This American Life :: Host Ira Glass tells listeners we can no longer stand behind the reporting in the recently aired episode "Mr. Daisey Goes to the Apple Factory." He explains how Marketplace reporter Rob Schmitz tracked down Daisey's interpreter in China — a woman named Cathy Lee — who disputes much of Daisey's story.
[Ira Glass:] This American Life never should have run the story in the first place.
And Ira talks about how Mike Daisey lied to TAL during the fact-checking process, telling Ira and our producers that Cathy was not her real name and that she was unreachable. Ira also stresses that, without Cathy's corroboration of the story,
Only by listening to Ira Glass and his crew do you learn that Mike Daisey's transgressions are far worse than would appear from new reports.— Jay Rosen(@jayrosen_nyu) March 17, 2012
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