Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

The History of a Fearful Word

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Guardian's David Shariatmadari chronicles the fraught history of the word "terrorism." 

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The Semantics of Terrorism

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bob talks with Scott Shane of the New York Times about the criticism of President Obama's language when describing acts of violent extremism.

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Remembering David Carr, New York Times Media Critic

Friday, February 13, 2015

Bob remembers David Carr, whose candor and insight into the digital media world made him a trusted voice to fellow journalists and readers alike.

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The Legacy of Lynching

Friday, February 13, 2015

This week, 700 new victims were added to the tally of over 3,200 African-Americans lynched in the Jim Crow era South. Bryan Stevenson says we've got the legacy of lynching wrong, too.

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Geeks Bearing Gifts

Friday, February 13, 2015

Bob imagines new futures for news with journalism professor Jeff Jarvis.

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Black, White and Red All Over

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Wilmington Race Riots of 1898 were galvanized by racism in the local press. More than a century later, two newspapers apologized. 

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On the Anti-Vax Non-troversy

Friday, February 06, 2015

A sneak peak of this week's OTM: Bob inoculates with a little history and a lot of common sense on the anti-vaccination "controversy."  
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Thousands of Secret Torture Photos

Friday, February 06, 2015

The U.S. government is withholding thousands of photos of detainee abuse and torture for fear, it claims, of violent repercussions. 

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ISIS Video Shocks Arab World

Friday, February 06, 2015

The ISIS video depicting Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh being burned alive pierced through the violence fatigue of the Arab world, says FT correspondent Borzou Daragahi.

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The Scientologists and the Film Critics

Friday, February 06, 2015

With the debut of the new documentary "Going Clear," the Church of Scientology has a host of new targets for its PR campaign: film critics. 

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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief

Friday, February 06, 2015

Following the debut of the film version of his book at Sundance, we revisit an interview with "Going Clear" author Lawrence Wright from 2013.

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Horror With A Purpose

Friday, February 06, 2015

Georgetown University's Bruce Hoffman on the calculated intention behind ISIS's acts of unthinkable horror.

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On the Anti-Vax Non-troversy

Friday, February 06, 2015

As the measles continue to spread across the country, the anti-vaccination movement swells to mount its steed, and Bob relates the debate not at hand.

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Don't Say His Name

Friday, January 30, 2015

As jury selection in the trial of the Aurora shooter proceeds, families of the victims implore the media to refrain from using the gunman's name. 

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The Myth Behind Defensive Gun Ownership

Friday, January 30, 2015

There’s a myth in America that firearms are used defensively 2.5 million times a year. That's not true.

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Security Journalism Isn't A Crime

Friday, January 30, 2015

Journalist and activist Barrett Brown received a lengthy prison sentence for "linking to hacked material." Security journalist Quinn Norton worries her beat might now be criminalized.

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Guantanamo Diary

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bob speaks with Larry Siems, the editor of Guantanamo Diary, a memoir by a Guantanamo Bay inmate imprisoned for more than 12 years without charge.

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Aggregation and Ownership in the Digital Wild West

Friday, January 09, 2015

In a "remix culture" where sharing is a business and virality a science, Bob asks if copyright has lost all meaning.

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Regret the Error 2014

Friday, January 09, 2015

Every year at this time, we invite Craig Silverman, of Emergent.info and the "Regret the Error" blog on Poynter, to fill us in on the media's biggest mistakes of the past 12 months.

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Chasing Ghosts

Friday, January 02, 2015

Bob talks with Peter Nickeas whose job it is to drive around the city of Chicago all night reporting on shootings. 

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