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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, 10 2013 @ 02:07 AM
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BenSwann
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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


Im coming to the conclusion the United States is being blackmailed by the Saudis. They know if they stop accepting US currency the dollar will no longer be the world currency. And this would crash the economy because lets face it we consume more then we produce the only reason we havnt crashed is we can print money accepted by other nations to pay our debt. So i think the Saudis want to control the middle east and to do this have to remove the Shia population.So do you think it would be possible?




posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 07:06 AM
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As a former journalist turned truth seeker I applaud what you are trying to do and understand fully the risk you are taking



posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 07:24 AM
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Hi Ben, just a quick shout to say thank you for all you've done as a journalist to help keep the public informed. I admire your stand for truth and refusal to diminish your standards to serve corporate or political interests.

I will be following your Truth in Media project as I feel confident you will do your utmost to present the facts as they are, unvarnished and free of spin. More than ever the public needs to know what's really going on if they are to ever regain their influence in national politics and policy. Money can buy many things but I'm happy you're not one of them. You have earned my respect and I know many people here on ATS will echo that sentiment. Keep up the great work!

Best of luck in your future endeavors,
Asktheanimals



posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 07:44 AM
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Hi Ben,

Long time listener first time caller.

Thanks for being a part of the crazy family here.

My question is this...Just how deep down the rabbit hole are you planning on going? If all you are going to do is scratch the surface and leave an itch well thats just mean lol

ok in a follow on to that question what of UFO's and aliens. Why, despite the mathematical certainty that we are not alone in the universe do news reporters always report UFO's as a clown show? And what is your belief on the subject.

Thanks in advance



posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 08:22 AM
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This trend you are speaking of which is balance for the sake of balance doesn't make a lot of sense. I don't mind allowing the opposing view to have a voice... that prevents only one idea from being shared. but the journalist conducting the interview should moderate the facts being presented, or the lack thereof.



posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 08:35 AM
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Sounds good



posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 08:38 AM
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Yes, and at time I am a bit surprised by the reporter, producer, writer, intern who will tell me that what I am doing is what they feel needs to happen in the industry. It is very inspiring because we are setting out to do something pretty bold and when others in the business say they wish they could do the same but don't feel like they could succeed, it pushes you all that much harder.



posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 08:40 AM
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One of the processes we have put into practice is to hold conference calls with some of our backers to get their feedback on what we are doing and the direction we are headed. We are building out a street team to do the same. At the end of the day, the more voices we bring into the editorial and journalistic process, the more accountability there is.



posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 08:48 AM
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First of all, Ben, thank you for this, by far the best interview on ATS ever.

My question:

In America, the Keystone Pipeline is fast becoming a hot-button story as the Obama administration is being bombarded by the Canadian government, environmentalists and a number of US state representatives who are demanding that it go ahead.

Do you think there is enough conflict, during these contentious months prior to a decision being made, for an in-depth look as to its history and the pros, cons?

Little is made of it in the MSM, as expected.



posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 09:27 AM
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Thank you, Ben.

My wonderful, beautiful, intelligent, funny, and caring girlfriend is more than a little struthian. LOL My question to you is, will you do your best to attract and welcome the sensitive and neurotic deniers around us for whom truth is painful?

No answer needed. Thanks again.



posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 10:14 AM
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Since my question was skipped, I will hope that it's not ignored. I will state it one more time.

videos on this link

Mr. Swann,

Are you aware of the CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports)? I know you like Ron Paul, and he has repeatedly asked for an audit of the Fed and yet it's audited EVERY YEAR via the CAFR and the media has blacked out this story. It is career suicide to even mention the CAFR, and I mean that in every case a reporter has done a story on CAFR they get fired!

We have two sets of finance books. The big set is accounted for in the CAFR. There are over 100,000 state,local,federal CAFR's that show TRILLIONS of dollars hidden in "rainy day" type funds. Well it's raining and politicians are crying poor and cut backs when they can release these funds BY LAW!

If you are not familiar with this story, please visit and READ THIS. Would you be willing to do a story on this and if not why not?

I have tried locally to talk about this and was literally told the reporter was too afraid to touch it!

Thank you for responding.



posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 10:35 AM
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Mr.Swann, I enjoy your work and thank you for this opportunity.

I understand that you are like myself and many others question the official explanation about what happened on 9/11. I am waiting for your special report on Rethink 9/11 at noon today.

I would like to know your personal opinion about the cover up. Is it for incompetence or intentionally allowing it to happen? And will we ever see any accountability for either? Thank you! Good luck and God bless!


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posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 10:53 AM
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Hello Mr. Swan, If you had 1 minute to tell the entire United States what is really going on with MSM, and the agenda of the Elite what would you say. Continue watching, Turn Off the TV, or Fire the whole lot. Or nothing we are already ........



posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 11:28 AM
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Thank you for joining us Mr. Swann!

I have a question I hope you have the time to answer:

What do you consider an acceptable amount of due-diligence in investigation before reporting a story? I know it probably varies a bit from story to story; but when do you consider yourself (or journalists as a whole) to have done "enough" investigation and/or research to support an article or news release?

I ask because often times it feels that articles are published before anyone has even set boots on the ground, so to speak, before releasing statements and articles about an issue, only to have to issue a slew of corrections later. This has become more prevalent since internet news has become the norm, I might add.

Is it just the rush to get the story out, knowing there is competition for the coverage and that they can fix it easily later now? Or do you consider it best to investigate deeper before posting something; even if it means mainstream or other alt news groups have covered it before you?

Thanks for your time!


Oh and as a side note to those who might be getting upset about not getting answered: He's one guy answering a thread of 14 pages and growing, with hundreds of posts and limited time. Try to give him some slack.



posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 11:50 AM
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Ben,

First, welcome to ATS!

I enthusiastically watched your "Reality Check" segments during the Republican primary, where you seemed to be the only journalist willing to cover the truth about Ron Paul and the seeming conspiracy against him.

Because of these segments and my own personal beliefs, I am of the opinion that EVERY major election outcome has already been per-determined and that all one needs to do is sway (i.e. $$$) a highly corrupt electoral college in order to win. It is also my opinion that candidates nominated by their respective parties are pre-selected, which is why Ron Paul never had a chance.

I'm interested in what your take is on the election system in American and if you believe that, contrary to what the media would like us to believe, that the voices of the American people carry almost no weight when it comes to national elections. Do you believe that national candidates are pre-determined well in advance and that the electoral college serves to do the bidding of globally organized groups, such as the Bildebergs?
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posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 12:45 PM
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Mr. Swann,

As has been the case for many popular movements (in all areas) there is the tendency to turn into what they most despise after becoming influential and well established. How can you prevent this from happening to your movement/organization? Do you have any controls in place that will keep you on the "strait and narrow"?
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posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 01:06 PM
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Hello Ben , First off as everybody has said thank you for your time. I am a fan of yours and appreciate the work you are doing.

My question is simple. Besides the war in Iraq what do you feel was the biggest lie ( most important ) in recent times perpetuated and supported by the media? Thank you again for all your hard work.

BTW hope you get that super bowl commercial.



posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 01:28 PM
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I was hoping for a response to my previous question but I will try again some other time I guess.



posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 02:32 PM
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In case you missed it, this is my last question to you. My hopes are that you will be able to either debunk it or confirm it with some significant degree of certainty. If you can't, I understand completely, but that is my hope in asking this question.

You said earlier to a member: " 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."

This was my response and my question:

Oooh! I HAVE to ask this one now - are you aware to any extent of a highly exclusive elite group, possibly comprised of globally invested figures of power, manipulating the economic and political tides of the world for their personal gain? Have you encountered any significant findings that would strongly support the existence of such an entity?
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posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 02:35 PM
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I went on Assads web site last week and used e-mail at base of home page.I suggested he give up his chemical weapons to Russia.I said it would put America on the back foot and force them to halt air strikes.i am amazed this has happened.Lets all pray it can now be resolved in some sort of peaceful manner.



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