Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

Who's Behind Trump's Push to Pardon War Criminals?

Friday, May 24, 2019

The Fox News personality rallying behind accused and convicted troops.

The Assange Indictment & The 50-Year War On Investigative Journalism

Friday, May 24, 2019

An expansion of the Espionage Act that spells disaster for journalism.

Solving the Facebook Problem at Home and Abroad

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

How regulating Facebook could hurt users abroad.

The One-Woman Lobby Machine Behind the "Heartbeat" Bills

Friday, May 17, 2019

"It was almost as though reality shifted around Janet Porter and she was there ready with this bill."

United States of Conspiracy

Friday, May 17, 2019

From the fringes of the internet to the White House.

Who is Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán?

Friday, May 17, 2019

This week, President Trump hosted the Hungarian Prime Minister at the White House. Here's why a meeting with Viktor Orbán matters.

Trump's Financial House of Cards

Friday, May 10, 2019

After a bombshell report from the New York Times, we go back to the origin myth of Trump's success.

Accountability for Free File

Friday, May 10, 2019

A lawsuit, an investigation, and a lot of coverage of the tax preparation industry.

The "Electability" Myth

Friday, May 10, 2019

Polls indicate that voters are internalizing the fuzzy logic of "electability." Why that's probably the wrong lesson.

Werner Herzog on Gorbachev

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Bob sits down with acclaimed director and documentarian Werner Herzog to discuss his latest film "Meeting Gorbachev."

The "Media Made Me Do It" Defense

Friday, May 03, 2019

Attorney General Barr has blamed the press several times recently. Is he just echoing the President?

A Grotesque Look At Antisemitism ... Through Comics

Friday, May 03, 2019

An artist's biting rendition of Meghan McCain and her attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar.

A New Look at "The View"

Friday, May 03, 2019

How the daytime talk show became an essential campaign stop.

Combating Antisemitism

Friday, May 03, 2019

After last week's attack at a synagogue in San Diego, a renewed conversation about how to fight antisemitism and white supremacy in all its forms.

Is True Crime Jinxed?

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

We revisit Bob's conversation with filmmaker Joe Berlinger, about the ethics of HBO's "The Jinx."

On the Origins of the Impeachment Process

Friday, April 26, 2019

Why did the framers of the constitution add a provision for impeachment — and when did they intend for it to be used?

Considering the Politics — and Virtues — of Impeachment

Friday, April 26, 2019

In the wake of the Mueller Report, why are Democrats dragging their feet?

How Philanthropy Lets Rich People Off the Hook

Friday, April 19, 2019

What's the problem with taking rich people's money?

Inside the Chickenshit Club

Friday, April 19, 2019

Why doesn't our system of justice work for white collar crime?

Post-Mueller Report: Revisiting Our Breaking News Consumer's Handbook

Friday, April 19, 2019

How to follow the coverage, now that we know more.