Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

We Need to Talk About the Cops on TV

Friday, June 12, 2020

The mainstream conversation about law enforcement is changing. It's time to talk about the cops on TV, too. 

Behind a Wall of Silence

Friday, June 12, 2020

How one investigative reporter confronts the cultural and statutory barriers to scrutiny of the police. 

They Prepared for War With Antifa. Antifa Never Came.

Friday, June 12, 2020

How conspiracy theories about Antifa spread from right-wing media to towns across the country.

Why Activists Are Demanding That Cities "Defund the Police"

Friday, June 12, 2020

Organizers are asking us to imagine what seems unimaginable: a world without police.

All The Opinion That's Fit To Print?

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Editors at The New York Times have insisted that the opinion page is a space where all views all welcome. Where does that leave our values? 

Trump and the Christian Persecution Complex

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Turns out the myth of Christian persecution goes back hundreds and hundreds of years.

Twitter's Donald Trump Problem

Friday, May 29, 2020

Should Twitter just kick Trump off the platform?

Mass Grief in a Divided America

Friday, May 22, 2020

Will America mourn together when this is all over?

Obituaries Reveal Who and What We Really Care About

Friday, May 22, 2020

Decades from now, historians will turn to obituaries to understand the pandemic.

What To Say When A Loved One Shares Pandemic Disinfo

Friday, May 15, 2020

Attempting to heal the harm caused by "Plandemic" and other conspiracy theories.

Mixed Messages in the Heartland

Friday, May 15, 2020

Communities in the American heartland are becoming coronavirus hotspots. But residents are being cut off from data that show how severe it's getting.

A Tale of Two Cities

Friday, May 15, 2020

There’s a literal playbook for communications during an epidemic. Seattle followed it. New York didn’t.

Are Online Courts Less Fair?

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Advocates for online courts cite efficiency — but at what cost?

In Memoriam: The Ad Revenue–Based Newspaper Business Model

Friday, May 08, 2020

A brief and spine-chilling history of the demise of a centuries-old business model. 

R.I.P. The Local Rag

Friday, May 08, 2020

America's local-news deserts are expanding. 

Waiting For a Game-Changer

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

A silver bullet isn't coming — but the media and the public are running out of patience.

The Art of Disastertising

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Advertising used to be advertising. During the pandemic, it's become disastertising. 

For Cities, Does Density Mean Coronavirus Destiny?

Friday, April 24, 2020

Instinctive anti-urbanism in coronavirus coverage has a long history in America.

A Brief History of Timekeeping

Friday, April 24, 2020

Is it Sunday? Tuesday? Friday? What can we learn from our current time disorientation?

A Model Scapegoat

Friday, April 17, 2020

What happens when scientific models are put through the spin machine?