Media Training Worldwide

Theater, Disguised as Real Journalism

Is it O.K. to lie on the way to telling a greater truth? The short answer is also the right one.
Related

Ira Glass of “This American Life” broadcast a retraction of a program based on Mr. Daisey’s play.

No.

It’s worth examining that question now that we have learned about the lies perforating the excerpt of Mike Daisey’s one-man show on Apple’s manufacturing processes in China, broadcast in January on the weekly public radio show “This American Life.”

No one is suggesting that everything about Apple’s supply chain is suddenly hunky-dory, but the heroic narrative of a fearless theater artist taking on the biggest company in the world is now a pile of smoking rubble.

Read more from source NY Times here

Become a media pro in 20 minutes

Free download for a limited time only [value of

$19.99]

Download E-Book

Get a Free personalized quote now