And she listens to this, and she says, but you are not a businessman. And I say, that’s true, I am not a businessman. And she says, and you aren’t going to buy their products. I say, that’s true, I’m not going to buy their products. And she says, you will lie to them. And I say, yes Cathy, I’m going to lie to lots of people.
— Mike Daisey
I generally can’t stand to listen to people be called out to their face; it hits a visceral nerve within me that makes it painful to experience. Listening to Ira Glass confront Mike Daisey, though, was an amazing lesson in the importance of accountability. And listening to Mike Daisey defend himself was an amazing lesson in the futility of being the last person to still believe your own bullshit.