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Okay, I was buffaloed by Nike propaganda? WTF?

Here we have this nice philanthropic website from Nike Foundation:
http://www.nikefoundation.org/ which I bought into.

Then this was brought to my attention:
http://www.oxfam.org.au/campaigns/labour-rights/nikewatch/

So, WTF? I'm pissed at myself for being duped by Nike's "Public Diplomacy" efforts, and I am now posting this blog to bring attention to this crap in an effort to redeem my previous ignorance.

All comments are definitely welcome.

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Comment by Little Name Atheist on March 13, 2009 at 12:59am
hahahaha! I see that too!
Comment by Mike Haynes on March 9, 2009 at 9:23pm
I'm laughing now! Nike ads are showing up at the right under Bill Payers!
Comment by Little Name Atheist on March 9, 2009 at 2:56pm
Good on ya, Mike. Please commence the non-self-flagellation. I've been duped, too.

Don't we have a community here on AN to educate ourselves about how propaganda works? Yes... we do. it's called "Progaganda"
Comment by Mike Haynes on March 8, 2009 at 10:42pm
Thanks all. True, the message is a good one. I'm just irked that Nike is using it to make themselves look better in the world view.
Comment by Creature on March 8, 2009 at 7:33pm
It's okay to support the message in the video. Just don't send them a cent.
Comment by Pengiko on March 8, 2009 at 12:56am
Hi Mike, don't be so hard on yourself. I saw the add, and I liked it very much up to the point where that Nike sign appeared... then I felt tremendously disappointed for a second. I know about the bad reputation that such company has. But I said to myself that even though it was something coming from Nike, it was a good message and if we can separate the message from the source and focus only on it, we can see it makes a good point.

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