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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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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A Pakistani police officer stands guard as a health worker marks a child after giving her the polio vaccine in Lahore. (Photo: ARIF ALI / AFP/GETTY) Views
Thursday, May 08, 2014
The CIA Aided Polio's Comeback, But Media Have Forgotten the Story
Polio had been battled to near-extinction after decades of effort, but this year the WHO confirmed 68 new cases and declared it an international public health emergency. Nearly 80 percent of those cases are in Pakistan. Why is this? According to the New York Times ' Donald McNeil Jr. ( 5/6/14 ), "...
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Public Confused About Climate Change? It's Everybody's Fault But the Media's
The New York Times reports on the new American Association for the Advancement of Science report on climate change, and wonders whether it will make any difference.
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Wednesday, January 08, 2014
As Abortion Restrictions Soar, Abortion Coverage Dwindles
Over the past decade, it has gotten much more difficult for women in the United States to access safe and legal abortion services, according to a new study by the Guttmacher Institute:
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Saturday, May 04, 2013
When Bigotry Is 'Balance'
As the Supreme Court finished hearing oral arguments on two same-sex marriage cases, the Wall Street Journal editorial page ( 3/27/13 ) proclaimed what has become a mantra of the right on this subject: The liberal media frame opponents of marriage equality as bigots.
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Monday, September 10, 2012
Missing Latino Voices: Excluded from the Newsroom, Absent from the Conversation
Since 1990, the Latino population in the United States has more than doubled to 16 percent, but English-language U.S. news media outlets are simply not keeping up. While people of color and women have always been underrepresented in U.S. media, Latinos consistently stand out—in the coverage as well as inside the newsroom—for their exceptionally paltry numbers relative to their population size. In coverage
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wanted (by NYT): One Woman to Represent All Feminists
Over the weekend, the New York Times ( 3/18/12 ) published an article pondering why no one has taken Gloria Steinem's place as ubiquitous spokesperson for women's rights:
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