Daisey’s Upcoming Venues All Defend Him
As is now well known, Mike Daisey’s “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” has been performed since 2010 and covered by countless media outlets since, including This American Life which then retracted the story on the basis of reporting by Marketplace’s Rob Schmitz. Contrary to some coverage of the retraction, Daisey’s fabrications actually extended far beyond whether he personally witnessed specific incidents, as Daring Fireball’s John Gruber explains.
I could find four venues that had previously scheduled Mike Daisey to perform “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” in the coming months.
All four are proceeding with all performances as planned.
All four have now made public statements essentially in defense of Daisey.
Three of the four have gone so far as to assert that the facts in Daisey’s show are true.
Only one has updated their show page to make any mention of the retraction.
Here are quotes from each of the venues: