This American Life Pulls Mike Daisey's Story about Apple's Labor Abuses in China Because Daisey Played Fast and Loose With the Facts | Slog


14 bookmarks. First posted by girma march 2012.


"Which all sounds good—except Mike Daisey wasn't telling the truth. Or, worse, he was telling partial truths. (I say "worse," because damaging the credibility of a serious human-rights story can be extremely counterproductive to helping real people who are suffering real abuses.) This American Life has retracted the story and is airing an episode this weekend to "detail the errors" in Daisey's story. Their press release is here. Daisey's response—that he took "dramatic license" and "what I do is not journalism," which refutes a major thesis of his show (at least the version I saw)—is here. I emailed Daisey for a comment. He pointed me towards that link. I hate to write this: 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. And it disturbed me at the time, because when journalists and activists (and activist-journalists) play fast and loose with the facts, they not only hurt themselves, but the people they're supposed to be advocating for."
TAL  Mike_Daisey  2012  Apple  China  Foxconn 
march 2012 by Preoccupations
from Daring Fireball
reader★ 
march 2012 by goodwin
Credit Where Credit Is Due
from twitter
march 2012 by bbchase
from Daring Fireball

The Stranger’s Brendan Kiley pegged Mike Daisey as a liar after watching his show in May 2011:

I hate to write this: 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. And it disturbed me at the time, because when journalists and activists (and activist-journalists) play fast and loose with the facts, they not only hurt themselves, but the people they’re supposed to be advocating for.

 ★ 
ifttt  daringfireball 
march 2012 by josephschmitt
The Stranger’s Brendan Kiley pegged Mike Daisey as a liar after watching his show in May 2011:

I hate to write this: 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. And it disturbed me at the time, because when journalists and activists (and activist-journalists) play fast and loose with the facts, they not only hurt themselves, but the people they’re supposed to be advocating for.

 ★ 
march 2012 by rufous
The Stranger’s Brendan Kiley pegged Mike Daisey as a liar after watching his show in May 2011:

I hate to write this: 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. And it disturbed me at the time, because when journalists
and activists (and activist-journalists) play fast and loose with
the facts, they not only hurt themselves, but the people they’re
supposed to be advocating for.

 ★ 
from google
march 2012 by girma