Ben Swann Chip-In/Moneybomb?Submitted by Chris Souptonutski on Sat, 10/06/2012 - 18:13
(perhaps the idea is ill-conceived, but the notion is bedrock)
I got this idea about 3 months ago or more. Seeing as how Ben Swann is front-paged here again I thought I'd try now to pitch this idea.
I'm suggesting a chip-in or moneybomb with a goal of raising $1-2000 to be set aside in a special isolated account, payable to Ben Swann on demand, to defray his moving costs or any other expenses, should he stop working at WXIX and go to work elsewhere.
While Ben's station is an independent affiliate, he still works under a contract. When it comes time to renew it one of several things might happen:
-He will be offered a new, better deal from his current employer because he pulls ratings and makes money for the affiliate
-He may be offered his own FOX show
-He may not have his contract renewed due to whatever reason, including possibly pressure from FOX
-He may decide not to take any offers, quit FOX and WXIX, and look elsewhere for employ.
Should any of these happen, I think that a token amount of $1000 would show him that he has real support out there, that the liberty movement is organized enough to amass a sum of money for him, and that this particular amount is just a fraction of what he can expect to earn in the future if he stays 100% on-target and on-message, continuing to investigate the stories his true fans are interested in.
And, once it is known far and wide that this fund exists, even though it is relatively quite small, it might make FOX think twice about trying to get Ben to play their game (i.e. sell-out, which I don't think Ben could ever do.