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This American Life Retracts Apple and Foxconn Story

A couple months ago, This American Life aired a story about the working conditions at Foxconn, the Chinese factory where many of Apple's (and other manufacturers') products are made. It was shocking and shone a spotlight on worker abuses ... but the story also wasn't totally true. TAL has issued a retraction and devoted all of its newest show to finding the real facts. Sad Ira Glass ...

 

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Sophie commented…

I know people seem to want to blame TAL for airing this (I've seen several people do that), but in all honestly, they handled this beautifully. How many radio shows/journalistic enterprises would take all the blame from from a screw up from the very beginning, especially if it wasn't their fault? Not many. It makes me love Ira even more than I already did.

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