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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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