Tony Ortega is a former employee of the Village Voice—a publication which found itself in hot water when it was revealed they’d been advertising the services of known sex-traffickers in their seedy ‘Backpage’ section.

Ortega now runs the Underground Bunker blog. Billing itself as the go-to zone for (eye-rolling sensationalized, bigoted, anti-religious) rants, it gives away Ortega’s game. How much clearer can it be that this supposedly “legitimate” blog is nothing but a bully pulpit from which Ortega can indulge his intolerance disguised as social outrage and foist off entirely fabricated nonsense as “breaking news”?

Sources in the journalist community consider Tony Ortega a developer of false leads, and let’s be clear Ortega is not a real journalist and here is why. When evaluating information, we are often admonished to “consider the source.” In the case of Tony Ortega, the warning applies not only to the content of his blogs but also to Ortega personally and the “publications” for which he worked.

Alternative papers are free weekly publications that earn revenue most often through the sale of the kind of advertising that reputable newspapers won’t permit – adult bookstores, strip clubs, classifieds with strong sexual content, etc. In between the trash, they slip in tabloid-style articles, promoted as “edgy” or “daring” when, in truth, they are simply fabrications sensationalized by low credibility writers like Ortega. While some of these “papers” make an effort to rise above the rest, most are gutter rags that all too often define “alternative news” as a slanderous substitution of the facts.

Ortega has spent his life practicing this excuse for journalism within the New Times Media and the Village Voice Media franchise of alternative papers. This platform has suited him well, for Ortega wrote for sleazy tabloids like he was born to it, a disposition that was in evidence as far back as high school.

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What Kind of Man Celebrates Death?: Tony Ortega. That’s Who!

One surefire way to tell the measure of a man is to examine at what he loves the most, what brings him the greatest joy in life.

If Tony Ortega’s blog is any insight into what he truly enjoys, there seems to be a sort of giddy satisfaction whenever a Scientologist dies.

The

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Jane Doe #1 Vs Backpage

Harvey Weinstein’s downfall began when the first of his victims began to speak out. The Paul Haggis rape case began when the women he allegedly raped chose to come forward. The MeToo Movement itself only became a force for change as women found the courage to take a stand against their abusers.

Earlier this year

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Paul Haggis’ sister predicted her brother’s next move

We find it very interesting that Paul Haggis’ sister predicted in 2015 what her brother was going to do if caught with his pants down.

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When Paul Haggis began his attacks on Scientology, his interviews included a caveat that, knowing Paul as well as I do, I found highly entertaining. He floated

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A loser on two-wheel looking for attention

Tony Ortega landed Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Gatwick airport. He arrived in London by 2:00pm where he rented a road bike and began his trip. He stuck out as his usual arrogant self and not much of a tourist. At Forest Gate Ortega met his first British cult follower, Mark Parry-Maddocks also known as

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Why I Came Forward: One Brave Woman’s Stand Against Accused Rapist, Paul Haggis

We’ve been looking at alleged sex pest, Paul Haggis, who this week learned his trial for multiple rape charges will be moving ahead despite his attempts to have the proceedings blocked by arguing the whole business had already caused him so much stress.

We find this sort of entitled attitude displayed by those willing to

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Remini, Rinder, Ortega & Haggis: Birds of a Feather

Yesterday we revisited the ongoing rape suit of Paul Haggis, making mention of the fact that his cheering squad, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder, would be unable to offer any excuses on his behalf as they attempted to do when the first few women began coming forward with horrifying tales of being sexually attacked.

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Leah Remini & Mike Rinder Can’t Stop the Paul Haggis Rape Case

 

Last week we spotlighted Paul Haggis’s worsening legal problems after a judge in Manhattan tossed out his lawsuit to silence Haleigh Breest, his former publicist and alleged victim, while ruling that her rape charges against him stand and will proceed to trial.

In permitting Ms. Breest’s case to go to trial, New York

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Tony Ortega: Internet Beggar

 

Internet begging has been around almost as long as the internet itself. The scam usually works like this:

Step 1: Set up a PayPal account so as to make the process of sending you money as quick and easy as possible for your marks.

Step 2: Share your sad sack story on

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Mike Rinder’s Censorship

 

Mike Rinder Opts to Ban Reader after Linking to the Official Report on Ortega’s Backpage Scandal by the US Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

We’ve obtained the salient a portion of the now-deleted post that got user Marilldi banned. Apparently the truth behind it was a little to damningly undeniable for Rinder’s taste. Her

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Judge Orders Alleged Rapist Paul Haggis Must Face Trial

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It’s official. A judge in Manhattan has ordered Paul Haggis must face the civil rape charges brought by his publicist Haleigh Breest in court after hearing a graphic, detailed account of the multiple assaults.

File this under: big news that surprises no one personally familiar with Paul Haggis.

An attorney for Haleigh

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