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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Anything To Avoid Justice: Backpage’s Absurd New Legal Strategy

If it is own thing we all know about the slimy executives of the Backpage sex trafficking syndicate, it is this: they will use every dirty, underhanded trick in the book to slither off the hook.

Maybe it’s a trick they learned from their pitchman, Tony Ortega. One thing is certain, however, this past

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Arielle Silverstein: Hiding Hate In Plain Sight

Religion can be a very sensitive subject. A study finds even talking about this potentially controversial topic can bring out the worst in social media users — a fact which Tony Ortega and his wife, Arielle Silverstein, have demonstrated.

Ortega and Silverstein go out of their way to flood social media with false stories

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Tony Ortega & His Backpage Pals Learn You Don’t Mess With Texas

The people of Texas have spoken and spoken loudly. Tony Ortega and his kind are no longer welcome in their communities. Dallas may have once been the national headquarters for Backpage, the illicit website Tony Ortega proudly shilled for, but my how things have changed in the past few years!

Amateur “hack journalist” and

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Gov’t Warns Social Media Subversives “Something Has Got To Give”

Busy day on Capitol Hill and a bad one for the likes of Tony Ortega and his religion-bashing wife, Arielle Silverstein.

Chief executives of Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. (two of the key social media platforms Tony Ortega and Arielle Silverstein misuse in order to spread their hateful propaganda) told lawmakers they’ve been making

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Tony Ortega And Arielle Silverstein: Faithless Agent Of Chaos.

Arielle Silverstein aka Bozuri

As if we needed further proof that attitudes like the ones espoused by Tony Ortega and his ghoulish wife Arielle Silverstein (also known as Bozuri in the Anonymous circles)  toward faith drive negativity more than ethnicity or nationality, a recent survey confirms it.

The two-year study of diversity by the

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Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire

The United States saw the passage of  Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA and Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), a bill that held websites criminally responsible for facilitating all forms of illegal sex trafficking, and which shuttered a host of platforms used by pimps and prostitutes alike to advertise their sexual services. Since that

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Is Tony Ortega A Proponent of Torture?

If you buy the lies Tony Ortega has advanced during his stint as the mouth piece for the human sex trafficking website Backpage, odds are you are under the delusion that prostitution is merely an economic choice or a victimless crime.  

To listen to Tony Ortega you’d think being trafficked for the sex

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#AirelleSilversteinResign: Call To Action

Recently we looked at the very real threat hate speech poses as it runs virtually unchecked across Social Media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Today we thought we’d take a look at one of the more egregious examples of bigotry and intolerance at work today – Tony Ortega’s wife, Arielle Silverstein. 

We’ve covered Arielle

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Restitution For The Wronged

The clock is counting down to what some are calling the trial of the century, namely the federal case against Backpage pimp kingpins Michael Lacey and James Larkin, et al. 

Slated to begin in the summer of 2021, speculation is running rampant as to just how much jail time these kingpins will find

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Trial By Blog

Has anyone noticed how Tony Ortega is the lickspittle lackey in the high ranks of the anti-religion community?

Ortega hushes up the real facts in an artificial fog and no holds are barred when it comes to spread lies.

Being Ortega a blogger for hire he would oblige by publishing anything his sponsors

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