The Corner

Dotty Gray Lady

In New York Times stories about a week apart, TimesWatch discovered that how the group Judicial Watch is labeled defends on whether it’s pursuing liberals like the Clintons (then you are a “conservative legal group,” and “dogged Clinton haters”) or conservatives like Tom DeLay (that makes you part of a “coalition of government watchdog groups”). Also: is the label “far right” broadly defined enough to include both Bret Schundler and German neo-Nazis?

Tim Graham — Tim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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