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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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Times' Alarmist Climate Reporter Hails Lefty College Divestment Push as 'Vanguard of a National Movement'

The Times' most alarmist climate reporter Justin Gillis strikes again, hyping a left-wing "divestment" movement at a small college in Pennsylvania: "As they consider how to ratchet up their ...
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More DC Conventional Wisdom on GOP Losing Battle of the 'Fiscal Cliff' From the NYTimes

Conservatives, you say? From Jonathan Weisman's front-page Times story: "Speaker Boehner took as much fire from conservatives as from Democrats after proposing a deficit-reduction plan that ...
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NYT Sports Columnist William Rhoden Wishes NFL Would Ban Gun Ownership by Players

On MSNBC's The Ed Show Monday night, Times sports columnist William Rhoden defended NBC sportscaster Bob Costas' controversial comments during an NFL broadcast on the murder-suicide ...
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NYTimes Religion Reporter Rhapsodizes Over Singing Lefty Nun, Versus Vatican's 'Harsh Assessment'

Religion reporter Laurie Goodstein fids it easy to praise some nuns -- those opposed to the conservative Vatican, that is: "'Love Cannot be Silenced' became an anthem, not just for the nuns but ...
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Apocalypse Soon at the New York Times: 'Higher Seas and Greater Coastal Flooding' on Horizon

From the Times' tag team of global warming advocacy, Justin Gillis and John Broder: "Further increases in carbon dioxide are likely to have a profound effect on climate, scientists say, leading ...
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NYT's David Leonhardt, DC Bureau Chief, Spouts Conventional DC Wisdom on GOP Losing Tax Debate

New York Times' Washington bureau chief David Leonhardt thinks he may see "the end of the great era of American tax cutting?....I think that if you look at the trends of the last 30 years, taxes ...
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Mark Thompson Update: Fresh Questions on When NYT CEO Found Out About BBC Child Sex Scandal

The Times of London raised fresh questions about New York Times Company chief executive Mark Thompson’s assertion he knew nothing about a pedophilia scandal involving Jimmy Savile during his ...
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NYTimes' Julia Preston Celebrates Illegal Immigrant 'Dreamers' Emerging 'From the Shadows' Again

New York Times immigration-beat reporter Julia Preston celebrates with the illegal immigrant "Dreamers" emerging "from the shadows" (once again):"It has been a good year for young immigrants ...
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NYT's Bad Front-Page Headline Falsely States: '...Most Face Lower Tax Burden Than in the Reagan '80s'

To get people to stop whining about tax increases, a misleading front-page New York Times headline blares: "Complaints Aside, Most Face Lower Tax Burden Than in the Reagan ’80s." So why does the ...
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Keeping Tabs on Mark Thompson, the New York Times Co.'s Controversial New CEO

What did Mark Thompson, the new NYT Co. chief executive, know about the pedophilia scandal and coverup involving host Jimmy Savile that occurred while Thompson was head of the BBC? And will the ...
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NYT's Calmes Celebrates Notorious 1990 Tax-Hiking Deal, Pits 'Genial' Dem Tom Foley, 'Pugnacious' Sununu

New York Times White House reporter Jackie Calmes celebrated President George H.W. Bush's 1990 budget deal "achievement" and its "higher revenues" (Calmes favorite euphemism for higher taxes.) ...
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NYTimes' Shane Laments How 'Four Pallid Sentences' Root of GOP Attacks on Rice Handling of Benghazi

Times intelligence reporter Scott Shane sounds unhappy with GOP criticism of UN ambassador Susan Rice's false statements about the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, arguging that "...the four pallid ...
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NYT's Nagourney Credits California's Economic Recovery to Tax Hikes He Helped Push

New York Times story from California-based Adam Nagourney strongly suggested that tax hikes promoted by Gov. Jerry Brown (and Nagourney himself) were paying off in economic resurgence in the ...
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New York Times Columnists Battle Over Susan Rice and Benghazi

Thomas Friedman dismissed the controversy over Susan Rice's false Benghazi statements as a "flap," but fellow Times columnist Maureen Dowd took them seriously: "Why did Rice say on ABC News’s ...
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NYTimes: 'No Place in a Democracy' for Anti-Tax 'Purists' Like Grover Norquist

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni doesn't seem to like anti-tax activist Grover Norquist: "Someday someone will write a dark history -- a farce, really -- of how he managed to bring nearly ...
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NYTimes: 'No Place in a Democracy' for Anti-Tax 'Purists' Like Grover Norquist

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni doesn't seem to like anti-tax activist Grover Norquist: "Someday someone will write a dark history -- a farce, really -- of how he managed to bring nearly ...
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Did Gorbachev Really 'Refuse to Shoot to Preserve His Costly Empire'? 18 Killed in Lithuania, Latvia

Former Times executive editor Max Frankel: "Finally, when Mikhail Gorbachev refused to shoot to preserve his costly empire, the curtain collapsed altogether and dragged down the Soviet center ...
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New York Times: 'There Is a Good Chance New York City Will Sink Beneath the Sea'

The Statue of Liberty under water on the front of the New York Times' Sunday Review: "Whether in 50 or 100 or 200 years, there is a good chance New York City will sink beneath the sea." Why? You ...
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Congressional Dysfunction? New York Times Blames C-Span Cameras, Gingrich and Santorum

Ina front-page story, reporter Jonathan Weisman seems to pine for the days of Democratic congressional barons making rules behind closed doors: "The advent of C-Span 2, which put cameras in the ...
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NYTimes Blames Jailed Filmmaker for Criticizing Muhammad: 'After Fueling Deadly Protests, No Regret'

The New York Times versus free expression on Monday's front page: "Fuming for two months in a jail cell here, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has had plenty of time to reconsider the wisdom of making ...