Ugh. Freedom Media & Ethics’ New Video on Tony Ortega – We Need to Talk About This

Ugh.

Freedom Media and Ethics has put out another video on Tony Ortega linking him with the infamous BackPage.com and discussing how his paycheck at the Village Voice was created through their money-making efforts. They also show how he defended BackPage.com and the way it made money for him.

But I thought Tony Ortega was a champion protector of women and girls? How could that be if he condones child prostitution and endorses adult prostitution – known to objectify, exploit and enslave women?

It’s another attack on Tony. But is it accurate? Can Tony sue for defamation of character? Libel?

If Tony doesn’t sue them, does that mean everything in this video is true? What, if anything, does that say about Tony’s character and what he is peddling on his website every day?

We need to discuss this and what it means about Tony.

Let’s see what the Tony Ortega apologists have to say.

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Miss Tia
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Miss Tia

Apologists will view anything that isn’t praise, tv time, name in online media, as an attack! And as it’s an attack, it’s all a bunch of lies, because: 1. well gosh, he told us it was a bunch of lies 2. he doesn’t like bullies, says so himself 3. he speaks up to defend women and children and 4. he’s told us everything THEY say is a lie.

Plus bonus 5: If they started to realize the reality that his crusader persona is just a veneer and he’s really different behind a keyboard, then that means their whole foundations will be shaken, cracked, possibly collapse. They’ll realize the similarities of the bunker and Scientology, how they’ve been manipulated to think certain ways, how they’ve been caught up in group think. Then they’ll think of things they’ve done that they normally wouldn’t have done and feel the normal human feelings of guilt, shame, and anger–at themselves for getting caught up in that. All the hours every day, all the days of the week, all the weeks of the years. Caught up in a group think ‘cult’ like group that is suppose to be against a cult, but they’ve mimicked that cult in many ways.

That’s too much for some people to contemplate so they stay with the status quo even if they have inklings things aren’t right. Or they just back off a bit and gradually leave quietly. But the web doesn’t give up people easily. “You can check out anytime you like…” Unless you’re banned, or write something about your realization of what you were in 😀 It’s difficult.

As for the video, well I can’t bring myself to watch it. I will comment on your mention of him suing, possibly, for defamation of character, or libel. He did defend backpage, we know that. Now did his whole paycheck come from that? I highly doubt it. That’s not something we’d be privy to, nor should be. Will he lose work because of the video? No. And I’m gonna guess things like this are run past attorneys before being published–imagine if some of Ortega’s stuff had had to go past an attorney! A lot of it wouldn’t be coming back to haunt him now. Since you mentioned suing, I can imagine people will be encouraging him to do so. Maybe his webmaster could finally have a case to try?

Gib
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Gib

I can’t believe you have fall’in for this OSA you tube video. Or are you being a wise crack?

You make this post the same time Marty posted on his blog a new video.

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media_lush
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media_lush

when you throw in “provable bullshit” like saying that Leah’s show is full of made up stories then you totally negate everything you’re trying to say – so in essence I would have to say that this whole video is total bollocks…. [and you know what I think of Ortega].

Richard
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All of that stuff is a matter of public record and has been written about by critics of critics with the same slant for years. He’s never been prosecuted. OSA made a smear video – what’s new? Oh yeah, a guest appearance by Rathbun.

media_lush
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media_lush

Totally off-topic but I’ve recently had some independent corroboration [i.e. there’s no way these people know each other] that scientology [celeb center and all it’s off-shoots] is going to be embroiled in all this sexual predator stuff that is nothing to do with Danny Masterson.

From what I’ve heard it has to do with Brett Ratner and that Ratpac thing that he did with James Packer that was “greased” by Tommy Davis…. now that seems normal for backroom Hollywood shenanigans but somehow the fact that Tommy Davis is a closet gay [not that there’s anything wrong with that] threw a spanner in the works and some sexualities were misread and passes made …. where it gets juicy is that Davis found out enough about these “secret islands” [Geffen/Epstein et al] and who visited them that the whole precarious [secret sexuality] scientology celeb world is freaked out as Davis holds more sway than Miscavige….problem being that if push comes to shove he’ll have to come out of the closet.

The ongoing implosion [even if this stuff is bullshit …although I’m pretty sure at least half of it is true] is going to be spectacular!

Joe Pendleton
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Joe Pendleton

The real issue in this video is not Ortega, whom I can barely tolerate, but that It is a vicious smear video on Leah Remini. Is there anything that Leah has presented in her show which is untrue? I have experienced some of the things she is exposing even in my own life.

Neither Tony’s not this website is apparently interested in any balance at all. You’re both absolutists, manning the barricades on your side of the fight. Personally I had many great wins and found many truths in my 35 years in Scn, but I am also ( as an “sp” now) quite aware of the CoS’ dehumanizing abuses as well.

Want to have nuanced discussions on a subject? Skip the internet.

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