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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Jodi Womack holds a sign that reads "We Love Our Trans Youth" during a rally at the Alabama State House to draw attention to anti-transgender legislation introduced in the state on March 30, 2021 in Montgomery. (Photo: Julie Bennett via Getty Images) Views
Saturday, May 08, 2021
Trans Kids Are People With Rights, Not Problems to Be Solved
As states continue to pass laws that dehumanize and endanger transgender kids, the country's most influential newspapers have not met the challenge of covering the issue. Across the country, 36 states have introduced or passed 127 bills that discriminate against trans kids, including barring trans...
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An on-air journalist makes a report as flames flare up behind him from the Santa Ana wind-driven Bond fire burning near a hill-side residence along Santiago Canyon Road in Silverado, California on December 3, 2020. (Photo: Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Views
Friday, April 23, 2021
Corporate Media Continues to Hit Snooze on Climate Emergency
In a year dominated by coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, one might expect other topics to fall lower on the media's priority list. But the climate crisis has not lessened in intensity; on the contrary, the urgency of addressing it increases each year. (Not to mention that climate change is an...
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People stand in line outside of the Georgia State Capitol to pay respects to the late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) on July 29, 2020 in Atlanta. (Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, April 08, 2021
Corporate Media Not Gonna Both-Sides Voter Suppression in Georgia, Are They?
Georgia’s new voting law—one of the first in a crowded field of breathtakingly brazen state voting bills the GOP is pushing across the country—has made national headlines. As voting rights reporter Ari Berman ( CounterSpin , 3/16/21 ) has explained, these bills are essentially “an effort to...
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Migrants mostly from Central America are dropped off by the US Customs and Border Protection at a bus station near the Gateway International Bridge, between the cities of Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, Mexico, on March 15, 2021. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Friday, March 26, 2021
For the Right and Corporate Media, Border Is 'Political Crisis,' Not Humanitarian Emergency
Increasing numbers of migrants are attempting to cross the US/Mexico border, and unaccompanied children and teenagers are exceeding the capacities of government-run detention facilities. The right has declared a crisis, and national corporate media have largely followed suit. Department of Homeland...
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Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State speaks onstage during 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church on January 20, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images) Views
Friday, March 05, 2021
Corporate Media Praise Republicans Who Oppose Trump, but Whitewash Their Extremism and Undermining of Democracy
Major media outlets have largely come around—a day late and a dollar short—to calling out Trump’s extremism and lies, particularly the Big Lie that the election was stolen (FAIR.org, 1/7/21 ). But this rejection of Trumpism and the Big Lie goes hand in hand with the elevation of a “reasonable” or “...
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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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