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VIDEO: Apple Factory Critic Admits Fabricating Stories
YouTube ^ | March 16, 2012 | Buzz 60

Posted on 03/17/2012 5:48:33 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

The activist actor who campaigned against working conditions at Chinese factories that make iPads and iPhones now admits he fabricated much of his "reporting." Mike Daisey went on NPR's This American Life and theater stages and TV talk shows with emotional tales of shocking hardships. Now Tim Minton says moral outrage is against him.

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KEYWORDS: apple; capitalism; china; foxconn; macintosh; mikedaisey; publicradio
If you've seen Mike Daisey's videos, he comes off as a self-righteous BLOWHARD. And now he has met his just rewards. Complete public humiliation.
1 posted on 03/17/2012 5:48:43 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Not before being bought hook-line-and-sinker right here in River City.


2 posted on 03/17/2012 5:57:46 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (knowledge puffeth; information deludeth.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Is it possible that lying revolutionaries are being found out?

Just asking.


3 posted on 03/17/2012 6:04:27 AM PDT by ripley
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To: PJ-Comix

It just amazes me that these self-righteous, crusading liberals think that they are justified in creating their lies out of whole cloth because they see themselves as defenders of the poor, workers oppressed by evil American capitalist.

They do not see that these workers are far better off working for the evil American capitalist than they ever were working for the socialist governments of their own country.


4 posted on 03/17/2012 6:09:19 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

What this idiot would spend on a Starbucks venti latte would feed a family of four in China for a few days; maybe longer.


5 posted on 03/17/2012 6:16:15 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Pontiac
One of my younger brothers in law was all upset about how "they" used poor Mexicans out at the date palm groves in the desert ~ they had to climb up trees all day long, were not paid much, and then they were in danger of being turned in to La Migra should they cause problems for the bosses.

Of course, that was all true, but as I continued to eat my box of dates I reminded him that they could have still be in Mexico ~ and have no income at all, or worse, the groves could start buying cherry pickers and that'd enable one guy to do the work of dozens.

Last time we were out there I noticed cherry pickers at work.

Somebody must have caused trouble!

6 posted on 03/17/2012 6:18:52 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: PJ-Comix

I’m shocked. SHOCKED that NPR has an anti capitalism bias. Shocked I am.


7 posted on 03/17/2012 6:22:59 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: muawiyah
All you can do is tell your brother in law that the illegals do not come to the US and work as laborers because they are treated worse here.

They are free to leave if they do not like the work or pay. If life was better in Mexico they would stay there.

8 posted on 03/17/2012 6:29:38 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

It just amazes me that these self-righteous, crusading liberals think that they are justified in creating their lies out of whole cloth because they see themselves as defenders of the poor, workers oppressed by evil American capitalist.

They do not see that these workers are far better off working for the evil American capitalist than they ever were working for the socialist governments of their own country.

Isn’t it called looking on the B R I G H T side.

That’s a huge A M E N Pontiac.

Just like a certain minority group right here in the US of A that just can’t see liberty and prosperity for the indignities their ancestors were caused to bear.


9 posted on 03/17/2012 6:32:22 AM PDT by wita
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To: Pontiac
Alas, the issue was working conditions ~ climbing up and down date palms all day long looked quite brutal ~ he felt sorry for the workers.

I didn't. Working in a business that was just then really beginning to squeeze every bit of productivity out of everything I knew what was next ~ cherry pickers ~and they happened.

10 posted on 03/17/2012 6:32:48 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I am guessing they are still using illegals in the cherry pickers.


11 posted on 03/17/2012 6:44:07 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: ripley
Is it possible that lying revolutionaries are being found out?

They used to get away with it all the time but with the advent of the Web, they are getting fact checked very quickly. Daisey was an IDIOT to even think he could get away with his FRAUD.

12 posted on 03/17/2012 6:45:04 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ("How To Overcome Writer's Block In Less Than An Hour" ---Available at Amazon)
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To: PJ-Comix
Now wouldn't it be nice is he were sued into oblivion and spending the rest of his days working for bread in some sub-assembler’s factory?
13 posted on 03/17/2012 6:45:33 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: PJ-Comix
Here's major article from the WSJ; Radio Show Pulls Exposé on Apple, that gives more on the BS (aka; 'fabricated') story.
14 posted on 03/17/2012 6:48:14 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: PJ-Comix

“It’s Not Journalism, It’s Theater.”

Wow, so many could use this as their slogan. MSNBC for starters.


15 posted on 03/17/2012 6:58:16 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Ann Coulter isn't about conservatism. Ann Coulter is about Ann Coulter.)
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To: Truth29

You can read all about Mike Daisey’s downfall on the latest iPad3.


16 posted on 03/17/2012 6:58:55 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ("How To Overcome Writer's Block In Less Than An Hour" ---Available at Amazon)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Wow, so many could use this as their slogan. MSNBC for starters.

NBC used THEATER, not journalism when faking the gas tank explosions of the GM trucks.

17 posted on 03/17/2012 7:00:23 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ("How To Overcome Writer's Block In Less Than An Hour" ---Available at Amazon)
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To: Pontiac
It just amazes me that these self-righteous, crusading liberals think that they are justified in creating their lies out of whole cloth because they see themselves as defenders of the poor, workers oppressed by evil American capitalist.

They do not see that these workers are far better off working for the evil American capitalist than they ever were working for the socialist governments of their own country.

Who is John Galt?


18 posted on 03/17/2012 7:03:45 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: wita
Just like a certain minority group right here in the US of A that just can’t see liberty and prosperity for the indignities their ancestors were caused to bear.

That whole issue bugs me because there is a huge industry built around that.

Race baiting is big money for those who are willing to incite hatred for a profit.

Obama’s Rev. Wright made big money a racist, hate spewing preacher. Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. has extorted millions from industry using the threat of incitement to hatred against them. Numerous other so called minnorrity leaders have jumped on the racial hatred bandwaggon to make their millions.

You are correct that many people in the minority communities look on the dark side of life and see oppression instead of looking on the bright side and seeing how good they have it here. But who can blame them when so many people that look like them and speak their language are screaming ‘Look over hear at all of these terrible things’.

It is hard to see the good when everyone you know is shining there light on the bad.

It is a shame that there is so much money to be made selling hate.

19 posted on 03/17/2012 7:06:34 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: PJ-Comix

WOW. I heard that segment on This American Life and was really disturbed by it. What a complete idiot for doing this. I suspect the people at TAL are the most horrified of all and I am sure they will apologize profusely in the next show.

Even though it airs on NPR, it is a very good show and well worth downloading the podcast (same goes for RadioLab, btw.)

I would like to know which parts were made up and which were true.


20 posted on 03/17/2012 7:10:37 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: harpu
Ah, thanks for the WSJ link. Here is an excerpt:

The episode is also an embarrassment for Mr. Glass. "We never should've put this on the air," he said in the statement. "In the end, this was our mistake."

"This American Life," Mr. Glass added, plans to "devote its entire program this weekend to detailing the errors in the story."

I'll be listening.

21 posted on 03/17/2012 7:20:32 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Pontiac
They do not see that these workers are far better off working for the evil American capitalist than they ever were working for the socialist governments of their own country.

Actually, they DO see it. Hence the phony "documentaries".

22 posted on 03/17/2012 7:24:03 AM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: PJ-Comix
The episode is also an embarrassment for Mr. Glass. "We never should've put this on the air," he said in the statement. "In the end, this was our mistake deception." "This American Life," Mr. Glass added, plans to "devote its entire program this weekend to detailing the errors lies in the story."


23 posted on 03/17/2012 7:33:45 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan
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To: PJ-Comix

This is standard fare for the left. Sometimes scan my dial and can immediately identify NPR. The smoothy and smarmy delivery with the oh so mellow syrupy voices with babbling brooks and singing birds in the back ground are bad enough; but, when I hear the heavily biased slant on their stories about tortured children in sweat shops or bucolic villages where everyone has cancer because of some evil American company I can’t help but wonder how much longer we are going to accept funding this leftist propaganda.


24 posted on 03/17/2012 7:37:43 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: PJ-Comix

Thanks for this PJ.

Still eagerly waiting for a DUFU on the Grayson bus accident!


25 posted on 03/17/2012 7:48:16 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: PJ-Comix

“Daisey was an IDIOT to even think he could get away with his FRAUD.”

Maybe the pretentiousness, the sense of superiority, the uncontained hubris of the obnoxious left will finally be exposed for the mental illness and sheer adolescence that it is.

IMHO


26 posted on 03/17/2012 7:50:01 AM PDT by ripley
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To: sima_yi
Actually, they DO see it. Hence the phony "documentaries".

They see it but don’t understand it.

They believe in their ideology to the point that they believe their that propaganda more closely approximates the truth than what they witness with their own eyes.

27 posted on 03/17/2012 7:50:33 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: RightOnline
What this idiot would spend on a Starbucks venti latte would feed a family of four in China for a few days; maybe longer.

Well, in all fairness to the idiot, the Chinese family probably doesn't even care for Starbucks lattes.

≤}B^)

28 posted on 03/17/2012 7:55:14 AM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: PJ-Comix

The libtards have shown their illingness to lie over and over again

In the internet age it is much easier to question their veracity

I wonder how many stories from the past WENT UNCHECKED

...things we believe as fact, made up by liberals 20,30 or 40 years ago...?


29 posted on 03/17/2012 7:56:24 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: PJ-Comix

What’s so important about winning these elections and getting government jobs? Oh, that’s right, that’s where the money is. Democrats - Thieves, Thugs, Thralls and Thickheads


30 posted on 03/17/2012 8:10:03 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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31 posted on 03/17/2012 8:17:28 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: PJ-Comix

Well, maybe the next thing we’ll see is Mike Daisy running around naked in San Diego, masturbating in public and in front of children. Of course he won’t be “arrested”—he’ll just get some “help”.


32 posted on 03/17/2012 8:18:48 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: PJ-Comix
I remember years ago when there was an uproar over WalMart selling T-shirts made in Honduran sweat factories by women and children.

While the conditions were not up to U.S. factory standards, the reality was that the children and women had a regular source of income that prevented them from having to work in the sugar cane fields with machete's.

33 posted on 03/17/2012 8:20:15 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: PJ-Comix

Another faux progressive getting fat off of lies... (think Michael Moore)

34 posted on 03/17/2012 8:26:43 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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I listened to pretty much the entire show when it aired.

I remember thinking at the time, this just sounds a little too “perfect” to be true. He hit every evil capitalist factory oppressor hot button while having the full rostrum of liberal’s dystopian victims.

I had a complete lack of outrage by the end of the show, because I was deeply suspicious. I believed when the truth finally came out, the details would be different than what was portrayed by the “reporter”.

Count me among those who will be listening today. Mmmmm...delicious schadenfreude.

35 posted on 03/17/2012 8:32:01 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: PJ-Comix
This guy seems to have a history of making bad choices. Here's a quote from his book 21 Dog Years about his time working at Amazon.com:
I was standing onstage in an unheated garage performing Jean Genet's The Balcony as the Bishop, wearing full Catholic regalia, a twelve-pound miter, and Greek cothurni, which are fifteen-inch platform heels. My giant robes were open and I was naked and about to masturbate...
...there I was, exposed, about to begin the speech, when a family walked in. Mother, father, two little girls ...

36 posted on 03/17/2012 8:35:26 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Anyone But Romney)
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Let me guess “fake but accurate”??


37 posted on 03/17/2012 11:08:34 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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"The only reason to speak the truth is to try and change the world. So if I’m honestly being asked what is the best possible thing that could come out of performing this monologue, it is changing the world”

- Mike Daisey (fabricator, "journalist")

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/mike-daisey-discovers-the-worm-in-apple-/2011/03/22/ABgAh7HB_story.html

38 posted on 03/17/2012 11:26:42 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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I just posted a new THREAD about Mike Daisey with a video of a very suspicious "attack" upon himself in 2007 supposedly committed by Christians. Go to that thread and watch the video and post what you think about the "attack." Real or FAKE?
39 posted on 03/17/2012 3:48:56 PM PDT by PJ-Comix ("How To Overcome Writer's Block In Less Than An Hour" ---Available at Amazon)
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To: PJ-Comix

I tracked down some information on the so-called “Christians attacked Mike Daisey” incident. It appears that the video is real- BUT the group was not a “Christian” group- it was a high school choir from California visiting Boston for a competition. In addition, the high school group was lied to when it asked whether the Daisey performance included profanity:

“...One of the audience members who left the production contacted Playbill.com April 24 via e-mail. That correspondence from Natasha Ricketts, a student of Norco High School in Norco, CA, follows:

“I was a student that walked out. I did it because I had to. We aren’t a religious group. We are a high school choir. We called several times and asked about the content [of the show] and whether or not it contained profanity. They lied and said no and that it was no worse than what you hear on TV. I’m sorry to say but on regular TV f*** isn’t a common word. Another thing is before the show, when we heard ‘Turn your f***ing cell phones off or we’ll shove them up your ass,’ [our teacher] went to the stage manager and asked him to pause the show so we could leave, and he refused....”

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/107585-Theatregoer-Responds-to-Mike-Daisey-Summer-Incident

Daisey lied about this, of course:

http://www.mikedaisey.com/2007/04/aftermath-and-confrontation.sht


40 posted on 03/18/2012 8:25:49 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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