Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

Newton Minow Still Cares About the Media

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This week, at the annual conference of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, Bob sat down with former FCC chairman Newton Minow to survey the "vast wasteland."
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How The Census Made "Hispanics"

Friday, June 23, 2017

How the US Census, Univision, and advocates teamed up to add "Hispanic" to the 1980 Census—and forged a new American identity.

It's All About The Gerrymandering

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case on how district lines are drawn. Democrats are finding it hard to win special elections. Why it all comes back to gerrymandering.

The Slants Win the Day!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Asian-American band The Slants sued after its trademark was denied because it's disparaging to...Asian-Americans. This week the group won its long legal battle.  
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Taking the President's Tweets to Court

Friday, June 16, 2017

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals cited one of Trump's tweets in its decision to uphold a block on his travel ban—a potential turning point in the debate about how to interpret his feed.

The GOP's Approach To The Investigations

Friday, June 16, 2017

The RNC's talking points reveal its approach to Trump's investigation.

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Political Violence Edition

Friday, June 16, 2017

In the aftermath of politically-charged violence, how the media and politicians fall into familiar traps. 

The Dystopian Potential of Augmented Reality

Friday, June 09, 2017

Bob scrutinizes the hype behind augmented reality and explores its dystopian potential.

This Segment Will Make You Angry

Friday, June 02, 2017

On the craft and longevity of hyper-partisan news.

'Something Is Emerging From This Community'

Friday, June 02, 2017

A Portland reporter on the aftermath of the recent anti-Muslim hate crime, and what the national media are missing. 

Too Much of a Bad Thing

Friday, June 02, 2017

A new study finds that media coverage of Trump's first 100 days set new records for negativity.

As Confederate Monuments Come Down, the Struggle Continues

Friday, May 26, 2017

New Orleans recently took down four major Confederate memorials. The group behind the effort says this is just the beginning.

How Tech Isn't Stopping Terror

Friday, May 26, 2017

Although they routinely affirm their commitment to fighting online extremism, the actions of tech companies may suggest otherwise.

Rethinking How To Cover Terrorism

Friday, May 26, 2017

Does wall-to-wall terrorism coverage distort the truth and traumatize viewers? 

A Bill of Indictment

Friday, May 19, 2017

Many will remember the empire Roger Ailes built. But what about the values his empire attacked?

How the Far-Right Media Spin Trump Chaos

Friday, May 19, 2017

In the face of Trump administration chaos, far-Right media focus on "fake news," deep state conspiracies, and the unsolved murder of a DNC staffer.

A Special Election That Isn't About Trump

Friday, May 19, 2017

An argument against reading Montana's upcoming special election as a referendum on the Trump administration. 

Keeping the Story Straight on Comey

Friday, May 12, 2017

When it comes to Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, the administration can't seem to keep its story straight.

Sinclair & the Growing Reach of Conservative Media

Friday, May 12, 2017

If Sinclair Broadcast Group buys Tribune, it will become the largest TV broadcasting company in the country. Will the company use its access to spread a right-wing message?

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.