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My Name Is Ben Swann and I left Fox 19 to Bring Truth To Media, Ask Me Anything

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posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 05:22 PM
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BenSwann
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I would love to do so... but that may take a crowdsourced effort to make that happen. Getting a crew into and out of Syria would not be easy or cheap


Thx for being on ATS mate and I really dont have much going on so Id totally go with you (or whoever) into Syria to get the correct story...I make some great turkey chilli too.




posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 05:25 PM
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Syria is a scam. I'll accept that, but in what way? More importantly, who is behind the scam? The reasons would, with a little thought, seem evident. Money. Power. With one, you can acquire the other. The who interests the most...that way we know who to metaphorically hang.

Thank you, sir, for joining our merry band of madness.



posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 05:27 PM
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Welcome to the site Ben.



posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 05:37 PM
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Thanks so much ATS as well as Mr. Swann for joining in to answer questions.


BenSwann
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I believe that most people who work in media are really not aware of any globalist agenda. They do not connect dots to anything.

Reaction to my project has been both applauded and the source of frustration for people I know in the industry. But the majority tell me that they wish they could do what I am doing.


Really happy to hear they are more open to wanting to share what is going on. Wonder how they can be helped to be able to do so when they are facing scrutiny.

I believe my questions are mostly answered, unless I missed them otherwise, the question answered above goes with it.
As you mention people tell you they wish they could do what you are doing. Do you find that more frequent as of current?

Also with that, this Source - Activist Post & Thread: 10 Signs the Global Elite Are Losing Control -
www.abovetopsecret.com...


From your professional and journalistic point of view and experience do you agree with the Elites Losing Control and or what are your views?



posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 05:40 PM
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Mr. Swann, count me in as part of the team... It will take about 15 mins to peruse my blog. I've managed to address the WH (Cheney in particular - ahead of the Obama Administration) to members of the Iranian Supreme Council, Club of Rome, Christian and Jewish Leaders, all major university physics departments, MIT, NASA, etc., etc. circa 2007.

Most are aware on ATS that AP and Reuters are owned, that our government has been hijacked by the intelligence community and the private interests they serve, and the potential for blackmail within the media is widespread.

My question to you is:

What measures are you willing to take to stay true to your word (besides the stated intermediate decision) alongside the truth?

I'll research your site shortly.

-All the best


Excerpt:


I once met an Iraqi who was imprisoned under the Saddam Regime. He was only 14 at the time. This boy, the man standing in front of me now, continued his Life's passion despite the repression. He was essentially kidnapped by police for performing his music in public. Beaten into submission then forced to make a horrendous choice. The choice being one of two tortures... Each affecting his Life, his future, his family, and the entire World around him.

(You lose your eyes, or you lose your tongue).

This same man made it to America with help from his family. He was escorted into my place of business to record his legacy. He was still able to sing. Still had a voice... But One can only imagine how strong he must be for holding on to Freedom.

And this is the story I hold onto... A moment I truly became proud to be American. No One takes your voice, No One can silence you. This embodies We the People... Make no mistake about it.




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posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 05:45 PM
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I honestly don't know. But one can expect that either these agencies believe they will need to use that ammo domestically or they are trying to keep it away from the public.



posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 05:48 PM
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BenSwann
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I think it is highly likely that has been the case here but there is no evidence. We know everyone else is hacking emails and phone messages so why not media too?


Hi Ben, Shaun here, all the way from Scotland.
I blog about this very subject and write about it for an online paper.
en.wikipedia.org...

Here in the UK we had a HUGE Media hacking scandal surrounding the Father of all lying media, Rupert Murdoch.
Good to see you here and your answers are interesting.

Shaun



posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 05:50 PM
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BenSwann
reply to post by wildtimes
 


Clearly this is just my opinion but I would agree with you that while NPR is not balanced it is perhaps less interested in spinning on behalf of a political party. I take a different approach from most people, I like to create my own balance by watching Fox, RT, CNN, etc and looking for bits of truth. Those bits allow me to research on my own.

I do like the UK Guardian, Wall Street Journal and RT because of the types of stories they cover.

MSNBC to me seems to be the least balanced of any media


I find more truth told here Ben than anywhere else right now.
We get the news channel here on TV also.
www.aljazeera.com...
What are your thoughts on Aljezeera

Thanks


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posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 05:53 PM
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Contrary to your comments, my delegate count was THE most accurate in the nation. I was the only reporter in the country to cover the Maine delegates stripped of their credentials (but i guess the entire Republican party of Maine was lying) and the only reporter to cover the scripted rule change at the RNC (I guess that was all a lie as well?)

Truth in Media is what I am about but if that doesn't fit the game you are playing, that is fine



posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 05:58 PM
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Fukushima is a huge story that is just not being covered at all these days. It received the "flavor of the month" attention for some time but has been all but ignored for the last year or more. The reason for that... I am not sure.



posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 06:01 PM
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I expect the Truth in Media project to be immensely successful. To the point that we will redefine much of American media. That is not because I believe that I am so influential but the American public is ready for this. We are actually inheriting a moment that has been prepared by the work and sweat of many others.



posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 06:04 PM
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I don't mean to be harsh but the most honest answer to this that I can give is that most people in broadcasting are not only not the "most informed"... they are less or equally informed as the general public. If anyone here has worked in broadcast TV, feel free to chime in on this.


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posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 06:06 PM
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The U.S. cannot strike if Syria does this or even is making motions as if they would. For the U.S. to strike would reveal a motive to go to war with Syria without any true cause. Secretary of State Kerry actually started this by saying that the U.S. could back off if Syria would turn over chemical weapons to the international community and then followed that statement by saying it would never happen.



posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 06:15 PM
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BenSwann
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I don't mean to be harsh but the most honest answer to this that I can give is that most people in broadcasting are not only not the "most informed"... they are less or equally informed as the general public. If anyone here has worked in broadcast TV, feel free to chime in on this.


see Mr. Swann, this doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I don't watch television. Don't pay a lot of attention to "current events," for I do not believe this is the way the world is happening, nor evolving. I believe this to be, primarily, well, a distraction, for the most part, from what is otherwise intuitive and important, in the happening now and relevant to our current state of being, as defines human species.


Sorry, for waxing conspiracy theorist and beyond here....but that's just my take.

I happen to live with close "family" members who are career journalists....
So I am somewhat familiar with that job description.

Having said that, I expect if this is your line of work, and I don't mean to be harsh, either, sir, but why wouldn't they be the most informed, if that is their bread and butter, so to speak, and reporting it to the rest of us "common folk."

And your last segue completely has me enthralled: for what is the difference, in your opinion expressed here, between broadcast and print journalists? That you would qualify it that way , here.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Tetra50

I have just realized something: We ask you anything we want, and you reply, and sign your name to it, while we "hide" behind avatars and screenames....

Mr. Swann, I submit my questions to you, respectfully,
and my name is Lucy.
Thanks for your time, consideration of my thoughts and any forthcoming replies.
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posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 06:15 PM
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I believe it is for the same reason they promoted and unleashed Al Qaeda elements in Libya. The same reason we created the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan, to create destabilization. Keep in mind, the reason we create destabilization can vary from nation to nation but the method does not appear to.

BTW... for those interested in Syria, please watch this video and share it on your social networks.

What The Media Isn't Telling You About Syria



posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 06:17 PM
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BenSwann
I don't mean to be harsh but the most honest answer to this that I can give is that most people in broadcasting are not only not the "most informed"... they are less or equally informed as the general public. If anyone here has worked in broadcast TV, feel free to chime in on this.

I won't mention any names here, though I want to, but "they"--the modern "anchors"--read directly off the teleprompter with ZERO research/input of their own. Made me sad. That's NOT the reason I got into journalism.

My naivete was shattered. Quickly.



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posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 06:18 PM
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BenSwann
reply to post by wildtimes
 


Clearly this is just my opinion but I would agree with you that while NPR is not balanced it is perhaps less interested in spinning on behalf of a political party. I take a different approach from most people, I like to create my own balance by watching Fox, RT, CNN, etc and looking for bits of truth. Those bits allow me to research on my own.

I do like the UK Guardian, Wall Street Journal and RT because of the types of stories they cover.

MSNBC to me seems to be the least balanced of any media


Hi and welcome! Do you feel that MSNBC is the least balanced because they are left leaning and the President is a Democrat? What I mean is, it seems that it really depends on who is in power. Before Obama I could swear Fox was the least balanced. I agree that it is now MSNBC but it really feels like that the MSM only wants to report the truth when it hurts the other side.
Thanks for your time and again, welcome!



posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 06:21 PM
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The GUT

BenSwann
I don't mean to be harsh but the most honest answer to this that I can give is that most people in broadcasting are not only not the "most informed"... they are less or equally informed as the general public. If anyone here has worked in broadcast TV, feel free to chime in on this.

I won't mention any names here, but "they" read directly off the teleprompter with ZERO research/input of their own. Made me sad. That's NOT the reason I got into journalism.

My naivete was shattered. Quickly.


Exactly, Gut, why I asked Mr. Swann, what I did....

That's broadcast TV, and there is a definitive disconnect between broadcast and print. I would like his professional opinion on this.

And if it isn't a total farce, journalism in general, then why would we NOT expect that these folks investigating the facts and stories would not be more or less informed, as we think ourselves on this website to be, as this is what they do, live and breathe to earn their keep, so to speak. Why wouldn't they know the dots and be able to connect them, if it isn't a total farce......
And I don't mean to be harsh....

Perhaps this will soften my stance a bit: you are quite attractive, or at least, your avatar is....LOL
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posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 06:25 PM
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Mr. Swann...

I'm one of the owners here (today's change of UI madness is my fault
), and have followed you for some time. Great work.


The question build up...

As part of our work with AboveTopSecret.com, I and others in management have taken part in going to Washington to lobby for online privacy, independent online press, and other related subjects. During one of my visits, my group was assigned a lobbyist (to chaperone us through the maze under the office buildings) who was a former highly-ranked Republican man of the long knife. He opened up to me, and I covered it in this topic: Damn The Country, Obama Must Fail.

The short story: he, a long time conservative game-player, had become deeply concerned with the entrenching Republican strategy to "get Obama" no matter what.


The question...

In your work, your dealings, and your conversations, have you encountered similar off-the-record sentiment from political hacks on either side? Are the insiders seeing the danger of this game, but can't cut loose?


Myself, I try to remain neutral -- but damnit, I end up despising all politicians.



Thanks.



posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 06:29 PM
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tetra50
And if it isn't a total farce, journalism in general, then why would we NOT expect that these folks investigating the facts and stories would not be more or less informed, as we think ourselves on this website to be, as this is what they do, live and breathe to earn their keep, so to speak. Why wouldn't they know the dots and be able to connect them, if it isn't a total farce......
And I don't mean to be harsh....


It appears that John Swinton actually said this during a speech to his peers. Regardless, it holds true, true, true:


There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.

There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.

The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?

We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.

(Source: Labor's Untold Story, by Richard O. Boyer and Herbert M. Morais, published by United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America, NY, 1955/1979.)


Viva the Free Press!! Can it, yet, overcome the darkness?


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