Tony Ortega’s Failed Rhetoric Loses In Court, Results in De Facto Life Sentence For Backpage Pimp

Barry Schiff

If it’s one thing we believe in here at the blog, it’s that tougher sentencing for those who coerced, threatened or tricked young women and underage girls into participating in the Backpage sex trafficking ring should be the rule, rather than the exception.

Maybe that’s why this story we read over the

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Scary Future for Cowardly Corporate Yes-men

Tony Ortega has been complaining about Kamala Harris, probably at the behest of his former Backpage bosses, James Larkin and Michael Lacey. 

As it happens, Kamala Harris’s political rise was propelled by a year-long, high-profile campaign against known sex traffickers like the bosses who oversaw Backpage. And the fact that she helped throw

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Backpage Trial Watch: A Taste Of What’s to Come

It wasn’t that long ago that Backpage.com was considered something akin to the Walmart or Amazon of the sex industry, where people could find thousands of sex services listed on the classified ad website.

Previously we’ve told the story of how the site rocketed to popularity in 2010, around the time when

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The Fall of Tony Ortega

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Backpage dot com Complicity

 

Tony Ortega was a longtime employee and confidant of James Larkin and Michael Lacey. Ortega was an employee of various New Times publications from 1995 until being promoted to Editor-in-Chief of the Village Voice in approximately March 2007, a position he held until September 2012. He earned this promotion for his vigorous support

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