Rob Schmitz for American Public Media:
Apple got a lot of attention recently over conditions in the Chinese factories that make its iPhones and iPads. The public radio show “This American Life” aired an electrifying account of one man’s visit to several factories. The man was Mike Daisey, a storyteller who is widely credited with making people think differently about how their Apple products are made.…Daisey told This American Life and numerous other news outlets that his account was all true.But it wasn’t.
Mike Daisey is a goddamn liar.
This is a bombshell, and if it gets more than slight coverage compared to the stories about Apple’s supposed exploitation of Chinese workers, I’ll be surprised.