Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

A New Chapter in Obama's Fickle FOIA Record

Friday, July 01, 2016

Just days away from FOIA's 50th anniversary, President Obama signed into law a bill that could make the federal government the most transparent it has ever been.

The "Triple-Decker Hoax" of the Second Amendment

Friday, June 17, 2016

For the majority of American history, the Second Amendment did not protect an individual's right to bear arms. 

Voting on the British Psyche

Friday, June 17, 2016

Brexit, Britain's impending vote on whether to leave the European Union, is ostensibly about economics. But what's it really about?

The Challenge of Fighting Terrorism Online

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

After Orlando, Hillary Clinton renewed calls for a government partnership with Silicon Valley to help fight terrorism and radicalization online. That's not as easy as it sounds.
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Can We Still Stop A Demagogue?

Friday, June 10, 2016

America was designed to keep dangerous demagogues from rising to the highest office. This year, that system may be put to the test.

Trump vs the Facts

Friday, June 10, 2016

For months, reporters have struggled to effectively cover Donald Trump. Will a return to journalistic principles yield a change?

How to Interview Donald Trump

Friday, June 10, 2016

CNN's Jake Tapper has distinguished himself by asking tough, pointed questions of Donald Trump. But if he doesn't get straight answers, are those questions enough?

Jumping the Gun

Friday, June 10, 2016

A critical look at the AP's decision to name Hillary Clinton as the presumptive democratic nominee before Tuesday's primaries.

The AP on Reporting Clinton's Delegate Count

Friday, June 10, 2016

How did Hillary Clinton "clinch" the nomination on a day when no one voted? The Associated Press explains how and why they broke the story when they did.

Stranger than Fiction

Friday, June 10, 2016

Author Aleksandar Hemon refused to sign an open letter condemning Trump. He explains why this moment is bigger than one man and what the role of literature should be.

The 28 Pages

Friday, June 03, 2016

Nearly 14 years after they were classified, 28 mysterious pages from a congressional report may reveal Saudi Arabian involvement in 9/11.

Corralling Zika Conspiracy Theories

Friday, June 03, 2016

Official uncertainty around the Zika virus has opened the floodgates for some crazy conspiracy theories. Can they be countered? 

The #FreeAustinTice Campaign

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The parents of Austin Tice, the freelance journalist who disappeared in Syria in 2012, on trying to draw attention to their son's plight. 
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"I'm John Cantlie"

Friday, May 27, 2016

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

Held Hostage

Friday, May 27, 2016

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

Covering the First Atomic Bombs

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A look back at two vintage OTM segments on the dropping of the first atomic bombs and how the US government manipulated what information got reported and what got suppressed.
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The Radical Historian Rewriting Ukraine's Past

Friday, May 20, 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.

Visiting Hiroshima Without Revisiting History

Friday, May 20, 2016

The US and Japan have, understandably, very different narratives about the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. 

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON LISTENING

Friday, May 20, 2016

The origins of the ubiquitous, insufferable, all-purpose "Keep Calm and Carry On" slogan. 

How Not To Normalize Trump

Friday, May 13, 2016

"Who will Trump's VP pick be? Where does he stand on tax policy? Is he acting more presidential?" Bob says: "Who cares?!" The press must stay on the real story: his dangerous statements.