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Listen To American Life Daisey Retraction

March 28, 2012 by staff 

Listen To American Life Daisey Retraction, If you haven’t yet, I highly recommend listening to This American Life’s episode about Mike Daisey’s The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. The full audio has been posted here.

Brendan covers the details of what’s been happening over here, but it’s definitely worth listening to TAL’s dissection. It’s riveting to hear the dead air as Daisey is directly confronted with the outright falsehoods in his story.

I’ll also take a moment here to take issue with the headline in Slog’s Morning News this morning (which echoes the AP story’s headline), that Daisey admits to “taking shortcuts” in his play. He didn’t take shortcuts, he lied. And it’s not about what he said in his play, bad as that might be, but what he said on news programs and in interviews with news organizations. He wasn’t “taking shortcuts” when he gave a false name for his translator so TAL fact-checkers wouldn’t be able to find her to check his story, he was lying. Enough with the bulls**t euphemisms.

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