17 Mar '12, 6pm

Mr. Daisey and the fact factory

Mr. Daisey and the fact factory

Mike Daisey is a dramatic monologuist who traveled to Shenzhen, China, and created a successful one-man show based on the trip, The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs . The show details harsh working conditions in China at the Foxconn factories that make Apple’s iPhones and iPads. Daisey performed a shortened version of the show, “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory ,” for a This American Life broadcast in January. Yesterday, This American Life announced that it was retracting the show. It turns out that Daisey’s monologue, which seemed to document labor abuses first-hand, was full of fabrications, and that Daisey had lied to This American Life’s fact-checkers in the course of preparing the show. Last night, This American Life broadcast and posted an utterly fascinating self-investigation about what happened and how it screwed up.

Full article: http://grist.org/media/mr-daisey-and-the-fact-factory/

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