On the compelling This American Life, retraction episode, in which Ira Glass questions Mike Daisey for his plethora of lies it would have served Daisey well to speak the plain truth.
Instead, he tried to create a world of ambiguity and ambivalence that he had for deceiving Glass. This is an irony since Daisey is the master of self-righteous indignation. His whole act is built on sanctimonious outrage over injustice.
Therefore, he should know that if the roles were reserved, that if Glass deceived Daisey the way he deceived Glass, that Daisey would have been pissed to the tilt.
What a phony Daisey is, before and after Glass' interrogation.