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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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Former Times Economics Reporter Mistrusts Free Market: "Health Care And Profits, A Poor Mix"

NYT's Eduardo Porter, who previously covered economics as a reporter for the paper, showed his mistrust of the market to provide vital services like adequate health care and pensions, ...
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New York Times Reporter Lays Out 'Far-Right Agenda' of Texas Tea Party

Reporter Manny Fernandez let his readers know what he really thinks about the Tea Party in Texas: "The far-right agenda of grass-roots and Tea Party activists has come to dominate the Republican ...
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NYT Double Standards on Race, Religion on Display in Contest to Fill Jesse Jackson Jr. Seat

Double standards on race and religion in the New York Times. The paper's liberal concerns about racism in voting patterns or separation of church and state, so prevalent when discussing white ...
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NYTimes Passionately Defends Obama Nominee, 'War Hero' Chuck Hagel Despite Anti-Gay Remark

The Times' defense of Obama nominee Chuck Hagel: "In efforts to spur liberals to oppose the nomination, Mr. Hagel's critics have also focused on a comment he made in the late 1990s, opposing a ...
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New York Times Delivers One-Sided Story on Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

Reporter Pam Belluck made Saturday's front page with her slant against the rising pro-life trend of Christian-run pregnancy centers: "Abortion rights advocates have long called some of their ...
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NYT Reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal, Who Took on Air-Conditioning, Now Goes After Guns

Supposedly impartial Times science reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal tries to refute the NRA's argument on guns and public safety: "Indeed, the N.R.A.'s solution to the expansion of gun violence in ...
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New York Times Says 'Role Model' Hillary Clinton Just Works Too Darn Hard: 'Herculean Work Habits'

New York Times reporter Mark Landler extolled Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the "role model," for her "indomitable stamina and "herculean work habits," but is concerned that the possible ...
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Timothy Egan, Former NYT Reporter, Takes on 'Wacko' GOP Congress, 'Tea Party Extremists'

Former Times reporter Timothy Egan: "A new Congress, sworn in Thursday, will be less crazy than the old one by only a few degrees of wacko. Gone, at least, are a deadbeat dad and a longtime ...
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12 Dissents to Boehner's Reelection as Speaker Signal 'Turmoil and Division'; Pelosi's 19 Dissenting Dems in 2011 Ignored

95% of the House Republican caucus reelected John Boehner as Speaker of the House on Thursday, but the 12 dissenting Republicans attracted intense coverage in the New York Times, including a ...
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NYT Keeps Liberal Priorities Straight, Sorting Chicago Murders By Race and Class

Monica Davey's front-page New York Times story on rising homicides in Chicago, governed by former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, was suspiciously silent on the utter failure of the city's ...
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NYT's Weisman Doesn't Get Why House GOP Rejected Fantastic Fiscal Cliff Deal

New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman can't understand why the House GOP didn't embrace the fiscal cliff agreement, and wonders why they cling to their bizarre opposition to tax hikes on the ...

Five Blasts of Bias from the New York Times in 2012

2012 was another banner year for bias at the New York Times, from slanted coverage of campaign 2012, to bizarre displays of individual unfairness to conservatives. The Times also intensified its ...
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Profiles of Pro-Gun, Anti-Gun Advocates in NYTimes: Same Page, But Very Different Treatment

The New York Times teased on the front page two profiles of prominent figures in the gun control debate, "bombastic" conservative David Keene and compassionate liberal New York City Mayor ...

Excuses for Carnage in NYT: 'Rejection and Discrimination' in France Helped Send Islamic Killer of Jewish Children Over Edge

Times Paris reporter Scott Sayare nods along with sympathizers of a young Muslim in France who killed seven, including three Jewish children: "He committed the unconscionable, they say, but he was ...
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BBC's Savile Report Goes Easy on New NYT Co. CEO Mark Thompson; Times Reporters Seem Skeptical

The New York Times sidled up to criticism of the soft treatment of its new chief exeuctive Mark Thompson, who was director-general of the BBC when a news investigation into child sex-abuse ...
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NYTimes Op-ed Celebrates Sole African-American Senator as 'Token,' Human Equivalent of Poll Tax

A New York Times op-ed offensively marked the appointment of South Carolina Republican Rep. Tim Scott, an African-American, to the U.S. Senate: "...modern black Republicans have been more tokens ...
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NYT's East Africa Reporter Works in Bizarre Shot at Israel's Alleged Exploitation of Holocaust Guilt

What? The Times' East Africa bureau chief Jeffrey Gettleman: "Again, like Israel, Rwanda has succeeded in leveraging the guilt that other countries feel for not intervening in its genocide -- in ...
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New York Times' Helene Cooper: Choose Between 2nd Amendment Rights or 'Kids [Being] Safe' at School

New York Times White House reporter Helene Cooper: "And if killing, you know, twenty 5- to 10-year-olds doesn't do it for this country, then than means the other conversation we should be ...
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NYT Aggressively Pushing Gun Control in Massacre Coverage, Promises More to Come

The Times aggressively promoted Democrats exploiting the massacre to push for gun control legislation. "Democrats seemed to be hoping to seize on the momentum from the shooting, in which 20 ...

Obama's Tax-Hiking 'Mandate,' Plus Stubborn House GOP 'Out of Step With Most Americans' on Issue

A front-page story declares Obama has a "mandate" to raise taxes, while John Harwood ponders why stubborn House Republicans can't be more responsible and agree to raise taxes on the so-called ...