SJPOA President Unland Responds to METRO Editor
I must admit, I'm impressed and a little creeped out by your online escort service knowledge. You asked the question why I'm not asking Lovings.com, MyRedbook.com, Craigslist or AT&T to drop their online escort ads. To answer your question, the first two sites (Lovings.com and MyRedbook) are online escort service businesses. It would be like me asking the publisher of Playboy to stop displaying nude photos of women because it objectifies them. It would be a pointless exercise. It's what they do. Unfortunately, sex for sale is the business they are in.
You purport to be in the news business not the sex for sale business. But is that true? All one has to do is go to www.villagevoicepimps.com to see the facts of what your contractual partner www.backpage.com is all about. The adult escort advertisements are found by going to your website, the Metro logo is prominently displayed on the same page as the adult escort ads, and the bottom of the page says it is your website that hosts backpage.com. You have wagged the dog so much over the last 48 hours I am afraid the dog is dead. Own it Josh.
Can you tell me how much money the METRO earns through its contractual partnership with backpage.com? How much of a METRO employee's paycheck is attributable to this income? You see where I'm going so I'll end it with the same advice I gave you when we talked about this on the phone. JUST DROP THE SITE!!!!! If the METRO wants to be taken seriously, get out of the escort business.