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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 Smiles for Tavis Smiley

Cheering on the PBS fixture and liberal advocate: "Tavis Smiley bounded into the Manhattan twilight, fresh from an interview at the Venezuelan embassy with that country's president, Hugo Chávez. ...

The Public Editor Busts Linda Greenhouse

The Times public editor talks tough about Linda Greenhouse's anti-Bush speech at Harvard: "It seems clear to me that Ms. Greenhouse stepped across that line during her speech."

GOP Only "Fashions Itself" as the Party of Lincoln?

Mark Leibovich: "Even though the G.O.P. fashions itself as 'the party of Lincoln' and a promoter of tolerance, it is perceived as hostile by many gay men and lesbians."

Marking Big Labor's Latest Revival & the Focus on "Stagnant Wages" Canard

Greenhouse: "....worker discontent over stagnant wages, shuttered factories, shrinking pensions and the soaring trade deficit." But a fellow reporter noted that hourly wages rose 4 percent in ...

Unemployment Rate Falls, But Times Is Still Pushing Pessimism

Describing a September in which the unemployment rate fell: "For American workers, the job market is starting to look a lot less inviting."

Michelle Malkin's "Questionable Political Graffiti"

Tom Zeller Jr: "This is not to suggest that Ms. Malkin's video would not be particularly offensive to some people. There is little that Ms. Malkin says or does that is not."

Times Asks Fox News Host: "What Political Party Do You Belong To?"

Deborah Solomon on Bill Clinton's rant on Fox News: "I saw it as a genuine expression of feeling."

Left-Wing Times Staffers Go Wild on Campus

Linda Greenhouse at Harvard on the "sustained assault on women's reproductive freedom."

Huh? Online Iraqi Insurgent Propaganda = "Access to Combat Scenes" for "Average Americans"

Jihadist videos as public service? "...the videos give average Americans a level of access to combat scenes rarely available before."

Condi Rice's "Brave Face" Over Iraq Fiasco

"While trying to put a brave face on the situation here, Ms. Rice defended the administration from accusations at home that President Bush and his closest advisers - Ms. Rice has been singled out ...

The "Sadism" of Mel Gibson's "The Passion"

Nathan Lee on the new "Texas Chainsaw Massacre": "Like 'The Passion of the Christ,' it is an invitation to hard-core sadism."

"The Ethicist" Links Mark Foley to Bush's "Profound Assault...on Democracy Itself"

Columnist Randy Cohen, on CNN to talk about Foley: "...this, it seems to me, is a part of a larger pattern of the administration's habit of secrecy, of cover-ups. We see other example in Bob ...

Theatre Critic Rounds up the Usual Cliches: Bush as Nixon, Iraq as Vietnam

"...according to some analysts, George W. Bush has presided over the biggest power grab by the executive branch in American history."

The Times Goes to College - To Deliver Left-Wing Rants

From reporters to the publisher himself, every time a New York Times staffer gets up in front of a college audience, he or she spouts left-wing rhetoric. Coincidence?

G.O.P. Chances of Keeping Control "Undermined" by Foley

"....a controversy that seems to have undermined its chances of keeping control of Congress on Election Day."

Fervid Friedman: "It Is So Important that the Republicans Lose"

Friedman: "For the sake of the country, I really hope the Republicans lose the House and the Senate to the Democrats - by one seat in each chamber."

Respect For the Dead? Rep. Helen Chenoweth, "Archconservative"

"Former Representative Helen P. Chenoweth-Hage of Idaho, an archconservative who ridiculed the Endangered Species Act and the protection of salmon in her own state...."

Times Political Blogger a Fan of Left-Wing PBS Omnipresence Bill Moyers

"Bill Moyers begins a new limited series of investigative reports on PBS with 'Capitol Crimes,' which focuses on the Abramoff lobbying scandal and other matters....we definitely know we should ...

American Newspapers "Prize Neutrality"...Since When?

Today's laugh: "While The Herald is a traditional American newspaper that prizes neutrality...."

Double Standards on Sex Scandals: Foley vs. Studds

A missed opportunity to point out Democratic hypocrisy.