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Craigslist under fire in MSM
By Dave Winer on Sunday, August 08, 2010 at 4:52 PM.

A picture named hippieVan.gifI don't know what to make of all the publicity that's been appearing in the mainstream media about Craigslist.  permalink

I worry that these organizations have huge conflicts of interest when it comes to reporting news about CL, which has single-handedly undermined many of their business models. The articles I've read so far don't seem skeptical enough, and don't answer obvious questions that any intelligent reader would have. permalink

Who paid for the ads in the Washington Post? Certainly not the underage prostitutes.  permalink

Then I saw this piece in the Guardian. permalink

Guardian: "Craigslist is hub for child prostitution, allege trafficked women" permalink

Oy. The first part is an assertion, the second part qualifies it. The story is the allegation, not that CL is a hub. permalink

The story is flimsy. This, from a news org that doesn't have a conflict. The Guardian is not commercial. It's supported by an endowment.  permalink

I don't know what to make of it.  permalink

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