Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal has demanded Craigslist remove all erotic services ads. But that's not what got CEO Jim Buckmaster mad. Blumenthal also accused the site of making a "profit from prostitution." Buckmaster's response: The Yellow Pages and alt-weekly newspapers receive revenues from adult advertisements, not his company, and that "100% of our revenue comes from paid job listings and broker apartment rental listings."
If Buckmaster is a pimp, he's doing it wrong. But Blumenthal isn't completely offbase. Craigslist is still the Web's one-stop shop for young women looking to secure an apartment and the escorting gig they need to afford it.