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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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A Liberal Dose of Labeling Bias

How many "conservative" labels will fit in one paragraph?

That Lead Story on Declining Wages? Never Mind

Three days after coauthoring a lead story on the declining value of wages, David Leonhardt finds wages are actually growing this year.

Jumping on Old Left-Wing Allegations of "Voting Irregularities" in Ohio

The Times fails to disclose the far-left ideology of the conspiracy theorists who claim voting irregularities in the presidential vote count in Ohio last election.

Steven Erlanger: Israel Doesn't Care About Lebanese Civilians

The Jerusalem bureau chief's hostility toward Israel comes through at a conference in Jerusalem.

Plame-Gate Bombs Out, But the Times Barely Notices

"Not with a bang..." So much for the Valerie Plame controversy.

Today's Big News: Percentage of Women Among Supreme Court Law Clerks

Stop the presses! Supreme Court reporter Linda Greenhouse gets front-page play for breaking news: "Women Suddenly Scarce Among Justices' Clerks."

A Liberal Look at Census Income Numbers

Rick Lyman sees "growing evidence of a deepening divide between rich and poor." But economic disparity was higher in 1999, during the Clinton administration.

A Times Critic Takes Liberal Line, Blaming Employers for Poverty

Anita Gates: "But [the PBS documentary] 'Waging a Living' does not argue that the solution to the plight of the working poor lies wholly in government's hands. Employers who pay less than a living ...

Stirring Up Anti-Bush Mythology on a Hurricane's Anniversary

"Images of a remote president playing guitar on a military base, then later posing for a picture as he peered out the window of Air Force One as it flew over the devastation helped fuel the ...

A Lead Story Looks at Wage Gains Through a Liberal Prism

The Times leads with a story suggesting the lack of consistent wage gains by workers will hurt Republicans this fall. But a little Economics 101 may be in order.

False Hope on Embyronic Stem Cell Technology

Fret not, uptight religious conservatives: "...researchers at Advanced Cell Technology have now demonstrated that a colony can be grown from a single cell removed from an embryo that has only ...

Sen. Barry Goldwater "Rehabiliated" into a Liberal

Deborah Solomon interviews Barry Goldwater's granddaughter and previews her documentary on "Mr. Conservative."

An Anniversary Made for Bush Bashing

Sheryl Gay Stolberg: "If the bungled federal response to Hurricane Katrina called into question the president's competence, that Air Force One snapshot, coupled with wrenching scenes on the ground ...

GOP Warnings of Democratic House Takeover: "More Than a Whiff of Bigotry"

Carl Hulse: "Democrats and others call it a tired scare tactic with more than a whiff of bigotry because Republicans often point to gay and black Democrats who would lead committees." And don't ...

The Times Corrects Its Labeling Bias - In Mexico, Anyway

"The candidate, Gabino Cue, is a centrist who represented a center-left coalition. He is not a leftist." So when will the Times correct the record regarding that "centrist," Joe Lieberman?

Headlines Soft-Pedal an Anti-Semitic Art Show in Iran

A text box gives the wrong impression: "A show not against religion, but 'repression by the Israelis.'" Here's some of what's on tap: "An Israeli soldier, holding a gasoline can that said ...

Cut and Pasting Left-Wing Anti-Israel Rants

"Amnesty International accused Israel on Wednesday of war crimes in its monthlong battle with Hezbollah, saying its bombing campaign amounted to indiscriminate attacks on Lebanon's civilian ...

How Dare GOP Treat Illegal Immigration as a Political Issue

"...some lawmakers and advocates of immigrants fear that immigration has become little more than a weapon in the battle over fiercely contested House and Senate seats." The horror!

Will "Macaca" Wreck George Allen's Presidential Quest?

"...the macaca gaffe could play into an earlier history that has raised the suggestion of racial insensitivity through Mr. Allen's 1984 opposition to a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as well as an ...