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URGENT: It Appears Ben Swann Needs Our Help

Daily Paul Members,

It has become very clear over the past few days that something has happened with Ben Swann. All of his Reality Check videos have been taken down from YouTube. I don't think it takes much of an imagination to reach the likely conclusion he is being shut down. I could be wrong but that's what appears to be happening.

This is the same guy that actually asked Obama and Romney some very tough questions recently and those vids went big-time viral. In addition to this, Mr. Swann has made well over 100 videos that covered important political topics. Many of us have shared his videos and have felt very proud to have him be part of our Liberty movement.

We need to fight what appears to be fire......with fire.

In order to keep getting this great content from Mr. Swann, my gut tells me he may need to change platforms (ie. a new TV station). In particular, I think seeing him with a national TV show would be wonderful for the Liberty movement. As I've been in this business for over 15 years, the one thing that will matter is numbers - BIG NUMBERS. Ben presently has almost 50,000 fans on Facebook. If we can get him to 150,000 fans by December 31, 2012, he will have surpassed Piers Morgan, John Stossel and several other MSM hosts. With those kinds of numbers, it would be tough to deny the appeal of Mr. Swann.

The video explains it all:

http://youtu.be/bojzBPvvibg

Then, please get all your friends and family to become a fan of Mr. Swann here. As a concerned citizen that values media from alternative sources, I think Ben needs our help now. Here's his FB page:

https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck

Sincerely,

A Ben Swann Fan and Concerned Citizen

Jeremy

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The point is...

The owners of the content want the advertising profits to go towards their own station, rather than to Google. Do you just not understand that uploading content that belongs to someone else is considered stealing? I thought people on here were for protecting personal property rights.

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You know he's making an

You know he's making an impact, if they are removing his stuff. I also wanted to point out that Amber Lyon http://www.facebook.com/AmberLyonFans is another reporter we need.

I'm sure News Corp being the

I'm sure News Corp being the monstrosity it is decided free speech is not for its anchors anymore and decided to issue take down notices for Reality Check.

Archiving Videos

It's always good to consistenly back up Media. The problem with Digital is that its not a long term archival solution.

Ahh

the proverbial Library of Alexandria.

~Good Night, And Good Luck~

Great Post.

Bump for Ben.

www.youtube.com/truefictions

I try to change people every day. Do You?

I agree with Fox 19's decision.

I wish we could all abandon youtube since it directly funds the tyranny we face. Google owns youtube and bends over any time the "government" mafia puts on the rubber gloves.

I would rather see additional ad revenue go to Fox 19 in the hopes of increasing their network... perhaps eventually expanding their operation.. then have it continually going to youtube.

Hindsight is 20/20

Ever since Ben burst onto the scene I've been telling myself I'd download and archive his videos, but I waited too long.

You still can

Another statement form Ben Swann

From Facebook:

"Unfortunately Reality Check is the intellectual property of Raycom Media and under Raycom rules needs to be on Fox 19's website. I will be posting so original videos to the youtube channel. you can watch all the reality check videos at fox19.com"

https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck/posts/43302984...

Accomplished.

Bump.

I wish he would make some

I wish he would make some kind of statement but I bet he has a confidentiality agreement

Ben Swann's youtube page is

Ben Swann's youtube page is still up and does have a few videos but I noticed in the description that it says to "Watch all Reality Check videos in the Reality Check section of Fox19.com." There's a link to them also so I think he may just want people to go there to watch them

THIS NEEDS TO BE FRONT PAGE

we at daily paul all know and love ben swanns work

YOUTUBE = GOOGLE = CIA

no wonder they have all been taken down , the good reason is to stifle independent thinkers who are beginning to question our governments daily actions. especially obama's and soon to be mittens.

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

Please update the title of your post

Now that we know what's going on. I almost had a stroke man!

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

From His Facebook

Ben Swann
A lot of people are asking about the Reality Check videos on Youtube. Reality Check will no longer be posted to Youtube, you can find the entire archive of Reality Check shows here...
I will continue to post additional (non-Reality Check) videos on the Youtube channel

I'd guess that his network saw how popular these are and how many views he was getting on YouTube and wants to bring all of that traffic to their own website instead. I think that's a mistake, the same one other old media makes when they try to fight being on YouTube. People will still upload Reality Check on their own so it would seem smarter to have the views be on their own official channel.

WearsMyLiberty.com - Liberty shirts and Ron Paul shirts to spread the message

real facepalm

moment from fox19. More than that it's a very suspect move.

Suspect?

No, just a dumb "old-media" move from FOX 19.

I don't play, I commission the league.

It's so dumb

it beggars belief. Perhaps their broadcast advertisers objected to rc being broadcast without ads or perhaps fox 19 thought by moving rc to their site they'd help their site. Funny thing is fox 19 has adsense ads on the video page. They could've had them within the youtubes. I don't see why they don't do both youtube and self-hosted if it's additional revenue streams they are interested in.

No-one is that dumb that they damage a brand by suddenly disappearing them. It's practically guaranteed that no self-hosted reality check will ever get the views they've achieved on youtube.

So why do it? It's suspect.

"I could be wrong "

Yup, you are wrong. Perhaps you should check out his latest facebook post.

It happened so Fox19 can get the add revenue for all the reality check videos, instead of Youtube.

Easy There......

If you believe in Liberty, that means you and I are on the same team.....so go easy my friend.

Also, there could be more to this story and.......you may eat those words...... :)