Which Dallas Advertisers Support Village Voice?

In his latest column, Nicholas Kristof of the NYTimes continues his expose of Backpage.com as the primary site used by pimps to sell underage girls, again naming the investors who financed its acquisition by Village Voice Media and served on VVM”s board: Goldman Sachs (which dumped its investment for a reported $1 after Kristof’s phone call), Trimaran Capital, and Alta Communications.

Village Voice Media owns the Dallas Observer. Nobody at the Observer, to my knowledge, has anything to do with Backpage.com. But its profits flow upward to the people who do. I thought it would be interesting to see who is providing those profits, so I picked up a copy of this week’s issue. I chose only the most reputable advertisers and left out the random bars, strip clubs, etc. Either these advertisers are unaware that the Observer is owned by Village Voice Media, or they are blissfully unaware that their dollars are going to the nation’s leading purveyor of the enslavement of girls as young as 12 years old, as featured in Kristoff’s column. Here’s the list:

Shops at Park Lane
Trees Dallas
McKinney Avenue Tavern
Dallas Market Hall
Dallas Film Society
Sherlock’s
KNON 89.3
Dallas Museum of Science
American Apparel
Dallas Theater Center
Angelika Film Center
Fashion Industry Gallery
Buca Di Beppo
Ozona Grill & Bar
La Calle Doce
Angry Dog
livenation.com
McFadden’s
Don Q Rum
Granada Theater
Palladium Ballroom
The Kessler
Dallas Summer Musicals
Dallas Opera
Georgetown University
Gloria’s Restaurant
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Winstar Casino
Whole Foods
Aveda
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Reuse Denim
Choctaw Casino
Heritage Auctions
Nasher Sculpture Center
American Spirit Cigarettes
Ogle School
The Metropolitan
Lone Star Park
Verizon Theatre

Some of these advertisers also use a variety of D Magazine products. I love them dearly, but I also want them to wake up and smell the stench.

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