Tony Ortega the Golden Boy of Backpage Bosses

As we’ve been discussing the events that would start in motion the beginning of the end for Backpage, we thought it might be helpful to explore the landmark case that started it all — the lawsuit filed by a 14 yr sex trafficking victim who was brave enough to stand against bullies like Tony

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The Basest Of Conceivable Scoundrels

Sometimes in the mad onrush of history we default into a sort of complacent read of events. Much of the shock of ‘breaking news’ at the time is lost on us as years pass and the calamitous impact of ‘events as they happen’ is dulled. This week we’re going to try something a little

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Karen de la Carriere

Karen de la Carriere is a retired mistress for hire, who likes the attention of hate-mongers that have built their brand by giving public platforms to deranged individuals including those known to have a history of making or instigating death threats.

De la Carriere lives in Los Angeles, CA, with her

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“H” for Hypocrisy

“As with so many other issues, it’s apparently going to take someone they personally know dropping dead before some of these selfish crackpots stop spreading misinformation and start thinking about the greater good.” – Tony Ortega on Twitter

File the above tweet by Tony Ortega recently under “H” for Hypocrisy. There’s

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Why Believing Anything that Tony Ortega Says

Tony Ortega and Arielle Silverstein

Tony Ortega certainly has no shortage of bigoted, narrow-minded and plain old hate filled opinions. Unfortunately for Tony Ortega, however, statistical analysis and research don’t care about his opinions.

Tony Ortega has been on an anti-religious and anti-spiritual crusade against all religious expression and spiritual pursuits for

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De-“Bunking” Tony Ortega’s FAQ

Over on Tony Ortega’s basement blog, hidden among the various hate rants and bigoted screeds which litter the site, there’s a rather interesting page in which Ortega himself pulls back the curtain to answer frequently asked questions posted by his wing-nut readers. We thought it might be interesting to take a look at these

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Unemployed Blogger Self-imposed Lock-down

According to a recent Twitter post on his account, Tony Ortega is under voluntary lock-down. Tony himself tweeted out the news:

“Staying home, looking forward to the all-clear.”

The unexpected revelation is that Tony Ortega ever had any reason to leave the house even before his self-imposed lock-down.


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Backpage Trial

Time for a much needed update on the pending trial of the century, in which co-founders Michael Lacey and James Larkin will finally be called to account for the scores of sex trafficking crimes their platform made possible for so many years. The federal court trial is set for August 17 in Phoenix,

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Backpage: A Grieving Mother’s Story

On the subject of Backpage tragedies, a heartbreaking story came across our desks this morning. This one was a bit of a departure for us as it deals with the grief and chaos inflicted on the families of those who were trafficked by Backpage.

This is the story of Jennifer Holleman, whose daughter was sold

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Both Victim and Victimizer

Latesha Clay

We’ve gotten a lot of questions in the wake of a story we recently ran about Latesha Clay, the 15-year-old girl recently sentenced to a maximum of 20 years for getting caught up in the Backpage scam Tony Ortega for so long championed in his editorial pages.

This was yet

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