The Justice Department finally took aim at the monopolistic
monolith that threatened to dominate the book industry. So
imagine the shock when the bullet aimed at threats to
competition went whizzing by Amazon — which not long ago had a
90 percent stranglehold on e-books — and instead, struck five
of the six biggest publishers and Apple, a minor player in the
realm of books.
That’s the modern equivalent of taking on Standard Oil but
breaking up Ed’s Gas ’N’ Groceries on Route 19 instead.