Mike Daisey wanted to bring attention to working conditions at manufacturing plants in China. The only problem is that some of his stories simply weren't true, and that distracted from a very real global issue.
The outspoken Apple critic says that the interview at the All Things Digital D10 conference fell short when the topic of China came up.
Public ridicule for embellishing and fictionalizing details of suffering at Foxconn plants that make Apple products has done little to slow down the career of the theatric monologist.
The reporter who exposed Mike Daisey's lies about Foxconn has toured the factory, and says it's like a college campus.
Public radio journalist Rob Schmitz is only the second Western journalist to visit the Chinese factory since the January airing of Mike Daisey's fabricated account.
Disgraced Apple commentator briefly disables his Twitter account and takes his public blog private, only to resurrect them as speculation about his disappearance grows.
A Change.org petition signed by 255,000 people since January demanded Apple protect Chinese workers, but the document was based on actor's now debunked claims.
A January episode of Reporters' Roundtable featured now discredited monologuist Mike Daisey and NYT reporter Charles Duhigg together. Both report on the same thing, using very different tools.
Apple co-founder says he loved Daisey's show and believes media misunderstands the actor and Apple critic. He credits Daisey with helping to prod Apple into improving working conditions in China.
Three days after 'This American Life' retracted his report about working conditions at iPad factories, Daisy now says the radio show used some of his material 'out of context.'