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Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory—Archive of a Lie

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For those of you who missed Mr. Daisey’s original lie on This American Life, you’ll find it here:

Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory | This American Life | via An American Studies Media

Written by Jeffery Battersby

March 22nd, 2012 at 8:53 pm

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The Talk Show #84: Daisey, Daisey, Give Me Your Answer, Do

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John Gruber and Dan Benjamin talk Mike Daisey.

The Daisey stuff starts about midway through. Well worth the listen. Then listen again.

5by5 | The Talk Show #84: Daisey, Daisey, Give Me Your Answer, Do

Written by Jeffery Battersby

March 22nd, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Mr. Daisey and The Apple Factory Fabrications

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So… there’s going to be an update on This American Life tonight about a story they ran in January based on a stage play by Mike Daisey. To put it bluntly, as Ira Glass did on the TAL blog:

Daisey lied to me and to This American Life producer Brian Reed during the fact checking we did on the story, before it was broadcast. That doesn’t excuse the fact that we never should’ve put this on the air. In the end, this was our mistake.

So much for my saying Daisey was telling a balanced story and that Glass and company were diligent about fact checking.

I’ll be curious to hear the show tonight.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

March 16th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I’d Say It Was More Than A “Mistake”

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When I talk to my children I tell them these are lies.

I think it’s time for Lyons to go… Boy seems a bit out of his depth.

Wired’s Steven Levy Says Dan Lyons Is Making Things Up About Him, Apple, And Newsweek | via Silicon Valley Insider

Dan confirmed his mistake to us in an email, saying “Yes, I misspoke on the Kurtz show. I feel bad about the mistake. I apologize to Steven.”

Written by Jeffery Battersby

April 6th, 2010 at 10:45 am

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