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This American Life retracts Apple episode, says Daisey fabricated parts
Yahoo News ^ | March 16, 2012 | Liz Goodwin

Posted on 03/16/2012 12:31:50 PM PDT by epithermal

The public radio show This American Life has retracted an entire storyline told by comedian and self-described Apple fanboy Mike Daisey that aired in early January after Daisey's translator said he made up significant details of the tale.

In a press release, the show says the episode was the most popular in its history and was downloaded 888,000 times. The episode also sparked a petition for Apple to improve its working conditions that was signed by a quarter of a million people.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: apple; corruptmedia; foxconn; macintosh; medialiars; mikedaisey; tech
I am not familiar with this Daisey guy, but he appears affiliated with the NYSLimes, which I understand was blacklisted by Apple over this story. Is he just another liberal liar?
1 posted on 03/16/2012 12:31:56 PM PDT by epithermal
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To: epithermal

The phrase “liberal liar” is redundant.


2 posted on 03/16/2012 12:36:04 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: epithermal

Why would they bother?

It’s Public Radio, no one is listening anyways


3 posted on 03/16/2012 12:46:06 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: epithermal
A new episode explaining how the show was duped will air Friday at 8 p.m. According to Schmitz, Daisey admits on the show that he never talked to poisoned workers.
4 posted on 03/16/2012 1:00:11 PM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy health insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: epithermal; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; ...
Another article on "This American Life" retracting the Apple/FoxConn "slave labor story" as fabricated—PING!

Daisey admits he never spoke to "poisoned" workers (they did not work at FoxConn, were at another company, a thousand miles away) and did not talk to any underage workers! An independent audit found workers are NOT working 12 hour days, as This American Life and others were claiming... in fact, the main complaint of workers was the LACK of overtime availability, to make more money.


Apple "slave labor" fabrication Ping!

Please, No Flame Wars!
Discuss technical issues, software, and hardware.
Don't attack people!
Don't respond to the Anti-Apple Thread Trolls!
PLEASE IGNORE THEM!!!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

5 posted on 03/19/2012 10:32:33 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: epithermal; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; ...
Another article on "This American Life" retracting the Apple/FoxConn "slave labor story" as fabricated—PING!

Daisey admits he never spoke to "poisoned" workers (they did not work at FoxConn, were at another company, a thousand miles away) and did not talk to any underage workers! An independent audit found workers are NOT working 12 hour days, as This American Life and others were claiming... in fact, the main complaint of workers was the LACK of overtime availability, to make more money.


Apple "slave labor" fabrication Ping!

Please, No Flame Wars!
Discuss technical issues, software, and hardware.
Don't attack people!
Don't respond to the Anti-Apple Thread Trolls!
PLEASE IGNORE THEM!!!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

6 posted on 03/19/2012 10:32:50 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: epithermal

Personally, I’d love to see Mr. Daisy get hit with a multi-million Slander and Libel suit. His lies cost Apple and Foxconn huge “real money” audits to prove their innocence; then once their audits were completed, they were again attacked as “lies” by Mr. Daisey.

Mr. Daisey has the ‘right’ to say whatever he wants, but the caveat is that he have some ‘real life’ basis for his comments and articles. As this has wrung out, he fabricated his stories, for his own promotional gains, at the expense of Apple and Foxconn.


7 posted on 03/19/2012 10:42:46 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: epithermal

Tired eyes headline mangle, I though this was about shooting apples with Daisy air rifles!


8 posted on 03/19/2012 12:21:56 PM PDT by Yehuda (Muck Fislam and it's useful infidel - dhimmie supporters / www.jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Hodar
This attack by Daisey was a paid hit by some Apple-hating competition.

I'd bet a double-sawbuck on it if, there were any way to get inside Daisey's malignant brain and find out the truth.

9 posted on 03/19/2012 4:48:20 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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