Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Irresponsible Reporting Compounded By Websites That Deliver Opinion Irresponsibly

From TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog):

Foxconn sues reporter over iPod factory conditions story
Posted Aug 30th 2006 7:00AM by Scott McNulty

Foxconn knows that when your image has been tarnished with, oh let's say, suspicion of abusive labor practices that there is only one way to win the world back to your side. Sue the two journalists who wrote the story for 500 times what they will make in their lives and freeze their assets. Doesn't it just make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?

Here's hoping that the Chinese government is sensible (it could happen, right?) and sides with the reporters who were just doing their jobs.

* emphasis FixYourThinking

Doing their jobs would be not making up a story and presenting it as fact. Not a single aspect of the story was right. Not a single interview, statistic, or quote in the "iPod factory report" was real!

Follow up:

An Apple costs less in China

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