So Mike Daisey's been outed. The things he said he saw, he didn't. The people he said he spoke to, he didn't. The discoveries he said he made, he didn't. He lied.
It matters a lot that Mike Daisey lied, and it matters that he was caught. You really should listen to the episode of This American Life in which Ira Glass takes a deep breath and lets it all out. It's great storytelling by Rob Schmitz, as fantastic as the story Daisey himself told. Anyone who has become invested in this story of Apple and Foxconn needs to listen to that episode. If you've ever tweeted about how bad Apple is, blogged about the evils of Foxconn's sweatshops, or "Liked" a Facebook post excoriating how iPads are made, then you should listen. Don't take the word of the dozens of bloggers and news outlets who've tried to summarize the whole saga into bite-sized morsels--go listen for yourself. Go on, do it now. I'll wait. You heard it? Good.
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