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07-23-13 -- Drew Phillips (In Studio) - Ben Swann (MP3 &VIDEO LOADED)
Drew Phillips (BitcoinNotBombs.Com and WhatIsThisCoinWorth.Info) on Bitcoin as an alternate currency - Ben Swann (Reality Check) on the Liberty Is Rising Truth in Media project (Kickstarter) and how the MSM is becoming more and more irrelevant
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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Bitcoin Not Bombs
Hour 1&2 -- Drew Phillips (BitcoinNotBombs.Com and WhatIsThisCoinWorth.Info) in studio on Bitcoin as an alternate currency
Hour 3 -- Ben Swann (Reality Check) on the Liberty Is Rising Truth in Media project (Kickstarter) and how the MSM is becoming more and more irrelevant
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2013-07-23 Hour 1 Drew Phillips
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Drew Phillips - In Studio
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Truth In Media Project (Kickstarter)
2013-07-23 Hour 3 Ben Swann
2013-07-23 Hour 3 Ben Swann from Ernest Hancock on Vimeo.
Host of Reality Check
Truth In Media Project
Ben Swann "Truth In Media Project" Kickstarter Trailer:
Liberty is Rising Truth in Media Project:
We are speaking truth to power through media,
culture, and technology to empower the voice of the people toward
liberty and freedom.
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 AdamsProblem:
1. Our culture is truth deficient. The historical centers of truth have broken down.
2. The average U.S. citizen has lost their voice to the affluent with money and power.
Voters are disenfranchised from the party system. The rise of
“independents” has simply defined what people are not, but has struggled
to bring clarity to who they are.Who is Ben Swann?
Ben Swann, Investigative Journalist
I have spent 14 years working as a journalist in broadcast news. I
won’t bore you with all the details but suffice to say I began my career
as a news photographer and moved up the ladder to reporter, morning
anchor/reporter, prime time anchor/reporter. Along the way I won two
Emmy Awards and two Edward R. Murrow awards. For a number of years I
covered Mexico’s drug war. At that time, I realized that national media
was not interested in the truth of what was happening in Mexico or the
problems associated with the failed “war on drugs” in the United States.
In 2010, I moved north to Cincinnati, Ohio to take a prime time
anchor job with WXIX and there I became the producer/writer/anchor of a
segment called “Reality Check”. It was while covering the 2012
Republican Presidential primary that I began to confront the problems in
the American electoral process, the stranglehold of America’s two party
system and the suppression of voters' choices by mainstream media.
In 2012, I became the first journalist in the nation to confront
President Barack Obama directly in an interview about the
Constitutionality of his “kill list” and the only journalist to confront
Mitt Romney about the railroading of duly elected delegates during the
2012 Republican National Convention.
Thanks to a passionate following, my work has become an internet
phenomenon with over 10 million video views in over 140 countries.My Passion For Journalism
Journalism in its purest form is a high calling. In its worst
(current) form, it is nothing more than propaganda and distraction for
the masses. The Fourth Estate, as journalism has historically been
called, was derived for the purpose of holding elected leaders,
legislators and public servants accountable to the people. Nearly every
major issue the United States faces today; loss of civil liberties, the
drug war, foreign wars and intervention, the growing police state, the
endless printing of currency, the rise and fall of the petro-dollar,
drone strikes, American soil as a battlefield, total disregard for rule
of law, and so on, can be directly traced to a lack of exposure by, or
understanding from journalists.
Journalism is more than just creating and reading headlines. When
any lawmaker, public servant or military member takes an oath of office,
they make that oath to the Constitution or rule of law. Journalists
similarly should be fighting to protect the rule of law, because it is
our Constitution that protects all people, citizens and non-citizens,
Republicans and Democrats, the 1% as well as the 99%.
This is a chance to restore the 4th Estate
Unfortunately, journalism is no longer the profession of watchdogs, rather it is the profession of entertainers. Solution: Liberty Is Rising Truth In Media Project
New Look For Reality Check
This project is a three step process. The first step in that process
happens here on Kickstarter with the creation of 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 on BenSwann.com.
With the funding we receive from our fans through Kickstarter, we
will produce 100 high quality five to six minute digital cinema episodes
of "Ben Swann Full Disclosure". By launching this project
independently, the restrictions on subject matter by corporate bosses
will not be an issue.
Shooting With Richter Studios
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 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. 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.
In addition, We will also be rolling out a highly interactive, informative
website that will include all Full Disclosure episodes, a forum, Ben Swann podcasts,
and a mobile app.
Keep in mind, at no time in history have we seen this kind of collision between technology, information and opportunity.
Ben Swann Full Disclosure
I want you to be my financiers and my audience so I can pursue
stories and change that no other media outlet will touch. I don’t have a
desire to pursue sensationalism or scandal for the sake of “making a
name” for myself. By now, those who have followed me know that I am in
pursuit of truth no matter where that pursuit takes me. Together, I
believe we have a chance to shatter the current media model and create
something that will shape our nation moving forward.Why Should I Be A Part Of This?
Crowdsourcing returns power to the people
This might be the easiest question of all. There is a generational
change in how American's view journalists. For people under the age of
35, the majority say they get their news from.. wait for it... the Daily
Show! That tells me two things.
1. Americans under the age of 35 consider “comedians” journalists
2. Americans under the age of 35 consider “journalists” a joke
I have heard from literally tens of thousands of people who say that I
am helping to restore journalism. That the work I have been doing puts
networks to shame. Simply put, this is a chance to take that
journalism to the next and best level. One where we are not dependent
upon an established news network. That means we have the power to cover
any story no matter how controversial, to give the people a voice in the
stories we investigate on their behalf, and a process by which we don’t
simply sit back and complain about all that is wrong in America but
where we act to change things.What do I do?
To become one of our backers, just click on the big green button to
the right of our video. Kickstarter will ask you for your pledge, which
reward you want, and how you want to sign up. Signing up is easy; you
can even do it through Facebook. Ron Paul Said It Best:
Jeremy Richter, Ron Paul, Ben Swann
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."
Please support the first step in our project. To learn more, about this project and our larger platform, go to www.benswann.com
Risks and challengesLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
The biggest challenge about this project is without question
the distribution model. While we will certainly be able to place our
video content on BenSwann.com, YouTube and even create our own Roku
channel, there is no guarantee that Hulu, Netflix, or Spotify will be
willing to carry our content. In order to compensate for the fact that
we are still an unknown commodity we would likely place that content on
those sites at no upfront cost in order to ensure placement. In
exchange this would mean that no one site would be allowed to
exclusively license our content which would make it available to
bloggers and independent media as well.
Another challenge we face is creating the quality product and
simultaneously keeping relevant subject matter for the news cycle. We
will accomplish this by connecting with quality writers and continuing
to rely on social media so that we can remain on the forefront of the
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