Why Isn’t Tony Ortega in Jail Yet?

Mike Rinder and Tony Ortega

The more you look at Tony Ortega’s actual “professional” history, his sketchy economic connections, and his highly suspicious shilling on behalf of the notorious Backpage sex ring, the more difficult it becomes to wrap your head around why Tony Ortega is not yet behind bars.

Ortega’s fellow

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Mike Mallen aka BlindersOff

Michael Mallen (top) and Ron Miscavige

It’s been tense around the globe with international tensions running at all time highs and domestic unrest bubbling to the surface. There’s a definite undercurrent of rage animating some folks these days. Some of it might be justified, while some of the uglier sentiments are inexcusable in

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Arielle Silverstein: Desperate For Attention

That’s not how I indeded (sic) it. He acts in a very patronizing way and speaks too aggressively. Mike on the other hand is very slick with his Australian accent. – Arielle Silverstein aka Bozuri

Another Arielle Silverstein’s, another example of her unchecked hypocrisy. Silverstein in responding to some comment calling her out the sudden,

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Ever The Victim, Tony Ortega

Ever the victim, Tony Ortega took to his trusty Twitter feed to bemoan the horrible indignity of being repeatedly subjected to the public’s outcry against his zero tolerance policy on religious tolerance.

Who could have imagined that when you take to a public forum to engage in name calling

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Birds of a Feather

We’ve been talking a lot about Leah Remini and the imminent demise of her nightmare television series, but recently readers have been asking for more about Leah’s strangely silent producer in all this – Mike Rinder. Surely Rinder isn’t the out of control narcissist Leah Remini is… Right?

When it comes to Mike

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Ortega’s and Remini’s Source Jailed

Surprising absolutely no one, one of Leah Remini’s sources was returned to jail and held without bail for violating his criminal restraining order. Brandon Reisdorf broke his restraining order for the express purpose of harassing staff and parishioners at the San Diego Church of Scientology.

Brandon Reisdorf had been convicted of a

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Turning a Blind Eye

Frequent readers of this blog will know by now the sordid unprofessional history of Tony Ortega. Between 2011 and July 2012, Tony Ortega, then Editor-in-Chief of the Village Voice, launched a biased oppo-research campaign on organizations and individuals who attempted to report on sex trafficking in the United States.

Clearly Ortega

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Crackpot Conspiracy Theorists Get Set Straight

Conspiracy theories are interesting things. Once the exclusive domain of crackpots and the tinfoil-hatted types, people like Tony Ortega, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder have in recent years tried to mainstream these types of wild fantasies in the hopes of making a fast buck.

The main advantage of the conspiracy theory of course

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Leah Remini Has a Radicalization Problem

An honest question for Leah Remini’s anti-religion program:

With all their angry (at times positively unhinged) accusations of criminal activity on the part of the Church of Scientology, where is the evidence that Scientology is actually breaking the law?

Mike Rinder and Leah Remini certainly have resources (A&E’s corporate legal department for

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For Critics, Consent Is A Four-letter Word

Controversy-hungry critics, like Tony Ortega and Mike Rinder are famously insensitive to privacy concerns. Looking over their online posting history we see example after example of what the internet calls ‘creep shots’, pictures of people, their homes, their places of business, posted without consent.

While this activity this activity is in many cases

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