'This American Life' retracts story about Apple factory conditions in China
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'This American Life' retracts story about Apple factory conditions in China


"This American Life" says (http://macte.ch/FmwlP) Mike Daisey's story about Apple in China -- which was broadcast in January -- contained significant fabrications. The radio show is retracting the story "because we can’t vouch for its truth."

The story was an excerpt of Mike Daisey's one-man show "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," in which he talks about visiting a factory in China that makes iPhones and other Apple products. The China correspondent for the public radio show Marketplace tracked down the interpreter that Daisey hired when he visited Shenzhen China.

"The interpreter disputed much of what Daisey has been saying on stage and on our show," writes Emily Condon at "This American Life." "On this week's episode of This American Life, we will devote the entire hour to detailing the errors in 'Mr. Daisey Goes to the Apple Factory'."

Daisy says (http://mikedaisey.blogspot.com/2012/03/statement-on-tal.html) he stands by the intent of his work. "I stand by my work," he writes. "My show is a theatrical piece whose goal is to create a human connection between our gorgeous devices and the brutal circumstances from which they emerge."

 
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