18 Mar '12, 9am

Apple Foxconn Story Retracted as Fabrications Discovered

In a somber, abashed voice, Ira Glass informs listeners of This American Life of a decision to retract the program Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory -- one of the most popular in the show's history, disclosing alleged abuses at Apple suppliers -- because the report "contained numerous fabrications." Guns and Starbucks Rob Schmitz, China correspondent for the radio show Marketplace, interviews Daisey's translator in defense of the retraction. He starts by tracking down issues that people familiar with China question at face value: guns and Starbucks.Daisey opens with his approach to Foxconn: The first thing I see at the gates are the guards, and the guards look pissed, they look really pissed, and they are carrying guns. Daisey's translator points out the impossibility of any truth to Daisey's observation: Guns are not allowed to be carried by security guards, it's illegal. ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/apple-foxconn-story-ret...

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