Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

The Myth of Voter Fraud

Friday, October 21, 2016

Claims of voter fraud are not only almost always false but often lead to disenfranchisement of real voters. A closer look at the most talked about, and least real, kind of rigging.

The Power of "Rigged"

Friday, October 21, 2016

From Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton, the notion of a "rigged system" has coursed through this election cycle. But does the word inspire hope or just suspicion?

The ISIS Propaganda Slowdown

Friday, October 14, 2016

Despite heated campaign rhetoric, a new study suggests that ISIS is more on the ropes than we're being led to believe.

Under the Wall

Friday, October 14, 2016

A look at the secret tunnels beneath the Berlin Wall -- and the JFK administration's efforts to stifle reporting on them.

Radio Host Bob Garfield on Trump and Telemarketing

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The co-host of 'On The Media' on what advertising taught him about politics, and where he gets his news. 

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Taxes

Friday, October 07, 2016

Does getting out of paying income taxes make you smart or unpatriotic? A closer look at the public's complicated relationship with taxes.

War, Peace... and Clowns

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Two stories that won't fit in the full-sized show this weekend but that are too good to pass up. What can we say? We live to serve.
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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 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.  

When Calling It a "War Crime" Isn't Enough

Friday, September 30, 2016

After all the horrors of the war in Syria, what does it mean when yet another event is called a "war crime"?

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...

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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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.