Months ago, Mike Daisey decided to grab some headlines with his lies about Apple and its partner Foxconn. But he was exposed.
Not only, Daisey was left red-faced, he also lost his honorary degree from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. The only consolation for him was the decision by Apple and Foxconn against suing him.
As speaking lies about Apple were the cause of Daisey’s humiliation, like a true villain, Daisey would obviously derive pleasure if he sees Apple CEO Tim Cook getting embarrassed and humiliated.
Last week, Tim Cook’s little opening-night chat with technology columnists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the D10: All Things Digital conference received not just attention from media, but also drew a critique from Mike Daisey who slammed his colleagues for not being tough enough on Cook. Frustrated, Daisey was talking as if he was a wounded snake.
On his personal blog, Daisey wrote:
Kara and Walt – do you really think you asked hard questions tonight? Goodness, you got Cook to admit… that Ping was a failure! That’s amazing.
If only you had another hour, so you could get him to tell us who he liked best on Dawson’s Creek and what kind of ice cream is best: vanilla or cookies and cream. (Trick question: it’s always cookies and cream.)
As angry as a rabid animal, Daisey did not spare even Kara. During D10 Conference, Kara asked Cook to comment on Apple’s “fictional” critics. This might be interpreted as an indirect criticism of Mike Daisey’s recent writing about the Foxconn topic.
First, Kara, this isn’t even good wordplay—I’m not a fictional f*****g critic. The word you would want is fictitious, though that wouldn’t really work either—you probably knew that, but I think then you got lazy and just said, what the f**k…who is really paying attention to that shit, anyway, right?
Daisey said that had he been sitting in Mossberg’s chair, he would have admittedly asked much tougher questions.
Daisey wished to asks following kind of questions:
Recently you went to China for the first time as CEO to tour Foxconn’s production lines. Apple’s first outside audits of Foxconn happened in 2006, after media coverage back then, and the report recommendations made six years ago are the same as the ones made by the FLA in 2012. Did it not seem important enough a priority for the CEO go until now, six years later? Why did it take so long?
Daisey had the nerve to touch upon the Foxconn topic. He pointed out:
“The New York Times and others have pointed to the squeezing of that supply chain as a big part of the problems at Foxconn”.
Pehaps Daisey, still does not wish to accept and admit that he fabricated some of his stories alleging Apple’s been seriously mistreating workers who assemble its products in Chinese workshops.
Source: iDownload Blog
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