» Opting out

The New York Times in a piece about Sony’s about-face on releasing “The Interview”:

According to people briefed on the matter, Sony had in recent days asked the White House for help in lining up a single technology partner — Apple, which operates iTunes — but the tech company was not interested, at least not on a speedy time table. An Apple spokesman declined to comment.

The Interview is now available online from other sources so I’m curious what Apple’s thinking was here in declining to participate. Probably hates America. Probably that.

Update 12/29: Apple added “The Interview” yesterday.