First I saw this Headline here:
NPR show pulls Foxconn story, says 'partially fabricated' | Electronista http://j.mp/FOlmZW
But I usually rely on Apple Insider that covered it
Fabricated claims about Apple's manufacturing prompt retraction from 'This American Life' http://j.mp/ABNJU8
I don't know if it is too soon to call this Mike Daisey performer a well meaning, or not, a scam artist or not He is definitely a gifted performer, cause it's not a common skill to memorize so much text. He definitely knows how to talk, which is impressive, but All his performing gifts are not a guarantee of him being a flawless human, with possible issues of his own, as well as agendas!
Non of us can read minds or hearts But it is quite possible that Mr. Daisy's need for attention, and a desire to promote himself and his theater piece, which is a product -- all that might have taken a priority over fairness!
I don't want to hit below the belt , or to start analyzing Mr. Daisy! He could be just another guy with a weight problem, trying to "save the world", and I'll bite my tongue!!!
Again, I don't know what's in Mr. Daisy's heart, i.e. what his Real Agenda is! However, it's safe to assume that his Heart would prefer to carry less weight!!! So maybe he could focus his passions on that a bit more, rather than to take his life's frustrations on Apple, as a way of selling more tickets to his show?! But again, I don't want to hit below the belt, because being fat is not a crime, and none of us are perfect! It's just that I SMELL SOMETHING here! Maybe it's something that Mr. Daisy is hiding from us, and maybe even from himself?
I never heard of him until he got some Attention because of his Themes being related to Apple OK, so maybe he tried to "catch a ride" on Apple's Coat Tales, but If some Good Solid Investigation proves Mr. Daisy to be a Shameless Self-Promoter, then it those who believed him and in his cause that are "being taken for a ride", taken advantage of. Yes, people can be taken advantage of if they are led to believe that the Cause is Great!!!
I've read a lot excellent Comments here on this Foxconn Issue and Apple! I see lots of politics involved here, that are not limited to media alone!
I agree with those who say that the fault is with Chinese Government, not Apple!!! Chinese PEOPLE Republic is supposed to be about People, about Workers' Paradise, ala the Former USSR! But, instead, they are PIMPING their PEOPLE, and then the Foreign Capitalists are expected to lead the Revolution to attain that very Workers' Paradise? How STUPID!
Today, TGIF, 3/16/12, as the Newest iPad (3) went on sale in the US, we have a bunch of Truth Seekers, Defenders of the Poor Chinese People, demonstrating in front of Apple Stores, seeking more Clicks of Attention for themselves, and whatever other Agendas they have! They single out Apple, to the Exclusion of other Tech Giants, whose products are also being manufactured by Foxconns of the world! At the same time, the Chinese are Killing Each Other for their iPhones, and there is a strong competition to even get a job at Foxconn!!!
I applaud NPR for their Retraction, and I call on All Media to Highlight that Fact and show more FAIRNESS in this situation, where it's fashionable to beat up on Apple!!!
I Applaud Apple's Efforts to shed the Light Of Truth on this situation!
Apple Alone should NOT be required to LIBERATE The Chinese, nor to Bring the Jobs Back to the USA!
ALL Apple Competitors should be held to the same standard!
Badmouthing Apple to do their Competitors' Dirty Work is a DIRTY POLITICS which have to STOP!
Manipulation Public Opinion with Half Truth, Drive By Reporting, in the name of Liberating Chinese Workers, is A LOW LIFE THING TO DO!!!
Let them REALLY Investigate the Mr. Dasiy and some others, including the Media Itself on what the TRUTH is in this case!!!! And, once they run out of topic, there is always US Health Care and other Countless Topics to really Sink Teeth Into!!!
The World has already voted for Apple with its $$$, buying their Products and AAPL!!! The JEALOUSY of Apple and it's BILLIONS of $$$ won't Liberate Chinese Workers or anyone of us.
I am no Apple Fan Boy! I've seen Apple's Shortcomings, but overall, it's hard not to admire Apple!!!