Backpage Grand Jury Indictment: “Do Not Acknowledge The Prostitution”

This past week, for the first time in a public foru, we began to unpack and analyze the text of the official Grand Jury indictment of Backpage. We started by looking at the key players named in the complaint. Today, we turn our attention to the specific charges levied against these Backpage defendants. 

The

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Backpage Grand Jury Indictment Revealed: – Complaint and Key Players

Big news for readers of the blog who are concerned by the ongoing scandal surrounding Backpage and those who knowingly and willingly conspired with them.

Last week we obtained a copy of the previously sealed, and as yet unpublished, Grand Jury charges in the case of the United States of America v. Michael Lacey,

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New Documentary Series Exposes True Horrors of Backpage Child Sex Trafficking

In our last post we reported to you about recent news out of San Diego of yet another Backpage pimp standing trial for the part he played in trafficking underage children via the online sex slavery platform devised and created by Tony Ortega’s former bosses. 

Though it’s been nearly four years since the crimes

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Backpage Still Center Stage in Underage Outrage

Tony Ortega

As the court date set to decide the fates of Tony Ortega’s Backpage bosses draws closer, Backpage-related sex trafficking cases continue to pile up. 

With the benefit of hindsight it is now beyond all doubt to right minded people that Tony Ortega was outright lying as he worked to downplay the severity

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Backpage, A Den Of Rampant Criminals

Tony Ortega

During its time in operation, there were few who would argue Backpage was anything other than a den of rampant criminality and lawlessness on a scale the country had never seen before. Indeed, among its more infamous crimes were well documented histories of sex slavery, child trafficking, and murder — much of

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“A Unanimous Choral of Damning Disapproval”

Tony Ortega

We’ve written a lot here on the blog about the article Tony Ortega published in the Village Voice attempting to smear New York Times writer Nicholas Kristof after his in-depth exposé the Backpage sex trafficking syndicate. Like many media watchers we don’t hold a very high opinion of Tony Ortega’s so-called ‘reporting’

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Tony Ortega Downplays And Discredits Himself

We’ve been reporting over the past few days on the blistering condemnation Tony Ortega was hit by (from his own readers!) following his rabid, specious, and poorly articulated attack on New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof.

Operating from his position as Editor-At-Large for the Village Voice, Tony was responsible for making the public defense

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Tony Ortega’s Readers Respond: “This is Horrifying”

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In our last installment we began to make the case that Tony Ortega’s role as Editor-At-Large at the Village Voice made him the final word on what was published in that paper concerning the defense of Backpage. As we concluded then, the words he published he bears responsibility for, whether he

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Tony Ortega: “Uninformed Backpage Crusader”

Tony Ortega

At the Village Voice during the era of Backpage, the buck stopped with its Editor-At-Large, Tony Ortega. It turns out this fact is as important as it is damning because it means that nothing was printed in the alt tabloid weekly during his tenure which had not at some level met with

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The Sleazy Backpage Orbit Revolves Around Men Like Tony Ortega

Just when you think the seemingly endless legacy of filth Backpage has produced over the years couldn’t possibly get any more grotesque, a story like today’s pops up in the headlines.

Tony Ortega

As with so many stories that seem to circle the spectacularly corrupt orbit of Tony Ortega, this one started with

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