Remember the song Alice's Restaurant. Where you can get anything you want, except for Alice?
Well, apparently at Craigslist, even Alice is on the menu.
A New York City councilman is alleging ads for escort services on Craigslist are just thinly veiled solicitations for johns. And that the escorts are prostitutes.
The New York Sun is carrying councilman Eric Gioia's allegations today. Craigslist, at press time, had not yet commented.
Coincidentally, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is my guest today at 5 PM New York time on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com. So he'll get the chance to respond to Gioia.
Correct or not, this speaks to the fundamental issue of how far government should intrude into the lives of adults.
This is not a case of child predators using the Internet. This is a case of consenting adults paying for companionship. What happens when they then close the doors, really shouldn't be the business of government.