Last updated on: 2/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

San Francisco Chronicle Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“After a year-and-a-half study of ‘all options for reform of prostitution laws,’ the stacked task force returned with a 50-page report recommending the city stop enforcing laws against hookers.

Just what the city needs. Legalize prostitution and roll out a red carpet for any footloose hustler or pimp who would like to move to San Francisco, bringing with them all the attendant drugs, disease, crimes and perversions that accompany their demeaning and violent occupation….

What San Francisco needs is a prostitution court, with specialized judges, expert in the criminology and sociology of the flesh trade and programs to help hookers clean up their lives and escape the business.”

San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 2, 1996

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
   Media and Academic Journals
Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
Description:

“The Chronicle serves a large region that includes San Francisco, the Silicon Valley, the eastern Bay Area and north to the Napa Valley and beyond…. The Chronicle is [sic] offers a variety of editorial and advertising products that meet the many needs of this vibrant and growing area.”

www.hearst.com (accessed Feb. 9, 2007)

Mission:

None found

Other:
Daily Newspaper