Shame on you Google director of public relations David Krane for not standing up to the apparently thin-skinned powers-that-be at the (still ascendant) search engine Goliath. New York Times scribe Saul Hansell today reports that Google will not answer CNET’s reporters’ queries about the company until July 2006.

It seems that a CNET reporter’s Google search of company CEO Eric Schmidt revealed some relatively innocuous, but very accessible personal information the company did not want to see published. If cutting off CNET was Mr. Krane’s recommendation as a means to exact revenge on an enterprising reporter, then I suggest Mr. Krane head back to Media Relations 101 class.