Whatever Happened to Young Ortega?

When last we saw Tony Ortega he was defending a local bigot. Apparently this was the beat the Arizona tabloid editor had assigned him, and Ortega took to praising the unhinged hate-monger like a duck takes to water.

It is no exaggeration to say most of this early Ortega article reads with all

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“An Especially Heinous Person”

We’re used to seeing Tony Ortega stories on the bottom wrung of cheap supermarkets, hidden among the dreck of off-brand, tabloids given away free to line the bottoms of birdcages, It’s not often we find Tony Ortega-related stories in the pages of the Military Times, but these are strange days we are living in. 

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Backpage Criminal Conspiracy Finds Tony Ortega’s Fingerprints Everywhere

In what is to surely be felt as yet another blow to the pimps of the Backpage empire —and their spineless toadies like Tony Ortega – the U.S. District Judge Susan Brnovich who will be presiding at trial, announced she will not be stepping away from the criminal case charging Backpage executives with facilitating

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Hitting Sex Traffickers Where They Live

By any measurement 2020 has been a year filled with disasters. From the out-of-control forest faires in the western half of the United States to the raging fires of anti-religious hatred fueled by those like Tony Ortega.

And, let’s be honest here, in many ways Tony Ortega is to tolerance online what a lit

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The Shameful Bigots Tony Ortega Champions Sure Look An Awful Lot Like… Tony Ortega

We recently published a story about Tony Ortega’s well-documented support for bigots and the intolerant. Specifically, we looked at how Tony Ortega rushed to the defense of one of these more egregious proponents of hate in a bloated article Ortega had written for an Arizona tabloid some 22 years ago.

Though officials for Scientology

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Recognizing the Face of Religious Bigotry

Not long ago a curious reader asked us if we’d read Tony Ortega’s first article on Scientology to see if, even years ago, his hatred and bigotry were as virulent then as they are now. 

Well, today we reached far back in our archives to see what we might discover… And what we

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Not Cool, Ortega… Not By A Long-shot

It’s always a little ironic when journalists castigate the subjects of their reports for the very things they are guilty of. Like the well known-anchor from a popular local news program in Southern California who for months gleefully reported on a number of infamous celebrity infidelities while himself in the midst of an extra-marital

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On Tarantulas, Scorpions And Finding Ortega’s Niche

We’ve had a good laugh reading an article written about Tony Ortega by the former rag (Phoenix New Times) that once employed his services as a tabloid hack. Beneath the multiple layers of ridiculousness ripe for satirizing, however, it’s clear the piece was meant to make a point.

And as with so much

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How This Disastrous Ortega Interview Has Aged: [Spoiler Alert, Not Well!]

Karen de la Carriere promotional photo

We reported on a laughably ridiculous article written to, ostensibly, laud Tony Ortega and promote his then-upcoming book tour, funded by Karen e la Carriere. History has not been kind to the underwhelming article as Ortega’s over-hyped book launch wound up being really more of a crash and

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New Times Falsely Fetes Failed, Fired, Former Staff: Tony Ortega

The Phoenix New Times, the tabloid rag in Arizona which inexplicably decided it was somehow appropriate to publish Tony Ortega’s disgustingly offensive comic alerting and directing potential terrorists on how best to strike at the state in order to maximize body count, isn’t exactly known for having a sterling record of journalistic integrity. 

After

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