Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

What the Media Got Wrong About the Latest WikiLeaks Dump

Friday, March 17, 2017

Wikileaks exaggerated the significance of the CIA documents, and the press followed suit.

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

Friday, March 10, 2017

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

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Worse Than You Think

Friday, March 10, 2017

The plastic is everywhere. 

When the Press Sues Over "Fake News"

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The press defend libel cases, but they rarely sue. A Colorado newspaper is stepping up to the plate. 
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What Russian Television Tells Us About Trump

Friday, March 03, 2017

Russian state media was awash in fawning Trump coverage in the weeks after the election. Then, suddenly, the narrative changed. What does that tell us?

Posturing On Immigration

Friday, February 24, 2017

Donald Trump's new immigration policies are, according to an immigration lawyer, more about PR than public safety. 

Looking Beyond 'Sanctuary Cities'

Friday, February 24, 2017

Despite the promises of "sanctuary cities," many undocumented immigrants remain vulnerable to the deportation machine.

Why the FEC Doesn't Work

Friday, February 24, 2017

A resigning commissioner shares why she's given up on the Federal Election Commission.

The Supreme Court Considers Accountability at the Border

Friday, February 24, 2017

US border agents have long operated without accountability or transparency. This week, the Supreme Court heard a case that may expand the Constitution's reach in this grey area.

Fox in the White House

Friday, February 24, 2017

Long a megaphone for conservative talking points, under the Trump administration Fox News has become more of a walkie-talkie. Bob investigates.

Trump & Chávez: Strongman Personas, Weak Comparison

Friday, February 17, 2017

Rather than looking to foreign leaders like Hugo Chávez, perhaps we should use our own political culture to explain the rise of Trump.

Lessons from Serbia for the Trump Era

Friday, February 17, 2017

Serbian demagogue Slobodan Milošević promised a "Greater Serbia" and said it was time to start winning again. Sound familiar?

Diving into the Deep State

Friday, February 17, 2017

Who is really in control of national security policy?

Is This Treason?

Friday, February 17, 2017

Even if all of the allegations against the Trump administration in the news this week are true, they're still not "treason." Here's why.

Meanwhile, In Congress...

Friday, February 17, 2017

With the media spotlight elsewhere, Congress has been very busy, swiftly and quietly rolling back a range of Obama-era rules. 

How To Counter Milo's Trolling Playbook

Friday, February 10, 2017

Ryan Holiday literally wrote the book on how to generate attention by stoking controversy, and he recognizes those tactics in Milo Yiannopoulos's tour. So what to do about Milo?

Protest Rights Under Threat

Friday, February 10, 2017

Lawmakers across the country are proposing legislation that cracks down on protesters. What next for free speech?

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Protest Edition

Friday, February 10, 2017

How to be a savvy consumer of protest news. 

Objectivity: What Is It Good For?

Friday, February 03, 2017

News outlets have historically barred their journalists from protesting or publicly voicing political views. A look at whether that needs to change.

The Failed Promise of the Internet

Friday, February 03, 2017

The Internet was meant to democratize information. A look at why it has fallen short.