Craigslist to Henry McMaster: An Apology Is In Order

06/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

These very serious allegations followed the dramatic changes we implemented last week, widely applauded by other Attorneys General, that go far beyond the policies and procedures you yourself personally endorsed just 6 months ago, as indicated by your signature on the Joint Statement.

Many prominent companies, including AT&T, Microsoft, and Village
Voice Media, not to mention major newspapers and other upstanding South
Carolina businesses feature more "adult services" ads than does
craigslist, some of a very graphic nature. For a small sampling, look
(careful NSFW) here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here.

Have you fully considered the implications of your accusations
against craigslist? What's a crime for craigslist is clearly a crime
for any company. Are you really prepared to condemn the executives of
each of the mainstream companies linked above, and all the others that
feature such ads, as criminals?