INDV SOC Retraction Of Foxconn Story

Mike Daisey’s story errors on Foxconn, China, the supplier of Apple products

Individuals And Societies class post: http://blogs.yis.ac.jp/madridr/2012/03/21/this-american-life-retraction-of-foxconn-story/

Source post: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/460/retraction

Original post: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/454/mr-daisey-and-the-apple-factory

 

Podcast Info:

Chicago Public Media- This American Life

Episode 460#: Retraction

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/460/retraction

Home page of reported commentator: http://mikedaisey.blogspot.jp/

 

 

 


Notes:

  • Mike Daisey’s story on visiting foxconn on this radio
  • Mike’s monologue is a mix of reality, and things he heard about, or researched, and he pretends he witnessed first hand
  • important moments fabricated
  • does not live up to journalist standards
  • lies about guards with guns, underage workers, hexane
  • copied and pasted news articles
  • does not admit that he was lying
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