Tony Ortega is a former employee of the Village Voice—a publication which found itself in hot water when it was revealed they’d been advertising the services of known sex-traffickers in their seedy ‘Backpage’ section.

Ortega now runs the Underground Bunker blog. Billing itself as the go-to zone for (eye-rolling sensationalized, bigoted, anti-religious) rants, it gives away Ortega’s game. How much clearer can it be that this supposedly “legitimate” blog is nothing but a bully pulpit from which Ortega can indulge his intolerance disguised as social outrage and foist off entirely fabricated nonsense as “breaking news”?

Sources in the journalist community consider Tony Ortega a developer of false leads, and let’s be clear Ortega is not a real journalist and here is why. When evaluating information, we are often admonished to “consider the source.” In the case of Tony Ortega, the warning applies not only to the content of his blogs but also to Ortega personally and the “publications” for which he worked.

Alternative papers are free weekly publications that earn revenue most often through the sale of the kind of advertising that reputable newspapers won’t permit – adult bookstores, strip clubs, classifieds with strong sexual content, etc. In between the trash, they slip in tabloid-style articles, promoted as “edgy” or “daring” when, in truth, they are simply fabrications sensationalized by low credibility writers like Ortega. While some of these “papers” make an effort to rise above the rest, most are gutter rags that all too often define “alternative news” as a slanderous substitution of the facts.

Ortega has spent his life practicing this excuse for journalism within the New Times Media and the Village Voice Media franchise of alternative papers. This platform has suited him well, for Ortega wrote for sleazy tabloids like he was born to it, a disposition that was in evidence as far back as high school.

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Can Tony Ortega Sink any Lower? Yes he can!

You’ve got to hand it to a loser like Tony Ortega. Every time you think he can’t sink any lower he always manages to find a way to outdo even himself, the master of petty hate-blogging.

This time he fires up his dusty basement computer to file an urgent report on the breaking news of

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Tony Ortega’s Hive Loses Its Sting        

Tony Ortega and others who have adopted his hive-mentality want you to believe that all religious thought is dangerous. It’s a big part of the reason he has devoted the bulk of his career (in so far as Ortega has ever had a “career”) to working towards undercutting and subverting religious belief and practice.


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Defunding Anti-religionists

Tony Ortega is no stranger to manufacturing outrage out of whole cloth in support of his anti-religion agenda. Now he’s helping other anti-religionists to exercise their frustration at the public’s increasing demand that action be taken against those who would advocate for intolerance.

Taking to Twitter recently, Tony jumped at the chance to retweet his

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Booksellers Can’t Give Tony Ortega’s Book Away

This week the largest book seller in the world, Amazon, posted its new rankings for its top 100 selling books. If you’re looking for anything written, edited, or with contribution from Tony Ortega you better break out your magnifying glass. That’s right, not only does Tony Ortega not appear in the top

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Tony Ortega: Soft Target Bully


It remains interesting, as we move into another week of Tony Ortega’s newly launched ‘attack on Jehovah Witnesses’, how little has changed since Tony ran out of lies to try and smear Scientology with.

The approach remains to cherrypick individual cases of tragedy and try to apply them to whole. As he did last

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Ever The Victim, Tony Ortega

Ever the victim, Tony Ortega took to his trusty Twitter feed to bemoan the horrible indignity of being repeatedly subjected to the public’s outcry against his zero tolerance policy on religious tolerance.

Who could have imagined that when you take to a public forum to engage in name calling

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Did Tony Ortega Run Out of False Stories?

As if there were any question in anyone’s mind as to whether Tony Ortega does what he does out of a misguided sense of ‘journalistic inquiry’ or whether he is a full-on religious bigot bent on ridiculing and demeaning the beliefs of others, let us forever put the issue to rest.

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Public Service Announcement: Nathanial Thomas Plotner

Nathanial Thomas Plotner also known as Nasty Nathanial is a stalker. Not only Plotner stalks his victims but he has one of them tattooed on his body twice.

Plotner bragged about providing one of his stalking videos for the Leah Remini hate show.

He will stalk you, harass you and violate your privacy under

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The Thing About Wednesdays

What is it about Tony Ortega and Wednesdays? We analyzed his last 5,210 tweets over the past 119 weeks and discovered the overwhelming majority of them seem to occur around the same time every Wednesday, typically in the late morning between 11:00 – 12:00.

Maybe this is the time the habitually

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Leah Remini Exposed by Insider

Long scouted as a dream collaborator in Leah Remini’s bigoted A&E hate show, Mark ‘Marty’ Rathbun a former external affairs officer for Scientology, has posted as series of absolutely scathing video take-downs of Remini and her team of television hucksters.

Rathbun’s YouTube videos offer biting insight into the real drive behind Leah Remini’s every move,

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