I don't know about you, but I'm finding the whole showdown between Craigslist and the state attorneys general over online "adult" ads endlessly entertaining. In case you've been paying attention to actual news and somehow missed it, here's the story so far.
First, Craigslist caved in to the outcry over the alleged "Craigslist killer" and offered to make nominal changes to its racier listings, swapping "adult" for "escort" in the title and promising to do a better job of keeping out the $2 whores.
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No matter -- South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster still threatened to bring criminal charges against Craigslist if it didn't shut down all adult-oriented advertising in SC.
That prompted Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster to fire back with a blistering blog post, which included helpful links to 11 other sources of ads for not-exactly-legal prostitution in the Palmetto State, followed two days later by a lawsuit requesting a restraining order against McMaster.
(And if the whole McMaster/Buckmaster name similarity has you flummoxed, you're not alone. From now on I'll just refer to them as Masters of their Domains, No. 1 and No. 2.)
In response to the suit, MOD1 declares "a victory for law enforcement and for the people of South Carolina" [PDF]. Right. Just like the South declared victory at Appomattox in 1865.