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Glenn Fleishman and Gawker on Mike Daisey

http://www.macworld.com/article/1165948/daisey_revelations_sad_but_not_surprising.html

This is worth reading. I worked with Fleishman, and I'm sure he found me an enormously frustrating and infuriating person to have to deal with. But he's a good guy, and he's smart and he works hard and conscientiously at whatever he does. When he says he saw this coming, it's not 20/20 hindsight; it's the real deal.

I, too, had all kinds of problems with Daisey's description of Amazon back in the day, but whenever I tried to express them, I got shot down hard, because my experience was regarded as not-representative.

Gawker is trying to crowdsource a general purpose takedown of Daisey's oeuvre, which seems like a worthwhile project.

http://gawker.com/5894525/what-else-has-mike-daisey-lied-about

What I'd like to see is a world in which blowhards are treated as blowhards: entertaining, if you like that sort of thing, but _not_ to be treated as a valid source.
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