Print vs. Google

With all the problems the newspaper industry is having keeping their products in print, it makes no sense to blame Google for sending readers to the papers' websites. That's like telling an old-fashioned newsstand that, by selling individual copies, they're hurting home subscriptions. It's not Google's fault that the publishers haven't figured out a way to monetize their online editions. Google's response: if you don't want to show up in our searches, that's fine with us.