NPR “This American Life” retracts Foxconn report: ‘Daisey Lied’

The technology magazine Wired writes on the retraction of NPR’s program This American Life. Mike Daisey ‘s one-man show, The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, detailing alarming labor practices in Foxconn, Apple factories in China are not entirely truthful.

“Acclaimed Public Radio International program This American Life has retracted an entire episode about working conditions inside Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturer that builds much of Apple’s most popular hardware, after learning that a major contributing source “partially fabricated” information about his visit to the factories.”

A stage performer credited by The Wall Street Journal’s theater critic as “awesomely gifted,” Daisey is best known his performances of over 15 monologues, which have received largely favorable reviews from major outlets like The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Washington Post. Daisey describes his work as a combination of “autobiography, gonzo journalism, and unscripted performance.”

See the full story from Wired here.

 

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