Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Worse Than You Think

Friday, August 18, 2017

The plastic is everywhere. 

How To Answer "Is This Caused By Climate Change?"

Friday, August 18, 2017

The scientific field of "extreme weather attribution" offers answers that journalists have long avoided.

Your Local TV News Is About To Get A Lot Worse

Friday, August 18, 2017

Sinclair Broadcast Group is poised to expand its reach in local TV news. It has a pro-Trump bent, and pretty low production values.

A Fragile Patchwork of Press Protections

Friday, August 11, 2017

Journalists working with whistleblowers have fewer legal protections than we might think.

The Slow Crisis in America's Immigration Courts

Friday, August 11, 2017

The immigration courts determine the fates of millions of people. So why aren't they more transparent?

Gawker and the New Era of Media Censorship

Friday, August 11, 2017

A new documentary examines how the ultra-wealthy silence journalism.

Trump Is Making MS-13 Stronger

Friday, August 11, 2017

How the administration uses the gang's brutal brand to its advantage.

The Once-In-A-While Maverick

Friday, July 28, 2017

The Atlantic's James Fallows discusses McCain's long tenure in the media spotlight — a story of dualities, cozy jokes, and the occasional, genuine maverick choice. 

Citizen Charlie Gard

Friday, July 28, 2017

How a British baby born with a rare disease became a pawn in the right-wing battle against government healthcare in the US.

The Messaging War on Single-Payer Healthcare

Friday, July 28, 2017

Polls show growing support for single-payer healthcare, or "Medicare for All." But over the past century, the idea of the policy has been tied to a messaging war over socialism.

Covering A Secret Bill

Friday, July 28, 2017

The Senate proceedings on healthcare this week were high on drama but short on policy details, leaving lawmakers and reporters in the dark. 

The Trump Administration's PR War on Obamacare

Friday, July 28, 2017

The Department of Health and Human Services used to spend money promoting Obamacare. Now, it funds videos that undermine it.

Armchair diagnosing do's and don'ts

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Psychoanalysts disagree with psychiatrists about upholding the Goldwater Rule which forbids psychiatrists from offering opinions on a person they have not personally evaluated.
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8 Months Later: Brooke and Bob On Covering Trump

Friday, July 21, 2017

The day after the election, Brooke and Bob butted heads over how to cover Trump. This week, they reflect on Bob's approach.

From the City of Ghosts

Friday, July 14, 2017

In ISIS-controlled Raqqa, Syrians are victim to frequent airstrikes, assassinations, and violence. A group of citizen journalists fights back.

Through the Lens of the Pro-Trump Media

Friday, July 14, 2017

For the pro-Trump media, it's all "nothing burgers."

When Science Fiction Isn't Fiction

Friday, July 07, 2017

Author Jeff VanderMeer has been called the "weird Thoreau" for his nature-inspired science fiction. But what's sci-fi when the future of the planet is unpredictable?

"Solastalgia," and Other Words for Our Changing World

Friday, July 07, 2017

The distress caused by environmental change needs its own term, and so do other new phenomena in the Anthropocene.

Happy Birthday, Canada?

Friday, June 30, 2017

Many Canadians don't care about their country's 150th anniversary. Why that may be a good thing.

"The American people elected a fighter"

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Bob's take on this week's back and forth between the President and the press who cover him. 
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