Public radio show forced to retract Apple hit piece

The public radio show* "This American Life" has retracted a show broadcast in January that described inhuman working conditions at Apple's i-Phone plant in China. TAL is produced by Chicago Public Radio, an independent radio station and distributed by Public Radio International. The episode, as described by the show's blog, "never should have aired": I have difficult news. We've learned that Mike Daisey's story about Apple in China - which we broadcast in January - contained significant fabrications. We're retracting the story because we can't vouch for its truth.  This is not a story we commissioned.  It was an excerpt of Mike Daisey's acclaimed one-man show "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," in which he talks about visiting a factory in China that makes iPhones and other Apple products.The China correspondent for the public radio show Marketplace tracked down the interpreter that Daisey hired when he visited Shenzhen China.  The interpreter disputed much of...(Read Full Post)