In late September, Joe Tone, the young editor of the Dallas Observerbroke the news to his staff that they would soon be moving offices. In his pleasant, Cam to cam chat video way, he explained that the paper was moving to distance itself from Back.
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So: we have new owners, but the same old bosses. Disclosure: I worked as a staff writer for VVM for three and a half years. Lacey is a charismatic but prickly man, known for his colorful language, his love of Hot woman wants sex Bracebridge Ontario, and his unwillingness to back down from a fight. But it seemed the prostitution on Back.
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But the site was also too profitable to Women of guyana go. It appeared Lacey had decided to get out of the journalism business in favor of the sex business. He cast the move in different terms. In the few interviews he did after the separation announcement, he said his decision to sell the papers but keep Back.
When Craigslist shut down its adult listings inafter a serial killer used the site to lure victims, Back.
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There are now listings for every state in America and for countries on every continent except Antarctica. The trouble for Back.
Kristof, who has won two Pulitzer Prizes for his reporting on human rights violations in China and genocide in Africa, documented the case of a girl who had Dating while legally separated in california sold as a sex slave on the site when she was 16 years old. Representatives from VVM tried to make the case that removing the would drive the online escort business underground and offshore, making it even more dangerous for the women and children most at risk.
But a national campaign sprang up with an online petition that collectedatures from people demanding that the come down.
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A website called Village Voice Pimps began documenting dozens of sex trafficking cases nationwide that involved Back. Activists ed media outlets across the country with lists of local advertisers that had agreed to stop placing in VVM papers.
The company felt the pinch, and by the end of the summer, VVM was laying off writers across its chain of papers. When the sale of the papers was announced, something strange happened.
The management buyout, readers were told, was backed by a private equity fund. But how much money was involved and, more important, who was involved—those details were kept private.
If VVM was losing ad revenue because of its ownership of Back. Dating site guangzhou the best way to do that would be to make it plain that the new owners are, in fact, new.
Shrouding the private equity fund in secrecy only invites Local hookup online dating. Too, it is rare for media outlets to not reveal their ownership simply because every hard-hitting story would be open to the criticism that it was written to further the interests of a secret, faceless owner.
Before the split, VVM tried to make its Hinton OK bi horney housewifes to outside reporters. Now the entire organization—both sides of it—has become tight-lipped. Through their attorney, Lacey and Larkin have declined interviews.
Interestingly enough, hours after the split was announced, Village Voice Pimps posted some new information on its site. The group had found the trademark registration for the new Voice Media Group logo.
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That means the logo of the new supposedly independent company is owned by Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin. Browse all newsletters here.
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