Tony Ortega’s Brand

By this point we’re only too familiar with the lies and obfuscations Tony Ortega writes on his own cheap blog – s the last place, apparently, he can find that will ‘publish’ his deranged rants.

We’ve seen how doggedly Tony Ortega sought to give cover to Backpage as news of its continued

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Backpage Pimps Faces Life For Selling Minors As Sex Slaves

Terry Johnson III

For the briefest of moments Tony Ortega had the attention of the nation. It came in the midst of a flurry of allegations that his employers at Backpage knowingly turned a blind eye to the epidemic of child sex trafficking that was taking place on the online platform built for

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Backpage’s Dark Legacy of Continues

In the minds of many Backpage has become synonymous with sex trafficking. And yet, as we have attempted to demonstrate here on the blog, the crimes of this deplorable organization go far beyond selling children and vulnerable young women to online predators for sex.

This week, news emerged of a story involving a

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Inside A Backpage Sting & The Downfall of Carl Ferrer

Recently on the blog we took a long, hard look back at the timeline surrounding the rise and fall of Backpage.com. Today we’re turning back time to dive into a shocking example of exactly the sort of evil Backpage was up to during the years its own in-house propagandist, Tony Ortega, was so ferociously

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The Facts Speak for Themselves

In last week’s article we saw Tony Ortega up to his old tricks, attempting to spin the numerous critiques Backpage was receiving for its widespread sex trafficking as the work of “feminists, religious zealots, and bureaucrats”.

It’s clear in Tony Ortega’s desperate editorial that he knows he’s cornered. The only defense he knows

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Postponing Inevitable Can’t Save Backpage Bosses

In news breaking yesterday, it’s being reported that sentencing has been postponed until July 2020 for two Backpage.com managers convicted in cases that accuse the site of turning a blind eye to the rampant sex trafficking their online classified platform facilitated. Prosecutors intend to clearly demonstrate through key witnesses and damning internal company emails

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You’re Getting What You Deserve

We reported about the ugly story of another Backpage ‘monster’, Erin Graham from Madison Wisconsin. In our last article we highlighted the manipulation common among both the pimps who used the site and the crime bosses who ran it.

For example, Graham would regularly tell his girlfriend, Patience Moore, to act as a

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The Worst Kind of Monsters

What should be clear to anyone paying attention to the barrage of Backpage stories the media has been running with lately is that sex trafficking (of the sort Backpage’s diabolical co-creators Lacey and Larkin popularized, and shameless toady Tony Ortega defended publicly) is a heartless crime.

And indeed when a man

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Tony Ortega: Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

Recently here at the blog we took a deep dive into the timeline of the government’s case against Backpage and all the sordid twists and turns its heartless founders, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, attempted in order to throw authorities off their trail.

Today a reader of this blog alerted to us a

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Unanimous Jury Convicts Bronx Pimp

Today’s story about a Bronx man should come with a warning. If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time you probably understand by now that stories about Backpage have a way of constantly outdoing themselves. Each true account of its victims seems more depraved than the last.

Today’s story is

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