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Ben Swann Thanks The Daily Paul

Hoping you guys enjoy this video. Ben has gone to bat for Liberty with nearly 400 Reality Checks and is off to a great start on Kickstarter with his new "Liberty Is Rising Truth In Media Project." In watching the video below, please consider making a pledge to his campaign. He will be releasing several new, high-quality Full Disclosure episodes starting next week. These are being paid for by Jeremy and David Richter, who put their faith in the market (as does Ben) to support Ben on Kickstarter. Hope you enjoy the video:

Be sure to wait for the blooper at the end........


http://youtu.be/cciqaPSTBBA

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sharkhearted's picture

Ben Swann...

...is a WARRIOR!

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

That was....wait for it

Awesome. The Daily Paul is the first website I check when I wake up and the last website I check before bed. I don't keep count of the number of times I check it out throughout the day. I am more energized than ever and promised to volunteer my time to making sure people in Texas know Ben Swanns plan! The fight is not over; the real battle has only begun!

"Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security." - Dr. Ron Paul

Major props to Ben

There are a lot of things to contribute to these days, but supporting Ben into getting real journalism back is worth it.

Please contribute what you can to the campaign!

Thank you Ben!

You add credibility to our blood, sweat and, tears.

Complacency is the enemy

Kicktraq projections are always skewed upward by the initial influx of pledges in the first day or two. The reality check here is that campaigns always suffer from a lower rate of pledges as they go on.

Don't look at the projection and assume all will be fine. Ben needs all the help he can get. Call your friends, spread the word. Do all you can to sustain the rate of pledges we've seen so far.

Unless we all do that, it's probably going to come down to the wire or even fall short.

Let's make sure we DO THIS THING!

Excellent Point

I only posted it because there have been some comments mentioning that perhaps he can't reach his fundraising goal. I agree, we need to keep up the heat every day. I'm going crazy creating creating tons of videos for Ben (the Kickstarter Trailer, the video on his Kickstarter page, the shout out videos like this one, which was shot by my crew, and many more coming soon, including new high-end Full Disclosure episodes to give everyone an idea of what the 100 episodes will be like if he gets fully funded).

I won't stop until the Kickstarter campaign is over. Too much is at stake for this not to be successful. Let's go everyone!

Thank You!...

...For all you're doing!

Michael Nystrom's picture

Awesome

Looking forward to the new episodes.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

If he's funded, Michael

The new episodes that will happen as part of the Kickstarter project only happen if he is fully funded. That's the way Kickstarter works. There are no partial victories. Ben needs our help to make this happen. Please consider pledging on Kickstarter. Many thanks.

Can we add a link to his Kickstarter on the top of this page

He will need every bit of help we can give him!

Yes, GREAT IDEA

This would be very, very helpful.

Thank you Ben!

A funny comment by RobertWerden on youtube. "So here is what you need to know. Ben is a funny guy."

Michael Nystrom's picture

Best of luck with the project

Keep up the good work.

FYI, Kurt isn't involved with the Daily Paul. His current site is:

http://atlantapokernews.com/

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

LOL.Perfect ending.Ben

LOL.

Perfect ending.

Ben Swann's Reality Check is to TV news in many ways what Glenn Greenwald's column is to print news: an antidote to the mindless parroting of authoritarian talking points, and a critical examination of real issues.

Can't wait to see his new unrestrained venture carry that torch forward to break new ground in television journalism. He's well suited to the task.

Cheers, Ben.

Pledged $35

I would have given more, except I am saving money to strategically donate to liberty candidates in 2014.

I would encourage everyone to give something. This guy was on our side and reporting stories directly from Daily Paul. He is an intelligent voice for liberty, and I hope this venture is extremely successful!

Tu ne cede malis.

2014 Liberty Candidate Webpage:
http://candidates4liberty.com/home.html

2014 Liberty Candidate Thread:
http://www.dailypaul.com/287246/2014-liberty-candidate-thread

PLEDGED 40$

My recommendation would be to add some kind of higher tier digital-only pledge.

Just for the minority of non-US denizens who still want to support you, get something nice in return and don't care very much for snail mail hassle :-D

Wish you the best of luck!

If Ben is reading

this, I'd like him to know that the CBC in BC tried a new segment they called "reality check" during the run up to last provincial election. They tried to do the same thing, eerily. Think how pervasive and popular the idea of real investigative journalism is if one man can get a state-sponsored propaganda-machine to start doing tid-bits of real journalism in an entirely different country. Bravo Ben. Much appreciation from Canada too.

Great video! Just made my

Great video! Just made my pledge. I will most likely up it come next pay day.

Here is the link to the Kickstarter:

Here is the link to the Kickstarter:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/439668500/liberty-is-ris...

It is indeed off to a good start though. And wow, already 4 people pledging $2500, thats alot. I am impressed considering this is only 3 days in and he is already about 10% to his goal.
The objective does seem like alot, but if the starting trend continues, he will have no trouble reaching it.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Thanks for the link.

$35 PLEDGED!

Ben, Jeremy, if you are reading this...

I am still waiting for the hi-res graphic that Sam is looking into. Please speed things up, the event is just over 1 week away :-)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Sam got them late last night

You should be good to go now!

We love you Ben Swann

You have given us hope in journalism and given us hope in liberty for this country. We want to give you thanks for your bravery in challenging the status quo. Most important, we want to thank you for standing with Ron Paul when no one else in the MSM would. Thank you for telling the truth.

Good luck

Fan on liberty & hope u hit your goal. (But isn't 1.25M, a bit high?)

That's what this stuff costs

We plan on delivering world-class quality with this effort. That means getting access to great guests and filming everything with a real team, high-end digital cinema gear, in a real studio and all the infrastructure required to support this effort. Guests will have to be flown in, provided accommodations, etc. - because that's the way this actually works. Kickstarter and Amazon also take their cut for setting up their service for us to do this. There's also the cost of Kickstarter items themselves and a multitude of other items.

However, consider this: Veronica Mars raised $5.7 million for her film through Kickstarter. Zach Braff raised $3.1 million. Dozens of others have raised millions of dollars for pure entertainment. Then consider what we're doing is based in reality. We feel there is a market to support this. Also, we're asking what it required on the low-end. Glenn Beck, O'Reilly, Hannity, Greta, etc. have budgets that far exceed what we're asking for. Yet we believe we will beat them on ideas, on integrity and with pure innovation - every day, every week, every year.

If funded, we can't wait to rock episode number 1 out of the park. Having said that, imagine how good episode 100 will look compared to number 1? Ben, myself and team are deliriously passionate about Liberty. We aim to redefine media and activism with this effort. Hoping you will consider supporting the "Liberty Is Rising Truth In Media Project".

Jeremy

$12,500 per show

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$2,500 per minute of video

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You guys will need a huge blitz to reach this goal

I heard Ben on the Peter Schiff show. He needs to be out there almost daily on liberty-based networks to promote this. $1.25 million is tough, and you will have to go outside the Paul supporter community to reach that goal.

Tu ne cede malis.

2014 Liberty Candidate Webpage:
http://candidates4liberty.com/home.html

2014 Liberty Candidate Thread:
http://www.dailypaul.com/287246/2014-liberty-candidate-thread