims on Climate Change

New York Times movie critic Jeannette Catsoulis enthused over "Greedy Lying Bastards," a left-wing attack on global warming skeptics, and offensively suggested that an increased gas tax could ...
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Hugo Chavez Loved Baseball and the South Bronx, NY Times Gushes

Propaganda for the late left-wing strongman of Venezuela Hugo Chavez keeps popping up in strange places in the New York Times. Reporter Frances Robles took a trip down leftist memory lane with ...
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NY Times Buries Sen. Paul's Filibuster, While Wash Post Carries Two Full News Stories

Republican Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster on Attorney General Eric Holder's refusal to rule out drone strikes against U.S. citizens was absent from the front page of the New York Times. The ...
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NYT's Severson: 'Some' Say ID Stripe on Illegals' Drivers Licenses Are 'Modern-Day Scarlet Letter'

Times reporter Kim Severson tees off on a North Carolina proposal on issuing drivers licenses to young illegals whose deportations have been deferred: "In a move some are calling a modern-day ...
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NY Times Credits 'Populist' Despot Hugo Chavez for 'Empowering...Millions of Poor People'

Venezuelan despot Hugo Chavez is dead of cancer, and William Neuman credited the left-wing dictator for having "changed Venezuela in fundamental ways, empowering and energizing millions of poor ...
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'Wow': Rematch With Scarborough Ends Badly for Paul 'Cheap Shot' Krugman

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough doesn't appreciate Paul Krugman hassling him with his sighs: "You and Al Gore really need to talk about it because, again, this is a real problem. If people don't ...
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NYT's Dowd Spreads Author's Gossip on Pope Benedict and His 'Remarkably Handsome' Male Secretary

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd is no fan of the Vatican; that's clear from her column on the front of the latest Sunday Review, "How Mary Feels About Being a Virgin." Dowd paid tribute to ...
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Bitter Republicans 'Cling' to Spending Cuts, Suggests New York Times Front Page

Times political editor Richard Stevenson nods along to the liberal view of life in his "conservative"-heavy analysis of a Republican Party "clinging" to spending cuts: "Liberals dismiss the ...
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NY Times Sees 'Austerity,' "Poor May Be Hit Particularly Hard' by 'Painful and Stupid' Sequestration

The perils and victims of the round of the mandatory federal spending cuts known as sequestration led the New York Times' weekend coverage, with the 2.4% cut in annual federal spending labeled ...

NY Times' Dao Sees Marines Leaving War With Hope, But Edited Out a Marine's Hope in 2005

New York Times military reporter James Dao filed from Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan on the Marine Corps leaving the country, "As Marines Exit Afghan Province, a Feeling That a Campaign Was Worth ...