AG4Life - 2:09 am on Nov 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'm definitely seeing a more anti-Google slant in the local media (Australia) recently, all from prominent news sources (not from News Corp soure, or other media conglomerates at odds with Mountain View). The recent one was about Australian Googlers defecting to Facebook because Google has gotten too corporate recently.
There was also a story about how the recent changes (local map search) would kill off small businesses.
There has also been a couple of stories about potential "Google killers", new search engines that fixes the various flaws in the Google search system (but these stories have always been fairly common).
And of course, constant stories about how Facebook is now bigger than Google and how Google are running scared.
About the only positive Google news stories I've seen were when Instant was first rolled out (which was then followed by some negative reporting of it), and also stories about their Android platform.