Category Archives: Truth In Media Updates

Flashback: Ben Swann’s Truth In Media on Syria

In September 2013, Ben Swann released a Truth In Media episode, What The Media Isn’t Telling You About Syria, which focused on what the mainstream media was ignoring regarding the civil war in Syria and explained how U.S. involvement would inevitably lead to the destruction of “millions of people.”

“The U.S. government continues to debate whether or not to arm the rebels in Syria, even as a new poll shows nearly 80% of Americans are saying ‘don’t do it,'” said Swann.

In this episode, Swann explained why U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) visited with General Salim Idris, the leader of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army.

Swann also revealed what the mainstream media would not (and still will not) discuss, including the truth about the unrest among Syrian civilians under President Bashar Al-Assad, the fact that the Al Nusra Front group is the Syrian wing of al Qaeda designated by the U.S as a terror organization, and that the Free Syrian Army lost thousands of members to Al Nusra Front.

“What you need to know,” said Swann, “is that what is happening in Syria is an enormous problem for the United States.”

[pull_quote_center]Al Qaeda in Iraq has publicly stated that their goal is to create an al Qaeda ‘super state,’ comprised of Iraq and Syria. By funding these so-called rebels, the U.S. government is handing al Qaeda the keys to that super state. By the United States supporting the overthrow of Assad, without question, we will hand Syria over to al Qaeda, make no mistake. And the slaughter of millions of Syrians, including Syrian Christians, Jews, Alawites and Muslims, will be on our hands.[/pull_quote_center]

Fast forward to today: ISIS- a group that once was quite small and struggling to gain power- easily absorbed members of the Free Syrian Army and al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra Front due to U.S. government involvement, and is now the most formidable terror organization on the planet.

Following the publication of this Truth In Media episode, mainstream media reports began surfacing stating that “weapons were being given to Syrian rebels.” According to CNN, the weapons were not American-made, but they were “funded and organized by the CIA.”

Less than one year after the U.S. gave weapons to Syrian “freedom fighters,” those weapons ended up with ISIS fighters. “Those ISIS fighters came from the group McCain insisted would help the U.S. overthrow Assad: the Free Syrian Army,” said Swann, who also explained that “the army was not only sending the Islamic State weapons, it was also sending them fighters,” in his Origin of Isis Truth In Media episode.

By June 2014, ISIS went from being a “no-name” group to one “heavily armed and trained by U.S. and Coalition Special Forces.”

“Our government trained rebel fighters in Syria who would become the group today known as ISIS,” said Swann. “We have watched them commit every violent atrocity you can imagine to people living in Iraq and Syria, and now we want American taxpayers to fund a 30-year war with them.”

Truth In Media’s What The Media Isn’t Telling You About Syria, published two years ago, serves to this day as necessary and meaningful information regarding conflict in Syria that won’t be seen on mainstream media. This episode provides insight for people around the world who are now searching for answers in the face of recent violence and the rise of the Islamic State.

Truth In Media Project: Major Announcement

Ben Swann’s Truth In Media Project is set to unveil several exciting changes and additions. On May 4th, BenSwann.com will become TruthInMedia.com, offering new interactive features. In addition to the new website, we are excited to announce the arrival of several contributors to the Truth In Media Project.

The Truth In Media Project will be providing columns, commentary and videos from Julie Borowski. Borowski is a political commentator who has gained a large following for adding humor to libertarian viewpoints.

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity will be offering analysis and insight to the Truth In Media Project through columns and videos.

Writer and podcast host Kurt Wallace will be providing in-depth interviews and discussion of issues regarding politics, business, economics and more. Wallace has been involved in new media since 2007.

Jason Stapleton’s syndicated radio show, The Jason Stapleton Program, will be broadcast on TruthInMedia.com. Stapleton is a former Marine and an entrepreneur, investor, and professional trader, offering unique insights on a plethora of topics including economics, politics and military strategy.

Carlos Morales, author of Legally Kidnapped: The Case against Child Protective Services, will be a contributor to TruthInMedia.com. Morales is a former CPS investigator who exposed corruption that he witnessed within the agency.

TruthInMedia.com will also be providing an interactive community, with member forums and groups, all free of charge. This new community will allow readers and supporters to create their own profiles and interact on message boards and in groups.

The Truth In Media Project will continue to examine issues including medical kidnapping, human trafficking, the drug war, police militarization, and political activism around the world.

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As you may know, The Truth In Media Project is not controlled by corporate interests. This project speaks truth to power, and is proudly funded in part by our readers and supporters. The most recent Truth In Media episode, “The Origin of ISIS”, has reached over 1 million views and was 100% crowdfunded. To make a one-time donation, click here. To make a monthly donation, click here.

Thank you all for your support!

New Truth in Media Episode: The Origins of ISIS Releases Next Week

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 the Truth in Media Project will release its newest episode, “The Origins of ISIS”. This episode will delve into the truth behind where ISIS came from in the first place and why the Islamic State is not a product of American “inaction” in Iraq and Syria but rather the product of “direct action”.

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See Ben Swann LIVE in Chicago and Sacramento

Come see Ben Swann speaking live at 2 events this weekend and next.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 Ben will be the keynote speaker at the Illinois Libertarian Party State Convention in Boling Brook, IL, just outside of Chicago. You can still sign up for the event by clicking here.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 Ben will be speaking at the NorCal Liberty Summit in Sacramento, CA. You can register for this event by clicking on this link.

At both events Ben will discuss how media is failing to cover important issues such as militarization of police, the origins of ISIS and the continued war on drugs. Ben will also share how collectivism is at the heart of both political parties and how together we can continue to see liberty rise in America and around the world.

CDC Whistleblower Admits Suppressing Information Regarding Vaccines and Autism

UPDATE: Click here to watch Truth in Media: CDC, Vaccines and Autism

The story of Dr. William Thompson has been making headlines across the internet over the past few days, even as mainstream media has completely ignored the story. Thompson is a senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has been with the CDC since 1998.

A statement released on August 27th by Dr. Thompson in response to media coverage is that he and co-authors from a 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics did in fact omit important information from a study on the link between vaccines and autism. Below is an excerpt from Thompson’s statement.

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While Thompson goes on to explain that he believes that vaccines have saved and continue to save lives, he clearly admits that the CDC did in fact intentionally omit data that demonstrated a connection between an increased risk of autism in African American males who were giving the MMR vaccine before 36 months of age.

Thompson goes on to say that his reason for coming forward was because of conversations with Dr. Brian Hooker over the course of 10 months. Those conversations were about whether or not there is a connection between vaccines and neurodevelopmental outcomes including autism spectrum disorders. Thompson clearly states that his hand was forced by Hooker who secretly recorded the conversations.

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According to Thompson, who remains at the CDC, documents have been turned over to the office of Congressman William Posey for review. I contacted Posey’s office directly about whether documents have been turned over to the Congressman for review. A spokesman for the Congressman tells me that the office can neither confirm nor deny whether any documents have been turned over by Dr. Thompson for review. Sources however tell Benswann.com that thousands of pages of documents are now in possession of the Congressman’s staff and will be reviewed over the next few weeks.

Last year our Truth in Media Project took on a similar issue regarding vaccine court and autism. At the time we pointed out that a review of compensated cases of Vaccine-Induced Brain Injury finds that The VICP has compensated approximately 2,500 claims of vaccine injury since the inception of the program in 1986.

Since that time, despite the official ruling that there is no link between vaccines and autism, there have been at least 83 cases of autism among those compensated for vaccine-induced brain damage. You can watch that Truth in Media Episode here:

Dr. Thompson is being represented by the law firm Morgan Verkamp, LLC which is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rick Morgan, Thompson’s attorney has not responded to our requests for an interview. Meanwhile, the Canary Party, an organization dedicated to revealing truth in this matter tells Benswann.com,

“The Canary Party and her sister organizations would like to thank Dr. William Thompson for acting on his conscience and reporting that the CDC has been withholding vital vaccine safety information from the public. It is our understanding that Dr. Thompson has turned over tens of thousands of documents to Congressman Bill Posey, who is currently investigating the disclosures. We call on the members of the public to contact their representatives in Congress and let them know that a senior vaccine safety scientist at CDC has turned whistleblower, that you want their office to contact Congressman Posey’s office to join his investigation, and that you want Congressional hearings into the alleged malfeasance at the CDC to hide from public view the links between vaccines and autism.”

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As a course of action the Canary Party is requesting that you please contact your members of Congress TODAY (http://whoismyrepresentative.com/), and tell them that:

– A senior scientist at the CDC has turned whistleblower and has turned over documents showing that CDC has been hiding links between vaccines in autism that they have found during their research.

– That Congressman Bill Posey is currently investigating the fraud.

– That you want your Representative join Congressman Posey in holding hearings on the malfeasance that Dr. Thompson has brought to light.

You can also share this story via Twitter and use the hashtag #CDCwhistleblower

You can read Thompson’s full statement below:

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Lawsuit Responds To Argument That Voters Have No Rights in Primaries, But Must Pay For Them

On Thursday, New Jersey voters responded in court to a motion to dismiss a lawsuit, filed by New Jersey Secretary of State, Kim Guadagno.

Investigative Journalist, Ben Swann, first placed a spotlight on the lawsuit in March, when he discussed “End Partisanship” on an episode of Truth in Media. “New Jersey requires that a voter affiliate with a political party approved by the State as a precondition to participating in the primary process,” explained Swann.

This requirement has created major problems for the 47.6% of voters in New Jersey who don’t fall into the State’s approved category of either Democrat or Republican, yet are still required to fund the primary elections through tax dollars. Those who weren’t being properly represented in New Jersey chose to fight back with a lawsuit, using the organization End Partisanship.

End Partisanship is a coalition formed by leaders from different political organizations who seek to to break the two-party system’s hold on primary elections by making their candidates stronger, and by giving a voice to those who either have a third party affiliation, or none at all. A legal advisor from the Independent Voter Project, Chad Peace, described End Partisanship as having developed a “state by state legal strategy defending the rights of individual independent voters in the courtroom.”

The lawsuit End Partisanship filed in New Jersey was a first from the organization, and its leaders plan to use it as a blueprint they can eventually apply to all states. Ben Swann explained that the suit “seeks to protect the fundamental right to vote under the New Jersey and United States Constitutions, which have no requirement that a voter forfeit their First Amendment right not to associate with a political party.”

In May, General John J. Hoffman, an Attorney for the secretary of state’s office, filed a motion to dismiss the challenge on the constitutionality of New Jersey’s primary election system. New Jersey Secretary of State, Kim Guadagno, responded to the constituents by arguing that while American citizens in New Jersey do not have a right to vote in primary elections, political parties do have a right to use taxpayer dollars to fund them.

The supporters of End Partisanship took to court on July 3, to respond to the motion to dismiss the lawsuit. They stated that they had simply asked the State to ensure that the publicly funded primary election system not function as a private enterprise that deprives them of their ability to cast a meaningful vote. They pointed out that by keeping their votes from having equal representation, the state “confers on those private political parties a gratuitous advantage.”

The lawsuit acknowledged the fact that giving the State, “the veil of state sovereignty would de facto immunize private interests from constitutional scrutiny whenever the State, or an actor of the State, is so influenced by those private interests that they become one and the same.”

The lawsuit went on to say that while the State looks to extend its holding by arguing that voters have no fundamental right to participate in the primary stage of an electoral process, the Plaintiff contends that “the State’s primary election system, taken as a whole, confers a special benefit to the dominant private political parties and their members to the complete exclusion of nearly half of all registered voters.”

Plaintiffs assert the necessity of an electoral system that provides all voters an equally meaningful opportunity to participate at all integral stages of the election process, including the primary,” stated the lawsuit.

At a time when unaffiliated voters make up 47 percent of the State’s electorate, the need for judicial intervention is compelling.”

Breaking: Three New Truth In Media Episodes Going To Production

Friends,

As you know we are currently raising funds for the Second Season of the Truth in Media Project.  Already, we have raised just under $30,000!  If you have contributed, thank you so much for your support.  If not, you can make a contribution right now by clicking here.

We can now project that we will have 3 Episodes fully funded for Season 2.

Those episodes include:
  • The Truth About Cannibas and Freedom of Choice
  • The Truth About The Prison Industrial Complex
  • The Truth About Palestinian Foreign Aid

Please stand with us to get our next three episodes funded as well.

These episodes will include:
  • The Truth About Fukushima Radiation
  • The Truth About Mandatory Prison Sentencing
  • The Truth About Police Militarization
More episodes to be announced. Together, we can do this.You can contribute via Indiegogo here:

Or via Bitcoin here:
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Consider contributing $1,000, $500, $100 or even $10 to help us reach our goal!  Please stand with us as we stand for Truth in Media!

Ben

Truth in Media Project Season 2 Fundraiser Launches Today!

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1 year ago we set out to restore Truth in Media and we’ve come a long way!

When I decided to leave my anchor position at Fox 19 in Cincinnati, I did so because I believed in something….finding truth. With the help of Richter Studios and funding from thousands of passionate liberty loving people from here in America and around the world we launched the Truth in Media Project.

Today, we are launching the Truth in Media Project, Season 2 and with your help we are going to take truth in media to a whole new level!

This season, we are leaving the studio and pursuing stories across the nation. From the militarization of police, to families using the Charlotte’s Web strain of cannabis to treat epilepsy, to Fukishima radiation hitting the West Coast and even Human Trafficking… we are chasing the truth and reporting on issues the mainstream media won’t touch.

We are seeking to put people first because Humanity > Politics.

Please consider contributing to our Indiegogo crowd sourcing campaign. Together, we can continue the work we have done so far and can bring truth to media!

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Announcement: Season Two Truth In Media Project

Friends,

We are only weeks away from launching an effort to create Season 2 of the Truth in Media Project and we need your help!

Season 1 was a huge success with our videos viewed over 1,000,000 times on Youtube, Roku and BenSwann.com. We are only weeks away from those episodes being placed on Hulu and Amazon Prime!

Now, we are gearing up for season 2. This season, we are leaving the studio and pursuing stories across the nation. From the militarization of police, to families using the Charlotte’s Web strain of cannabis to treat epilepsy, to Fukushima radiation hitting the West Coast and even Human Trafficking… we are chasing the truth and reporting on issues the mainstream media won’t touch.

Help us to smash our Indiegogo goal of $100,000. The day of our launch is March 3, 2014! Together we can continue to bring Truth to Media.

Please take a moment to join our Facebook event and then invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449305171967881/

Liberty Is Rising,
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Help Us Shape Season Two of the Truth In Media Project

In the Spring of 2013, I launched the Truth in Media Project. The goal was to create video news segments that would be fearless and talk about issues that Mainstream Media just won’t touch. We did exactly that! From covering the Rethink 9-11 campaign which garnered over 300,000 video views online to “What the Media Isn’t Telling You About The Syria Civil War” episode which also exceeded over 250,000 views, we were able to communicate important stories.

In the 12 episodes that made up season 1, we were willing to confront important issues like vaccine court, the NSA and the Federal Reserve Bank system. But we were only able to do so because of the generous backing of grassroots viewers. Thank You!

In 2014, I am ready to take the Truth in Media project to a new level. This season, we are changing our format a little bit and want to be more investigative, finding humanity in our stories. I have big plans for what we will take on this time around… and once again I need you to partner with me to make it happen.

Please, take this survey and help to shape Season 2 of the Truth in Media Project!