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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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Give It Up, GOP

"The omens in the poll were almost uniformly grim for the president and his party."

J.P. Morgan, "Robber Baron"

Dine like a "robber baron" at the Morgan Dining Room!

"Strident" vs. "Civil Rights"

No contest: "A strident anti-illegal-immigration group" is pitted against "a civil rights group" that's actually a Hispanic advocacy group.

The Times Disdains "Far Right" "Anti-Immigration" Candidates in Arizona

Meanwhile, the Times promotes the state's purportedly nonideological Democratic governor: "Janet Napolitano watched the escalating arms race between the two far-right Republican gubernatorial ...

"People Like These" Love Dick Cheney

How in the world could anyone like Dick Cheney? The Times seems puzzled.

Fundraising for GOP: Snow Problem?

Sheryl Gay Stolberg: "Mr. Snow's extracurricular activities are making some veteran Washington hands, including those with strong Republican ties, deeply uneasy." Veteran Republicans like...David ...

The Times Can Almost Taste a Talent-less Senate

The Times spotlights Sen. Jim Talent of Missouri and his "conservative" positions on stem cell research, in a story where conservative labels outnumber liberal labels 9-1.

Frank Rich and the Big Republican Gay List

Rich gets personal: "The split between the Republicans' outward homophobia and inner gayness isn't just hypocrisy; it's pathology. Take the bizarre case of Karl Rove....we now learn from 'The ...

Marking the Death of Rep. Gerry Studds

The death of former liberal Rep. Gerry Studds' death garners respectful coverage from the Times. But the Times marked the death of conservative Rep. Helen Chenoweth-Hage rather differently.

Editorial Page: All Quiet on the Reid Front

Several prominent liberal newspapers have weighed in with critical editorials on news that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid failed to disclose a real estate deal in which he made $700,000 - but ...

Frank Rich Does Oprah

Rich promotes "The Greatest Story Ever Sold," a distillation of years of columns excorating Bush's untruths on Iraq.

Good News for GOP: Paul Krugman Sees Potential Tidal Wave of Democrats.

Krugman: "So if the Democrats win, they'll probably have a substantial majority."

Times Unleashes a Huge Tax Attack on Christian Churches

Diana Henriques opines in the news section: "Precious as protecting religious freedom is, however, there are cases where these special breaks collide with other values important in this country - ...

Don't Even Bother to Read This Story

The Times tops its brief story on a possible financial scandal involving Sen. Harry Reid with this riveting headline: "Senator Offers to Amend Financial Forms."

The Times Attacks Sen. Inhofe After He Mocks Paper's Coverage of Global...Cooling

The Times reluctantly concedes the media hasn't always been right about the global warming "threat": "But the essence of [Sen. James Inhofe's] strategy is to seize upon a mistaken or overblown ...

OK to Be Concerned About Radical Islam, As Long As You're Not "Extremist" or "Far Right"

"Now those normally seen as moderates - ordinary people as well as politicians - are asking whether once unquestioned values of tolerance and multiculturalism should have limits." But aren't the ...

McCain's "Bitter Partisan Furor" Against Hillary

John McCain when attacking Bush: brave maverick. McCain when attacking Bill & Hillary: bitter partisan blame-spreader

More Left-Wing Boilerplate in the Theatre Section

Andrea Stevens reviews a play based on a book by socialist writer Barbara Ehrenreich: "There is nothing dated about the subject, when Congress has not raised the federal minimum wage of $5.15 an ...

The Times Should Have Googled "George Soros"

Google hosts left-wing moneybags George Soros, but the Times won't cop to the liberal mindset of the search engine giant.

"Rape, Justice, and the Times"

The paper's shoddy and slanted coverage of the Duke lacrosse "rape" case has one member of Manhattan's liberal elite having second thoughts about the paper's "pose of objectivity."