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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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NY Times Sees 'Austerity,' "Poor May Be Hit Particularly Hard' by 'Painful and Stupid' Sequestration

The perils and victims of the round of the mandatory federal spending cuts known as sequestration led the New York Times' weekend coverage, with the 2.4% cut in annual federal spending labeled ...
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New York Times Ushers Pope Benedict Out Under Clouds of 'Scandal and Intrigue'

Pope Benedict XVI served his final day as pontiff on Thursday, and the New York Times' Rome bureau chief Rachel Donadio sent him on his way from Vatican City under a dark cloud: "As Pope Departs, ...
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In Bob Woodward Dust-Up, New York Times Takes Side of White House, Not Fellow Journalist

The Times finally reacts to the Bob Woodward-White House dust-up, and comes down on the side of Obama's White House. "To some Republican politicians and conservative activists, Mr. Woodward’s ...

NYT: Republican Cuccinelli Is Controversial in Virginia Gov. Race, but Not Ex-Clintonite Terry McAuliffe?

New York Times reporter Trip Gabriel saw a controversial candidate on one side of the Virginia governor's race, perhaps the biggest political race this year – Republican Kenneth Cuccinelli, ...
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New York Times Attacks 'Odious...Racist' Opponents of Radical Islam, Again

The New York Times has a history of attacking opponents of radical Islam or offensively blaming an unwelcoming Western society for driving some young Muslims to commit terrorist slayings. ...
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As Cuts Loom and Public Shrugs, NY Times Suddenly Spins Other Way on Sequestration

Spinning the sequester in the New York Times. After weeks of cringing in fear over the supposedly damaging federal cuts due to take effect tomorrow (even as the public shrugs them off) Jonathan ...
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New York Times Cheerleads for Gay Rights in 'Deeply Conservative' Idaho

New York Times reporter Kirk Johnson, hypersensitive to conservative retreat in the Western states, used an upcoming Supreme Court case as an excuse to lead more cheers for gay rights in ...
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Really? New York Times Insists 'Austerity Is Already Here'

Writing on the looming sequestration, the Times' Binyamin Appelbaum insisted that an $85 billion reduction in the growth of federal spending this year was actually "austerity," and the Times ...
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NY Times Goes Nationwide in Quest for Sequestration Horror Stories: 'Less Beef Jerky'

The New York Times scattered across the country and brought back sequester horror stories: "The owner of a Missouri smokehouse that makes beef jerky is worried about a slowdown in food safety ...
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A Vast NY Times Mag Cover Story on the Evils of Addictive Junk Food

A columnist mocks the Times nearly 10,000-word magazine cover story on the evils of addictive junk food: "...you are supposed to be absolutely horrified by this. You can tell by the ominous ...
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NY Times Goes Nationwide in Quest for Sequestration Horror Stories: 'Less Beef Jerky'

"The owner of a Missouri smokehouse that makes beef jerky is worried about a slowdown in food safety inspections. A Montana school district is drawing up a list of teachers who could face ...
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NY Times Helps Hagel Across the Finish Line: 'Incendiary,' Uncollegial Opponents 'Have Not Found Much'

Reporter Jeremy Peters says there's nothing to see here: "Independent political groups have mobilized to try to dig up anything unflattering on Mr. Hagel. Though they have not found much, the ...
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NY Times Misses the Point on Michelle Obama's Intrusive, Politicized 'Star Turn' on Oscar Night

New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer missed the point in her take on Michelle Obama's "star turn" on Oscar night: "...the question of whether it was proper or dignified or awesome for ...
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NY Times Reporter: US Should Back Up Pride in 'Family Values,' Require Paid Family Leave

No, not Papua New Guinea! Personal finance reporter Tara Siegel Bernard: "It is no secret that when it comes to paid parental leave, the United States is among the least generous in the world, ...
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NYTimes Reporter: US Should Back Up Pride in 'Family Values,' Require Paid Family Leave

No, not Papua New Guinea! Personal finance reporter Tara Siegel Bernard: "It is no secret that when it comes to paid parental leave, the United States is among the least generous in the world, ...
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New York Times Again Sees a Looming 'Era of Government Austerity' in a $3,500 Billion Budget

The New York Times glimpses the cold hand of "austerity" in a $3,500-billion dollar federal budget? "Cuts of even larger size are scheduled to take effect every year over the next 10, signaling an ...
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Sweeping Awards for Silly Commentary, NYT Finds 'Feminine Repression' in Aprons and Obama in 'Lincoln' Film

Really? Times fashion reporter Eric Lipton: "It was shocking in a way to see fashion like the dress worn by Anne Hathaway. Her last-moment choice was a pale pink dress that appeared to have ...
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Worse Than a Hurricane? New York Times Hypes Effect of Sequester on Air Travel

Times reporter Matthew Wald blows some hot air in the name of dramatizing imminent federal budget cuts: "Airlines and airports across the country are preparing for across-the-board federal ...

A Quintessential New York Times Headline: 'Why Taxes Have to Go Up'

Friday's lead editorial encapsulates the Times' approach to public policy in its headline: "Why Taxes Have to Go Up." The paper's arguments are geared toward class warfare: "To reduce the deficit ...
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In Shift, NY Times Embraces 'Moral Dimension' Provided by Bishops, at Least for Expanding Obama-Care

A lead Times story celebrated "G.O.P. Governors Providing a Lift For Health Law." The most notable convert: Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who reversed his position this week and announced his ...