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Making People Care


I knew the This American Life retraction would expose some over-exaggerations Mike Daisy had made, but I was not prepared for the extent to which his story was hyperbolized. He conducted far fewer interviews than he claimed, Foxconn was much more approachable and accommodating to visitors, all meetings were set up in advance, underage workers were not commonplace, and n-hexane was not a concern. In addition, Mike did not experience dorm room conditions and likely did not talk to a man with a mangled hand.

I felt much less sympathy, and almost uncaring, towards the Foxconn workers, writing off their true working conditions as not very dire, especially compared to how their conditions were originally portrayed. So, that being said, I agree with Mike Daisy when he argues his story would have had much less impact if it was not told entirely from the first person and embellished the way it was. Continue reading Making People Care

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Apple, Justice, Globalization, Tech, Drama, Truth- Prompt 2


First, watch this very famous ad from 1984.  Fun fact: it only aired once, but is one of the most famous ads of all time.

For the purposes of this blog post, please write solely on your reaction to this hour of radio/podcast/audio content.  

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