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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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Following a Pro-Democratic "Path to 9-11"

The Times follows the Democrats' lead in criticizing "The Path to 9-11" as pro-Bush and anti-Clinton.

Bill Keller "Pissed Off" by "Disgraceful" White House

The Times' executive editor accuses the Bush White House of stirring up a "partisan hatefest" against the paper over its revelation of an anti-terrorist program that monitored international ...

Illegal Immigrant Supporters Battling Conservatives' "Harsh Legislation"

"Armando Navarro, a professor who helped organize the Los Angeles demonstrations in the spring, said he believed the protest movement had sputtered once it was clear that the harshest legislation ...

Power Vacuum in the GOP with Downfall of Rove and Cheney

Whatever will Republicans do, now that "Cheney's Power No Longer Goes Unquestioned" and "Rove's Word Is No Longer G.O.P. Gospel"?

"Ad Hominem" Attacks Against a Left-Wing Museum at Ground Zero

Exactly what "ad hominem" attack is reporter Deborah Sontag referring to?

Marking a Solemn Anniversary with Partisan Hackwork

The Times on Bush after 9-11: "Everything would be paid for with the blood of other people's children, and with money earned by the next generation."

Stanley's Surprise: Clinton Admin to Blame For Terror Inaction

A normally liberal television reporter takes the Clinton Administration to task for failing to take terrorism seriously: "[Blaming the Bush administration] is like focusing blame for a school ...

The Top Issue in American Life After 9-11: Head Scarves for Muslim Women

The Times gets its priorities straight, leading off a set of features on 9-11 with a story on a Muslim woman's struggle with her headscarf, under the subhead "Religious Bias.

Another Slanted Story on Wal-Mart's "Conservative" Ties

But the figures the Times digs up are shrug-worthy.

The Latest NY Times/Democratic Talking Point: "Wage Stagnation"

Great minds think alike - and so do Times reporters discussing an allegedly "stagnant" economy.

Trials for Terror Suspects = Bush "Diverting" Voters from Iraq "Morass"

David Sanger's cynicism about Bush's terror war shines through

Times Ignores Own Poll Findings Showing Little Fear of Government Surveillance

Despite the Times' past scare tactics, 76% of respondents were willing "to allow government agencies to monitor the telephone calls and e-mails of Americans that the government is suspicious of.

Talking Up Left-Wing Complaints About ABC's 9-11 Miniseries

"...the first major television miniseries about the Sept. 11 attacks was being criticized on Tuesday as biased and inaccurate by bloggers, terrorism experts and a member of the Sept. 11 ...

Illegal Immigration: Legitimate Political Issue or Not?

Carl Hulse admits illegal immigration is a legitimate issue even in non-border states. He should remind his colleagues.

"Noisy Right-Winger" Ann Coulter

Gloria Steinem, the last word on women, according to the New York Times Magazine.

"Civil Liberties Groups" (Like the ACLU?) Fight "Tough New Immigration Law"

The Times stacks the deck with flattering labels for liberal activists.

"Rove's Word Is No Longer G.O.P. Gospel"

Scary stuff: "Indeed, Democrats - aware of Mr. Rove's reputation for pulling out all the stops when necessary and his ability to call on a shadow political machine of interest groups and donors to ...

The Times Finally Puts Plame Fizzle on Front Page

After almost 40 front-page stories on the leak of Valerie Plame's name to Robert Novak, the Times returns to the scene of the non-crime.

Wages of Inconsistency at the Times

The Times gets back on track with its anti-Bush line: Wages for U.S. workers remain stagnant, and never remind what we reported yesterday.

Plame-Gate: The Story the Times Would Now Rather Forget

A Times editorial from 2003 wanted to know "who violated federal law by giving the name of [Valerie Plame] to Mr. Novak for publication in his column." Now we know - but since it's not Rove or ...