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"This American Life" Is Throwing Mike Daisey Under Bus For Fabricated Apple Story... But They Have Some Serious Explaining To Do

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In a huge and startling scandal, the public-radio program "This American Life" (TAL) is retracting a whole episode that it aired about Mike Daisey's investigation of Apple's manufacturing processes. TAL says that it has discovered that much of the episode was "fabricated." And it is quick to lay the...
"This American Life" Is Throwing Mike Daisey Under Bus For Fabricated Apple Story... But They Have Some Serious Explaining To Do

Torturous Ennui of the Upper Middle Class Explored with #ThisAmericanLifeStories Hashtag

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Mr. Oswalt (Photo: Wikipedia) “This American Life” is a radio show so beloved–and so unfailingly pretentious–that even its biggest fans have to concede that it’s mostly a portrait of the spoiled upper-middle-class. Today, comedian Patton Oswalt, took to Twitter to playfully mock the show, first tweeting “A small, local post office...
Torturous Ennui of the Upper Middle Class Explored with #ThisAmericanLifeStories Hashtag

What were the “falsehoods” in Mike Daisy’s Apple show?

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A monologist who shined a harsh light on Apple has himself come under scrutiny Daisey performing "The Agony and the Ecstacy of Steve Jobs" “Daisey lied to me,” wrote This American Life producer Ira Glass Friday as he announced that his radio show was withdrawing its most popular episode —...
What were the “falsehoods” in Mike Daisy’s Apple show?

Mike Birbiglia & Ira Glass Trying To Skype Into Every Viewing Party Of Their Movie

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If you haven't heard, comedian Mike Birbiglia and This American Life's Ira Glass made a movie, called Sleepwalk With Me, based on Birbiglia's act/one man show/book (all of which are hilarious). They did it as a small indie production and have been going crazy coming up with cool ways to...
Mike Birbiglia & Ira Glass Trying To Skype Into Every Viewing Party Of Their Movie

TIME 100 poll goes tech in 2012 with Cook, Bezos, Hoffman, Zuckerberg, Karp, Dorsey, Thiel and more

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TIME magazine has once again fired up its yearly poll to decide on the most influential people in the world, and this year its a full-on tech fest. There are dozens of interesting folks with artists like Adele, activists like AiWeiwei and public figures like Ben Bernanke, but the most interesting bit is how...
TIME 100 poll goes tech in 2012 with Cook, Bezos, Hoffman, Zuckerberg, Karp, Dorsey, Thiel and more

Retracting "Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory"

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Retracting "Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory": Holy shit this is bad. That’s all you can really say. This episode was easily the most widely circulated in the tech community for obvious reasons. And it generated thousands of other related stories. Host Ira Glass: I have difficult news. We’ve learned...
Retracting "Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory"
Worth a listen: This American Life’s emotional showdown with Mike Daisey over iPad factory conditions

Ira Glass: Playwright Mike Daisey lied to me about Apple piece

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Mike Daisey This American Life today retracted a story that it aired in January which included excerpts from the one-man show “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” by playwright Mike Daisey. In a blog post titled “RETRACTING “MR. DAISEY AND THE APPLE FACTORY,” the popular radio host wrote that...
Ira Glass: Playwright Mike Daisey lied to me about Apple piece

Today's Scuttlebot: Antarctican Visions and Hipstamatic's Struggle

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Wednesday's selection includes Ira Glass answering questions, a tale of the S.E.C. pushing Facebook to reveal risks before its stock offering and more online retailers opening offline stores....
Today's Scuttlebot: Antarctican Visions and Hipstamatic's Struggle

Watch the journalist who busted Mike Daisey report from Foxconn’s iPad factory

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Mike Daisey Here’s what journalism actually looks like. Hats off to Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz who follows up his truth-squadding of playwright Mike Daisey’s play, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, with this first-hand account of life at the massive Foxconn manufacturing center in China. According to...
Watch the journalist who busted Mike Daisey report from Foxconn’s iPad factory

NPR withdraws damning Apple episode as it doubts playwright Mike Daisey

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US radio show which became its most-listened to 'should never have been put on air' says producer after admitting that underage and injury claims could not be verifiedThe radio show This American Life has retracted an episode broadcast in January about working conditions inside Foxconn's Chinese factory making iPads, saying...
NPR withdraws damning Apple episode as it doubts playwright Mike Daisey

MIKE DAISEY: I'm Not Going To Say That I Didn't Take A Few Shortcuts In My Passion To Be Heard

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CHICAGO (AP) — An artist admitted Friday to taking shortcuts in crafting an often harrowing tale about Apple Inc.'s operations in China after the veracity of his one-man theatrical show was challenged by a public radio program that had based a broadcast on his work. But writer Mike Daisey...
MIKE DAISEY: I'm Not Going To Say That I Didn't Take A Few Shortcuts In My Passion To Be Heard

Ira Glass on the Building Blocks of Storytelling

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Ira Glass on the Building Blocks of Storytelling

At His Last New York Performance, Mike Daisey Wins Crowds Over with Fabricated Tales of Foxconn

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Mr. Daisey Gawker may be on a witch hunt to catalog every lie and half-truth Mike Daisey has ever uttered, but audiences at the final performance of  his one-man show "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" were much more forgiving. In fact, the crowd at yesterday's matinee performance,...
At His Last New York Performance, Mike Daisey Wins Crowds Over with Fabricated Tales of Foxconn

Ira Glass: Here's Everything That Was Made Up In Our Big Apple Foxconn Story (AAPL)

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This American Life has a more complete explanation of what went wrong: This American Life Retracts Story Says It Can't Vouch for the Truth of Mike Daisey's Monologue about Apple in China This American Life and American Public Media’s Marketplace will reveal that a story first broadcast in January...
Ira Glass: Here's Everything That Was Made Up In Our Big Apple Foxconn Story (AAPL)

Ask Ira Glass what he thinks of fat people. "I hate them." Is that some kind of joke? http://r2.ly/z2ag

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Ask Ira Glass what he thinks of fat people. "I hate them." Is that some kind of joke? http://r2.ly/z2ag

In defence of Mike Daisey: never mind the facts, focus on the writing | Michael Wolff

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The This American Life controversy shows that the problem with journalism may not lie with facts or truth, but the form itselfMost journalists are terrible writers. Their copy is either overhauled by diligent editors, which produces something formulaic and generic, or not, and then it is often a sludge of...
In defence of Mike Daisey: never mind the facts, focus on the writing | Michael Wolff

Ira Glass, "Scenes from a Recession," This American Life 377 (WBEZ, March 27, 2009)

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Ira Glass, "Scenes from a Recession," This American Life 377 (WBEZ, March 27, 2009)

The Agony and Ecstasy of Mike Daisey

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The story of Mike Daisey and Foxconn's labor practices is a story of our times: what is truth and what is fiction, how workers at a Chinese factory that supplies many tech products are treated, and how we as Americans should feel about the people who make our iThings and...
The Agony and Ecstasy of Mike Daisey

Can You Take Fact Checking Too Far?

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Earlier this year, there was a lot of attention paid to the popular radio program This American Life (TAL) having to retract its episode based on storyteller Mike Daisey's one-man show, in which he claimed to be telling a story about his own trip to visit Apple factories in China,...
Can You Take Fact Checking Too Far?
Mike Daisey’s Apple-Foxconn podcast filled with “significant fabrications”

This American Life Retracts Entire Episode About Apple Factories After Mike Daisey Admits To Fabricating Parts Of The Story

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This is pretty big. Last month, we wrote about a This American Life episode that focused on the Foxconn factories where Apple products are made, based on a one-man show by Mike Daisey. I wrote about a few key points in the episode -- including some of the more interesting...
This American Life Retracts Entire Episode About Apple Factories After Mike Daisey Admits To Fabricating Parts Of The Story
Apple and the Daisey affair

The Founder Of The 'Sugar Daddy' Dating Empire Is Fighting PayPal For Ditching Him

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An entrepreneur dubbed "Mr. Sugar Daddy" has a serious beef with PayPal. Brandon Wade runs an online dating empire including whatsyourprice.com, in which singles "bid" on first dates, and seekingarrangement.com aimed at "sugar daddies." The former MIT nerd recently sued online payment giant PayPal, claiming it got rid of him...
The Founder Of The 'Sugar Daddy' Dating Empire Is Fighting PayPal For Ditching Him

NPR Retracts Mike Daisey’s This American Life Piece On Foxconn For “Significant Fabrications”

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At over a million digital listens, “Mr. Daisey Goes To The Apple Factory” is This American Life’s most popular episode in history. That’s no small feat for one of the world’s most well-known radio shows. When it aired, it set off yet another firestorm of controversy regarding the ethics of...
NPR Retracts Mike Daisey’s This American Life Piece On Foxconn For “Significant Fabrications”

Everyone Got Over Their Foxconn Guilt Just in Time to Buy a New iPad

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Workers in a Chinese Apple factory. (cultofmac.com) Remember that whole Apple/Foxconn debacle, wherein the New York Times questioned the human cost of the iPad's Chinese production? Yeah, neither do we. It turns out that the majority of Americans have succeeded in ignoring the gnawing guilt they displayed a few months...
Everyone Got Over Their Foxconn Guilt Just in Time to Buy a New iPad

The Failures and Fallacies of Mike Daisey's Apple Attack and the Media

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Who in their right mind would lie to Ira Glass? That was my first reaction to the revelation that the theatrical monologuist Mike Daisey had lied or fabricated. or in his words,” taken dramatic license” with certain parts of his stage play, “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve...
The Failures and Fallacies of Mike Daisey's Apple Attack and the Media
NPR: Mike Daisey’s theatrical piece on Foxconn workers’ plight is mostly theatrics
Marketplace Reporter Rob Schmitz: "It Bothers Me That Mike Daisey Is Seen as a Hero for the Chinese Worker"

This American Life retracts hugely popular episode on Apple and China

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Well-loved radio show This American Life—spawned from station WBEZ right here in Chicago—has some "difficult news" about one its most popular shows, on Apple and labor conditions in China. The episode "contained significant fabrications," writes TAL host Ira Glass today on the show's blog. He is devoting this week's...
This American Life retracts hugely popular episode on Apple and China
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