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Hate Merchant Tony Ortega Tries—and Fails—to Curtail STAND’s First Amendment Rights
Ortega was the chief editor of the Village Voice when it harbored Backpage.com, which, according to numerous media reports, was the nation’s leading facilitator for the sale of children for sex. Its three owners have been under U.S. Senate Subcommittee investigation.
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Let’s Take Out the Garbage, Like Tony Ortega
The very bottom of the money-making barrel, in my mind, would be selling drugs or people. I don’t know whether Ortega has done the former, but he has definitely had a big hand in the latter.
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Tony Ortega—The Troll and His Prison of Hate
The story reads like a sordid crime novel, with Ortega as willing accomplice, motivated by greed and devoid of human decency. It might be entertaining, were it not for the real-life victims of his complacency and collusion—children sold on Backpage as sex slaves, victims of sexual violence, physical and psychological abuse, and murder—the details of which are well-documented.
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Huffington Post Found Nurturing a Religious Hater
Tony Ortega is the caliber of researcher best employed by the likes of Ali—someone so utterly devoid of ethics that any claim, false or embellished, will do for his attack-dog writing.
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Disgust Over Daily Mail’s Bigoted Report on Award-Winning Actress
You attack a religion over totally unsubstantiated claims, using allegations taken from an active proponent of backpage.com. Whatever happened to journalistic integrity?
Anti-Scientology Extremist Tony Ortega Continues Hate Campaign
Like the anti-Semitic ‘blood libel,’ Tony Ortega peddles anti-Scientology tropes fabricated to generate hate against members of a minority religion,” said National STAND Director Bari Berger. “To understand the true motivations Ortega attempts to conceal, one need only study any white supremacist manifesto. Ortega feels that those different from him, and those who subscribe to a set of beliefs not his own, do not deserve rights and freedoms. He would prefer they cease to exist, hence his continuous efforts to intimidate Scientologists and spread anti-Scientology hate.”
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Backpage Enabler Tony Ortega Skates on Thin Ice
Nat Hentoff, the iconic journalist who had written for the publication since 1958 and was revered as “The Voice of the Voice,” was among the many staff terminations. In 2008, Ortega fired Hentoff via telephone.
Sex Trafficking Promoter Exploits Global Pandemic to Harass Religion, Calls Bible “Awfully Silly”
With thousands falling ill daily, sex-trafficking promoter Tony Ortega viewed COVID-19 as an opportunity to stir up hate against religion. He first intentionally misrepresented a bulletin issued to all Scientologists.
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Tony Ortega and the Death of the Village Voice
Having laid waste to the reputations of two publications, Antoine Oman/Cesar Oman/Tony Ortega headed to the Village Voice where in 2007 he was made editor-in-chief. The Voice was seeking to stem the pumping arteries of lost circulation and revenue, problems that—no surprise—Ortega did not handle.
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Tony Ortega, former Editor-in-Chief of The Village Voice, Must Answer for Backpage.com Crimes
During his tenure as Editor-in-Chief of The Village Voice, numerous arrests and prosecutions were conducted in connection with the sex trafficking of children via Backpage.com. As the Editor-in-Chief, how could it be possible he was not aware of these?