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Ben Swann: Liberty is Rising Truth in Media Project

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Ben Swann joins us to Talk about his "Truth in Media" project. Well known for his national reporting and winner of two Emmy's and two Edward R Murrow awards, Ben is on the forefront of truth in the media.


"We are speaking truth to power through media, culture, and technology to empower the voice of the people toward liberty and freedom."

Problem:

1. Our culture is truth deficient. The historical centers of truth have broken down.

2. The average U.S. citizen has lost their voice to the affluent with money and power.

3. Voters are disenfranchised from the party system. The rise of “independents” has simply defined what people are not, but has struggled to bring clarity to who they are.

Ben Swann:

Journalism in its purest form is a high calling.  In its worst (current) form, it is nothing more than propaganda and distraction for the masses.  The Fourth Estate, as journalism has historically been called, was derived for the purpose of holding elected leaders, legislators and public servants accountable to the people.  Nearly every major issue the United States faces today; loss of civil liberties, the drug war, foreign wars and intervention, the growing police state, the endless printing of currency, the rise and fall of the petro-dollar, drone strikes, American soil as a battlefield, total disregard for rule of law, and so on, can be directly traced to a lack of exposure by, or understanding from journalists.

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