Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

A Bloody Image Calls To Mind A Double Standard

Friday, January 25, 2019

Pushback to The New York Times' decision to publish a graphic image after an attack in Nairobi.  

The Dangers of a Press Over-Correction

Friday, January 25, 2019

Did journalists fall for bad faith arguments from right-wing political operatives?

Outrage After the Lincoln Memorial

Friday, January 25, 2019

Where the recent episode between white teenager Nicholas Sandmann and Native American elder Nathan Phillips has left us.

The Newspaper Vultures Circle Again

Friday, January 18, 2019

A hedge fund zeroes in on the Gannett newspaper empire. 

"Everyone Knows Who Won, But Not Everyone Knows How"

Friday, January 18, 2019

A TV movie about Brexit depicts a divisive strategist behind the Leave campaign. 

Why Brexit Shouldn't Have Been A Surprise

Friday, January 18, 2019

Brits and foreigners hoping for a second referendum see "leave" as an aberration. But is that an accurate interpretation?

A Progressive Activist Defends His Deceptive Tactics

Friday, January 11, 2019

He posed as a prohibitionist, conservative, pro–Roy Moore Alabamian online. He was only one of those things. 

How Democrats Used Dirty Tricks in the 2017 Alabama Senate Race

Friday, January 11, 2019

On deceptive social media practices in the face-off between Roy Moore and now–Senator Doug Jones.

The Presidential Cabinet Departure Beat

Friday, December 21, 2018

It's not all the Mueller tea-leaf reading or the latest diplomatic scandal. Investigative reporting in 2018 led to major changes.

Jakelin Caal Maquin's Death: More Than Another Outrage

Friday, December 21, 2018

Life and death at the U.S.–Mexico border.

When the Next Pandemic Strikes, Who Will We Trust?

Friday, December 14, 2018

Trust in the government and in the media are in a sorry state. What happens when they have to lead the public through the next major pandemic? 

The Flu Felt Around The World

Friday, December 14, 2018

Could the deadly global pandemic of 1918 happen again? 

The Pandemic That Wasn’t

Friday, December 14, 2018

In 1976, an ambitious vaccination program backfired terribly. 

The 65 Million Stories We Choose Not to Tell

Friday, December 07, 2018

What if, just for one day, the media only covered the stories of displaced people? 

The Hot Stove League: Special Counsel Edition

Friday, December 07, 2018

How the anticipation around the Mueller investigation mirrors an old baseball tradition.

When Migrants — But Not Too Many — Are Welcome

Friday, December 07, 2018

Over the span of just a year, Peru went from welcoming Venezuelan migrants to shunning them. How did it happen? 

The Centuries-Old Practice of "Slaying Lewks"

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Present-day derision for Ocasio-Cortez's clothing mirrors turn-of-the-century history.

How Roger Ailes Built Fox And Divided America

Friday, November 30, 2018

To understand Fox News's tenuous relationship with the truth, look no further than its founder.

What Ails Fox Now

Friday, November 30, 2018

A leadership vacuum and an unprecedented president threaten Fox News as power changes hands.

The Self-Driving Car Sales Pitch

Friday, November 23, 2018

It'll be a marvelous future, if we buy in.