The Normalization of Underage Prostitution

By the time the Feds shutdown Tony Ortega’s former employers’s, it was largest source of online human sex trafficking in the United States.This chilling fact, seemingly the one subject upon which Tony Ortega is conspicuously silent, is not disputed.

That Backpage conspirators generated $135 million in revenue, the vast majority of

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Wife beater interviews apologist

It is no surprise that Ron Miscavige, a wife beater, interviewed the infamous and sex trafficking apologist, Tony Ortega.

Watch Ron Miscavige on national television admitting that he beat his wife.

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Backpage Has a Serial Rape Problem

Recently we reported on the history making case filed against Tony Ortega’s ex-employers earlier this year in which a young girl allegedly suffered multiple rapes through the sex trafficking made possible by James Larkin’s and Michael Lacey’s Backpage platform.

We can now reveal that while that particular case remains groundbreaking, it isn’t the only

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משהו מוזר קורה עם טוני אורטגה


אפשר אפילו לראות את זה ב“דיווחים” בבלוג שלו – יותר ויותר פריטים שנכתבו על ידי אחרים, פחות כתבות שהוא כותב. המרירות ודברי השנאה של טוני כלפי האמונות של סיינטולוגיה גוברים, בזמן שהוא לא מדווח על שום סיפורים מהותיים או מציאותיים.

אולי הוא ויתר? אולי הוא לא מרוכז מספיק בגלל המצב

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Something strange is going on with Tony Ortega

You can see it even in his “reporting” at his blog – more and more guest pieces, fewer original posts. Getting more and more nattery and bitter about Scientology beliefs (at least, his understanding of them) without any hope of reporting any kind of substantive, reality-based stories.

Maybe he’s given up? Maybe he’s

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Could Tony Ortega Finally Wind Up Behind Bars?


Tony Ortega is perhaps the best example of hypocrisy and arrogance in modern “journalism”. Here is a man who for years falsely accused L Ron Hubbard and all Scientologists of endorsing and condoning pedophilia while he himself had made 90% of his paycheck off of Backpage sex traffic advertising, which led to horrific

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Tony Ortega’s Whataboutism

These days in the news we hear a lot about ‘Whataboutism’, it’s a variant of the tu quoque logical fallacy which attempts to discredit an opponent’s position by charging them with hypocrisy without directly refuting or disproving what it is they are saying. It’s a pernicious line of argument particularly associated with Soviet and

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Sordid Secretive Scandal

Back before the scandal surrounding the demise of the Village Voice, before Tony Ortega’s bosses, Michael Lacey and James Larkin, in Phoenix began destroying all the evidence they could that might implicate them in the global sex scandal spiraling so out of control lengthy prison sentences seemed the only plausible outcome… Back before

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Tony Ortega’s cash cow

Finding a cash cow and squeezing it for all it’s worth has been a running theme in the life of Tony Ortega. We’ve discussed how as Editor of The Village Voice, Ortega would, with outspoken regularity, defend his right to pimp out underage sex workers in order to keep generating the ad

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Can we talk for a second about the elephant in the room?

Once a champion of’s “anything goes” policy towards underage sex trafficking, Tony Ortega seems curiously mum on the topic since federal authorities — including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, five other federal agencies, and four state agencies — raided the site permanently forcing its closure.

Could it be that Ortega

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