Leading Change and Jon Stewart (Really)

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Rich Harwood writes a fine blog. In a recent post, he speculated the reasons why Jon Stewart is so trusted by the American people. If you’ve been living on another planet, Stewart is the host of the satirical news program, The Daily Show.
Rich writes: “For me, there are at least three components to Stewart’s success:

1. He and his staff display an uncanny ability to puncture false realities, a great gift at a time when so many people feel that their realities are being actively distorted in public life and politics.

2. He consistently shines a bright line on a range of issues the mainstream news media often handle with kid gloves or ignore, such as the war in Iraq, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the politicization of the Department of Justice, and more.

3. Stewart is able to make his points through a combination of satire, humor, profane language, and a host of other techniques, all strategically deployed to engage viewers.”

To read the entire post visit: Rich Harwood’s Bloghttps://www.theharwoodinstitute.org/ht/display/ViewBloggerThread/i/10647/pid/185