Julie Hollar

Julie Hollar

Julie Hollar is the managing editor of FAIR's magazine, Extra!. Her work received an award from Project Censored in 2005, and she has been interviewed by such media outlets as the L.A. Times, Agence France-Presse and the San Francisco Chronicle. A graduate of Rice University, she has written for the Texas Observer and coordinated communications and activism at the Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of Texas. Hollar also co-directed the 2006 documentary Boy I Am and was previously active in the Paper Tiger Television collective.

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New York workers join the Fight for $15 National Day of Action in 2016. Striking fast food workers, supported by airport workers and community, march to McDonalds at 160 Broadway to protest unfair labor practices and risk arrest. (Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, February 25, 2021
There Is Nothing "Moderate" About Opposing the Very Popular $15 Minimum Wage
As Democrats push to include a $15 federal minimum wage in the Covid stimulus package, many media reports have been giving the false impression that it’s an idea far outside the mainstream. CNN ( 2/21/21 ) labeled the $15 minimum wage a “controversial measure.” The Hill( 2/18/21 ) wrote, “The...
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on October 15, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Views
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Impeachment Trial Is Not About Convincing GOP Senators—Many of Whom Were Trump's Co-Conspirators
A recent New York Times headline ( 2/11/21 ) announced: “House Managers Rest Their Case Against Trump, but Most Republicans Are Not Swayed.” Today ( 2/12/21 ), the paper wrote: At times, the videos and recordings appeared to strike a chord with the Republicans in the room. Some of them even praised...
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Former Secretary of State, George Shultz died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 at the age of 100. (Paul Chinn/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Washington Post Curates the Memory of George Shultz
George Shultz, a prominent cabinet member of both the Nixon and Reagan administrations, holding posts at State, Treasury, Labor and the Office of Management and Budget, died over the weekend at age 100. His death prompted no fewer than three fawning tributes in the Washington Post, in addition to...
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President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a rally outside Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on January 4, 2021. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
On Sunday Shows, the Only Biden 'Promise' That Matters Is Compromise
With the Biden administration focused on passing a massive Covid relief package as its first major legislative action, the Sunday morning political talk shows tackled the issue with remarkable uniformity, fixated on exactly the wrong questions. “Are the Democrats about to give up on bipartisanship...
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talks to reporters following the weekly Republican policy luncheon in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 15, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Friday, January 22, 2021
Media Allow Republicans to Use 'Unity' as Tool of Division
“In Biden’s Washington, Democrats and Republicans Are Not United on ‘Unity,’” declared the headline over a New York Times analysis by Peter Baker ( 1/21/21 ), with the subhead: The new president seeks bipartisanship, but he is caught between Republicans who want tangible concessions and Democrats...
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Rioters clash with police trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Police used batons and tear gas grenades to eventually disperse the crowd. Rioters used metal bars and tear gas as well against the police. (Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Even After an Insurrection, Corporate Media Can't Let Go of False Balance
In the wake of the unprecedented events of January 6, many in corporate media—on both the editorial and reporting sides—have displayed a new and refreshing ability to apply accurate labels to people and their behaviors (“sedition,” “incitement,” “white nationalists,” etc.) and to apportion blame...
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Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, January 07, 2021
As Far Right Storms Capitol, Media Need to Look at Their Own Role in How We Got Here
Media seem to have finally found the line they won’t abide crossing. After both sides–ing the political situation for four years of Donald Trump, the storming of the Capitol by an armed rebellion incited by Trump himself has brought out swift and strong words. “Trump Caused the Assault on the...
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The tautology of the Trump-supporters-support-Trump story is nearly always lost on corporate reporters, who somehow never managed to find anything newsworthy in Obama supporters supporting Obama policies. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Drawing All the Wrong Lessons From Media’s Election 2020 Failures
In the wake of the 2020 election, Columbia Journalism Review editor-in-chief Kyle Pope ( 11/4/20 ) lamented “how little we seem to have learned” since media underestimate Donald Trump’s chances of success in 2016. Pope noted that polls were again “overhyped and under-scrutinized,” and argued that...
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Though many recent pieces of political commentary offered plenty of suggestions that the left wing’s vocal support for things like socialism, Medicare for All, the Green New Deal and defunding the police cost the party seats in 2020, they failed to provide any actual data that might have helped readers evaluate the veracity of those statements. (Screenshot: CNN) Views
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
When Centrists Lose, Corporate Media Blame the Left
Joe Biden hadn’t even been declared the victor of the 2020 election before establishment Democrats, in the face of poorer-than-expected results in House and Senate races, began pointing fingers at the left—with corporate media giving them a major assist. Democrats had been hoping for big wins on...
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Getting journalists to talk more directly about the true problems with the court  is a critical step along the way. (Photo: Joe Ravi/CC-BY-SA 3.0) Views
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Journalists Pick Sides When They Call Adding Justices 'Court Packing'
As Republicans ram through Trump’s third Supreme Court nomination with an election underway, Democrats are increasingly contemplating expanding the court. But rather than cover it with the “objectivity” they claim to strive for, the country’s dominant media outlets have adopted a right-wing frame...
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