When The Banks Declared War On Backpage

Tony Ortega

Tony Ortega might have tried to sell Backpage to the public as a glorified dating site but the reality, as we’ve been seeing over the course of our investigation into the legal filings, was something far more nefarious.

The plain, undeniable truth is that they were selling women and children to perverts

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“A Unanimous Choral of Damning Disapproval”

Tony Ortega

We’ve written a lot here on the blog about the article Tony Ortega published in the Village Voice attempting to smear New York Times writer Nicholas Kristof after his in-depth exposé the Backpage sex trafficking syndicate. Like many media watchers we don’t hold a very high opinion of Tony Ortega’s so-called ‘reporting’

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“Nothing More Than Naked Greed And The Love of Money”

It’s been a while since we last checked in with what is happening in the whirlpool of lawsuits and litigation surrounding the Backpage sex syndicate for which Tony Ortega acted as defacto public-facing apologist.

For more than six years Tony Ortega paychecks were directly dependent upon how much ad space Backpage could

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Arielle Silverstein: The Pot Who Calls the Kettle Black


The Iranian regime is so incredibly idiotic, I don’t even know where to start with where it all went wrong. Having said that – the Muslim society in general, not just in Iran, is very sexually repressed and has unhealthy attitudes towards sexuality, whether heterosexual or homosexual. Even the more developled (sic) Muslim

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UN-Employed Arielle Silverstein Stereotypes Arab Men as Wife Beaters

There really seems to be no topic of conversation Arielle Silverstein won’t butt her way into, regardless of whether or not she has anything of substance to add. Never mind that she has almost zero understanding of the context or background of whatever hot-button argument she has chosen to chime in on that day,

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Tony Ortega’s ‘Foolproof’ Self-Policing

More fall out today following the news we reported to you recently about the former Florida teacher who purchased a 14-year-old girl for sex via the now-seized website Backpage.com after it was announced that he would be sentenced to 10 years in prison.

According to the Gainesville Sun, report on the story

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Leah Remini Has a Radicalization Problem

An honest question for Leah Remini’s anti-religion program:

With all their angry (at times positively unhinged) accusations of criminal activity on the part of the Church of Scientology, where is the evidence that Scientology is actually breaking the law?

Mike Rinder and Leah Remini certainly have resources (A&E’s corporate legal department

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Fake News: A Checklist

A couple of years ago, way back when the phrase fake news was finding its footing in this country, the fact-checking website Politifact offered up the following definition of “fake news” as “made-up stuff, masterfully manipulated to look like credible journalistic reports that are easily spread online to large audiences willing to believe the fictions

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Tony Ortega: Wannabe

In her book on adolescent bullying, “Queen Bees and Wannabes”, author Rosalind Wiseman makes the following observation:

People fight over technology in ways they never would face-to-face because they can say their version of events without getting immediate feedback that might challenge it. It allows people to throw more intense self-righteous temper

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מכתב ל”עיתונאי” משוחד ומוטה

מכתבים ממשיכים לזרום אלינו בנוגע לטוני אורטגה ולטקטיקות ה“עיתונאיות” שלו. יש את המכתב הזה שנכתב על ידי אחד הקורבנות של טוני אורטגה.

במכתב נאמר:

“היום אני רוצה לדבר על טוני אורטגה. כבר מספר שנים אני אומר שטוני אורטגה הוא עיטונאי מוטה, וזה מתבטא בכתובת

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