Whether true or not, this has been the opening the newspapers have been looking for to take down their biggest classified ad nemesis.
Interestingly enough when you bookmark the site you get a little peace sign in the bookmark. That doesn't bother me because at least the site lives up to the "free love" aspect of hippyness vs. the complete hypocrites that swell the ranks of the Dem Party that take every shot they can at open market capitalism and then, behind the scene, are completely embedded in said market (and don't touch theirs!)
Craig's List is at least operating under the open market premise of giving the public what they want - in this case hosting free classified ads - and funds their site with limited paid job and real estate ads in several of the biggest urban markets. That's the kind of hippy I can deal with.
The only flack I have ever had with CL was with some users who flagged a couple of my ads for photo/video models as offensive. I did not use any offensive language or graphic content like a lot of similar ads use. I guess I was seen as some sort of threat.
Hypocrisy is exactly why I find him offensive. See, they won't take firearm related ads, which are perfectly legal. If he took all ads regardless of content, I would say he'd be free and clear on the prostitution issue. Then he'd be like a phone company that bears no responsibility for the content of conversations they carry. But he's taking a stand and saying he gets to filter the ads based on his approval of what the person is trying to sell. Well, he doesn't get to have it both ways.