Google CEO Eric Schmidt doesn’t accept that his company is a sort of “vampire,” sucking blood out of our newspapers. He says that because Google plays such a central role in the Internet, “we’ve been somewhat used to being blamed for everything.”

His comments were made in an extensive interview about newspapers and Google by Danny Sullivan of SearchEngine Land.

Earlier this year, we visited Google in Mountain View to speak with spokesperson Gabriel Stricker about some newspaper executive allegations that Google was somehow sucking the life out of newspapers.

We have republished this interview today.

Andy Plesser,  Executive Editor