Anything To Avoid Justice: Backpage’s Absurd New Legal Strategy

If it is own thing we all know about the slimy executives of the Backpage sex trafficking syndicate, it is this: they will use every dirty, underhanded trick in the book to slither off the hook.

Maybe it’s a trick they learned from their pitchman, Tony Ortega. One thing is certain, however, this past

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Tony Ortega & His Backpage Pals Learn You Don’t Mess With Texas

The people of Texas have spoken and spoken loudly. Tony Ortega and his kind are no longer welcome in their communities. Dallas may have once been the national headquarters for Backpage, the illicit website Tony Ortega proudly shilled for, but my how things have changed in the past few years!

Amateur “hack journalist” and

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Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire

The United States saw the passage of  Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA and Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), a bill that held websites criminally responsible for facilitating all forms of illegal sex trafficking, and which shuttered a host of platforms used by pimps and prostitutes alike to advertise their sexual services. Since that

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Is Tony Ortega A Proponent of Torture?

If you buy the lies Tony Ortega has advanced during his stint as the mouth piece for the human sex trafficking website Backpage, odds are you are under the delusion that prostitution is merely an economic choice or a victimless crime.  

To listen to Tony Ortega you’d think being trafficked for the sex

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Restitution For The Wronged

The clock is counting down to what some are calling the trial of the century, namely the federal case against Backpage pimp kingpins Michael Lacey and James Larkin, et al. 

Slated to begin in the summer of 2021, speculation is running rampant as to just how much jail time these kingpins will find

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Reaping What They Sowed: Ortega, Village Voice and The Backpage Conspirators

When Craigslist closed its “adult” section, Backpage became the go-to online spot for illegal sex listings. Its presence grew to be ubiquitous across the United States, making it the target of numerous law enforcement and attorneys general. 

Despite Tony Ortega’s whining to contrary. 

Despite his list of deceptive excuses as long as your arm. 

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“If You Can’t Beat ‘Em With Truth, Lie More Loudly”

Today we return to the in-depth look we’ve been taking a look at a telling editorial published by CNN in the early days of Backpage, some six years before the sex trafficking platform’s federally-enforced shutdown.

We say ‘telling’ because it is simply remarkable to look back at contemporary reporting at the time Backpage began

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“Couldn’t, Wouldn’t, Shouldn’t”: Tony Ortega’s Paper-Thin Defense of Backpage Torn Apart

It’s been a tumultuous week here in the United States, with all signs pointing the fact that there are still many surprises to come in the days and weeks ahead.

It’s within this context that we share with you excerpts from the following article unexpectedly shared with us overnight by a reader of

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No Port In The Storm For Tony Ortega: Ending The Hate Speech Safe Harbor

In a recent piece we wrote a little about a very exciting proposal just announced by the FCC suggesting that it may saoon be reconsidering the controversial ‘safe harbor’ provision of Section 230 to the Communications Decency Act (CDA) which was first enacted in 1996. 

Way back in 1996, no one foresaw that in

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“Ad hoc, Unconvincing, And Reeking Of Desperation”

In our last blog post we took a look back on the events of a single day four years ago which marked the beginning of the end for Backpage and the dime-store hype-men like Tony Ortega, paid to keep the public in the dark about the sex trafficking scheme they were running. 

Zero hour

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