Google CEO Misspoke On Google Street View "Just Move" Quip?

Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, might have been the victim of some misunderstanding (and misreporting) regarding the fact that he was apparently caught during a CNN interview prompting those who are not happy with being snapped by Street View to move house.

We were sent an email by a Google spokesperson containing a quote from its CEO himself who said that "As you can see from the unedited interview, my comments were made during a fairly long back and forth on privacy. I clearly misspoke. If you are worried about Street View and want your house removed please contact Google and we will remove it."

Note that Schmidt used the word "misspeak" rather than "misquoted" which, according to Google's dictionary, means "expressing oneself insufficiently clearly or accurately", meaning that he is blaming himself rather than blaming CNN and its editors.

Danny Sullivan has published an excellent, detailed analysis of what really happened in an article entitled "Schmidt’s “Just Move” Joke About Google Street View & How It Went Missing" where the editor of Searchengineland chronologically decrypts what has been said which makes some very interesting reading.

Google didn't request any amendments following the airing of the interview or for it to be pulled altogether and it is useful to read the whole transcript of the CNN interview that pertains to Google Street View (and peppered with comments from Sullivan, one of the world's leading search experts).