Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

Christian Nationalism Holds the Religious Right Together

Friday, October 02, 2020

Theres much more to the religious right than just white evangelicals.

Covering the Proud Boys, Without Platforming Them

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Trump made headlines at Tuesday's debate by telling the far-right Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by." How should the press cover those remarks?

The Politicization of the Justice Department Press Shop

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Under Trump, the DOJ has discarded norms and taken up propaganda. 

The Not-So Simple Life

Friday, September 25, 2020

You think you know Paris Hilton. A new documentary might change your mind.

This Ain't Your Usual Horse Race

Friday, September 18, 2020

Polls and old-school campaign coverage miss this election’s defining crisis.

Debunking Headlines About 'Child Sex Trafficking Busts'

Friday, September 18, 2020

When people talk about child sex trafficking, what do they actually mean?

How The "Cuties" Outrage Followed The Gamergate Playbook

Friday, September 18, 2020

A film critiquing the sexualization of preteens was labeled as child porn by right-wing politicians.

In the Fog of Fire

Friday, September 18, 2020

The West Coast, aflame and awash in misinformation. 

Lessons From the Contentious Election of 1876

Friday, September 11, 2020

A look back at the controversial presidential election whose disputed results nearly prompted a second Civil War. 

A Deluge of Our Own Making

Friday, September 11, 2020

A social media disinformation expert on the challenges that Election Day may pose. 

How the Militias Learned to Stop Worrying About Authoritarianism and Love Trump

Friday, September 04, 2020

For decades, right-wing paramilitary groups despised law enforcement and the government. What changed?

If It Inflames, Must It Lead?

Friday, September 04, 2020

Why a Kenosha-based journalist left the newsroom he loved. 

The Urban Exodus That Wasn't

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Why the pandemic-induced mass migration from cities to suburbs is more myth than reality. 

Sorting Out The Junk Mail

Friday, August 21, 2020

The information, misinformation, and disinformation of the Post Office scandal. 

The Long, Slow Chipping Away of the USPS

Friday, August 21, 2020

Decay at the USPS is the result of decades of intentional neglect. Why do the media frame its downfall as inevitable?

The Covid Conspiracy Boom on Facebook

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

How Facebook is helping health misinformation go viral.

A Fight Over Cop Misconduct Records Continues

Friday, July 31, 2020

We are a long way away from true police transparency.

Frank Serpico Has Seen This All Before

Friday, July 31, 2020

America's most famous police whistleblower is partnering with the Government Accountability Project to tear down the "blue wall of silence."

Why is Trump’s Campaign Suing a Small TV Station in Wisconsin?

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The president’s campaign has paid millions to law firms filing defamation suits against news organizations. 

Body Meets World

Friday, July 24, 2020

As the pandemic forces us renegotiate our relationship with the built world, we look to past pandemics and the work of disability rights advocates for guidance.