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Craigslist CEO defends site against McMaster

COLUMBIA --- The CEO of the Internet classified ad site Craigslist says there are plenty of other places in South Carolina to find prostitution ads and obscene photos.

In a blog post Saturday, Jim Buckmaster says he doesn't understand why state Attorney General Henry McMaster is targeting his company.

Mr. Buckmaster points out publications in Greenville and Charleston that have a greater number of adult ads and more explicit content than his Web site.

Mr. McMaster on Friday reiterated his threat to prosecute executives for aiding and abetting prostitution if a Craigslist ad leads to a prostitution case in South Carolina. His office didn't return a message Saturday.

In other news

STATE REPUBLICANS have selected Karen Floyd of Spartanburg to be their new leader. She faced no opposition as she was elected Saturday, becoming the first woman to run the state GOP.

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purmkinhed 05/17/09 - 10:32 am
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I think McMaster has lost his

I think McMaster has lost his freaking mind! What about the First Amendment? (First Amendment – Establishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause; freedom of speech, of the press, Freedom of Religion, and of assembly; right to petition, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.) Although I understand the need to control prostitution, this is NOT the way to do it. What McMaster is planning is CENSORSHIP!!! That is a huge NO NO and he better watch out before the owners of publications that carry such ads sue the living dog doo out of SC. McMaster seriously needs to relearn the Bill of Rights!

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