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scm
11-29-2016, 02:44 AM
He was on such a roll. But seemed very quiet this election cycle. He went back to FOX, but His truth in media site hardly gets updated anymore. I feel he and a few other "investigative journalists" had their backs turned as the other team was scoring touchdowns this election cycle. He and someone like Jon Stewart could of changed this election. In 2012, they brought up a lot about the "other candidates", not much of anything this time. Personally, I belive Stewart was forced to resign. He would of had to (unwillingly) do a number on his favorite canidate if he stayed on the air.


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[mod edit] Ben's online presence has mostly disappeared (following pizzagate story)


Ben Swann’s Truth in Media site down, Twitter, Instagram, FB accounts gone

Rodney Ho
February 1, 2017

CBS46 evening anchor Ben Swann today blocked his “Truth in Media” website and dropped his primary Twitter and Instagram feeds, as well as his Facebook “Truth in Media” page, which had 427,000 plus followers.

But he hasn’t entirely disappeared off social media. He managed to keep a different Facebook page alive, one that only has 1,800 followers. The last time he posted on this site was January 17, the morning before he aired his “Reality Check” about Pizzagate which went viral and led to a week-long suspension. He came back on air on CBS46 this past Monday.

Swann was hired by CBS46 in June, 2015 as an evening anchor. He had been running his Truth in Media project since 2012 and his station bosses allowed him to maintain the site, which for a time included most of his “Reality Check” pieces he aired on CBS46.

Here was his Twitter site yesterday:

...

read more:
http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2017/02/01/ben-swanns-truth-in-media-site-down-twitter-instagram-fb-accounts-gone/



he warned about this a few days beforehand:


Also from FB, just now:



https://scontent.fapa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16194916_1254540064639335_2121025289931378299_n.jp g?oh=fbbe307638ab5dac771c6e305d002dc4&oe=591AB5BF



Hey guys, everyone is asking if things are OK. They are. I will be heading back to CBS46 on Monday but there are going to be some changes. The biggest one will be that this social page will go dark f/n on Tzuday, Feb 1. We've been building this project for 6 years and those who have come to know me.. I hope you have also come to trust me.

Edit: Ben editted the text to change "Tuesday, Feb 1" to "Tzuday, Feb 1." Specifically stating Tzuday. And Feb 1st is Wednesday. Not Tuesday.

Nolan
11-29-2016, 05:55 AM
Stewart retired thinking the GOP is dead. Little did he foresee the rise of Trump and the alt right. He wanted to get back on air badly by his desperate appearance on his old pal show, The Late Show with Steven Colbert. He did great service giving Ron Paul a voice during the BlackOut. But when it came to it, he showed his blind progressive hatred for the right and pretend the left can do no wrong. I'm glad he's mostly out of public display. The left misses him dearly and wants him back.

Ben Swann dipped his foot a little too far into the life-style libertarians/conspiracy-types and got scammed several times. He's back doing his small town TV job and it's great for him.

Cutlerzzz
11-29-2016, 04:26 PM
Stewart is about as anti-liberty as it gets.

luctor-et-emergo
11-29-2016, 04:28 PM
Stewart is about as anti-liberty as it gets.

True liberty that is. I'm quite sure he wants to be free as well.

Let me quote Ronald Reagan for you;

"The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so."

scm
11-29-2016, 04:46 PM
Stewart is about as anti-liberty as it gets.
The worst part is he was probably one of the most in-depth "news anchors". His reports were full of good/real info. He would of destroyed Hillary and thump if he was allowed to unleash on the both.

angelatc
11-29-2016, 05:25 PM
He was on such a roll. But seemed very quiet this election cycle. He went back to FOX, but His truth in media site hardly gets updated anymore. I feel he and a few other "investigative journalists" had their backs turned as the other team was scoring touchdowns this election cycle.

I think that he found out there's already an Alex Jones.

Krugminator2
11-29-2016, 06:33 PM
I think that he found out there's already an Alex Jones.

He had the potential to be John Stossel. Instead he chose to get into conspiracies.

PierzStyx
11-29-2016, 06:41 PM
I still follow Swann. He updates his Facebook fairly regularly. And it looks like he is trying to get Truth In Media running again. The reality is though that as long as people aren't willing to pay for it he can't afford to commit so much time to it. He still has to work and pay the bills after all.

NewRightLibertarian
11-29-2016, 07:35 PM
Swann didn't get enough support from libertarians through crowd sourcing, so he had to go back to local TV news. He still does his Reality Check segments and they are very good.

Cutlerzzz
11-30-2016, 04:59 PM
The worst part is he was probably one of the most in-depth "news anchors". His reports were full of good/real info. He would of destroyed Hillary and thump if he was allowed to unleash on the both.

No, he had some of the least in depth news out there which was largely edited tapes and news articles to make his political opponents look bad.

brushfire
11-30-2016, 07:11 PM
Cut him some slack, jack. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1h3bqESVdqkwm123Ce4ZmA

He's still active, but he's got 5 mouths to feed. Ben is still kicking royal arse out there and producing quality media. You'll see him a few times a week on youtube.

Athan
12-01-2016, 08:24 AM
someone like Jon Stewart could of changed this election. In 2012, they brought up a lot about the "other candidates", not much of anything this time. Personally, I belive Stewart was forced to resign.

Sorry dude but Jon stopped being credible once Obama and democrats were elected. He like Bill Maher are part of the problem. They do good work when neo-cons are in office as republicans, but as soon as democrats get in office they can do no wrong in their eyes. They are full of shit and indeed part of the problem as mentioned earlier.

It would be like pro-Trump media not holding Trump to a standard once he is in office if he keeps up the foreign wars and bad trade deals, and etc. They do that, and they are just like jon stewart. Wake up.

Athan
12-01-2016, 09:16 AM
He had the potential to be John Stossel. Instead he chose to get into conspiracies.

Yeah but with Stossel, you don't get nuggets of gold like this:
https://i.makeagif.com/media/6-10-2016/dwdx7E.gif


https://youtu.be/LhqUk28OwHs

And memes are more effective.

nortica
12-01-2016, 11:40 PM
I contacted Swann and asked him to cover the kratom story. I hope he gets to it. We need good honest journalists like him in the fight. There's so much DEA/FDA/pharmaceutical lobbyist propaganda about it.

fcreature
12-02-2016, 04:04 PM
My assumption is that there wasn't enough money to make it a full time thing. Several failed crowd-sourcing attempts sure points to that.

tio rio
01-02-2017, 07:57 PM
Ben Swann is still very active on social media

https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck/

https://twitter.com/benswann_

https://www.instagram.com/BenSwann_/

and he's Atlanta's CBS anchor these days - http://www.cbs46.com/category/306621/reality-check-with-ben-swann

ZakCarter
01-13-2017, 12:42 PM
over 400,000 followers on facebook and 46 million views on one news video ain't too shabby!

he's got this going on too - https://benswanncom.paystand.com/truth-in-media-how-u-s--created-isis

Superfluous Man
01-13-2017, 01:04 PM
He was on such a roll. But seemed very quiet this election cycle. He went back to FOX, but His truth in media site hardly gets updated anymore. I feel he and a few other "investigative journalists" had their backs turned as the other team was scoring touchdowns this election cycle. He and someone like Jon Stewart could of changed this election. In 2012, they brought up a lot about the "other candidates", not much of anything this time. Personally, I belive Stewart was forced to resign. He would of had to (unwillingly) do a number on his favorite canidate if he stayed on the air.

By Stewart's favorite candidate, I assume you mean Bernie Sanders?

Okie RP fan
01-13-2017, 08:53 PM
Swann got a job at a local Fox affiliate somewhere in Ohio I believe. Ever since then Truth in Media has been all but dead.
He did start another segment like the one he used to do at his old news station that got him popular (can't remember what it was called now), but I honestly don't hear or see of him.

I'm wanting to say I read or watched something with him and he more or less said you have to have money to do things. I'm assuming Truth in Media wasn't cutting it for him to make a living.

And there was NEVER hope in Jon Stewart. Another leftist/progressive blowhard.

Thor
01-26-2017, 01:45 PM
Swann got a job at a local Fox CBS affiliate somewhere in Ohio Atlanta I believe.

FIFY

http://www.cbs46.com/story/29304911/ben-swann


Ben Swann joined CBS46 as an anchor for its early evening and late newscasts in June 2015.

Swann was most recently an Anchor/Reporter at WXIX in Cincinnati. Prior to that he was an Anchor/Reporter at KTSM in El Paso, TX. He got his start at KFOX in El Paso as an Anchor/ Reporter. While there he received three Edward R. Murrow Awards and two regional Emmy Awards.
Swann has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree from Brigham Young University and a Master of Arts in Humanities Degree from California State University.
Copyright 2015 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.




Recent videos:
https://www.youtube.com/user/BenSwannRealityCheck/videos

Like this one from last week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5AxV1SrTkE

And I agree, failed fundraising makes one go back to the thing that pays the bills.

Thor
01-26-2017, 01:56 PM
From FB:




https://scontent.fapa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p480x480/16299239_1339526279445652_6895826082815261766_n.jp g?oh=b18e0334c8a7c0b68e758a44adb7c335&oe=5908DD92

Hey guys, Ben Swann here... I want to thank everyone who has contributed to the ISIS video crowdfund. Unfortunately, we are not going to be moving forward with that project at this time. EVERYONE who contributed WILL BE REFUNDED THEIR FULL DONATION.

Thor
01-27-2017, 03:30 PM
Also from FB, just now:



https://scontent.fapa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16194916_1254540064639335_2121025289931378299_n.jp g?oh=fbbe307638ab5dac771c6e305d002dc4&oe=591AB5BF



Hey guys, everyone is asking if things are OK. They are. I will be heading back to CBS46 on Monday but there are going to be some changes. The biggest one will be that this social page will go dark f/n on Tzuday, Feb 1. We've been building this project for 6 years and those who have come to know me.. I hope you have also come to trust me.

Edit: Ben editted the text to change "Tuesday, Feb 1" to "Tzuday, Feb 1." Specifically stating Tzuday. And Feb 1st is Wednesday. Not Tuesday.

Athan
01-27-2017, 03:57 PM
someone like Jon Stewart
I hope you mean someone like his persona on the Daily Show and not actually Jon Stewart. Jon sold out once Obama was put in office. Glenn Grenwald might be someone you actually mean.

staerker
01-27-2017, 04:10 PM
This is what happens when you talk about Pizzagate.

More than likely, the Clinton's own him now.

"We've been building this project for 6 years and those who have come to know me.. I hope you have also come to trust me."

"Those who know me, trust me."

Translation:

"They know where my family lives, time to shut my life's work down."

eleganz
01-27-2017, 06:35 PM
Also from FB, just now:



Edit: Ben editted the text to change "Tuesday, Feb 1" to "Tzuday, Feb 1." Specifically stating Tzuday. And Feb 1st is Wednesday. Not Tuesday.


I wonder what TZUDAY means.....to purposefully misspell it kinda takes away the chance of typo.


He says his FB page will go dark (for now).

Here is my interpretation and theory;

It probably means that CBS wants control of the content he produces for them and also they renegotiated his contract so that he exclusively work for them but they are giving him more control and more money.

And he asks for trust because he feels like he now has a bigger platform or he thinks the extra money he will make will help produce better content in the future when/if he leaves.

The Pizzagate video is still on his FB page (which I thought was deleted but I guess I was wrong).

Okie RP fan
01-30-2017, 06:59 PM
FIFY

http://www.cbs46.com/story/29304911/ben-swann



Recent videos:
https://www.youtube.com/user/BenSwannRealityCheck/videos

Like this one from last week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5AxV1SrTkE

And I agree, failed fundraising makes one go back to the thing that pays the bills.

Geeze, I was way off.

Anyway, not sure what to think of all this stuff he's posting.

eleganz
02-01-2017, 01:51 PM
Ben's youtube, facebook, and twitter, all gone as promised. Wonder whats next.

opal
02-01-2017, 03:28 PM
Ben's youtube, facebook, and twitter, all gone as promised. Wonder whats next.

damn.. CBS exercising their muscle I bet

Brian4Liberty
02-01-2017, 10:44 PM
http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2017/02/01/ben-swanns-truth-in-media-site-down-twitter-instagram-fb-accounts-gone/



Ben Swann’s Truth in Media site down, Twitter, Instagram, FB accounts gone

This was posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

CBS46 evening anchor Ben Swann today blocked his “Truth in Media” website and dropped his primary Twitter and Instagram feeds, as well as his Facebook “Truth in Media” page, which had 427,000 plus followers.

But he hasn’t entirely disappeared off social media. He managed to keep a different Facebook page alive, one that only has 1,800 followers. The last time he posted on this site was January 17, the morning before he aired his “Reality Check” about Pizzagate which went viral and led to a week-long suspension. He came back on air on CBS46 this past Monday.

P3ter_Griffin
02-02-2017, 05:02 PM
Also from FB, just now:



Edit: Ben editted the text to change "Tuesday, Feb 1" to "Tzuday, Feb 1." Specifically stating Tzuday. And Feb 1st is Wednesday. Not Tuesday.

https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1598061


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[–] p1zzap1zza 16 points (+16|-0) 6 days ago

Amazing: He left us a massive hint. "Tzuday" as in Sun Tzu(art of war) trump wrote "art of the deal", and Feb 1, 2017 falls on a Wednesday. Who joins trumps cabinet officially on Feb 1, 2017? Jeff Sessions. 6 years in the making you say? Like back in 2011 when Breitbart called out pizzagate? Holy fucking shit!!!!!! pizzagate confirmed!!!!


:eek:

senglert
02-02-2017, 05:26 PM
Ben Swann created a new Facebook account, which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/swannCBS46/

RonPaulGeorge&Ringo
02-02-2017, 10:13 PM
CBS wants control of the content he produces for them.

He doesn't produce content for CBS. He produces content for the Meredith Corporation.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meredith_Corporation

jmdrake
02-03-2017, 05:33 AM
Swann didn't get enough support from libertarians through crowd sourcing, so he had to go back to local TV news. He still does his Reality Check segments and they are very good.

I can't speak for all libertarians, but what I've seen in the Ron Paul movement is that we've blown our wads on failed presidential campaigns that gave us hope but not much else and then never really looked into personal financial solvency so that we could actually fund other projects. After the initial money bombs people overestimated Ron Paul's fundraising strength because the vast majority of Ron Paul supporters had not reached the FEC limits of $2,300. For the average Ron Paul supporter the real limit was more like $230 or even $23 dollars. I've seen people so broke on here that they've posted threads asking "Can somebody order me a pizza?" And truth be told, while I've never done that, I've been there. Until we figure out a way to truly help each other financially, a movement that is dependent on the generosity of working class people is going to struggle. Ron Paul moneybomb amounts were evidence of desperation for something real as opposed to evidence of a reliable funding source for liberty causes. In a way from this I can understand Donald Trump's appeal to some in the liberty movement. His campaign was in no way ever dependent upon donations. He had the billions to self fund and he is a master at media whoring. There is simply no way to media blackout someone like Donald Trump.

staerker
02-03-2017, 04:09 PM
I would like to clarify this, for people who are not paying attention to this matter.

CBS didn't want to tighten control on his content when he talked about all of the controversial issues we know he talked about over the many years, week after week.

CBS wanted to tighten up control on his content after he talked about Pizzagate.

But that's a fake conspiracy right?


I wonder what TZUDAY means.....to purposefully misspell it kinda takes away the chance of typo.


He says his FB page will go dark (for now).

Here is my interpretation and theory;

It probably means that CBS wants control of the content he produces for them and also they renegotiated his contract so that he exclusively work for them but they are giving him more control and more money.

And he asks for trust because he feels like he now has a bigger platform or he thinks the extra money he will make will help produce better content in the future when/if he leaves.

The Pizzagate video is still on his FB page (which I thought was deleted but I guess I was wrong).

Okie RP fan
02-03-2017, 04:18 PM
OMG.

I know what's going on now. I recall very briefly hearing about #pizzagate and the massive pedophilia ring that supposedly includes LOTS of politicians and business leaders in D.C. and this pizza joint. I remember the code words (symbols, as Swann says) that people supposedly use when they go into "order."

I just found Ben Swann's video on pizzagate as well, so everything is becoming clearer. Just finished listening to it, and I now understand where the conspiracies are coming from. I'm shocked that video is still even allowed to be viewed, or that his affiliate let him air that.

So, what is going now since he's gone dark?

Thor
02-03-2017, 04:19 PM
I would like to clarify this, for people who are not paying attention to this matter.

CBS didn't want to tighten control on his content when he talked about all of the controversial issues we know he talked about over the many years, week after week.

CBS wanted to tighten up control on his content after he talked about Pizzagate.

But that's a fake conspiracy right?

Ben hit a nerve. Either real, or imaginary. By mentioning Podesta (i.e. Hillary - guilt by association) he pissed a lot of people in Atlanta off who watch CBS46... and a lot of other people who just do not want to believe something like this could possibility happen from those elected to our government. They think he is a "conspiracy" fringe reporter.... as far as I could tell from reading comments on a local Atlanta website discussing the subject...

I think Ben will be justified and those people will wake up to a harsh reality check, but time will tell.

staerker
02-03-2017, 04:29 PM
Ben hit a nerve. Either real, or imaginary. By mentioning Podesta (i.e. Hillary - guilt by association) he pissed a lot of people in Atlanta off who watch CBS46... and a lot of other people who just do not want to believe something like this could possibility happen from those elected to our government. They think he is a "conspiracy" fringe reporter.... as far as I could tell from reading comments on a local Atlanta website discussing the subject...

I think Ben will be justified and those people will wake up to a harsh reality check, but time will tell.

You're right. Though I would posit that this is specifically Pizzagate related, not Hillary/Podesta related. You can see that over the past year he has many videos on his (deleted) youtube (https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:l59eELJ4VggJ:https://www.youtube.com/user/BenSwannRealityCheck/videos+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us) (archive (http://archive.is/SlWDw)) dissing Hillary, Obama, Brazile, DOJ, etc.

staerker
02-03-2017, 04:32 PM
OMG.

I know what's going on now. I recall very briefly hearing about #pizzagate and the massive pedophilia ring that supposedly includes LOTS of politicians and business leaders in D.C. and this pizza joint. I remember the code words (symbols, as Swann says) that people supposedly use when they go into "order."

I just found Ben Swann's video on pizzagate as well, so everything is becoming clearer. Just finished listening to it, and I now understand where the conspiracies are coming from. I'm shocked that video is still even allowed to be viewed, or that his affiliate let him air that.

So, what is going now since he's gone dark?

My theory is that he is collaborating with the new administration and like-minded journalists, going dark as to not shine a light on the cockroaches, until Jeff Sessions is in position to order arrests.

I have been cataloguing relevant events and theories here: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?503312-Clinton-Foundation-Pedophile-Sex-Ring/page47

Koz
02-03-2017, 08:16 PM
My theory is that he is collaborating with the new administration and like-minded journalists, going dark as to not shine a light on the cockroaches, until Jeff Sessions is in position to order arrests.

I have been cataloguing relevant events and theories here: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?503312-Clinton-Foundation-Pedophile-Sex-Ring/page47

Sessions isn't going to be ordering any arrests of politicians. He is of Washington. They fake argue and don't go to committee hearings and things like that. But they aren't going to start putting people in jail. That's a pipe dream.

staerker
02-04-2017, 07:30 AM
Sessions isn't going to be ordering any arrests of politicians. He is of Washington. They fake argue and don't go to committee hearings and things like that. But they aren't going to start putting people in jail. That's a pipe dream.

Maybe, maybe not. I don't like dealing in absolutes when it comes to individuals anymore, and you have to admit that something is going on. Maybe Sessions just really hates pedophiles.

NewRightLibertarian
02-04-2017, 10:12 AM
I can't speak for all libertarians, but what I've seen in the Ron Paul movement is that we've blown our wads on failed presidential campaigns that gave us hope but not much else and then never really looked into personal financial solvency so that we could actually fund other projects. After the initial money bombs people overestimated Ron Paul's fundraising strength because the vast majority of Ron Paul supporters had not reached the FEC limits of $2,300. For the average Ron Paul supporter the real limit was more like $230 or even $23 dollars. I've seen people so broke on here that they've posted threads asking "Can somebody order me a pizza?" And truth be told, while I've never done that, I've been there. Until we figure out a way to truly help each other financially, a movement that is dependent on the generosity of working class people is going to struggle. Ron Paul moneybomb amounts were evidence of desperation for something real as opposed to evidence of a reliable funding source for liberty causes. In a way from this I can understand Donald Trump's appeal to some in the liberty movement. His campaign was in no way ever dependent upon donations. He had the billions to self fund and he is a master at media whoring. There is simply no way to media blackout someone like Donald Trump.

Just the fact that Trump is pushing back at all against this evil system means he deserves credit. Few could have pulled off what he did this year, and now he has many of the evil interests scrambling.

When you're a "little guy", they can just squash you like they did Ben Swann overnight. And yes, the Ron Paul revolution was squandered. The money that could have went into building the foundation for lasting success went into the pockets of political hacks. Breaks my heart just thinking about it.

H. E. Panqui
02-04-2017, 12:56 PM
:rolleyes:

...could a fan of ben swann, donald trump, alex jones, or ANY other 'teevee/radio/newspaper republicrat' please merely copy and paste their hero's 100 (or more) best consecutive words as to the absolutely all-controlling and hideous monetary order under which we are en$laved?

...(i didn't think so)...

...[hopefully someday soon the republicrat cheerleaders and wannabees get it through their skulls that their favorite [stinking] republicrat puppet politicians, media puppets, etc., NEVER honestly and intelligently discuss the mo$t important thing$..they ALL suck like kirby vacuum cleaners] :mad:

SpicyTurkey
02-04-2017, 03:57 PM
Poor Ben.

undergroundrr
02-04-2017, 04:06 PM
Cynthia McKinney on Facebook:

"Cynthia McKinney, PhD
14 hrs ·
Support Ben Swann's journalism--"gone dark" after his PizzaGate exposé. Don't let another truthteller get punished. Please share this message with everyone in your circle if you care about cleaning up Dirty DC."

Scalibra
02-08-2017, 01:05 PM
Edit: Ben editted the text to change "Tuesday, Feb 1" to "Tzuday, Feb 1." Specifically stating Tzuday. And Feb 1st is Wednesday. Not Tuesday.

"Tzuday" may translate to 'Tease you day.' Just a conspiracy theory. I think he just wants us to share his stuff all at once in order push his coverage above trends which typically have little bearing on the REALITIES of our rapidly paced discourse." This is a publicity stunt and I intend to watch.

goldenequity
02-11-2017, 05:41 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4K8dpxWQAIVzuT.jpg

...he 'said' he had to go quiet
for something he has been working on for 6 years,
and that he'll be going quiet on "Tzuday Feb 1st"

discussed here (http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1158095/pg1)

Leaning Libertarian
02-12-2017, 03:11 AM
I wonder what TZUDAY means.....to purposefully misspell it kinda takes away the chance of typo.

The Pizzagate video is still on his FB page (which I thought was deleted but I guess I was wrong).

I am not sure if it is a wild goose chase or not, but much of the sourcing related to this whole "Pizza Gate" comes from the Wikileaks Podesta e-mail archives. If you go to the Podesta emails and conduct a search for TZU DAY, more than a couple search returns come from Burns Strider, head of "American Bridge 21st Century" which appears to be a PAC affiliated with CTR somehow – they receive most of the CTR talking points emails (CTRFriendsFamily@americanbridge.org, burns.strider@@americanbridge.org) Perhaps this TZUDAY alteration is a coded message, as much as a "pizza related handkerchief."

KingNothing
02-12-2017, 11:20 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4K8dpxWQAIVzuT.jpg

...he 'said' he had to go quiet
for something he has been working on for 6 years,
and that he'll be going quiet on "Tzuday Feb 1st"

discussed here (http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1158095/pg1)


His presence was not removed from CBS46.

http://www.cbs46.com/story/29304911/ben-swann

He's been on the air many times lately, too.

I don't understand why we need to spread lies. The truth is sincerely significant enough.

Okie RP fan
02-14-2017, 09:34 AM
I'm still not sure what's happening. And his cryptic language about trusting him is odd.

Perhaps we're looking into this too far.

Thor
02-14-2017, 10:17 AM
Not sure how much credit one should give this website, but if this is partially accurate (arrest will happen at some point, but maybe not "today") then I bet Ben is waiting for vindication and then will come back and say "see, my reality check was right"

http://www.neonnettle.com/news/1898-pizzagate-high-level-pedophile-ring-arrests-to-begin-within-hours-

Thor
02-17-2017, 10:46 AM
Newer video (2/14/17) with Ben Swann commenting (NOT Reality Check)

http://www.cbs46.com/clip/13102843/beware-of-latest-tech-support-scam

2:06: "we, we know we are being spied on, all the time... even by..... ..... tech companies..... but they're not gonna tell you there doing it by calling you and saying 'hey, we noticed there is a problem.'"

Ben subtly getting in an NSA / big brother / police state jab? LOL

hbenthow
03-02-2017, 07:18 PM
..

goldenequity
06-24-2017, 10:06 AM
Where's Ben Swann? Any update? :confused:

angelatc
06-24-2017, 12:18 PM
Where's Ben Swann? Any update? :confused:

http://www.cbs46.com/category/209325/cbs46-meet-the-staff

Still at CBS46

Todd
06-26-2017, 01:02 PM
He must have gotten too close to something. I don't even hear about him anymore.

jllundqu
06-26-2017, 01:53 PM
He must have gotten too close to something. I don't even hear about him anymore.

Agreed. I have a lot of respect for that man. Homeschooled, two degrees by age 16, entrepreneur, and a solid ally in the fight against statism.

devil21
06-27-2017, 07:39 PM
He must have gotten too close to something. I don't even hear about him anymore.

He talked about that which shall not be spoken of. Seems he's been basically scrubbed off the net and is just a lowly anchor man again.

PursuePeace
01-25-2018, 10:27 PM
1/25/18



I'm back... Watch my announcement here.
-B.


https://vimeo.com/252780526/ddc1438551

timosman
01-25-2018, 11:52 PM
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/dashpay/dash-website/master/assets/img/graphics/dash_circle_normal.png

TomtheTinker
01-26-2018, 12:22 AM
Ben Swann!!

Schifference
01-26-2018, 05:57 AM
Ben Swann Returns Thanks to DASH, Digital Cash

In mid-December 2017, Ben Swann began posting in the forums of the cryptocurrency, DASH. While an increasing amount of public attention is given to the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin, many people in the privacy focused crypto community are placing their support behind DASH. Originally released under the name “Darkcoin” back in 2014, the crypto would later be rebranded as DASH, or digital cash.

What differentiates DASH from Bitcoin and other alt coins? DASH is designed to confirm transactions faster than Bitcoin with their “InstantSend” feature which can confirm payments in less than a second. DASH also allows for privacy with transactions and balances via “PrivateSend.”

https://www.activistpost.com/2018/01/journalist-ben-swann-is-returning-thanks-to-dash-cryptocurrency.html

Crashland
01-26-2018, 06:55 PM
Independent Journalist Ben Swann Overcomes Censorship With Exclusive Dash Sponsorship

Posted by Joël Valenzuela (https://www.dashforcenews.com/author/joelvalenzuela/) | Jan 25, 2018 | News (https://www.dashforcenews.com/category/news/) |
956649543352938499
Independent investigative journalist Ben Swann has returned after his mysterious year-long disappearance, sponsored exclusively (https://www.dashcentral.org/p/Ben-Swann-Reality-Check-Relaunch) by the Dash network.

Swann was the host of Reality Check, a news segment focused on deep investigative journalism into topics often partially or completely ignored by the mainstream media, including some controversial subjects. The show aired for several years before going dark early last winter. After a year-long hiatus, Reality Check’s return has been announced thanks to exclusive funding from the Dash network.

According to Swann, a long-term fan and user of cryptocurrency, Dash has risen above the pack because of its unique features:
“I have been an advocate for cryptocurrencies as well as the blockchain for years (since 2013) and when I was made aware of the Dash treasury, I was intrigued
beyond that, the more I learned about Dash as digital cash, as well as the [InstantSend] technology, I believe that Dash is poised to excel beyond other altcoins because it is technologically superior.”



Using the Dash treasury to form a long-term and secure partnership

The Reality Check relaunch proposal ranks as one of the largest to date in Dash’s history. The show previously reached many millions of viewers, and Swann remains confident that similar results will be achievable with the relaunch. Dash will be the sole sponsor of Reality Check during this new iteration, which will include syndicated videos across other networks, as well as physical appearances by Swann and his team at several cryptocurrency and blockchain events and conferences. Additionally, Dash will serve as the sole sponsor of the Truth in Media website, including co-branded merchandise.

Read more: https://www.dashforcenews.com/independent-journalist-ben-swann-overcomes-censorship-with-exclusive-dash-sponsorship/

devil21
01-26-2018, 08:18 PM
Reappears pushing crypto? Damn, I guess Swann sold out too.

timosman
01-26-2018, 08:30 PM
Reappears pushing crypto? Damn, I guess Swann sold out too.

Everybody sells out. One of the sad facts about living on this planet.:cool:

devil21
01-26-2018, 09:05 PM
Everybody sells out. One of the sad facts about living on this planet.:cool:

At least make it worth it. That looks like a major demotion for Ben.

timosman
01-26-2018, 09:10 PM
At least make it worth it. That looks like a major demotion for Ben.

No higher bidders? I guess Facebook likes can not put food on the table.

Crashland
01-26-2018, 09:15 PM
At least make it worth it. That looks like a major demotion for Ben.


A $2,000,000 sponsorship to produce the new Reality Check series independently from the CBS news channel doesn't sound like a demotion to me.

devil21
01-26-2018, 09:19 PM
A $2,000,000 sponsorship to produce the new Reality Check series independently from the CBS news channel doesn't sound like a demotion to me.

Oh wow, guess I missed that part. I'm sure it will be completely objective. Just don't talk about pizzagate again, Ben.

devil21
01-27-2018, 12:20 AM
Everybody sells out. One of the sad facts about living on this planet.:cool:

I'd at least want the $2m in gold bullion and a fabled 'Fed Black Card' that just kind of pays itself off every month. A 'sponsorship' sounds too tenuous and disconnected, not to mention subject to corrosive inflationary pressures. Go big or go home, ya know?

Crashland
01-27-2018, 12:40 AM
I'd at least want the $2m in gold bullion and a fabled 'Fed Black Card' that just kind of pays itself off every month. A 'sponsorship' sounds too tenuous and disconnected, not to mention subject to corrosive inflationary pressures. Go big or go home, ya know?

It's paid in Dash :cool:

Schifference
01-27-2018, 07:27 AM
Reappears pushing crypto? Damn, I guess Swann sold out too.

He sold out when he agreed to be silenced in exchange for his ongoing paid bench seat at CBS.

timosman
01-27-2018, 09:37 AM
He sold out when he agreed to be silenced in exchange for his ongoing paid bench seat at CBS.

He should have kept fighting for the masses, like ...... like ...... um.... :cool:

GunnyFreedom
01-27-2018, 10:41 AM
aaaaand he just got fired by CBS for resurrecting Reality Check.

http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2018/01/26/exclusive-cbs46-anchor-ben-swann-taken-off-air-after-he-tries-to-revive-reality-check/


Exclusive: CBS46 anchor Ben Swann suspended after he tries to revive Reality Check
Rodney Ho
January 26, 2018 Local news, Television.

Posted Friday, January 26, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

CBS46 evening anchor Ben Swann has been taken off the air after his efforts to revive his independent investigative operation he called Reality Check came to light today.

On Thursday night, Swann posted a video on Vimeo teasing about an upcoming new project he planned to announce next Tuesday. He only identified himself as an “investigative journalist” and did not reference his ties to CBS46.

The video by Friday morning had been seen more than 2,000 times. After CBS46 learned of the video, he was suspended and the video removed from Vimeo. (The video is still available on Twitter.)


Exciting news #Dash fans! #BenSwann has just released this video to make a special annoucement! Get ready for Tuesday Jan 30th! 📽🙂🚀#Dash $Dash #Crypto #Cryptocurrency #FinTech #GuessWhosBack pic.twitter.com/12csI0mkhd

— Mark Mason (@StayDashy) January 25, 2018

Prior to arriving at CBS46 in 2015, Swann had built a national following, largely among alt-right conservative types, with his Truth in Media “Reality Check” stories that delved into issues, he said, the mainstream media ignored.

While at CBS46 from 2015 into early 2017, he continued to do those stories on his website, sometimes airing pieces for the station as well.

...Read More (http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2018/01/26/exclusive-cbs46-anchor-ben-swann-taken-off-air-after-he-tries-to-revive-reality-check/)

GunnyFreedom
01-27-2018, 10:43 AM
He should have kept fighting for the masses, like ...... like ...... um.... :cool:

He tried. The liberty movement told him to fuck off by not supporting him. Dude couldn't feed his kids.

Crashland
01-27-2018, 11:26 AM
aaaaand he just got fired by CBS for resurrecting Reality Check.

http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2018/01/26/exclusive-cbs46-anchor-ben-swann-taken-off-air-after-he-tries-to-revive-reality-check/

Good riddance about CBS. Everyone is better off this way :)

GunnyFreedom
01-27-2018, 11:32 AM
Good riddance about CBS. Everyone is better off this way :)

....except for Ben Swann's kids.

Is the liberty movement going to fail to support the man again?

Our abject and utter failure to support Truth In Media is one of my greatest disappointments in our movement.

Here we had a man, with a family, stepping out on faith that we would do right by him, and our movement told him to get f**ked.

When your kids are hungry, you'll take money from someone you don't like too.

F**k a bunch of a$$holes claiming he "sold out." Same people didn't give the man a dime when he went independent.

PursuePeace
01-27-2018, 11:40 AM
....except for Ben Swann's kids.

Is the liberty movement going to fail to support the man again?

Our abject and utter failure to support Truth In Media is one of my greatest disappointments in our movement.

Here we had a man, with a family, stepping out on faith that we would do right by him, and our movement told him to get f**ked.

When your kids are hungry, you'll take money from someone you don't like too.

F**k a bunch of a$$holes claiming he "sold out." Same people didn't give the man a dime when he went independent.



100% Agree.

Crashland
01-27-2018, 11:53 AM
....except for Ben Swann's kids.

Is the liberty movement going to fail to support the man again?

Our abject and utter failure to support Truth In Media is one of my greatest disappointments in our movement.

Here we had a man, with a family, stepping out on faith that we would do right by him, and our movement told him to get f**ked.

When your kids are hungry, you'll take money from someone you don't like too.

F**k a bunch of a$$holes claiming he "sold out." Same people didn't give the man a dime when he went independent.

The Dash network just awarded him a $2,000,000 grant for the project. Of course most of it is going towards building out the studio and production costs, but he's not going to go starving.

GunnyFreedom
01-27-2018, 11:57 AM
The Dash network just awarded him a $2,000,000 grant for the project. Of course most of it is going towards building out the studio and production costs, but he's not going to go starving.

Is this an excuse to not support him?

Crashland
01-27-2018, 12:06 PM
Is this an excuse to not support him?

Not at all. Just saying he is better off now that CBS doesn't control him - both from a journalistic perspective and a financial one. I hope the liberty movement appreciates what he's doing here and will get behind him

fcreature
01-29-2018, 02:44 PM
Anyone know how to get in touch with Ben?

I'm the Sales & Marketing manager at a managed hosted infrastructure & data center services company. I've worked with national media organizations before... I have no doubt I can help him with his relaunch.

I'm a big fan and would love to help him out. If anyone has some contact info please PM me.

timosman
01-29-2018, 02:57 PM
Anyone know how to get in touch with Ben?

I'm the Sales & Marketing manager at a managed hosted infrastructure & data center services company. I've worked with national media organizations before... I have no doubt I can help him with his relaunch.

I'm a big fan and would love to help him out. If anyone has some contact info please PM me.

What a lousy way to start a sales pitch. Had I have the info I wouldn't be passing it to you. I suspect you are still inside sales. Regular sales people usually use a VP title when engaging externally. :cool:

fcreature
01-29-2018, 03:10 PM
What a lousy way to start a sales pitch. Had I have the info I wouldn't be passing it to you. I suspect you are still inside sales. Regular sales people usually use a VP title when engaging externally. :cool:

Absolutely useless comment.

I'm not making a sales pitch here. I'm inquiring informally (on a forum I have participated in for 10 years) if anyone can set me up with his contact information. If anyone with a connection really wants to verify my credentials they can PM me before passing along the request. I'm just looking to help and absolutely have the means to do so, despite @tinosman's (absolutely incorrect) conjecture.

angelatc
01-29-2018, 03:29 PM
Absolutely useless comment.

I'm not making a sales pitch here. I'm inquiring informally (on a forum I have participated in for 10 years) if anyone can set me up with his contact information. If anyone with a connection really wants to verify my credentials they can PM me before passing along the request. I'm just looking to help and absolutely have the means to do so, despite @tinosman's (absolutely incorrect) conjecture.

He has an account here. Try emailing through the forum link.

Keith and stuff
01-29-2018, 04:29 PM
Great news that Ben is coming back! Sorry that he was fired :(

timosman
01-30-2018, 01:04 AM
Great news that Ben is coming back! Sorry that he was fired :(

Quite an entrance. The firing definitely makes it more believable.:cool:

Thor
01-30-2018, 11:18 AM
He has an account here. Try emailing through the forum link.

That will get you zippy.... he hasn't been active here in over 4.5 years





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dannno
01-30-2018, 12:57 PM
That will get you zippy....

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/customavatars/avatar17293_6.gif

Thor
01-30-2018, 05:41 PM
Ben Swann is back:

(seems like he only published the video on facebook - so far)
https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck/videos/1720057308059212/
(https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck/videos/1720057308059212/)
Edit (Youtube):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWbuNd64qoU

http://truthinmedia.com/ is live again.

dannno
01-30-2018, 05:49 PM
Ben Swann is back:

(seems like he only published the video on facebook - so far)
https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck/videos/1720057308059212/

http://truthinmedia.com/ is live again.

Did he pinky swear not to talk about pizzagate again?

timosman
01-30-2018, 06:00 PM
Did he pinky swear not to talk about pizzagate again?

More than likely. Next on special report - How did they break me? - a personal report by our host on methods used to break people.:cool:

dannno
01-30-2018, 06:03 PM
More than likely. Next on special report - How did they break me? - a personal report by our host on methods used to break people.:cool:

Is he going to interview Chelsea Manning?

timosman
01-30-2018, 06:06 PM
..

fatjohn
02-03-2018, 12:46 PM
Did he pinky swear not to talk about pizzagate again?

To who? His is now funded by the Dash cryptocurrency. Funding is decided by the masternode owners as far as I am aware of which there are 4727 of spread over the globe. https://chainz.cryptoid.info/dash/masternodes.dws

He does not have to do shit, if he just have enough support amongst those 4727 masternode owners he can talk about whatever he wants.

ZakCarter
02-03-2018, 01:27 PM
So excited about the relaunch - Ben Swann and team are going to be shaking things up again!

senglert
02-04-2018, 07:08 PM
I look forward to the "shakeup" from Ben and the Truth in Media team.

Schifference
02-05-2018, 03:40 PM
...

Crashland
02-06-2018, 06:03 PM
The first new Reality Check episode is out :)

The series will be available on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1h3bqESVdqkwm123Ce4ZmA) and facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX88suyFcVs

PursuePeace
02-06-2018, 08:13 PM
So glad Ben is back. He's very professional, he gets right to the point and he doesn't come across as biased. Just reporting the truth. I know I've sent several of his reality checks to a few "hard to reach" people that I know. His videos have helped open their eyes a little wider. Everything helps, and I think Ben will continue to do a lot of good.

Champuckett
02-08-2018, 05:00 AM
Also supported Ben and his TruthInMedia project by donating a lot of money back when he was doing that kickstarter. Really rooting for this guy. He is kind of the perfect gift to the libertarian minded folks as far as a news anchor goes, but we have not been there to back him up enough. I hope this go around he can catch on and get the support he deserves. I have told every friend and family member about him and to check out his YouTube clips and will continue to do so with his new show.

dannno
02-08-2018, 06:25 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_7ZeIC2Y40

opal
02-10-2018, 11:48 AM
And today there's a poll.. who should be in charge of weed law.. heheh
he does have the right answer on the page

http://truthinmedia.com/poll-entity-charge-marijuana-law/

Thor
02-10-2018, 05:40 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaNfEALZIBk

Crashland
03-04-2018, 11:55 PM
Here is Ben's keynote speech at Anarchapulco


https://youtu.be/vYOQXxVLs2E

angelatc
03-05-2018, 12:07 AM
The internet will need you to share his content. Jack Hunter's gig at Rare is coming to an end, and he claims it was at least partially because Facebook changed it's algorithm. The overlords are determined to control the message.

ZakCarter
03-15-2018, 09:50 AM
This post needs a new update! :)

& because Facebook and Google suck, Ben Swann can now be found at some pretty awesome alternative social media and video sites!

https://d.tube/#!/c/benswann

https://steemit.com/@benswann

https://www.minds.com/benswann

brushfire
03-16-2018, 07:28 PM
Here is Ben's keynote speech at Anarchapulco


https://youtu.be/vYOQXxVLs2E

Kokesh up front...