Media Guardian has more pathetic quotes from the small anti-Google crowd at the World Association of Newspapers panel at OPA.
Phillipe Janet, an online executive with French newspaper Les Echos, said internet aggregators should be prevented from “stealing” content and revenues from newspapers.
“If you want to support newspapers, you should visit them directly,” he said.
“Google News is a very bad product. It has no business model, no cost and no quality.
“I don’t say that Google News has to die, but we prefer to have a contract with services like Lexis Nexis to give us money and audience. Google News just gives us audience.”
Well isn’t that decent of him sparing the life of Google News. I doubt his readers will spare the life of his paper.