Not satisfied with going after Ashton Kutcher and his crusade against human trafficking The Village Voice has taken to going after CNN reporter Amber Lyon.
For those of you who may not know Amber Lyon has been instrumental in reporting on human trafficking in the United States. She is probably most famous for her ‘ambush’ interview of Craig Newmark, the Craig in craigslist. In the interview she asked Mr. Newmark about the obvious prostitution ads on craigslist to which Mr. Newmark had no answer. A lot of activists say that this was crucial into getting craigslist to shut down their adult/erotic services sections worldwide.
Now in the ultimate case of the pot calling the kettle black The Village Voice has accused Ms. Lyon of bad journalism. That’s funny coming from The Village Voice since their parent company, Village Voice Media, owns backpage.com. The craigslist clone that still has a plethora of ads where children and women are bought and sold into sexual slavery.
Once again The Village Voice claims that this is a First amendment issue which couldn’t be further from the truth. This has always been a money issue as in Village Voice Media is making money hand over fist through the prostitution ads on backpage.
The fact that The Village Voice is supporting backpage’s trafficking ads shows not only that they have zero objectivity but zero credibility as well.