Mike Daisy the obese Michael Moore wannabe broke a blockbuster story about Apple factories in China, violation of worker's rights and use of minors in the factories. The only thing is. Not a word of it was true. Daisy says the fault lies with antiquated notions of objective journalism. His interviews with the likes of Bill Maher are just Theater. 'This American Life' Retraction: Mike Daisey Told Chris Hayes That He Has A 'Complicated' Notion Of Truth In His Work (VIDEO) The radio program suddenly announced Friday that it could no longer stand by a story it had run in January. The story mainly consisted of an excerpt from a monologue by actor Mike Daisey, who went to China to investigate the working conditions of Apple's factories. "TAL" devoted a large chunk of the show to its fact-checking process, saying it had examined Daisey's claims very thoroughly. However, host Ira Glass said on Friday that Daisey had lied to them about the veracity of all of his claims.