Tony Clickbait Ortega

Look back over the regrettable career of Tony Ortega and you will find it is littered with trashy, fabricated stories aimed chiefly toward uneducated readers of free alt weekly newspapers and online gossip blogs.

Tony Ortega’s inventions have ranged from fake stories about fake people, to wackadoo claims designed to smear and defame. It’s all

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“What the Hell Was This Guy Doing Running the Village Voice?”

“What the hell is this guy doing running the Village Voice?” That was a question on everyone’s lips the day Tony Ortega took over the role as Editor-in-Chief at the Village Voice. To see Tony Ortega stalking the same halls as Sidney Schanberg, Nat Hentoff, Robert Christegau, Jules Feiffer, and a lot of other eminent

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Tony Ortega’s Undercooked Arguments

By the time James Larkin and Michael Lacey, the infamous child pimp runners of the Village Voice, finally kicked Tony Ortega to the curb it was already too late. The damage had been done and the bulk of their crimes were soon become a matter of public record.

One might be tempted to

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Subpoenaing Tony Ortega

It all happened back when Ortega found himself subpoenaed to testify after he attempted to smear a man named Bruce McMahan in a hit-piece story for the Village Voice entitled “Memo to Bruce McMahan”. In classic Tony Ortega style, the ‘story’ was replete with half-truths, manufactured stories and outright lies. It was this ham-fisted attempt

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Premeditated

“Congress hauled in Craigslist on September 15, 2010. There, feminists, religious zealots, the well-intentioned, law enforcement, and social-service bureaucrats pilloried the online classified business for peddling “100,000 to 300,000” underage prostitutes annually. Those same numbers had already inspired terrified politicians, who let loose hundreds of millions of dollars in the past decade to prohibitionists bent

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DeliverFund: The Untold Story of Backpage’s Worst Nightmare

“The sad truth is that it’s happening in every city in America.”

The above quote comes from Kara Smith, a senior targeting analyst with DeliverFund, an organization dedicated to busting sex trafficking operations across the country and, as it happens, Backpage’s biggest nightmare.

The group, comprised of former CIA, NSA, special forces, and

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Tony Ortega: One Big Lie

We ended our post yesterday noting how both Tony Ortega and his atheist, activist wife, Arielle Silverstein, are known liars. While being identified as a source of ‘bad faith’ information might not even register in atheist community, being a liar and calling yourself a journalist is and remains an unforgivable sin.

Not only does Tony

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Known Liars

Arielle Silverstein and Tony Ortega

With all the talk in the news recently about whistleblowers, we thought this might be a perfect time to remind our readers about how Arielle Silverstein, Tony Ortega’s most recent wife, took it upon herself to try and quash an internal inquiry headed by United Nation’s whistleblower Peter Gallo,

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Who Watches the Watchers?

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? is a Latin phrase coined by the Roman poet Juvenal. It is literally translated as “Who will guard the guards themselves?” but more commonly is used to mean “Who watches the ones we’ve put in charge of keeping watch?”

Today many in Milwaukee, Wisconsin are asking that same question as news

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Tony Ortega Bosses: Department of Justice Press Release

The April 2018 press release that was issued by the Department of Justice regarding Backpage.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 12, 2018 Backpage’s Co-founder and CEO, As Well As Several Backpage-Related Corporate Entities, Enter Guilty Pleas

Earlier this week, the Justice Department announced the seizure of Backpage.com, the Internet’s leading forum for prostitution ads,

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