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Daisey retraction

2012-03-16 18:47:40.958553+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Ira Glass retracts (that link isn't working for me right now, Waxy has republished the press release) the "Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory" episode of "This American Life":

During fact checking before the broadcast of Daisey's story, This American Life staffers asked Daisey for this interpreter's contact information. Daisey told them her real name was Anna, not Cathy as he says in his monologue, and he said that the cell phone number he had for her didn't work any more. He said he had no way to reach her.

"At that point, we should've killed the story," says Ira Glass, Executive Producer and Host of This American Life. "But other things Daisey told us about Apple's operations in China checked out, and we saw no reason to doubt him. We didn't think that he was lying to us and to audiences about the details of his story. That was a mistake."

Mike Daisey's response reads, in part:

I stand by my work. My show is a theatrical piece whose goal is to create a human connection between our gorgeous devices and the brutal circumstances from which they emerge. It uses a combination of fact, memoir, and dramatic license to tell its story, and I believe it does so with integrity. ...

Via MeFi.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-03-19 14:52:24.759099+00 by: petronius

Also, we have always been at war with Eastasia.