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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Six candidates out of the field qualified for the first Democratic presidential primary debate of 2020, hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register on Jan. 14. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, January 16, 2020
The Biggest Loser in the Iowa Debate? CNN’s Reputation
The biggest loser from Tuesday night’s Democratic debate ( 1/14/20 ) was CNN’s journalistic credibility. CNN debates have been marked by a tendency to pit one candidate against another, American Gladiators-style (FAIR.org, 8/2/19 ), so it’s no surprise that the cable network took its own...
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Biden has been trying to rewrite his Iraq War history, with only sporadic and halfhearted media pushback. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Friday, January 10, 2020
Steady Hand Joe? Biden's Foreign Policy Instincts Are Exactly What We Don't Need
For pundits, what makes a politician strong on foreign policy? Apparently doing something for a long time matters more than honesty and good judgment—and it helps if the bad choices made are the same ones corporate media have cheered . With Donald Trump’s recent assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem...
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Candidates participate in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate at Loyola Marymount University on December 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Views
Saturday, December 21, 2019
PBS Decides What Debate Watchers Need Is More Talk From Pundits
Debates are framed by the questions the journalists who moderate them ask, and, as FAIR has shown, those questions have built-in biases. Some issues are covered more than others , some policies are subject to harsher questioning, some ideological assumptions are more likely than others to inform...
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Banner reads: National day of action to defend public education Views
Sunday, December 08, 2019
How Media Turn Support for Public Schools Into Opposition to Children of Color
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic presidential candidates are rejecting the Obama administration’s embrace of charter schools, and media observers aren’t taking kindly to it. “Minority Voters Chafe as Democratic Candidates Abandon Charter Schools,” blared a recent New York Times...
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Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Views
Sunday, December 01, 2019
We're Still Waiting for 'Early and Often' Climate Debate Questions
As the Democratic Party prepared for its first presidential primary debates in June, climate activists pushed the DNC to schedule a single-issue debate on the climate crisis, given the urgency of the problem and the lack of attention given to it in previous debates. DNC chair Tom Perez refused,...
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DNC chairman Tom Perez speaks to a crowd at a Democratic National Committee event at Flourish in Atlanta on June 6, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo: Dustin Chambers/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Dear DNC, What Happened to All Those 'Early and Often' Climate Debate Questions?
As the Democratic Party prepared for its first presidential primary debates in June, climate activists pushed the DNC to schedule a single-issue debate on the climate crisis, given the urgency of the problem and the lack of attention given to it in previous debates. DNC chair Tom Perez refused,...
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Saturday, November 23, 2019
False Equivalence in the Age of Trump
Even in the Trump era , corporate media, forever insistent on an “objective” approach that always hears out “both sides,” continue to exhibit a dangerous blindness to their own biases. In “In Primetime, Two Versions of Impeachment for a Divided Nation” ( 11/16/19 ), the New York Times ‘ Michael...
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Sanders is one of a few candidates treating the climate crisis as an urgent matter—which you would think should inform the framing of an article about expert opinion of his plan. (Photo: Paul Weaver / Flickr) Views
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Sanders’ Plan to Fight Global Climate Disaster Too Ambitious, Says NYT
When Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his $16.3 trillion climate plan, corporate media were quick to throw cold water on it, arguing that the Democratic presidential candidate’s plan was too expensive, and logistically and politically impossible ( FAIR.org , 9/6/19 ). As Sanders fleshed out his plan...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
NYT Recycles Polling to Tell Democrats Once More: Move to the Right
Last week, the New York Times ( 11/8/19 ) published yet another article about polling and the Democratic presidential hopefuls, a year before the general election: “Democrats in Battleground States Prefer Moderate Nominee, Poll Shows.” In the second paragraph, writers Jonathan Martin and Katie...
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By “balancing” Edsall’s column with three other columns that make no mention of economics, class, wealth, poverty or inequality, the Times seems to be happily going along with the centrist smoke and mirrors. (Photo: Flickr/cc/ ALec Perkins/NYT) Views
Friday, November 08, 2019
Throwing the Base Under the Bus—and Other Deep Thoughts From NYT
The New York Times ‘ Thomas Edsall has an axe to grind, and the paper loves to let him grind it. Edsall is convinced that the Democrats need to move to the center, in ways that will offend much of the party, in order to appeal to the moderate white “swing” voters he believes are the key to a...
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