The management and staff of AboveTopSecret.com are extremely pleased to welcome Ben Swann and his fearless investigative grassroots journalism, Truth
Ben and his team are partnering not with us, the management of ATS, but you, the members of ATS. So that together, we're part of the conversation
that big media has failed and is nothing more than propaganda and distraction for the masses.
Two-time Emmy Award winner and three-time Edward R. Murrow award winner, Ben is an investigative journalist who has become as just as fed-up with the
Big Media Industrial Complex as we have become, if not more so. He's confronted presidents and presidential candidates on the tough issues that
national media are not interested in covering. Not long ago, many of you got to know him in one of the must engaging Ask-Me-Anything threads we've
ever had: My Name Is Ben Swann and I left Fox 19 to Bring Truth To Media, Ask Me
Regarding that fearless investigative grassroots journalism, his own words say it best:
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.
For two and half years I have heard day after day about media blackout, about corporations having too much control over media, about the need for
honesty and truth. I have heard about how the American public is asleep and there is no one in MSM speaking about the issues of our disappearing
liberties, no one to push back against the left/right paradigm.
What I have done is stepped out in response to what millions of Americans from the Tea Party and Occupy movements, from independents to the fast
growing Liberty movement have been crying out for. The opportunity is here… not MY opportunity, YOUR opportunity.
This project is about restoring power to the people. It will be journalism by the people and for the people.
The Truth In Media forum on ATS will be our place to engage with Ben's team; to contribute your voices, your opinions, and your ideas to journalism
by the people and for the people. Together we'll fight back against the lies, distortions, and deflections of mainstream media.
You may not always agree with what Ben and his team have to say on important issues. That's fine, in fact, that's part of the reason he and his team
are coming here. It's not lock-step agreement they're looking for -- it's the collaborative engagement with our members who for years have
consistently shown that you care, that brings them to ATS.
For more info on Ben and his efforts…
Ben Swann's Bio
Truth In Media Website
Truth In Media YouTube Channel
Truth In Media on Facebook
Follow Ben Swann on Twitter
So join us in welcoming Ben and his team, and get ready for even more fearless investigative grassroots journalism on ATS.