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by Mike Masnick


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Andrew Cuomo Angry That Craigslist Stole His Photo Op

from the wow dept

This morning we posted the news about Craigslist giving in to angry Attorneys General who were misguided in their anger. In it, we discussed how this was a larger version of NY AG Andrew Cuomo's tactics to force internet companies to censor, despite no legal basis. However, it looks like Andrew Cuomo is pissed that others have taken his tactics and didn't give him a chance to be involved. Thomas O'Toole alerts us to this stunning statement from Cuomo who appears to be quite angry that this decision was made without him present:
"Several weeks ago, we informed Craigslist of an impending criminal case that implicated its website. Rather than work with this office to prevent further abuses, in the middle of the night, Craigslist took unilateral action which we suspect will prove to be half-baked."
O'Toole's summary is dead on: "Curses, you stole my photo op!" So when we wrote the original post wondering how soon it would be before AGs were upset with the new plan, we knew something like this would happen eventually. We just didn't think it would be a matter of hours.

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    RD, 13 May 2009 @ 12:23pm

    WTF?

    So, Cuomotard whines and threatens Craigslist to DO SOMETHING (remove adult ads) and so they DO and then he whines that they DID IT and has the balls to say it might be "half baked?"

    Listen, you retarded east coast wannabe gangster: When you threaten someone with the full power of the government, you dont get to whine like a little girl when they capitulate. Talk about a complete waste of human breath, geez.

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