FULL Speech: Ben Swann #LibertyIsRising Tour @ Liberty Iowa Forum, Des Moines, IA - June 28, 2013Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 17:24
Ben Swann - Liberty Iowa Event
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Published on Jun 29, 2013
Ben Swann, former producer/writer/anchor of the Reality Check segments on WXIX, the FOX affiliate in Cincinnati, spoke at an event for Liberty Iowa on 6/28/13.
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*** Video Courtesy of CaffeinatedThoughts.com (From what I recall, they were not too kind to Dr. Paul throughout 2007~2012 cycles, but who knows? Perhaps they became more Tea Party than Tea-O-Con; much thanks for the videos, either way)
The event was hosted by Liberty Iowa. From the looks of the logo, I'd have to say it's remnants of RP2012 campaign. Initially I thought it was RP's Campaign for Liberty that was officially hosting the event. But, it seems Liberty Iowa PAC is a separate group, though perhaps related by staff's former CV. Either way, here's their official website info: http://LibertyIowa.com/about-us
Liberty Iowa PAC was formed with the goal of empowering liberty-minded voters in Iowa to take control of their government once again. We believe that the centrism currently enveloping the politics of our nation has resulted in an explosion of government growth, reduced freedom, and the erosion of the protections of our founding documents.
We aim to return our state to the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty, and make Iowa a leading voice for Constitutional conservatism in the nation.
Here's Des Moines Register's pre-event blurb by their de facto RP2008 & RP2012 beat reporter, Jennifer Jacobs:
9:27 AM, Jun 24, 2013 | by Jennifer Jacobs
The liberty movement is having its first signature event in Iowa since Ron Paul was a presidential candidate campaigning here, an organizer said this morning.
Former TV reporter Ben Swann, who has become popular on the Internet for videos with his “reality check” take on news issues, will speak in Des Moines at a “Liberty is Rising” event on Friday, June 28.
Tickets are $5, said Joel Kurtinitis, an organizer with Liberty Iowa.
Swann, who formerly worked for a local Fox TV affiliate in Ohio, now hosts an independent web series, talking straight to the camera about issues he says the mainstream media isn’t covering. Some of his past topics include the “criminal activity” of the National Security Agency, doubts that a lone shooter was solely responsible for the Sandy Hook Elementary killings, and bias in the media coverage of the Paul campaign.