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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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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CNN showed a split-second glimpse of trans protesters at its LGBTQ town hall (10/10/19) before cutting back to candidate Pete Buttigieg. Views
Friday, October 25, 2019
LGBTQ Issues Missing in Presidential Campaign Coverage
LGBTQ people—and trans people in particular—have been under attack since the day Donald Trump took office and removed all mentions of LGBTQ people from several federal websites. Trump reversed federal guidance for the protection of transgender students in schools, banned trans people from military...
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By turning these Sanders health stories into age stories, journalists drag the other older candidates into their net as well. (Photo: Headline from the Washington Post 4/9/19) Views
Thursday, October 10, 2019
How Ageist Is Too Ageist to Be Published?
In light of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ recent heart procedure, media musings about candidates’ ages have come to the fore again. When an older candidate is hospitalized after experiencing chest pains (later revealed to be a heart attack), you could look at it primarily from a...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaking at the Heartland Forum in Storm Lake, Iowa on March 31, 2019. (Photo: Lori Shaull/Flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
WaPo Goes After Warren With a Posse of Centrist Sources
Just two weeks ago, our survey of media coverage of Elizabeth Warren ( FAIR.org , 9/23/19 ) found a fairly—though not exclusively—positive tenor, with stories often contrasting her favorably to Bernie Sanders and highlighting her outspoken commitment to capitalism. But with erstwhile frontrunner...
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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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