An acclaimed Apple critic made up the details | Marketplace from American Public Media


48 bookmarks. First posted by blturner march 2012.


In all of this, don't forget "the things Daisey lied about seeing are things that have actually happened in China."
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march 2012 by nbergus
The Marketplace story on Mike Daisey and
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march 2012 by jdblundell
@peroty http://t.co/4ldyRRBF is a good place to start.
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march 2012 by peroty
Mike Daisy found out to have lied on NPR about factory working conditions.
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march 2012 by reallyseth
What makes this a little complicated is that the things Daisey lied about seeing are things that have actually happened in China: Workers making Apple products have been poisoned by Hexane. Apple’s own audits show (PDF) the company has caught underage workers at a handful of its suppliers. These things are rare, but together, they form an easy-to-understand narrative about Apple.
“People like a very simple narrative,” said Adam Minter, a columnist for Bloomberg who’s spent years visiting more than 150 Chinese factories. He’s writing a book about the scrap recycling industry...
http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/16/2878833/excerpts-this-american-life-mike-daisey-transcript
http://www.techmeme.com/120316/p40#a120316p40

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/460/retraction
http://podcast.thisamericanlife.org/special/TAL_460_Retraction_Transcript.pdf

I really, really hate to write this, because I admire what Daisey does, because labor abuses in China are serious business, because I want to believe that theater can be a world-changing force for good... but I kind of saw this coming.
http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/03/16/this-american-life-pulls-mike-daiseys-story-about-apple-in-china-because-daisey-played-fast-and-loose-with-the-facts

http://go.bloomberg.com/tech-blog/2012-03-16-how-a-google-search-unraveled-mike-daiseys-apple-foxconn-story/
http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3718949
Steve Wozniak is still a big fan of the performance, which he saw more than a year ago.
http://go.bloomberg.com/tech-blog/2012-03-16-wozniak-still-backs-mike-daisey/
http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3726119
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march 2012 by ek1.618
RT @ccgus: "Daisey told This American Life and numerous other news outlets that his account was all true." http://t.co/8oxuMdRc
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march 2012 by Arnte
RT : アップル製品を作ってる中国の工場Foxconnの労働環境サイアクってんで米マスコミにひっぱりだこだったマイク・デイジーの話、かなりねつ造はいってたらしい。
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march 2012 by satoso
Apple got a lot of attention recently over conditions in the Chinese factories that make its iPhones and iPads. The public radio show "This American Life" aired an electrifying account of one…
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march 2012 by yuxhuang
Rob Schmitz’s Takedown of Mike Daisey’s Fabrications, from Daring Fireball http://daringfireball.net/
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march 2012 by andrewscott
Cathy Lee, Daisey’s translator in Shenzhen, was with Daisey at this meeting in Shenzhen. I met her in the exact place she took Daisey — the gates of Foxconn. So I asked her: “Did you meet people who fit this description?”

“No,” she said.
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march 2012 by hockendougal
“The things lied about seeing… have actually happened in China” but were already reported on. —,
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march 2012 by collopy
"And it’s not journalism. It’s theater."
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march 2012 by NeoNacho
Mike Daisey calls this "dramatic license" and "theater." It looks more like straight lying to me:
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march 2012 by kevinmeyers
from Daring Fireball

Rob Schmitz, reporting for American Public Media Marketplace:

Cathy Lee, Daisey’s translator in Shenzhen, was with Daisey at this meeting in Shenzhen. I met her in the exact place she took Daisey — the gates of Foxconn. So I asked her: “Did you meet people who fit this description?”

“No,” she said.

“So there was nobody who said they were poisoned by hexane?” I continued.

Lee’s answer was the same: “No. Nobody mentioned the Hexane.”

I pressed Cathy to confirm other key details that Daisey reported. Did the guards have guns when you came here with Mike Daisey? With each question I got the same answer from Lee. “No,” or “This is not true.”

Simply devastating to Daisey’s credibility.

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march 2012 by josephschmitt
Rob Schmitz, reporting for American Public Media Marketplace:

Cathy Lee, Daisey’s translator in Shenzhen, was with Daisey at this meeting in Shenzhen. I met her in the exact place she took Daisey — the gates of Foxconn. So I asked her: “Did you meet people who fit this description?”

“No,” she said.

“So there was nobody who said they were poisoned by hexane?” I continued.

Lee’s answer was the same: “No. Nobody mentioned the Hexane.”

I pressed Cathy to confirm other key details that Daisey reported. Did the guards have guns when you came here with Mike Daisey? With each question I got the same answer from Lee. “No,” or “This is not true.”

Simply devastating to Daisey’s credibility.

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march 2012 by rufous
Rob Schmitz, reporting for American Public Media Marketplace:

Cathy Lee, Daisey’s translator in Shenzhen, was with Daisey at
this meeting in Shenzhen. I met her in the exact place she took
Daisey — the gates of Foxconn. So I asked her: “Did you meet
people who fit this description?”

“No,” she said.

“So there was nobody who said they were poisoned by hexane?” I
continued.

Lee’s answer was the same: “No. Nobody mentioned the Hexane.”

I pressed Cathy to confirm other key details that Daisey reported.
Did the guards have guns when you came here with Mike Daisey? With
each question I got the same answer from Lee. “No,” or “This is
not true.”

Simply devastating to Daisey’s credibility.

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march 2012 by nicoska
My story about Mike Daisey on Marketplace:
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march 2012 by sdp
Erinnert ihr euch noch an diese Mike-Daisey-Foxconn-Nummer letztens? War wohl alles ein bisschen dramatisiert.
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march 2012 by pulsar