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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Leah Remini’s One Simple Reason

Leah Remini does what she does for one simple reason — the money. Try as she might to create an aura of concern for others in order to win the hearts of her viewing public this fact remains uncontested among those who know or have ever had the misfortune to work with Leah.

This fake

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Leah Remini’s Sordid History

The Internet has been lighting up with news of Leah Remini’s imminent firing, which is really nothing more than another in a long list for her.

It got us thinking about her rather sordid history of chronic un-professionalism and not playing well with others.

For example, way back in March of

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Ortega’s and Remini’s Source Jailed

Surprising absolutely no one, one of Leah Remini’s sources was returned to jail and held without bail for violating his criminal restraining order. Brandon Reisdorf broke his restraining order for the express purpose of harassing staff and parishioners at the San Diego Church of Scientology.

Brandon Reisdorf had been convicted of a

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Tony Ortega’s Unreliable Sources: Roxanne Seibert

Roxanne Seibert from Highspire, PA, is another of Ortega’s sources. Seibert hides her true identities behind two pseudonyms AnonLover and Heidi Macavoy.

Roxanne Seibert claims to be a devout Catholic with connections to the Vatican. Here is what she had to say about her said connections:

My connections are all my in-laws and mostly

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Turning a Blind Eye

Frequent readers of this blog will know by now the sordid unprofessional history of Tony Ortega. Between 2011 and July 2012, Tony Ortega, then Editor-in-Chief of the Village Voice, launched a biased oppo-research campaign on organizations and individuals who attempted to report on sex trafficking in the United States.

Clearly Ortega

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A Firing Tale

Way back in 2012 Leah Remini was summarily fired from the CBS daytime talk show, The Talk.

True to form, renowned diva, Leah Remini threw a fit in the wake of her public firing. She simply couldn’t accept that it was in any way connected to her personality or lack of professionalism.

Taking

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Understanding Tony Ortega

Any attempt to understand Tony Ortega’s strange obsession with defending the truly indefensible sex-for-cash prostitution ring prosecutors for the federal government have hauled them in to court to answer for, must begin with a survey of Ortega’s own quotes on the matter. On June 29, 2011, Ortega wrote:

“Backpage.com has since inherited some

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What’s wrong with Tony Ortega?

When Tony Ortega was dismissed from The Village Voice in September 2012, The New York Observer disclosed that he lost his job as Editor-in-Chief for neglecting his duties in favor of his personal daily rants against Scientology. It got so bad that one staffer at the Voice complained, “He was increasingly obsessed with Scientology and

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Coalition of Peace Takes a Stand Against Hate

Perhaps the lasting legacy of Leah Remini’s hate television show, once the dust has settled after the show’s imminent cancellation, will be the violence it inspired in its wake. As of this writing there has been arson at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Halls, shots fired in anger and many more.

With news now that

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Leah Remini: Truth Behind the Lies

An intriguing story crossed our desks this morning that we wanted to make sure our readers got their eyes on. It’s been an open secret in show business that Leah Remini is terribly difficult to work with.

But leaked conversations with her co-workers are shedding new light on a developing situation, according to

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