Wall of Shame

CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled

There's an old saying in journalism: If your mother says she loves you, check it out.

It's a facetious way of saying: Trust no one, verify everything.

Yet some of the biggest, most respected media outlets in the country failed to perform their due diligence when it came to the Schapiro study's ridiculous claims about a nationwide child trafficking epidemic.

In an era defined by fast-paced blogging and doing more with less, reporters have precious little time to document the information they're regurgitating. This leaves readers vulnerable to pseudoscience and quackery.

The following is an alphabetical list of news organizations that repeated the Schapiro study's erroneous claims:

CNN, Online sex ads complicate crackdowns on teen trafficking, September 14, 2010

Dallas Morning News, Sex trafficking of young girls could soar, January 20, 2011

Detroit Free Press, Sex sites on the web exploit nearly 160 Michigan girls monthly, experts say, January 26, 2011

Detroit Free Press, Advocates work for tougher laws, November 7, 2010

Fort Worth Examiner, Sex trafficking, Texas children bought and sold online, January 25, 2011

Grand Rapids Press, Human trafficking, exploitation on the rise in Michigan, September 6, 2010

Houston Chronicle, Faith groups tackle sex trade surrounding super bowl, February 2, 2011

Miami Herald, Girls trapped in modern-day slave trade, January 30, 2011

Minneapolis Star Tribune, Teen prostitutes get new status, February 26, 2011; Sexually exploited kids are victims, March 6, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio, Sex trafficking on the rise in Minnesota, March 8, 2011

MsMagazine.com, Jailing girls for men's crimes, December 8, 2010

Pegasus News, Dallas is hotspot for exploitation of adolescent girls, January 28, 2011

St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota's child sex profile rising, September 8, 2010

USA Today, New efforts target child sex trafficking; more groups and activists band together, September 30, 2010

WFAA, Study counts sexually exploited girls in Texas, January 19, 2011

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I hope you can help Village Voice media let the truth out. They need to publish these articles Nationally. In every Village Voice Media publication. Not just one. You need to LEAVE UP your links about sex trafficking on the front page of every Village Voice Media publication forever so that it is easy to find. Why did you take the links down on City Pages, and other VVM websites for your sex trafficking article? It needs to remain as a link on the front page FOREVER in every Village Voice Media publication so that it is easy to find the article! It will take a lot to not be buried by false information. If you do a Google search in the news or web about Sex Trafficking it is filled with lies and myths. So to get the truth out. You and Village Voice Media VVM must put the truth about sex trafficking and sex slavery on the front page, nationally every week - where it won't be hidden within the false rumors. You must make the major news organization have no choice, but to report about the true articles, since they will be on the front page and website of every Village Voice media publication around the county. The major news will not do a thing unless the public is talking about it, and demanding that they take notice. - To do this won't be easy. It will take a BIG media campaign. With many, many articles that the public can see easily and nationally and internationally. Both on the Internet, print, social media, and every other form of media possible. If you look at the London Guardian and Washington Post articles, they are all but forgotten. Because there was not a BIG media campaign. Just a couple articles. If they are going to be timid and do just a little, they might as well give up now. This is a fight, with very strong opposition. It is basically go all out or noting. Doing a little won't help, you most do EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO GET THE WORD OUT TO THE PUBLIC AND THE LAWMAKERS ! IT'S ALL OR NOTHING !! Thank you for writing your article about the Child Sex Slave Myth. PLEASE, PLEASE Write more articles about this, and the Child Super Bowl Sex Slave Myth, and Sports sex slave myth and the Myths in the United Kingdom, Germany World Cup, Olympics, etc. You should keep having more cover stories in every Village Voice Media publication around America and a full report each week on the lies, myths and exaggerated numbers being told about sex trafficking slaves. The lying people, get all the press. It is time the truthful people get some press. In order to do this you must KEEP IT UP. Until other news organization pick up the story. Each week you need to have a big NATIONAL cover story on the lies, myths and exaggerated numbers being told about sex trafficking slaves. There is plenty to write about! You should include the link and TV Video below in a future story from WFAA Dallas TV News about the Super Bowl Child Sex Slave Myth: Sex Trafficking in Sports Events links: Dallas TV News show about super bowl sex slave myth: http://www.wfaa.com/sports/foo... Video only: http://www.wfaa.com/v/?i=11498... http://sextraffickingtruths.bl... http://bebopper76.wordpress.co... News night BBC video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... Top FBI agent in Dallas (Robert Casey Jr.) sees no evidence of expected spike in child sex trafficking:http://www.dallasnews.com/spor... Guardian newspaper:http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2... http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2... Nick Davies - About Truth in the Media: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... There is also great information in the links below: http://sextraffickingtruths.bl... http://bebopper76.wordpress.co... I would like to see a major national news organization do a full investigative report on the lies, myths and exaggerated numbers being told about sex trafficking slaves. But they won't do it because they are all sacred of the anti-prostitution groups, so the media continues to tell lies and only report what the anti-prostitution groups and politicians tell them to. The articles about the super bowl and sport sex slaves, has been proved wrong many times, but news organizations still report about it, as if it were fact. Sex Trafficking/Slavery is used by many groups as a attempt to outlaw all prostitution around the world by saying that all women are victims even if they do it willing. This hurts any real victims because it labels all sex workers as victims. This is done by the media, aid groups, NGO’s, feminists, politicians, and religious organizations that receive funds from the government. There are very strong groups who promote that all adult women who have sex are victims even if they are willing, enjoy it and go out of there way to get it. These groups try to get the public to believe that no adult women in their right mind would ever go into the sex business unless she was forced to do so, weather she knew it or not. They say that 100% of all sex workers are trafficking victims. They do this in order to label all men as sex offenders and wipe out all consensual prostitution. Which is what their real goal is. There is almost no one who challenges or questions them about their false beliefs. Therefore, the only voices you hear are of these extreme groups. These groups want to label all men as terrible sex offenders for seeing a willing adult sex worker. No one stands up to say this is foolish, the passive public says nothing. These groups even say that all men who marry foreign women are terrible sex predators who take advantage of these “helpless foreign women wives”. These groups believe that two adults having consensual sex in private should be outlawed. Since they believe that it is impossible for a man to have sex with a woman without abusing the woman in the process. http://the-myth-of-sex-traffic...