Streams

Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

The Favela Angle

Friday, July 15, 2016

When it comes to media coverage -- foreign and domestic -- Rio de Janeiro’s favelas tend to get a raw deal.

Empires and Underdogs: Brazil's Media Story

Friday, July 15, 2016

Bob takes on the thorny tangle of Brazil's media world. 

A State of Calamity

Friday, July 15, 2016

Bob takes a trip to Brazil, the "country of the future" -- but the future is looking turbulent. 

Our Lies, Our Selves

Friday, July 08, 2016

Our relationship with lying in our own lives has a lot to do with how we judge the lies of politicians. 

Politifact-Checking the Politicians

Friday, July 08, 2016

If fact-checking is meant to chasten politicians who lie, why isn't it more chaste out there? A talk with Politifact about educating the public and the definition of a "half-truth."

A Recent History of Political Lies

Friday, July 08, 2016

The art of the political lie has reached a new zenith this election season. So just how did we get here?

A New Chapter in Obama's Fickle FOIA Record

Friday, July 01, 2016

Just days away from FOIA's 50th anniversary, President Obama signed into law a bill that could make the federal government the most transparent it has ever been.

Voting on the British Psyche

Friday, June 17, 2016

Brexit, Britain's impending vote on whether to leave the European Union, is ostensibly about economics. But what's it really about?

The "Triple-Decker Hoax" of the Second Amendment

Friday, June 17, 2016

For the majority of American history, the Second Amendment did not protect an individual's right to bear arms. 

The Challenge of Fighting Terrorism Online

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

After Orlando, Hillary Clinton renewed calls for a government partnership with Silicon Valley to help fight terrorism and radicalization online. That's not as easy as it sounds.
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The AP on Reporting Clinton's Delegate Count

Friday, June 10, 2016

How did Hillary Clinton "clinch" the nomination on a day when no one voted? The Associated Press explains how and why they broke the story when they did.

Jumping the Gun

Friday, June 10, 2016

A critical look at the AP's decision to name Hillary Clinton as the presumptive democratic nominee before Tuesday's primaries.

Can We Still Stop A Demagogue?

Friday, June 10, 2016

America was designed to keep dangerous demagogues from rising to the highest office. This year, that system may be put to the test.

Trump vs the Facts

Friday, June 10, 2016

For months, reporters have struggled to effectively cover Donald Trump. Will a return to journalistic principles yield a change?

How to Interview Donald Trump

Friday, June 10, 2016

CNN's Jake Tapper has distinguished himself by asking tough, pointed questions of Donald Trump. But if he doesn't get straight answers, are those questions enough?

Stranger than Fiction

Friday, June 10, 2016

Author Aleksandar Hemon refused to sign an open letter condemning Trump. He explains why this moment is bigger than one man and what the role of literature should be.

The 28 Pages

Friday, June 03, 2016

Nearly 14 years after they were classified, 28 mysterious pages from a congressional report may reveal Saudi Arabian involvement in 9/11.

Corralling Zika Conspiracy Theories

Friday, June 03, 2016

Official uncertainty around the Zika virus has opened the floodgates for some crazy conspiracy theories. Can they be countered? 

The #FreeAustinTice Campaign

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The parents of Austin Tice, the freelance journalist who disappeared in Syria in 2012, on trying to draw attention to their son's plight. 
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Held Hostage

Friday, May 27, 2016

The world's tangled policy on captives means some live to tell the tale, and others don't.