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Truth in Media Project Update

Friends,

We are only days away from the official end of our Kickstarter campaign.  As you may know, over 4,000 people backed the project to the tune of over $250,000!

Those funds will not be available to us through Kickstarter and those who have pledged WILL NOT be charged for those pledges.  That is why we are asking those who have backed us on Kickstarter to take one more step.  To donate that same pledged amount via PayPal or by check.  You can find the information on how to do either right now at http://truthinmedia.com/contribute/  or look on the right hand side of the homepage.

If you make that donation before midnight July 27, 2013, you will still receive the reward promised at Kickstarter.

Thank you again for your support and having the courage to stand with us.

B

Ben Swann Interviewed At Freedom Feens

newsletter2“Ben Swann is the former Fox19 TV news man who everyone’s talking about. Ben is the only man to basically ask Obama to his face “Why do you kill Americans without a trial” and live to tell the story.

Ben and Neema Vedadi yack about the sorry state of mainstream media, where independent media is headed, and the future of liberty in America and the world. It’s more of a conversation than an interview, and it’s fairly darned amazing…”

Read more and listen to the interview here:

http://www.freedomfeens.com/2013/07/13/a-conversation-about-media-with-ben-swann-and-neema-vedadi-live-radio-archive/

 

 

Ben Swann Live Events

CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE TRUTH IN MEDIA PROJECT

Truth In Media Project Launch LIVE July 26th 7pm EST. Click the link on the video player below for free access. To attend the live event in Concord NH, buy your ticket here: http://benswannconcordnh.eventbrite.com/

Guest speakers include:
  • Ben Swann
  • Amber Lyon (video message)
  • Carla Gericke
  • Judge Jim Gray (via Skype)
  • Tyrel Ventura
  • Josh Tolley (via Skype)
  • Jeremy Richter
  • State Senator Andy Sanborn
  • G. Edward Griffin (video message)
Truth In Media Project Panel:
  • Kristin Tate
  • Mark Edge (Free Talk Live)
  • Tony Schinella (Concord Patch)
  • Tyrel Ventura
  • Tony Stiles
  • Aaron Day
Musical Performance By:
Tatiana Moroz and Ron Noyes

The ticket sales will go toward offsetting the cost of the event. In addition, Ben will be donating a portion of the ticket sales to http://networkforeducation.org, an organization that helps low income children, in NH, become homeschooled or attend private schools.

Live sound provided by Blue Sky Recording, Concord, NH

Announcement: Truth In Media Project Launched, Inform, Engage, Activate

Friends,

I want to begin by saying thank you for signing up for this email list and for your incredible support of my work with Reality Check and Full Disclosure over the past 2 years.

As promised, you are now the first to hear in detail about my- actually our- next step. Beginning next week on Monday, June 10, we will officially launch the “Liberty Is Rising Truth in Media Project” on Kickstarter. As I have told you, this is the most involved and meaningful project I have ever been involved in and it is not something I can do on my own.

The “Liberty is Rising Truth in Media Project” is a 3 step process:

Inform, Engage, Activate:

Step 1: INFORM

The first step of this project and the primary use of Kickstarter is to create 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 BenSwann.com. Our goal is to produce 100 high quality five to six minute shows and by launching this project independently, the restrictions on subject matter by corporate bosses will not be an issue.

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 virally 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.

We will be rolling out a highly interactive, informative website that will include all Full Disclosure episodes, a forum, Ben Swann podcasts, and a mobile app.

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.

Step 2: ENGAGE
Each of us must impact our own circle of influence.

We are currently building out a multi-faceted platform of engagement where you and I will work together to take single issues and impact public opinion. This platform will contain resources like stats, infographics, archived articles, and other educational materials that will be available to download or share.

Students:
This platform will work directly with college student groups like Young Americans for Liberty, Young Republicans, Young Democrats and politically independent groups, giving students hard facts and data to share with peers and teaching them how to hold information sessions on campus.

Journalists:
We will work with journalists across the country challenging them to engage in critical thinking and questioning of local, state and national leaders on issues of importance. We’ll equip them on how to challenge the status quo in their newsrooms and move beyond reading press releases.

Faith Based Communities:
We will engage faith-based communities (Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, etc) and challenge the acceptance of government control over their religious activities.

Local Lawmakers:
We will engage local and state lawmakers and challenge the over-reach, over taxation, and policing for profit that is taking place in every city and town in America.

Tea Party:
We will engage those in the Tea Party movement who entered the movement for the right reasons, to protest over taxation and government control.

Occupy:
We will engage those in the Occupy movement who rightly protested the consolidation of wealth among a small group of people and who have created a crony capitalist system (that isn’t capitalism at all).

Building Consensus:
The goal is to help Americans escape the Left/Right paradigm of arguing with each other while politicians and big money run the nation and our lives. We desire to create unity among all these groups in the areas where we can agree. That happens when we are defined not by who we stand against, but what we stand for. It is not about Left vs. Right or Republican vs. Democrat… but Liberty vs. Tyranny.

You and I will go through this process together. Beyond just sharing the content, you will be instrumental to the gathering of information and the actual creation of that content. With your engagement we will be able to create public awareness and social willingness to drive change.

Step 3: ACTIVATE

The best part of this step is that the work you and I will have already done is key. Having forced important issues into the forefront of public awareness we will have already changed minds and that will allow action to be taken.

Through strategic partnerships with established political and student groups as well as individual experts in the fields or medicine, education, economics, security, drug policy etc. we will begin to crowd-source “change strategies”.

The end result of these strategies will include legal and legislative process for changing U.S. policy overseas and here at home. We will challenge lawmakers who continue to engage in hypocritical behavior and are unwilling to stand up for rule of law. As a long-term goal, we will eventually work with lawmakers to draft legislation to correct the nation’s trajectory. Dr. Ron Paul borrowed the words of Victor Hugo when he declared in 2008, “An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any government.”

Ron Paul Said It Best:

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.”

Again, I want to thank you for your support so far. As you can see this next step is a very ambitious project. There is risk here but I believe that every great movement in history has been accompanied by great challenge and risk.

There has never been a moment like this before in world history where a society has had this kind of collision of technology and information. This is our moment. I hope that next Monday, you will commit to helping me to shake the media landscape in America! I leave you with these words from a great patriot Samuel Adams who once proclaimed,

“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 Adams

#LibertyisRising

B

Support the The Truth in Media project: http://truthinmedia.com/contribute/

Questions, comments or advertising inquires?
Please contact: Sam [at] BenSwann.com

 

Ten Dollars, YOU and The Power to Change the World

Friends,

Please take the time to view our new film entitled, “Ten Dollars, YOU and the Power to Change the World“. Just so you know, BenSwann.com email subscribers are the first ones to have access to our content because you deserve it. I can’t thank you enough for being on the front lines with us and you will always have the “inside scoop” before anyone else. We are truly in this fight together.

This film speaks to the power of the grassroots. To see our collective vision come to light, we understand fully that we don’t only need large contributions. We know the value and power of building this brick by brick.

The title speaks for itself. Yes, your ten dollars would make a very big difference for the opportunity to take the message of truth and honesty in media to the American mainstream.

Click below and see how much stock we put in our grassroots “Truth In Media” project. We are embarking on an effort for a true Media Revolution and it all starts here. Small contributions. Brick by brick. Step by step.

http://youtu.be/aZoA8CyZxBY

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao-tzu

#LibertyisRising

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“Liberty Is Rising” Truth in Media Kickstarter
See Info. and Pledge here: http://kck.st/16VIUJQ

Questions/Comments/Advertising? Contact: Sam [at] BenSwann.com

Ben Swann on The Peter Schiff Show

Friends,

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being on “The Peter Schiff Show”. I had a great time talking to Peter and his crew about the “Truth in Media Project”. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed being on his show.

My favorite part is when Peter asked me about whether I should just make a few videos and see if they catch on… you’ll have to check out my response around the 11:00 minute mark.

BTW, wouldn’t it be fun to bring Peter into the “Truth in Media Project”? What if he guest hosted a couple of “Full Disclosure” episodes and gave us a little Austrian economics “Reality Check”?

“Overcoming The Media’s Spreading of Stupidity”

#LibertyisRising

B

“Liberty Is Rising” Truth in Media Kickstarter: http://kck.st/16VIUJQ

Questions/Comments/Advertising? Contact: Sam [at] BenSwann.com