The Retraction Hammer Comes Down

parislemon:

John Gruber is all over the fallout of the This American Life/Mike Daisey fiasco.

The New York Times ran an op-ed by Daisey about his fabricated tales (the day after Steve Jobs passed away, no less). CBS News had a report in January widely citing Daisey.

So far, this all appears to be unrelated to the separate NYT article that kicked off the “iEconomy” series. But is there any question that Daisey’s initial “reports” at least in part led to these subsequent reports?

Reports that seemed to focus solely on Apple for no real reason beyond the fact that they’re now the largest tech company in the world with a possible blindspot thanks to Daisey’s story. 

Reports filled with suggestions that Tim Cook called “patently false and offensive”.

The Retraction Hammer Comes Down

parislemon:

John Gruber is all over the fallout of the This American Life/Mike Daisey fiasco.

The New York Times ran an op-ed by Daisey about his fabricated tales (the day after Steve Jobs passed away, no less). CBS News had a report in January widely citing Daisey.

So far, this all appears to be unrelated to the separate NYT article that kicked off the “iEconomy” series. But is there any question that Daisey’s initial “reports” at least in part led to these subsequent reports?

Reports that seemed to focus solely on Apple for no real reason beyond the fact that they’re now the largest tech company in the world with a possible blindspot thanks to Daisey’s story. 

Reports filled with suggestions that Tim Cook called “patently false and offensive”.

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  1. pod313 reblogged this from parislemon
  2. rubyvroom said: doesn’t this Daisy guy just stink of White Saviourism tho? Look at how he portrayed his translator, and the old guy who said the ipad was “like magic”. He wanted to be a hero for the poor Chinese and therefore the truth doesn’t matter.
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  5. bbchase reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    go back and figure out just how poorly we’ve been framing...China. Again, people are out...
  6. daveswhiteboard reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    AMEN! I don’t understand all the hupla over Apple and FoxConn when there are many other companies getting products made...
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  9. barbigirl8 reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    My thoughts exactly.
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