Gawker was an American blog founded by Nick Denton and Elizabeth Spiers and based in New York City focusing on celebrities and the media industry. It was launched in January 2003.
Whereas the Village Voice was a paper for newly minted New Yorkers, meaning people that moved into New York with identity issues and bought the Paper to “be cool”, the Gawker was a blog for New Yorkers.
The Gawker closed down in 2016 after thirteen years. The blog never catered to advertisers or “sold out” for greed. I was a regular reader and found it to be a straightforward New York smart blog.
I have had some difficulty lately finding certain issues they published. As if the archives are being scrubbed. If you follow any sequence at the Web Site you will notice some pages “Can’t be found”.
This has been frustrating me since I considered the reporting from that blog valuable information. So being, I am taking the liberty to share some of the articles here for the purpose of preservation.
‘Village Voice’ Getting Whiter, Maler By The Minute
Filed to: NEW TIMES
Village Voice Managing Editor Deborah Kolben has been let go; Ward Harkavy will be taking over the number two spot at the paper. With the recent resignation of Deputy Managing Editor Adamma Ince and the earlier dismissal of Executive Editor Laura Conaway, this means that the top of the Voice masthead now consists of four white guys and Film Editor Allison Benedikt. Attempts to reach Editor in Chief Tony Ortega were unsuccessful. Probably because it was some chickcalling.
Aussie journalist Steve Cannane, and reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. left, parties in the U.S. with Tony Ortega, right, of the Village Voice/ Backpage, in the U.S.
Tony Ortega, spokesperson for Backpage, upper far left, with Peter Griffiths of County Mayo, Ireland, party in London.
Backpage sex trafficking syndicate is laying roots in in Australia and Ireland. And, there are people in these countries endorsing the authors, creators, and launchers of the world’s largest online child sex trafficking syndicate.
Mike Lacey and James Larkin of Arizona, in the U.S., purchased a New York City newspaper called Village Voice.
According to media watchdog site Gawker, Village Voice depended on sex and drug ads for its very survival.
The paper had fallen on hard times and became a free give away paper by the time Larkin, Lacey and Tony Ortega took the helm.
Lacey and Larkin, the investors, and owners of Backpage trademark attached “Backpage” online sex trafficking site to the Village Voice. They then linked “Big City”, another sex trafficking site they owned, covertly, into the back door of Backpage.
Lacey and Larkin used the newspaper Village Voice, with the editor in chief Tony Ortega, to launch an International sex trafficking syndicate, under the cloak of “freedom of speech”. And “constitutional rights”.
This is also known as racketeering in the United States and there are RICO Laws ( Passed in 1970, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a federal law designed to combat organized crime in the United States. It allows prosecution and civil penalties for racketeering activity performed as part of an ongoing criminal enterprise.) designed to address this type of organized crime, when not cloaked under “Freedom of Speech” (parked behind a newspaper).
Where there are young children to be exploited as coins, you will find Backpage pushing its way through the culture to profit off of the misery of desperate women and children. And Backpage and their sponsors go all out to reap the profit.
Backpage is now full onto scooping up the children of these countries that can be sold for sex on the Internet. And people in these countries are supporting these efforts and the sponsors and defenders of the Backpage sex trafficking syndicate.
Backpage is now costing the American tax payers more than 50 million dollars a year only in damages to assist the victims. Add the cost of law enforcement to that and the cost skyrockets.
Victims in Australia are easy marks for Backpage as more than half of sex slavery victims in Australia are left without government support due to legislation that gives the Australian Federal Police (AFP) the authority to exclude suspected victims from aid. This leaves them not only as targets for sex traffickers but deprived of help or aid as victims.
There is evidence that there are people in Australia and Ireland supporting sex traffickers and they do not take issue with children being sold for sex.
Destroying the lives of women and children is a covert form of ethnic cleansing. The peoples of these countries only need to look at the devastating effects Backpage has had on America and every taxpayer in it to understand how they will be taxed as a civilization by Backpage spreading through their civilization.
There is ample evidence now that Backpage Executives have knowingly facilitated child sex trafficking.