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WJLA, March 20, 2012

Top plagiarism scandals: Journalists who borrowed stories, made up sources

Mike Daisey, the performer whose one-man show purported to expose horrific working conditions in Chinese factories where iPads and iPhones are assembled, has now admitted that he mixed fact and fiction - though he never warned his audiences or the journalists who talked with him. Here are some other journalistic scandals.

Mike Daisey

Mike Daisey spoke Monday night at a Georgetown University forum defending his one-man show, The Agony and the Ecstacy of Steve Jobs, which was broadcast in part on the public radio show This American Life in January. In it, Daisey explores the exploitation of Apple workers at a factory in China. On March 16, This American Life officially retracted the show after learning several events recounted in the story were fabricated.