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March 16, 2012

TT: Some final thoughts on Mike Daisey

Apropos of my earlier posting on Mike Daisey and The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, a footnote:

I don't think Daisey's exposure as a fabricator is an occasion for schadenfreude. He is a greatly gifted theater artist, and The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, as Ira Glass and Rob Schmitz readily acknowledge in the latest episode of This American Life, was mostly true.

Be that as it may, the fact remains that Daisey claimed in his show to have seen things in China that he did not see, and used his hard-earned credibility as an artist to persuade his audiences that he had seen them--and that, I regret to say, is unforgivable.

Posted March 16, 2012 8:55 PM

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