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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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
What Corporate Media Like Best About Elizabeth Warren: She’s Not Bernie Sanders
When the Washington Post ‘s Paul Waldman ( 9/18/19 ) recently attempted to explain Elizabeth Warren’s rise in the Democratic primary polls , he attributed it in part to media: Reporters on the campaign trail have said for some time that she is the one who generates the most enthusiastic response...
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Friday, September 13, 2019
ABC Democratic Debate Lowlights
Climate: ‘Let’s See If We Can Go Really Fast’ After CNN ‘s remarkably substantive and thoughtful town hall on the climate crisis ( 9/4/19 ), we wrote that the following debates now had a solid foundation from which to go deeper on climate for a larger audience ( FAIR.org , 9/6/19 ). Unfortunately,...
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A protester is seen during a climate change demonstration holding a placard that says, 'There Is No Planet B.' Views
Saturday, September 07, 2019
CNN Town Hall Went Deep on Climate Crisis—But Was Anyone Listening?
Given the Democratic National Committee's refusal to allow its party's presidential hopefuls to take part in a televised climate debate, CNN (and, later this month, MSNBC ) agreed to host "town halls" on the climate crisis—events with one candidate at a time on stage, fielding questions from...
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US Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to cheering supporters at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California Sunday June 2, 2019. (Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, August 15, 2019
If You're Looking for Evidence of WaPo Media Bias Against Bernie Sanders, Here It Is
Bernie Sanders has taken to calling out corporate media for their anti-progressive bias, and their feathers have gotten quite ruffled. In a campaign event Monday in New Hampshire, Sanders told the crowd: We have pointed out over and over again that Amazon made $10 billion in profits last year. You...
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Media Defend Biden by Attacking Dems for ‘Attacking’ Obama
Coming out of the second round of Democratic debates, a curious storyline crystallized in the media: The candidates are attacking Obama, and that’s a sure-fire way to hand the election to Trump. It’s the latest flavor of “the Democrats are moving too far left” ( FAIR.org , 7/2/19 )—this time...
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CNN debate viewers got industry talking points on healthcare from CNN moderators, bottom-tier industry-friendly candidates given outsized speaking time, and industry advertisements. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Friday, August 02, 2019
CNN’s Industry Spin Shows Need for Independent Debates
CNN painfully demonstrated this week why we need independently run presidential debates. With its ESPN -like introductions to the candidates, and its insistence on questions that pit candidates against each other, CNN took an approach to the debates more befitting a football game than an exercise...
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Reuters photo (7/19/19) of a Trump supporter supporting Trump. Views
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Media Can’t Quit 'Trump Supporters Support Trump' Stories
As we hurtle into coverage of a presidential election that is still over a year away, media have returned to their timeworn tradition of going to rural, white communities to take the pulse of the nation ( FAIR.org , 5/20/19 ). Under the web headline “These Michigan Voters Show How Trump’s ‘Go Back...
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Neither Tapper nor Bash are conservative favorites, but neither are they journalists with a progressive worldview. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
CNN Should Treat Left and Right Alike in Presidential Debates
CNN is hosting the next Democratic primary debates on July 30 and 31. Three people have been selected to ask questions: CNN anchors Jake Tapper and Don Lemon , and CNN correspondent Dana Bash . In the last presidential elections, the first Republican primary debate CNN hosted likewise featured...
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President Donald J. Trump listens as Bob Johnson , founder of the BET and RLJ Companies, addresses his remarks Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at the signing ceremony of the Executive Order to establish the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Views
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Why Does WaPo See Black as an 'Identity'—but Not Multi-Millionaire?
The Washington Post 's "identity politics" writer put out a piece this week ( 7/9/19 ) devoted to what Robert Johnson, the ultra-rich founder of Black Entertainment Television, thinks about the Democratic primary race. The piece leads off: Few demographic groups are more faithful to the Democratic...
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
WaPo Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Medicare for All Will Cut Their Health Costs
Healthcare consistently ranks as one of the top issues for Democratic voters, so helping those voters understand Democratic presidential candidates’ positions on healthcare ought to be a key job for journalists. Right? A recent survey of those voters shows that they are woefully confused and...
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