Laws Are Just Suggestions with Price Tags

From Bloomberg:

Google Inc. (GOOG) is negotiating with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over how big a fine it will have to pay for its breach of Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s Safari Internet browser, a person familiar with the matter said.

Negotiating. A fine. Negotiating a fine. Negotiating. A. Fine.

It still surprises me how much admiration I had for Google, and how highly I regarded almost everything they did. And how quickly that has turned to simple and complete contempt.

(Just watch: if FTC brings the ever-vigilant DoJ into it, somehow this would get turned into an antitrust investigation of Apple.)