Ortega’s Questionable Sources: Who is Rod Keller?

Rod Keller identifies himself on Twitter as a senior reporter for The Underground Bunker. On the popular website Reddit he describes himself as an “OG Scientology investigator”. Ever wonder what type of skills you need to become either of these two things? Apparently it’s simple, stalk Scientologists under fake accounts and take pictures of their

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Duo of Intolerance


After observing the usual suspects, Tony Ortega and Mike Rinder lie about the beliefs of Scientologists, shaming and blaming people who have done nothing wrong, misstating the beliefs of Scientology, etc., their objective becomes increasingly clear. It is to sow moral panic and bigoted outrage.

Tony Ortega’s blog is an echo chamber

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Bipartisan Justice

Back on January 10, 2017, it was a day of reckoning on Capitol Hill for the Backpage, when the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a new report saying that Backpage had knowingly facilitated underage trafficking on its site by actively editing ads posted in the “adult services” section. It was then

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Tony Ortega’s Stunning Lack of Objectivity: A Case Study

Long before defending the Backpage for its exploitation of child sex slavery, Tony Ortega wrote a story for the now defunct New Times Los Angeles in which he attempted to cast dispersions on expert testimony concerning Project MKUltra, the CIA’s controversial mind control program on human subjects — which were, at times,

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Tony Ortega: Receipt of Stolen Goods

When John Joseph was expelled from the Church of Scientology he embarked upon a life of crime, and it all began with mail theft.

There was really no pattern to what he would take when John Joseph began stealing mail addressed to his former church in Tucson, AZ. Personal letters, DVDs, publications, miscellaneous packages, it

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Size and Scope

For as much as we’ve talked about the dangers of Tony Ortega’s hate-blog and the work of his former employers at the sleazy sex selling site, Backpage, it could be helpful to take a moment to set each in its proper context.

For example, Tony Ortega’s ‘angry troll on the internet’ routine generates

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Tony Ortega’s Spurious Logic

The more one examines Tony Ortega’s involvement as Editor-in-Chief of his former rag, the Village Voice, and how he defended their attempts to make money off of sex trafficking the sicker one gets.

We know have incontrovertible proof in the form of first-hand, corroborated accounts (as described in affidavits to the Court by

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Mike Rinder’s Violent Rhetoric

Recently we discussed several explicit and specific death threats which had been occasioned by the groundswell of hate Tony Ortega and his like gin up on their blogs.

Mike Rinder is no stranger to this same violent rhetoric, often writing posts intended to whip his commenters into a rage against Scientologists

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Tony Ortega’s Blog: Threats

This week, news of another sexual assault claim to light. This time the alleged predator was not alleged rapist Paul Haggis but a nominee to the highest court in the land. Since coming forward, we have learned that the victim has gone into hiding, following the tsunami of violent threats she’s received on social media.

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Common Pimps, Common Themes


Yesterday we took a look at how everything that Tony Ortega touches dies. Though the scope of our discussion was based on the disastrous litany of Tony Ortega’s failed employment history, this deep underlying truth about Tony can tragically be applied to numerous Jane Doe’s who have suffered at the hands of the

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