As if this all weren't enough, the Times's Joe Nocera, who recently railed against Apple's lawsuits against Samsung, took a look at Amazon's thuggish tactics in dealing with book publishers. His conclusion
Strong-arming publishers is just the way the game is played. Suing to protect your patents, however, is a sign you're a "spent force."
The New York Times often does terrific reporting. It's sad that virtually none of it is about Apple.