You can feel sorta okay getting the new #iPad

After all, Mike Daisey who first broke the story of the horrible working conditions in Apple manufacturers in China is a liar:

A highly popular episode of This American Life in which monologuist Mike Daisey tells of the abuses at factories that make Apple products in China contained “significant fabrications,” the show said today.

“We’re horrified to have let something like this onto public radio,” Ira Glass, the show’s executive producer and host said in a blog post today. “Our program adheres to the same journalistic standards as the other national shows, and in this case, we did not live up to those standards.”

The 39-minute piece aired in January and TAL says after 888,000 downloads, it became its most popular podcast. The story is compelling: It tells of the awful working conditions of Chinese workers making shiny Apple products like iPhones and iPads at factories owned by a company called FoxConn, which also manufactures products for other electronics giants.

‘This American Life’ Retracts Mike Daisey’s Apple Factory Story : The Two-Way : NPR.

I bet he works for Google

Oh… and I got mine this morning… It is awesome. Very, very awesome

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