18 Mar '12, 11pm

What's the big fucking deal with Daisey and Chinese labor? My thoughts in a blog post:

There is a particular detail that is most interesting to me in the aftermath of Mr. Daisey and the Apple factory episode of This American Life and its subsequent retraction , and that is that even the shameless, fabricated and dramatized Apple bashing was a high point for both This American Life podcast (most downloaded episode) and Mike Daisey’s career, who considers this monologue to be his best work ever made. In other words, it doesn’t even take good journalism—the original piece was, in fact, a downright fabrication—to successfully lead an ever-ready lynch mob on yet another outraged march to 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino. The question is, why is the general public so eager—desperate even—to find a scapegoat, and for what exactly? Mike Daisey was determined to stick the bad guy label on Apple. He was particularly keen on dramatizing only the parts of Chinese workers' con...

Full article: http://mislav.uniqpath.com/2012/03/made-in-china/

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