I am always amused at newspaper publishers who get bent out of shape about Google. Rupert Murdoch famously called them "thieves" and made them stop linking to his papers. Only a few months later, he has changed his mind.
Turns out he loves all those lovely clicks his papers get from Google.
How can anyone be so shit-headed as to not realize that they get a lot of hits from Google? This is something that is clearly represented in web server logs.
And now for more amusement: a consortium of French newspapers is basically trying to make Google linking to them illegal. Google is trying to make them see reason, but frankly I think they should just go ahead and remove them from their search results.
I mean, Google is evil, but people, at least try to understand which side your bread is buttered on.