I can honestly say that I did not look anything up about this podcast prior to my last blog, but in my last post I think I nailed it on the head. Mr. Daisey was fabricating a good amount of his story and I still do not understand his motive to do so. Besides a brief “15 minutes of fame”, there is no conceivable reason why this man would come at such a large company like Apple. I find it to be absolutely pathetic on his part that in order to get some attention he had to lie to gain attention and I would hope that most grown men would have stopped that kind of behavior in middle school.
I think the fabrication that I would like to discuss is the fact that his translator Cathy was not able to be found after and he was not able to get in touch with her. I understand that this may have given the story a little extra “mystery”/intrigue, but it could be and was easily discovered that he was lying. A simple GOOGLE search found that Mr. Daisey was blatantly lying and the exact translator was the first that was found online . Why would Mr. Daisey lie about the translator? Well I believe that it was because it the translator could not be found, no one would be able to prove that he was fabricating a portion of his “account”. I truly wonder if Mr. Daisey planned for his “account” to be a malicious attack on Apple, but I do feel that, especially because he was caught lying, that Apple or even Foxxcon should take legal action against Mr. Daisey. I believe that Mr. Daisey should be held accountable for his slander of the companies’ names and he should be made an example of. If someone is going to make serious accusations, like the ones Mr. Daisey made, there needs to be physical evidence that proves that what is being said is 100% accurate.
I would also like to take this time to blame the station “this American Life” that aired the first playing of this. I honestly believe that Mr. Daisey came up to the show with his story and, without fact checking, they put him on the air as fast as possible, because all they cared about what their ratings and money, but not about the truth. I think this shows that there is a great deal of corruption in the media to this day and that not everything on podcasts, the news, television, radio startions, etc should be assumed to be 100% accurate. In my opinion, the retraction of Mr. Daisey’s story is not enough and there has to be a series of grave consequences for doing this or else it will never stop and many people will continuously lie to get attention in the media. In closing, I feel that Mr. Daisey and This American Life should be severly punished for what they had done and that Apple & Foxconn should sue and recover any loss in revenue that was due to this “account” by Mr. Daisey.
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