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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' Long, Sympathetic Profile of Disgraced Anthony Weiner Having Intended Effect

The cover story of the upcoming New York Times Sunday magazine is an 8,000-word profile-slash-therapy session for disgraced New York City former congressman Anthony Weiner, he of explicit ...
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NYT's Jackie Calmes Hails the 'Pragmatist in Mr. Obama' on Budget That Questions His 'Progressive' Credentials

New York Times White House reporter Jackie Calmes, an Obama fan, at first appeared to criticize his new budget by questioning his liberal – um, "progressive" – credentials, but only to later ...
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New York Times Hypes 'Several Tens of Thousands of Immigrants' in DC Rally, Escaping the 'Shadows'

The Times uses odd phrasing to hype the crowd figure for a rally for illegal immigrants in Washington as "several tens of thousands of immigrants," while an editorial headline captures the paper's ...

NYT's Lead Story Foresees 'Egg-on-the-Face Moment' for Conservatives if Gun Bill Gains Support

The Times hypes prospects for Obama's gun control: "...eking out the first 60 votes would represent momentum for the bill’s supporters in the Senate, and an egg-on-the-face moment for those ...
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NY Times' Nicholas Confessore Goes Label-Happy in Expose of CPAC Sponsor

A report on the American Conservative Union by Times reporter Nicholas Confessore -- who previously wrote for the liberal journals Washington Monthly and American Prospect -- was marred by ...
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NY Times Critic Happy Country Music Finally Shedding Its Conservatism, Showing 'Intellectual...Range'

Gee, thanks for the compliment! Although country singer Brad Paisley is "a stylistically conservative stalwart," says Times critic Jon Caramanica, "his songs have shown intellectual and social ...
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In NYT's Cornucopia of Stories on 2016 Prospects, It's Hillary 1, GOP and Joe Biden Zero

David Halbfinger basically calls Gov. Christie a bully in a front-page story: "It does not take much for Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey to uncork his temper. He has called a Navy combat ...
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Margaret Thatcher a 'Dominant Yet Divisive Figure' Who Helped 'Unravel Social Compacts'

A news analysis upon the death of Margaret Thatcher concludes: "However, there were others, particularly on the political left, who spoke with bitterness of the vogue that spread across the ...
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The New York Times Embraces Social Libertinism at a Catholic College and at the Pharmacy

The Times celebrates with explicit language "a tiny beacon of sexual health resources at the deeply Catholic institution" -- a condom giveaway program at Boston College. Also, a lead story ...
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Double Action: Two NY Times Columnists Embarrass Themselves on Guns in Sunday Review

Times columnist Frank Bruni goes hunting for the first time and did not wholly approve: "This country of ours makes it astonishingly easy for people to arm themselves and take aim. Is it any ...
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Maureen Dowd Pushes Hillary for President, But in '96 HRC Was 'Riding Roughshod' Over People

Maureen Dowd revved up the Hillary for President bandwagon, while generally mentioning the "darker" side of the former secretary of state. Dowd was more specific back in 1996: "Mrs. Clinton's ...
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NYT's Wald Says Sequester-Related Tower Closings Risk Air Safety, Just like Reagan Did

Times reporter Matthew Wald dug deep to find a parallel to the dangerous sequestration-related budget cuts: "But some pilots said that in its plans to close the towers, the F.A.A. was risking ...
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Which Way Is It, NY Times? Will Social Programs Suffer 'Cutback' or Just 'Smaller Increase'?

The deck of headlines over Friday's lead New York Times story illustrated how hard it will be for conservatives to actually reduce the national debt: "Social Programs Facing A Cutback In ...
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NYT Neuters Obama's Cutie Comments on Kamala Harris, But WashPost Suggests 'White House Boy's Club'

President Obama causes ruffles on a fundraising jaunt in San Francisco when he said that state Attorney General Kamala Harris was "by far the best-looking attorney general in the country." The ...
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Gillis Finds Yet Another Study Proving Global Warming, Ignores How His Previous One Was Discredited

The New York Times' most alarmist environmental reporter Justin Gillis offers still more "proof" of a warming planet: "In Sign of Global Warming, 1,600 Years of Ice in Peru’s Andes Melted in 25 ...
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As Latest Global Warming Scare Report Crumbles, Where's the New York Times' Follow-Up?

Last month, the Times' alarmist environmental reporter Justin Gillis used a new study to confidently proclaim "Global temperatures are warmer than at any time in at least 4,000 years...and over ...
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The NY Times Finds Another Republican for Gay Marriage...Ronald Reagan?

Sheryl Gay Stolberg trumpets the latest Republican to back gay marriage: "As Republican politicians wrestle with same-sex marriage, the daughter of a party icon -- former President Ronald Reagan ...
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NYT Spreads Obama's Bad '40 Percent' Figure on Background Checks for Gun Buys

Michael Shear: "But no background check is required for about 40 percent of gun purchases, including those made online or at gun shows, federal officials estimate." Wrong, says the Washington ...
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Pro-Democrat Labeling: Fewer Illegal Immigrants, More 'Undocumented' Ones in the NYTimes

A new Times policy means more use of the politically correct term "undocumented," to refer to illegal immigrants, which Times reporter Ashley Parker has admitted is the preferred term of the ...
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NY Times Falsely Hints Racism Played a Role in Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal

The Times trots out a defense of the indefensible in an Atlanta case of teachers altering government test scores to falsely boost achievement rates of minority students: "Critics said racism was ...