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Village Voice Media and Goldman Sachs: pimp daddies

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/opinion/sunday/kristof-financers-and-sex-trafficking.html?src=tp&smid=fb-share

    Nick Kristof ferrets out the ownership of the leading advertiser for those selling underage girls as prostitutes. Turns out Goldman owned a sixth of the company. They sold their shares this week (I can only guess it was at a tidy profit) once Kristof started asking questions, but they've had a seat on the board for years and never objected to this line of business.

    As for Village Voice Media, whose headquarters were the site of an anti-trafficking protest last week, that has to be mighty uncomfortable for the journalists working there.
     
  2. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    And the banner ad goes to Live Chat Free 30 Minutes ...
     
  3. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Always wondered why a publication such as the Village Voice, which surely ran more than its share of feminist-related stories, would take escort service ads.
     
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    gotta pay the bills.
     
  5. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Fine. Then they've lost their right to call politicians hypocrites.
     
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Does the Voice cover the Masters?

    As long as they're not getting a "free round" what's the problem?
     
  7. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member


    Why?
     
  8. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Because it's hypocritical to espouse every liberal cause there is, including feminism, and accept ads that you know are veiled covers for prostitution.
     
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Some feminists support prostitution as a woman's ownership over her own body
     
  10. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Oh really? Most feminists do a fast boil at prostitution and/or porn.
     
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    But far from all
     
  12. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    I think it's damn close to all.
     
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