Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

Where Your Data Will Go

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era protections. This week: a regulation on whether your internet service provider can sell your browsing history without asking.

Appalachia Beyond Coal

Friday, March 31, 2017

The coal industry is just a fraction of the Appalachian economy. So why do stereotypes about "coal country" persist? 

Doing Diplomacy Without the Press

Friday, March 24, 2017

Rex Tillerson said he "doesn't need" the press to be an effective Secretary of State. He's probably wrong.

Section 702 Is In the Spotlight

Friday, March 24, 2017

New claims about surveillance at Trump Tower remind Congress that there's widespread, legal collection of Americans' conversations. And it can yield collateral damage.

The Dark Money Group Backing Neil Gorsuch

Friday, March 24, 2017

A group spent millions on ads urging the Senate not to consider Merrick Garland. Now, they've spent millions more in Neil Gorsuch's favor.  

Should We Be Worried About North Korea, or Not?

Friday, March 24, 2017

Two North Korea experts sift through the saber-rattling and media frenzy to separate the bluster from the truly worrisome.

What the Media Got Wrong About the Latest WikiLeaks Dump

Friday, March 17, 2017

Wikileaks exaggerated the significance of the CIA documents, and the press followed suit.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Worse Than You Think

Friday, March 10, 2017

The plastic is everywhere. 

How To Answer "Is This Caused By Climate Change?"

Friday, March 10, 2017

The scientific field of "extreme weather attribution" offers answers that journalists have long avoided.

When the Press Sues Over "Fake News"

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The press defend libel cases, but they rarely sue. A Colorado newspaper is stepping up to the plate. 
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What Russian Television Tells Us About Trump

Friday, March 03, 2017

Russian state media was awash in fawning Trump coverage in the weeks after the election. Then, suddenly, the narrative changed. What does that tell us?

The Supreme Court Considers Accountability at the Border

Friday, February 24, 2017

US border agents have long operated without accountability or transparency. This week, the Supreme Court heard a case that may expand the Constitution's reach in this grey area.

Fox in the White House

Friday, February 24, 2017

Long a megaphone for conservative talking points, under the Trump administration Fox News has become more of a walkie-talkie. Bob investigates.

Posturing On Immigration

Friday, February 24, 2017

Donald Trump's new immigration policies are, according to an immigration lawyer, more about PR than public safety. 

Looking Beyond 'Sanctuary Cities'

Friday, February 24, 2017

Despite the promises of "sanctuary cities," many undocumented immigrants remain vulnerable to the deportation machine.

Why the FEC Doesn't Work

Friday, February 24, 2017

A resigning commissioner shares why she's given up on the Federal Election Commission.

Lessons from Serbia for the Trump Era

Friday, February 17, 2017

Serbian demagogue Slobodan Milošević promised a "Greater Serbia" and said it was time to start winning again. Sound familiar?

Meanwhile, In Congress...

Friday, February 17, 2017

With the media spotlight elsewhere, Congress has been very busy, swiftly and quietly rolling back a range of Obama-era rules. 

Diving into the Deep State

Friday, February 17, 2017

Who is really in control of national security policy?

Is This Treason?

Friday, February 17, 2017

Even if all of the allegations against the Trump administration in the news this week are true, they're still not "treason." Here's why.