Here’s more fallout (and good reads) from the Mike Daisey debacle.

The New York Times:
“There is nothing in the journalism playbook to prevent a determined liar from getting one over now and again. It is partly because seekers of truth expect the same from others.”

The Atlantic:
“By lying, Daisey undermined the cause he purported to advance. That’s the real scandal.”

“An exaggeration, oversimplification, or lie is not a persuasion tool; it’s a form of coercion.”

“To borrow his own phrase, he subordinated the truth of what he actually saw to the larger story that he wanted to tell.”

“To me, my veracity is a non-renewable resource: once it is gone, you the reader aren’t coming back.”

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