Blog 3 Prompt
What is truth? Lies? Who gets to decide?
Now things get complicated. You heard This American Life’s podcast focusing on Mike Daisey’s monologue-play and the issues it raises about Apple, China, worker rights, us as consumers, and globalization.
There is a reason I had you listen to that bootleg version. TAL scrubbed the podcast from its website and released “Retraction” in which they devoted a full hour to “retracting” the original podcast.
Was Mike Daisey an unethical liar? What, exactly, did he lie about, or not? What is art, journalism, or truth? Who decides? These are some of the questions this new chapter in the story presents.
In your post, discuss any issue the “Retraction” episode brings to mind. Be sure to include any links to other resources, media, or photographs. Write clearly, but also in your own voice. Please also discuss how your reaction is shaped by the information to which you have access and what that access says about truth, objective “facts” versus “opinions,” lies, meaning, knowledge, and any other aspect of these events that relates to how we know what we know (formally called epistemology- the study of knowing).
Your post should be at least three paragraphs.
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