Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

Rebecca Solnit on Hope, Lies, and Making Change

Friday, January 13, 2017

The writer is impatient with despair, not only because it paralyzes action, but because the lessons of history teach us that change happens in unexpected and often non-linear ways.

Held Hostage

Friday, January 06, 2017

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

"I'm John Cantlie"

Friday, January 06, 2017

What a prisoner of ISIS can teach us about the challenges confronting intrepid chroniclers of war.

A Wish List for Obama

Friday, December 23, 2016

With less than four weeks left of the Obama administration, we ask experts what the President should do about Guantanamo, surveillance, dark money, and other important problems. 

The Art of the Follow-Up

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Recently CNN's Jake Tapper asked VPEOTUS Mike Pence the same question over and over again, hoping for an answer. Bob spoke to Tapper back in June about the art of the follow-up.
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Billionaires, Libel, & the Future of Journalism

Friday, December 09, 2016

Donald Trump has threatened to "open up" our libel laws. But billionaires have already been using existing libel laws to suppress speech that they find unfavorable.

Rolling Stone, UVA, and the Corrections Dilemma

Friday, December 09, 2016

The jury in the Rolling Stone/UVA case found fault with the magazine for posting a disclaimer instead of taking the story down. RS says such disclaimers are the industry's standard.

Understanding #Pizzagate

Friday, December 09, 2016

A bizarre conspiracy theory has been making its way from reddit and YouTube to the mainstream media.

Democracy Debrief: The Media

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Fake News and a Trump presidency provide new challenges for journalism.

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What Do We Do?

Friday, December 02, 2016

News outlets weigh in on how to cover President Trump. 

The Radical Historian Rewriting Ukraine's Past

Friday, November 25, 2016

With the help of new "de-communization" laws, the head of Ukraine's Institute of National Memory is doing everything he can to erase certain chapters in Ukraine's past.

No, This Isn't Just Like 1968 (Or Any Other Year)

Friday, November 25, 2016

This year, many have looked to history to explain current political events. Historian Rick Perlstein says that they're getting it all wrong.

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON LISTENING

Friday, November 25, 2016

The origins of the ubiquitous, insufferable, all-purpose "Keep Calm and Carry On" slogan. 

What This White Separatist Expects From the Trump Administration

Friday, November 18, 2016

Jared Taylor has said that Donald Trump has given "white interests" a "voice." So what does he want?

The Election's Fake News Problem

Friday, November 18, 2016

An analysis this week found that fake news stories generated more engagement on Facebook than real news stories before the election. So what's the lesson, and what can Facebook do?

An Anatomy of the Alt-Right

Friday, November 18, 2016

With racist ideologies gaining a foothold in the White House, a deep look at the political and media influence of the so-called "alt-right."

When Real Police Shootings Look Nothing Like The Movies

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A step away from election coverage to talk about another issue that has dominated the media in 2016-- police shootings-- and how TV and film cops inform our understanding of real ones.
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The Trump Time Capsule is Ready to Open

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Atlantic's James Fallows has been recording all of Donald Trump's most unusual and unprecedented moments. He talks about how looking back helps us look forward.

Election 2016: America's Rorschach Test

Friday, November 11, 2016

This election has left many in the media shocked, confused, and wondering how they missed the story. But maybe we didn't see it because we didn't want to. 

That's Not What the GDP Means

Friday, November 11, 2016

Speaking of taking numbers and data too seriously in this election...