On the Media

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WNYC’s weekly investigation into how the media shapes our worldview. 


The Eyebrow

Hypocrisy. Inanity. BS. Bob isn't having any of it. 

Welcome to 'The Eyebrow' -- On the Media's space for commentary on politics, media and culture from Bob Garfield. From the impossible claims of the 2016 election to the everyday posturing in the Beltway, we dig into the talking points.

  • Save Your Outrage

    Nov 4, 2016
    Outrage has ensued over former CNN contributor Donna Brazile's collaboration with the Clinton campaign. To which Bob responds: what did you expect?
  • How Not To Normalize Trump

    May 13, 2016
    "Who will Trump's VP pick be? Where does he stand on tax policy? Is he acting more presidential?" Bob says: "Who cares?!" The press must stay on the real story: his dangerous statements.
  • Sean Of The Jungle

    Jan 15, 2016
    Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo's capture by the Mexican government was quickly overshadowed by the revelation of his secret meeting with Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn. Bob weighs in.
  • There Oughta Be A Law

    Sep 11, 2015
    The Kim Davis controversy prompts the GOP field to consider the relationship between religion and the Supreme Court.
  • The Numbers Don't Lie, Except When They Do

    Jul 10, 2015
    The media has been clamoring to understand what Donald Trump's "surge" in the polls means for the election. According to Bob it means one thing: the media is really bad with polls.
  • I'm Not A Scientist

    Jun 19, 2015
    Bob raises an eyebrow at the perennial non-denial denial of climate change.