Nike: behaving badly

According to the Technically Incorrect blog at CNET, Nike, by asking the Chinese gov’t to reveal the name of the person who posted to a yahoo msg board and accused to company of having something to do with Liu Xiang’s, a famed Chinese hurdler, withdrawal from the event is behaving like a

granny who’s just had her handbag stolen by a tiny teenager and asked a big, burly policeman to find the man who took it? The company’s actions serve only to highlight the issue more, when letting a sleeping blog lie might have allowed for this little conspiracy theory to waft its way into the annals of obscurity.

And what does Nike think, the Chinese gov’t will simply waggle its finger at the olympic conspiracy theorist, all the imprisoned Chinese bloggers certainly may beg to differ.