Will Bunch is advancing a new conspiracy theory in his Attytood:
"The American newspaper is being assassinated by 'a lone nut.' And we're going to tell you the name of that lone nut: Craig Newmark of Craigslist -- a man whose altruistic vision of running a business to NOT maximize profits is now threatening the livelyhood of thousands of working men and women across this country, your neighbors who work at and publish your local newspaper, jobs that were once supported by the classified ads that have migrated to the most free (or low-cost) Craigslist.
"Last week, Newmark's co-conspirator (OK, he's not a totally 'lone' nut) -- his CEO Jim Buckmaster -- told stunned Wall Street analysts how they're happy to forego profits to save you a couple of bucks on a classified ad, and put some of my best friends on the unemployment line in the process. They even leave on the table money in ways that wouldn't come directly from their customers."
It's downright unAmerican. Imagine suggesting a marketing approach that lets consumers keep their money to spend as they please. Downright communist!