Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

How Prisoners Get Punished When Their Families Post Online

Friday, September 30, 2016

Prisoners are being punished for social media profiles -- even when they're maintained by family and friends on the outside.  

The Media Take the Bait

Friday, September 30, 2016

There was plenty to talk about in Monday's debate. But the media, with the help of the Clinton campaign, only had eyes for one story...

Gary Johnson's Having a Moment (Again)

Friday, September 30, 2016

Gary Johnson is running to be the president of the United States. What, besides his gaffes, do we know about him?

How the First Trump-Clinton Debate Played in the Media

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

On the Media's Bob Garfield says Lester Holt did a good job moderating, but post debate spin rooms continue to be pointless.

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The Manhunt Message

Friday, September 23, 2016

Last Monday, New York City authorities sent a push alert to millions of New Yorkers warning them about a suspect. But with no photo and only 90 characters, what good could it do?

The Trouble With Reporting On Prisons

Friday, September 23, 2016

Prisoners across the country are demanding better living conditions and rights, but restrictive access and interview policies prevent us from hearing them.

What Happened in Charlotte

Friday, September 23, 2016

Details in the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott continue to emerge. What we know for certain: it's about more than a book versus a gun.

Great is Peter Thiel and Most Worthy of Praise

Friday, September 23, 2016

Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel funded the lawsuit that sunk Gawker. Now, a fellowship is enticing journalists to investigate Thiel's businesses--definitely not as payback.

Organizing a National Prison Strike From Behind Bars

Friday, September 23, 2016

Inmates across the country have stopped working in order to end what they call "prison slavery."

Friday, September 23, 2016

How do you fight a terrorist who died five years ago? A look at Al Qaeda propagandist Anwar al-Awlaki's posthumous existence inspiring jihadists on the internet.

What Is The Alt-Right ?

Friday, September 16, 2016

Until recently, white supremacist rhetoric was the province of people previously known as the lunatic fringe. So, what's changed?

Facebook Throws Out the Rule Book

Friday, September 16, 2016

Is Facebook a platform or a publisher...or something else entirely?

Counting the Deplorables

Friday, September 16, 2016

When Clinton said last week that half of Trump's supporters are a "basket of deplorables" the press excoriated her gaffe. Is that the best 'political analysis' we can get?

How To Write About Native Americans

Friday, September 16, 2016

Lakota elders protesting the Dakota Access pipeline on horseback make for powerful photos. But these images can also reinforce harmful stereotypes.

Understanding Pepe

Friday, September 16, 2016

White supremacist, neo-Nazi, or just a feel good guy who's fallen in with the wrong crowd? Examining the origins and true spirit of Pepe the Frog.

The Difficulties of Reporting on Standing Rock

Friday, September 16, 2016

One of the first journalists to cover Standing Rock on the difficulty of reporting on and maintaining the trust of Native protesters. 

It's Always Been "Post-Truth" Politics

Friday, September 09, 2016

Donald Trump has told outlandish lies throughout his campaign, but his supporters don't seem to care. Thus, pundits have declared this an era of "post-truth" politics.

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Islamophobia Edition

Friday, September 09, 2016

A guide to navigating the Islamophobic ignorance, fear and hate-mongering in today's media.

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Election Polls Edition, Part 2

Friday, September 02, 2016

We warned before against taking general election polls too seriously, too early. So, what about now? Harry Enten of FiveThirtyEight explains how much to read into polls -- and when.

The Truth About (The Narrative About) Millennials

Friday, September 02, 2016

You know the tropes about millennials: they're destructive, self-absorbed, and killing our economy. But where does that narrative come from? And why do the media love it so much?