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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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Backhanded Compliment for AZ Gov. Brewer: 'Compassionate...Not a Word Often Used to Describe Her'

Ouch! New York Times reporter Fernanda Santos on Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer: "she was repeatedly called 'compassionate,' not a word often used to describe her." Santos also called two groups ...
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NYT's Tale of Three Inaugurals: 'Questioning the Propriety' of Bush, But 'Cause for Celebration' for Obama

A tale of presidential inaugurations during wartime and strife. In 2005, the year of President George W. Bush's second inauguration, the New York Times was "question[ing] the propriety of a lavish ...
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NYTimes Buries Own Poll Findings Showing Support for Armed Guards in School, Blaming Hollywood

The latest New York Times poll, focused on gun control, showed gains for stricter gun laws and (coincidentally?) made the front page of the national edition. But the paper buried findings in ...
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NYT's Cooper Effusive Over Left-Wing Mayors' Group That Supports Obama's Gun Control

The Times' Michael Cooper reported from the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting, capturing the effusive reaction to President Obama's gun-control proposals. Cooper came off less a hard-bitten ...
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More Pretentious Nonsense from NYT's Movie Critics: 'Transformer' Movies Are 'Subliminally anti-Obama'

Times movie critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis ruin more movies with Obama-obsessed politicization: "Movie audiences tend to prefer symbolic, fantastical wars, with intergalactic robots (in ...
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NYT's Lead: 'Obama to 'Put Everything I've Got' Into Gun Control'

New York Times reporter Michael Shear on the NRA's video accusing Obama of hypocrisy on guns in schools: "The video also prompted commentary on social media about whether the gun rights ...
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New York Times Again Unfairly Slams Sarah Palin for Giffords' Shooting

NYT's Peter Baker dredges up an unfair accusation against Sarah Palin: "The use of gun symbolism has at times provoked controversy. After Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot ...
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Strange New Respect for GOP Pro-Immigration Reformer Sen. Marco Rubio, a 'Star...Rising Rapidly'

The New York Times continued to push its pet cause of immigration "reform," involving mass amnesty for illegals in the United States. In a twist, immigration reporter Julia Preston reported ...
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Say It Once, Say It Four Times, NYT: 'Neoconservatives'

Political reporter Jim Rutenberg, along with his headline writer, threw around the loaded term "neoconservative," a term most often used as an insult by leftists and the media, in his Sunday ...
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Krugman vs. Stewart Showdown Over the Trillion-Dollar Platinum Coin

Humorless New York Times columnist-economist attacked as lazy and unprofessional the host of The Daily Show for daring to mock the trillion-dollar platinum coin as a solution to the debt ...
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New York Times Loves Local Left-Wing Protests Against Guns and Fracking (Featuring Yoko Ono)

Oh, no, frackers, it's Yoko Ono: The New York Times made much of two tiny local liberal protests over the weekend, one at a New York State gun show, the other in the state capital protesting ...
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Uh-Oh: Bill Keller Mocks Permit-Map Burglary Concerns of Gun Owners, Day After Report of Related Burglary

Former New York Times executive editor (now op-ed columnist) Bill Keller on Monday addressed the controversial publication  of a map showing the names and addresses of handgun permit ...
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NYT Tries to Make News on Immigration 'Reform' in Sunday Front-Page Lead Slot

Sunday's New York Times lead story on immigration was a strange choice, unless you remembered how the Times has long been pushing for immigration "reform" that would include amnesty for illegal ...
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NYTimes Labor Reporter Greenhouse Pushes Higher Taxes, Stronger Unions, Wage Subsidies

Steven Greenhouse depends solely on left-wing economists to make his case for reviving the economy: "Jared Bernstein, who served in the Obama administration...said many steps should be taken to ...
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NYT's Krugman Coins Another Insult: GOP Acting Like Someone With 'Bomb Strapped to His Chest'

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, keeping things civil: "Republicans go wild at this analogy, but it’s unavoidable. This is exactly like someone walking into a crowded room, announcing ...
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Krugman Coins Another Insult: GOP Acting Like Someone With 'Bomb Strapped to His Chest'

Paul Krugman, keeping things civil: "Republicans go wild at this analogy, but it’s unavoidable. This is exactly like someone walking into a crowded room, announcing that he has a bomb strapped ...
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Liberal Cliche Alert: Times Gears Up for Immigration 'Reform' for 'Undocumented...Coming Out of the Shadows'

Times journalist Megan Liberman packed three different liberal immigration cliches into one sentence: "This year's debate will feature a relatively new voice: undocumented immigrants who are ...
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NYT's Tavernise Blames Lack of Health Care, 'Individualism...Dislike of Govt. Interference' for High US Death Toll

Sabrina Tavernise equates the U.S. death toll from gun violence and car wrecks to...a "fragmented health care system"? "Younger Americans die earlier and live in poorer health than their ...
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Chuck Hagel Celebrated as War Hero, 'True Friend' of Israel and 'All-Around Good Guy'

More of that tough investigative journalism the New York Times is known for: "Mr. Hagel learned to get along as an easy charmer and prodigious but affable self-promoter. He is well-liked by ...
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New York Times Goes After Obama White House From the Left: 'Inner Circle...Dominated by Men'

Times reporter Annie Lowrey sneaked in a liberal policy proposal in her analysis of alleged gender bias inside the White House: "Experts said that family-friendly policies, like paid maternity ...