Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

Turmoil at the Heritage Foundation & the Future of the Right

Friday, May 05, 2017

How the ouster of Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint reflects greater tensions in the Republican Party.

Climate of Poor Rhetoric

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The New Republic's Brian Beutler on the real problem with New York Times columnist Bret Stephens' take on climate change. 
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In Other Words

Friday, April 28, 2017

The symbolism of the border wall, a debate about the word "Jew," and our ongoing battle over reality. 

The Problem With Federal Data on Hate Crimes

Friday, April 28, 2017

Most police departments claim that there are no hate crimes in their communities.

When The Wall Is A Metaphor

Friday, April 28, 2017

A border wall was one of Trump's central campaign promises. But what does the intense focus on a barrier really achieve? We revisit a 2006 law to learn more.

The Art of Winning a Pulitzer

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Iowa’s Storm Lake Times has a circulation of 3,330 and a staff of about 10, but it just won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. Bob speaks with editor Art Cullen.
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North Korea: How About Now?

Friday, April 21, 2017

Last month we assured you that the United States was not going to war with North Korea. With everything that happened this week, is that still the case?

Playing the "Madman"

Friday, April 21, 2017

"The Madman Theory" -- essentially appearing crazy -- was a foreign policy strategy for Nixon. Trump's approach is similar. And it may be working.

After Bill O'Reilly: What's Next for Fox News

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bob Garfield, co-host of WNYC’s On the Media, examines the future of Fox News without its biggest star.

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Closing the Blinds

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Gone are the days of "draining of swamp." From privatized visitor logs to mysterious Mar-A-Lago visitors, the first 100 days have not exactly been... transparent. 
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A Case for Law Enforcement

Friday, April 14, 2017

A journalist argues that drug treatment won't work without proper policing.

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Drugs Edition

Friday, April 14, 2017

The media coverage of drug abuse is often fraught with hyperbole and inaccuracy. We dispel some of the most common myths.

How the Press Gets Seduced By War

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The media have responded to the Syria strike by sticking to the Washington line -- as per usual.
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FOIA Isn't Being Used the Way You Think It Is

Friday, March 31, 2017

A look at the businesses -- not journalists -- that use the Freedom of Information Act for their own profit.

Acquitting the Innocent: Beyond "Serial" and "Making a Murderer"

Friday, March 31, 2017

The "true crime" genre is undergoing a shift: from proving guilt to proving innocence. A new podcast looks at wrongful convictions.

Appalachia Beyond Coal

Friday, March 31, 2017

The coal industry is just a fraction of the Appalachian economy. So why do stereotypes about "coal country" persist? 

The Man The Government Calls a 'FOIA Terrorist'

Friday, March 31, 2017

The NSA has made it nearly impossible for the public to access its internal reports. Jason Leopold wants to know why.

Where Your Data Will Go

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era protections. This week: a regulation on whether your internet service provider can sell your browsing history without asking.

Doing Diplomacy Without the Press

Friday, March 24, 2017

Rex Tillerson said he "doesn't need" the press to be an effective Secretary of State. He's probably wrong.

The Dark Money Group Backing Neil Gorsuch

Friday, March 24, 2017

A group spent millions on ads urging the Senate not to consider Merrick Garland. Now, they've spent millions more in Neil Gorsuch's favor.