Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

Bob Goes to the White House

Friday, January 27, 2017

The media are learning that they can't take White House information at face value. What are the new rules?

The Story Behind the Mexico City Policy

Friday, January 27, 2017

Trump's executive order cutting US aid to international NGOs that offer abortion counseling is a symbol of the decades-long war over reproductive rights.   

Obama's Last-Minute Surveillance Changes

Friday, January 20, 2017

What new NSA rules mean for surveillance under President Trump. 

The Press Corps Makes Its Case

Friday, January 20, 2017

The president of the White House Correspondents' Association defends the importance of his institution. 

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.

How Not to Feed the Beast

Friday, January 13, 2017

Trump lies; the media cover it; Trump lies again...you get the picture. How to cover the president-elect without falling into a trap.

"I'm John Cantlie"

Friday, January 06, 2017

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

Held Hostage

Friday, January 06, 2017

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

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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Understanding #Pizzagate

Friday, December 09, 2016

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

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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?

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."