We breakdown the This American Life mess that surrounds Apple, Foxconn and Mike Daisey.
This American Life ran an episode about Apple’s main supplier Foxconn that included troubling allegations by Mike Daisey. The episode has now been retracted, as Daisey did not do the reporting that he said he did. We discuss how this could have happened, why fact checking is important and why good journalism isn’t always good storytelling.
I also give my review of the new iPad. If you like to read, it’s a great upgrade. Text looks amazing — except on iPad news all that haven’t been updated yet.
Listen to this weeks’s show:
- Mr. Daisey and the Apple factory
- This American Life: Retraction
- RETRACTING “MR. DAISEY AND THE APPLE FACTORY”
- 5 Revelations in This American Life’s Foxconn Retraction Episode