New York Times Profits From Child Sex Slavery
More embarrassing for Kristof, however, is that his salary partly comes from the same ads, and the same allegedly criminal activity, that he tried to pin on Goldman Sachs and, possibly, the Romneys as well.
Though Goldman Sachs immediately divested itself of its stake in Backpage.com, that was not enough for Kristof, who told CNBC he would have preferred to see the company apply its investment towards "bringing about change" in the online advertising industry. He added that Goldman Sachs should have sold its 16 percent stake in Village Voice Media to "an anti-trafficking organization."
Will Kristof apply that same standard to the New York Times--and himself? The newspaper and its shareholders must give up over $100 million in annual revenue; are they ready to contribute to the cause?
And if not, will Kristof devote his column to campaigning against his employer? Will he appear on CNBC to report "The Times' Ties to Sex Trafficking?"
If not, why not?