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March 16, 2012
I’m not going to say that I didn’t take a few shortcuts in my passion to be heard. My mistake, the mistake I truly regret, is that I had it on your show as journalism, and it’s not journalism. It’s theater.
Monologuist Mike Daisey • Discussing his work “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory,” which “This American Life” aired in January and quickly became one of the public radio show’s most popular episodes and built an uproar against Apple’s labor practices in China. With claims of fabrication in the months since, the show will air an episode titled “Retraction,” which claims that Daisey’s work is at least partially fabricated. Did Daisey take his narrative journalism tale a little too far away from journalism?
16:00 // 2 years ago
March 18, 2012

How Mike Daisey changed his Apple stage show after fabrication claims

  • one Daisey removed parts of the play he could no longer stand behind, according to members of the audience who saw ”The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” in the wake of the retracted “This American Life” report.
  • two However, he’s also added some lines claiming that his memory of how things happened was different from what was claimed by the translator he worked with in China — whose claims have largely unwoven his story. source

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19:43 // 2 years ago