This American Life retracts “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory”


“It was completely wrong for me to have it on your show,” Daisey tells Glass on the program, “and that’s something I deeply regret.” He also expressed his regret to “the people who are listening, the audience of This American Life, who know that it is a journalism enterprise, if they feel betrayed.”

via Retracting “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory” | This American Life.

It’s hard to think of this as anything other than a massive failure by This American Life. UPDATE: especially considering Daisey’s prior admissions of fabrications and embellishments.

However, if there are a few things which can be learnt from this whole episode it’s that:

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