Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

How I.C.E. Propaganda Makes Its Way Into the News

Friday, February 16, 2018

From I.C.E. press releases to your local TV news station.

'The Memo,' Selective Disclosure and the Fight for True Transparency

Friday, February 02, 2018

Transparency advocates have been asking Congress to use "Rule X" to disclose classified intelligence for decades. Now that they're finally doing it, is it just a partisan ploy?

An Apocalyptic Tick-Tock

Friday, February 02, 2018

The Doomsday Clock tracks humankind's shifting proximity to apocalypse. We're now two minutes to midnight. So... what does that mean?

The Power of a Protest

Friday, January 26, 2018

How strong is the women's resistance movement? To find out, look beyond headcounts at protests.

Memes: An Aesthetic & Political Overview

Friday, January 26, 2018

From whence, memes? For whom, memes? Gloom or doom, memes? With The New York Times's internet culture critic Amanda Hess.

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Protest Edition

Friday, January 26, 2018

How to be a savvy consumer of protest news.

Facebook Mutes the News

Friday, January 19, 2018

Will Facebook's modified News Feed stymie fake news and make its users happier — or will it cripple the real news industry?

The Fake News Crisis That Wasn't

Friday, January 12, 2018

A new study looks at the role of "fake news" in the weeks prior to the 2016 election, and the results are not as dire as previously assumed.

What the Press and "The Post" Missed

Friday, January 12, 2018

Les Gelb, project leader for the Pentagon Papers, on what Steven Spielberg's new film may leave out of the real story. 

Michael Wolff Doesn't Have To Go Back

Friday, January 12, 2018

Fire and Fury offers new details about chaos in the Trump White House. Author Michael Wolff explains how he got the access and what sets the book apart from daily reports. 

Live From the Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards!

Friday, January 12, 2018

The time has finally come for President Trump's promised "Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards." Bob and Brooke hit the (fictional) red carpet to check it out.

Bob Garfield's One-Man Show

Monday, January 08, 2018

Bob Garfield, co-host of “On the Media,” discusses his new one-man show “Ruggedly Jewish.”

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Rebecca Solnit on Hope, Lies, and Making Change

Friday, December 29, 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.

Is it Right to Dox a Nazi?

Friday, December 22, 2017

Just deserts or a startling brand of online vigilantism?

The Story on Detroit

Friday, December 22, 2017

Skirting the boundaries of propaganda, but with the best intentions. 

The Media's Trump Problem

Friday, December 22, 2017

Glenn Greenwald on how a recent misstep by CNN speaks to a disturbing trend in the media's Trump-Russia coverage.

Puerto Rico "Se Levanta," Maybe

Friday, December 15, 2017

As the government grossly underestimates Hurricane Maria's damage, journalists in Puerto Rico work overtime to track the real recovery process.

Anatomy of a Trolling

Friday, December 08, 2017

Early this week, MSNBC contributor Sam Seder was fired following a smear campaign by a right wing troll. We talk to Seder about why that was and confront the man responsible. 

In Praise of Radically Transparent Journalism

Friday, December 01, 2017

Is radical transparency the antidote to poisonous misinformation?

Paradise Found

Friday, November 10, 2017

Remember the Panama Papers? This week, an even bigger trove of documents reveals even more rich people avoiding even more taxes.