4 important truths about Mike Daisey’s lies & the way ‘This American Life’ told them

Fact checking is a real process, but what “This America Life” did wasn’t fact checking. The press release about the retraction show referenced the “fact checking before the broadcast of Daisey’s story” and the original show included this from Glass: This Full Story »

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by Fabrice Florin - Mar. 22, 2012

Excellent analysis on how 'This American Life' failed to fact-check Mike Daisy's fictional account of working conditions in Chinese factories. This blog post by Craig Silverman provides a good overview of this incident on Poynter's Regret The Error feature, focusing on what went wrong in this verification process, and how it related to core ethics in journalism.

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