Scary Future for Cowardly Corporate Yes-men

Tony Ortega has been complaining about Kamala Harris, probably at the behest of his former Backpage bosses, James Larkin and Michael Lacey. 

As it happens, Kamala Harris’s political rise was propelled by a year-long, high-profile campaign against known sex traffickers like the bosses who oversaw Backpage. And the fact that she helped throw

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Another Lie on Top of a Deception Inside a Hoax

We’ve written at length about the measure of responsibility Tony Ortega shares for his role in helping to legitimate the black market sex trade Backpage engaged in. In fact, questions about the level of Tony Ortega’s involvement in the Backpage child sex trafficking ring are the ones we most regularly get asked here

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Making The Case for A Corporation’s Right To Sell Kids

It’s no secret Tony Ortega was a staunch defender of the special privileges  and freedoms of billion dollar corporations back when he was on the Backpage payroll. Freedoms like that of selling children to predators online for a cut of the profit were, after all, the sole reason Backpage was founded in the first

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Backpage: A Vulgar Web of Coercion

The pandemic of social ills Tony Ortega’s good friends over at Backpage unleashed on the nation have been an ongoing horror story. The trail of broken lives and destroyed families Backpage left in its wake remain the most enduring legacy of what Tony Ortega wanted us all to believe was nothing more than

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Jail Sentence for “Promotion of Prostitution” May Set Compelling Precedent For Backpage Promoters Like Tony Ortega

Few people would ever mistake Tony Ortega for Heidi Fleiss, the so-called Hollywood Madam whose upscale prostitution ring based in Los Angeles, California ensnared a number of high profile personalities. 

While Tony Ortega did work to promote Backpage, at times with the rabid ferocity of a dyspeptic junkyard dog, many of those who became

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Score One for the Good Guys: Backpage Sex Ring Sentenced To 81 Years in Prison

Last week we reported to you some heartening news out of the Washington, D.C., area regarding the successful prosecution of the last two pimps in what had been one of the lingering sex trafficking rings of the infamous Backpage era. 

Friday, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on its blog that, collectively,

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Individuals Like Tony Ortega Are Reprehensible

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With court cases being delayed and investigations temporarily stayed amid the global pandemic, encouraging updates about Backpage prosecutions have been few and far between. 

Until now.  

On Tuesday July 28th, two men who pleaded guilty to trafficking an underage girl as part of a prostitution ring that operated in the

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Tony Ortega: Dirty Money, Bloody Hands

Normally when we think of Tony Ortega phrases like ‘Backpage.com apologist’, or ‘child sex trafficking enabler’, or ‘fake journalist’ spring to mind. But the list of wrongs Tony Ortega has perpetrated and/or promoted doesn’t end there.

One has only to look at the myriad cases stemming from the Backpage debacle to see

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Indoctrination Into Ortega’s Cult of Hate

People are social creatures. Long before recorded history human beings began to set up rules, both tacit and expressed, to coordinate their efforts in pursuit of everything from hunting buffalo to critiquing cave paintings.

Our need for socialization may, in fact, be one of our greatest gifts. It can also, however, prove

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What Would Tony Ortega Say to A Mother of a Child Backpage Had Trafficked?

As we’ve been hearing first hand about the true toll exacted upon the victims of Tony Ortega’s insidious Backpage lies, we’ve found the cost is measured in long-lingering pain and and the enduring suffering of whole families and entire communities.

Tony Ortega tried hard to sway public sentiment in favor of his sex trafficking pals

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