Earlier on Friday, the public radio program This American Life was forced to retract an episode about Apple’s Foxconn factory in China because it contained “significant fabrications.”
Ira Glass devotes the entire episode of this week’s This American Life to set the record straight on Mike Daisey’s story about the extreme working conditions at Apple’s Chinese factory.
“I’m coming to you today to say something that I’ve never had to say on our program,” Glass said, opening in the episode: a story on the program was not true. Glass admits mistakes that were made in the fact-checking process. Below is a transcript of the episode — titled “Retraction” — that aired Friday evening. It’s a rush transcript, and may not be 100 percent accurate. Read it below:
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