Nobody ever maligned Mike Daisey for making claims about things that don’t exist; just that he himself was a liar with an agenda passing off his art as gospel truth.
What’s going on in China is terrible, there is no question about that. But when you take to a podium and use lies to get your message across, the only result that you reach is cheapening your message. There are responsible ways to explore the darkness going on in the world, and then there’s Mike Daisey’s way.
All that said, Apple’s transparency in their supplier responsibility reports and their physical involvement and presence in the manufacturing process is doing far more to make things better than a purjoring actor with questionable scruples.