Google’s Explainer-in-Chief Can’t Explain Apple

As Google Inc. battles rivals ranging from Apple Inc. to Internet companies that allege it fixes its search results, Eric Schmidt has become the search giant’s peacemaker and explainer-in-chief.

Google’s former CEO and current executive chairman met with lawmakers in Washington last week as the Federal Trade Commission appeared closer to a decision on whether to file an antitrust suit against the company. In September, Mr. Schmidt was in South Korea to launch a new Google tablet and meet with Android partner Samsung Electronics Co. That trip included a pit stop to dance with PSY, the South Korean rapper whose “Gangnam Style” is the most viewed YouTube video of all time.

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