On Sunday, New York Times columnist Nick Kristof wrote about the harrowing experiences of a young woman who had been savagely attacked and forced into a life of prostitution at only 16 years of age. The men who attacked her were prosecuted, and one is serving 25 years.
In his piece, however, Kristof took aim at Backpage.com, a site owned by the company that owns this newspaper. Kristof wrote that when the woman was 16, the pimps offered her for sale on the site.
This claim was the very basis for his column.
And it is wrong.
For our full response, please see the story we have posted this morning, and you’ll see what else Kristof failed to tell you about Backpage.com.