One Year After Defamers

Aaron Ochs is the author of “Defamers: How Fake News Terrorized a Community & Those Who Dared to Fight It,” a nonfiction uncovering the defamatory, deceptive and criminal practices of online tabloid CalCoastNews. Click here to subscribe to his Patreon, check out exclusive news features and more.

In early January, out of nowhere, I got a call from a phone number that I vaguely recognized. Caller ID was unknown. I picked up my phone and answered. I could hear a conversation between two women, both their voices I recognize, but they sounded far away. Figured I must’ve been the recipient of a…