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«This American Life» retire un de ses épisodes pour bidonnage

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.

Retracting “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory”, This American Life. Ouch. L’un des plus célèbres podcasts américains se voit obliger de retirer son épisode le plus téléchargé parce que l’intervenant principal a inventé des éléments du reportage. Le mea culpa est en tous cas tout à leur honneur.