WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. (TheStreet) -- Say what? Google ( GOOG) is angling to takeover Yahoo! ( YHOO)? Counting out all the reasons this probably ISN'T happening to any legitimate degree would throw off your equilibrium...so don't try it at home. But Google's coveting of Yahoo! is what everyone is reporting without mentioning an essential caveat.Chances are, Google is merely trying to run up the price. Seriously, Google needs Yahoo! like it needs a hole in the head. Is it going to pay billions for a slight bit more wherewithal on news pages? Of course not. Is it going to risk anti-trust issues? Of course not. Is it going t-? Well, you get the point. But this stands to reason: if Yahoo! is to be taken over, Google wants its acquirer saddled with more than Yahoo!'s sack of trouble. Google wants Yahoo!'s new daddy to face a ton of child support in terms of acquisition costs. The Wall Street Journal ( NWS) waits until the 9th paragraph, but at least touches upon this operative point. The New York Times ( NYT) and most others, though, don't even go there. To them, Google is participating in the bidding process in total earnestness. Quite simply, that does not pass the common sense test. Not even close. Moreover, this driving up the price of a competitor's acquisition is a central tact in business (even the Yankees and Red Sox engage in it) but the business media too often ignores it altogether.