Why you shouldn't say "Pogue Mahone" on the BBC - Off-Ramp for March 17, 2012

Off-Ramp retracts CyberFrequencies that focused on Daisey's Apple story

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Michael Uhlenkott

On March 26, 2011, we aired an episode of CyberFrequencies about Mike Daisey's one-man-show "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" and his trip to China to report on poor working conditions at the factories that make Apple products.

After an investigation by Marketplace reporter Rob Schmitz, Daisey has admitted that he lied about many of the details, so we're retracting that episode of CyberFrequencies.

Daisey also duped This American Life, which aired a much longer segment about the supposed story. This American Life is spending all of this weekend's show on the issue, and Marketplace is also reporting in-depth on the story.


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