Friday, March 16, 2012

This American Life Gets Burned By Mike Daisey

This is the understatement of the year:

The problem is, journalistic outfits don't do theater; it tends to undermine their credibility. Mike Daisey's admission undercuts his entire program. And the crux of his program was that Apple was using a company in China that was killing people in order to manufacture enough Apple devices for rich Western nations to consume.

Wow. That's all you can say. Wow.

So, This American Life [as of 11PM Europe time I couldn't access their website because it would appear to be down or overwhelmed by traffic] will now have to fall onto a mighty thick sword and try to survive the brutal criticism that will follow. Mike Daisey will continue to go on doing "theater" and I don't think he'll be welcome anywhere except for Fox News.
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