Tag «Jim Buckmaster»

Sheriff Joe Arpaio calls on craigslist to stop pooch screwers

Arpaio sends letter to Craigslist CEO: Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff Joe Arpaio, one of my three favorite sheriffs, has sent a letter to craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster admonishing craigslist about the criminal activity on the casual encounters section. If you’ll recall recently Maricopa County Sheriffs picked up two guys from craigslist who wanted to engage …

craigslist is to Oakland…

Something has been bothering me ever since craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster said that craigslist is safer than the city of Oakland, California. Now I’ll admit I can be slow on the uptake sometimes, and this is one of those times, so bear with me. It hit me that comparing craigslist to Oakland is like comparing …

Buckmaster Blogs: The AIM Group is lying

Pay-to-Play “Research” from AIM: It didn’t take long at all for craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster to respond to the crime figures as determined by the AIM Group. As usual Jimmy B responds in his sour grapes style by accusing the AIM Group of skewing the craigslist crime numbers since they were paid by Oodle for …

Buckmaster Blogs: Amber’s Ambush II

In his latest blog post craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster responds to CNN’s Amber Lyon’s alleged request for an interview. He accuses Ms. Lyon of engaging in tabloid journalism by ambushing craigslist founder Craig Newmark with ads for prostitution on the website that bears his name. I say good on her. At least she’s out there …

Mass. AG calls for craigslist crackdown

Martha Coakley calls for crackdown on Craigslist: Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has joined with other state Attorneys General in calling for craigslist to shut down the adult services section. You would think I would be happy about that and I am sort of but I think Coakley is just doing this for political gain. …

Buckmaster Blogs: Manual Screening

In his latest blog post craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster criticizes eBay for blocking Loquo and once again points the finger at the Village Voice Media owned backpage. He still conveniently fails to mention that craigslist is still leading the way with the amount of prostitution and human trafficking ads. However the majority of his post …

Buckmaster Blogs: Throwing eBay under the bus

Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster seems perturbed in this blog post on the official craigslist blog about a Facebook group. The Facebook group is entitled Stop Craigslist Human Trafficking – Choose Ebay Classifieds. Before I get to Jimmy B I have to address this Facebook group. While eBay Classifieds (the former Kijiji in the US) has …

Buckmaster Blogs: ‘Advocate’

I’ve blogged about Malika Saada Saar before here. She’s the Executive director of the Rebecca Project for Human Rights. She is also the person responsible for bringing the plight’s of sex trafficking victims MC and AK to light and helping to place the ads with their story in the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington …

Jim and Craig call trafficking victims liars

Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster has finally blogged his official response to the ads that were taken out in the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post by the Rebecca Project about human trafficking victims MC and AK. What he wrote just astounds me and not in a good way… To AK and MC: We saw your …

Buckmaster responds to the WaPo

Craigslist accused of promoting ‘prostitution’: This is an article from the BBC about craigslist’s recent woes as it concerns all the accusations of prostitution, human trafficking and child prostitution. Nothing that I haven’t posted about already but the article says that craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster recently wrote to the Washington Post. Could it have anything …

Buckmaster blogs about trading

On the official craigslist blog craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster blogs about two people who used craigslist to trade their way up from small and cheap items to high-end items like a Porsche and a house. No comment of course on the slew of women and children that are traded repeatedly on the pages of his …

Free to be stupid

Column: Free to Love Craigslist: Jo Mathis is a former reporter from Ann Arbor, Michigan. In this column for The Ann Arbor Chronicle she says that now that she no longer works for a newspaper she’s free to love craigslist because craigslist is seen as the enemy of the newspaper industry since it provides free …

Buckmaster blogs about walls

With the recent protest about human trafficking that took place in front of the craigslist office you would think that CEO Jim Buckmaster would address it in the official craigslist blog. So what was Jimmy B’s first blog post about after the protests took place? A sea wall for sale in Vancouver. I was waiting …