Announcement: Truth In Media Project Launched, Inform, Engage, Activate

By: Ben Swann
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Friends,

I want to begin by saying thank you for signing up for this email list and for your incredible support of my work with Reality Check and Full Disclosure over the past 2 years.


As promised, you are now the first to hear in detail about my- actually our- next step. Beginning next week on Monday, June 10, we will officially launch the “Liberty Is Rising Truth in Media Project” on Kickstarter. As I have told you, this is the most involved and meaningful project I have ever been involved in and it is not something I can do on my own.

The “Liberty is Rising Truth in Media Project” is a 3 step process:

Inform, Engage, Activate:

Step 1: INFORM

The first step of this project and the primary use of Kickstarter is to create high-end, high-quality Reality Check style segments that can be presented to the public via streaming content sites such as Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, or devices such as Roku and BenSwann.com. Our goal is to produce 100 high quality five to six minute shows and by launching this project independently, the restrictions on subject matter by corporate bosses will not be an issue.

Why do the videos need to be so high quality? Simple, we need to spread this message as far out as we can. Like it or not, we live in a very media-savvy culture and if the public at large is to take this kind of journalism seriously, they need to be able to hear and see it in a way that is deemed credible. You can watch network news programming all day and never hear anything of substance but it sure looks pretty. If we are to educate and inform the public on issues of war, the drug war, monetary policy, drone strikes, the NDAA, CAFR, crony capitalism, etc… it MUST be done in the style and format generations of Americans have been trained to accept as “professional”.

The films will be distributed via multiple platforms. First, we continue to share new content virally via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, BenSwann.com, and continue to allow alternative media blog sites to use our films without charge and embed them, as long as they are shown in their entirety. This is important because we want as many people exposed to our journalism as possible.

We will be rolling out a highly interactive, informative website that will include all Full Disclosure episodes, a forum, Ben Swann podcasts, and a mobile app.

Also, as I mentioned, we are going to attempt to spread these films into new arenas such as streaming sites like Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify. Again, the goal is to engage the largest audience possible.

Step 2: ENGAGE
Each of us must impact our own circle of influence.

We are currently building out a multi-faceted platform of engagement where you and I will work together to take single issues and impact public opinion. This platform will contain resources like stats, infographics, archived articles, and other educational materials that will be available to download or share.

Students:
This platform will work directly with college student groups like Young Americans for Liberty, Young Republicans, Young Democrats and politically independent groups, giving students hard facts and data to share with peers and teaching them how to hold information sessions on campus.

Journalists:
We will work with journalists across the country challenging them to engage in critical thinking and questioning of local, state and national leaders on issues of importance. We’ll equip them on how to challenge the status quo in their newsrooms and move beyond reading press releases.

Faith Based Communities:
We will engage faith-based communities (Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, etc) and challenge the acceptance of government control over their religious activities.

Local Lawmakers:
We will engage local and state lawmakers and challenge the over-reach, over taxation, and policing for profit that is taking place in every city and town in America.

Tea Party:
We will engage those in the Tea Party movement who entered the movement for the right reasons, to protest over taxation and government control.

Occupy:
We will engage those in the Occupy movement who rightly protested the consolidation of wealth among a small group of people and who have created a crony capitalist system (that isn’t capitalism at all).

Building Consensus:
The goal is to help Americans escape the Left/Right paradigm of arguing with each other while politicians and big money run the nation and our lives. We desire to create unity among all these groups in the areas where we can agree. That happens when we are defined not by who we stand against, but what we stand for. It is not about Left vs. Right or Republican vs. Democrat… but Liberty vs. Tyranny.

You and I will go through this process together. Beyond just sharing the content, you will be instrumental to the gathering of information and the actual creation of that content. With your engagement we will be able to create public awareness and social willingness to drive change.

Step 3: ACTIVATE

The best part of this step is that the work you and I will have already done is key. Having forced important issues into the forefront of public awareness we will have already changed minds and that will allow action to be taken.

Through strategic partnerships with established political and student groups as well as individual experts in the fields or medicine, education, economics, security, drug policy etc. we will begin to crowd-source “change strategies”.

The end result of these strategies will include legal and legislative process for changing U.S. policy overseas and here at home. We will challenge lawmakers who continue to engage in hypocritical behavior and are unwilling to stand up for rule of law. As a long-term goal, we will eventually work with lawmakers to draft legislation to correct the nation’s trajectory. Dr. Ron Paul borrowed the words of Victor Hugo when he declared in 2008, “An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any government.”

Ron Paul Said It Best:

I recently had the chance to interview Dr. Paul and we talked in depth about the changing media landscape. How has media changed for a man who has spent his entire life attempting to change the system?

“When I first started in politics in the 70′s, we basically had three major networks and they were very, very close together on philosophy…..But now the options are great…..Now the information is going out differently. It’s going out on handheld devices and computers and telephones and they can turn you on and off when they want. They have so many more choices.”

Dr. Paul then added:
I’m optimistic that things are going to do well and I’m optimistic because you’re (Ben Swann) involved in this fight with us.”

Again, I want to thank you for your support so far. As you can see this next step is a very ambitious project. There is risk here but I believe that every great movement in history has been accompanied by great challenge and risk.

There has never been a moment like this before in world history where a society has had this kind of collision of technology and information. This is our moment. I hope that next Monday, you will commit to helping me to shake the media landscape in America! I leave you with these words from a great patriot Samuel Adams who once proclaimed,

“It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” - Samuel Adams

#LibertyisRising

B

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  • http://ronpaulgirl.com/ RonPaulGirl

    Awesome!

  • Glenn Horowitz

    I’m delighted to be a part of this endeavor. A known, established journalist with the dreaded Mainstream Media like Ben Swann going renegade and using the credibility he’s spent so long building and establishing to bring the facts to the American people (and around the world!)?!?

    That is UNPRECEDENTED in more than one way and this project deserves every drop of support people can muster.

  • Nancy Sims

    do you know what happened in Bengazi? Where was Obama? why didn’t he send help? This is a burning question for me

    • kularob

      You should stop burning over that issue, Ms. Sims. No president is omnipresent; sometimes things happen that don’t come to his ears until after the fact. The timing around the attack in Benghazi and decisions made at lower levels explain why no military help arrived in time to save those four souls…

      • Steve Ellis

        Kularob, You say drop it? Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack. This is from the leaders of propaganda machine themselves @ “CNN”
        http://thelead.blogs.cnn.com/2013/08/01/exclusive-dozens-of-cia-operatives-on-the-ground-during-benghazi-attack/

        • kularob

          So what’s your position on the tragedy? Incompetence? Understandable. Conspiracy to cover up because of an election? Maybe, but unlikely. Either way, nobody was calling for investigations when this happened in the past, as it did under Bush and Clinton administrations…so why now?

          • Steve Ellis

            Oh, I see it for what it is. I see your at least caring enough to look into it yourself. What I believe is irrelevant. My position is that I think we need more knowledge of what our govt is doing. No transparency with these last bunch of administrations. The govt has to have checks and balances to correct such occurrences so they don’t repeat themselves. This admin is lying and getting caught constantly. They just cover it up (or try) with another lie. UNLIKELY? Are you serious? This president and his minions of thugs are doing what ever they want and it must stop. God Bless America.

        • SmarterNthat

          Beat a dead horse and all you get is bloody meat.

          • Steve Ellis

            Okay. Someone kills four of your family and let’s see you say that. How stupid a statement can you make? Try another “Dumbassallthat”

      • Brenda

        I call Bull Shit on that. Sorry.. I run a business and I can tell you there is NOTHING anyone of my people do without calling me first. Obama is on call 24/7 If he didnt pick up that phone its because he chose NOT TO .. ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING that happens to the United States is a DIRECT RESULT of an Incompetent Government. ALL need to be held accountable for their Negligence and this includes the death penalty to the traitors and government officials who violated their oath to Protect and Defend the United States Constitution. we CAN NOT allow our Government to act this way and NOT HAVE A PENALTY. They will continue to abuse the American People and strip away our rights which is Tyranny and the PENALTY for Tyranny IS DEATH. We pay taxes to pay our Military to protect the American People. I am expecting these people to step forward and take this country back. Innocent lives have been lost due to this rouge government and its YOUR JOB (US Military) to protect its people.

        • kularob

          So I guess your business is comparable in size to the US government, eh? Otherwise, I would say that your analogy doesn’t hold up. Plus, if think that “your people” don’t do anything without calling you first, you’re either fooling yourself or you’ve got some timid folks working for you. As to the rest of your statement, I generally agree with you…

        • Michael

          The United States Government is not a business… it owns a couple, such as the post office, but it is not a business. Obama is not owner and founder of the United States of America. He isn’t some omnipresent figure through which all power is vested and through which all decisions are channeled, a-la Fuhrer Principle.

          There are separate branches of government and there is a separation of powers in state for a reason. Obama would be incapable of managing everything in the nation if he had to greenlight everything personally. This is what bureaucracy is for; it establishes separate entities to regulate, manage, and screen information and institutions in the nation.

          It functions much like a General Staff, who are responsible for independently organizing the vast logistic burden of warfare around the general. They assess situations, gather information, screen out useless details, and report on the situation to their commander, who then make the appropriate decisions. Obama’s intelligence wing obviously failed him in this case, and so we made the wrong decision.

          Not all “misinformation” is “incompetence”.

          • Michael

            So basically what I’m trying to say is, if he “didn’t pick up that phone”, it’s because his intelligence officers decided it wasn’t important enough to call him in the first place.

  • xexorz

    Please go to netflix.com and open a chat window (this is where you would suggest new content for the streaming platform of Netflix)

    Tell the operator you would like to see Ben Swann on Netflix.

    Reference http://benswann.com

    More voices = get-er-done

    That is all :)

  • The United Republic

    Ben It is TIME. EXPOSE Obama’s eligibility Chief Roy Moore in Alabama is working hard to do so. The only chance America has is to remove him from power and take Washington BACK It belongs to the people Investigator Zullo has all you need. PLEASE it is time that media blow his crimes out into the open Its the only way !