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Defending Your Boss' View When You Disagree

Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Joe Arpaio

Recently on Here and Now, we spoke with Lisa Allen, who is retiring after more than 20 years as the communications chief for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Allen said she agreed with the Sheriff most of the time, but did occasionally have to bite her tongue on certain stances he had. One example was the effort to check on President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

So what is it like to have to defend a boss’ point of view when you don’t agree? Tom Hollihan of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC explained.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.