Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

Meanwhile, In Congress...

Friday, February 17, 2017

With the media spotlight elsewhere, Congress has been very busy, swiftly and quietly rolling back a range of Obama-era rules. 

How To Counter Milo's Trolling Playbook

Friday, February 10, 2017

Ryan Holiday literally wrote the book on how to generate attention by stoking controversy, and he recognizes those tactics in Milo Yiannopoulos's tour. So what to do about Milo?

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Protest Edition

Friday, February 10, 2017

How to be a savvy consumer of protest news. 

Protest Rights Under Threat

Friday, February 10, 2017

Lawmakers across the country are proposing legislation that cracks down on protesters. What next for free speech?

The Failed Promise of the Internet

Friday, February 03, 2017

The Internet was meant to democratize information. A look at why it has fallen short. 

Objectivity: What Is It Good For?

Friday, February 03, 2017

News outlets have historically barred their journalists from protesting or publicly voicing political views. A look at whether that needs to change.

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. 

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.

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.

Held Hostage

Friday, January 06, 2017

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

"I'm John Cantlie"

Friday, January 06, 2017

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

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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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.

Understanding #Pizzagate

Friday, December 09, 2016

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

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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