Reporter Ben Swann Suspended for Trying to Revive TV Show to Expose Elites
Mainstream Media CBS anchor attempted to relaunch 'Reality Check' news show
Mainstream Media news reporter Ben Swann has been suspended after trying to revive his TV show "Reality Check."
The CBS anchor was suspended last year after attempting to expose an elite pedophile ring during a news report on national TV.
The investigative journalist was taken off air in early 2017 for reporting on Pizzagate and claiming that it "wasn't fake news."
Shortly after his daring exposé, all of his social media accounts "went dark" and his show was canceled.
Now, Swann has been taken off the air again following efforts to revive his independent investigative operation he called Reality Check came to light.
AJC reports: On Thursday night, Swann posted a video on Vimeo teasing about an upcoming new project he planned to announce next Tuesday. He only identified himself as an “investigative journalist” and did not reference his ties to CBS46.
The video by Friday morning had been seen more than 2,000 times. After CBS46 learned of the video, he was suspended and the video removed from Vimeo. (The video is still available on Twitter.)
Prior to arriving at CBS46 in 2015, Swann had built a national following, largely among alt-right conservative types, with his Truth in Media “Reality Check” stories that delved into issues, he said, the mainstream media ignored.
While at CBS46 from 2015 into early 2017, he continued to do those stories on his website, sometimes airing pieces for the station as well.
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Swann a year ago did a six-minute story during the 11 p.m CBS46 newscasts as part of his “Reality Check” series about the "debunked" Pizzagate conspiracy theory, wondering why there was no further investigation.
He had done no independent reporting and the story had no connection to Atlanta.
The Daily Beast reported at the time that his Truth in Media site was tied to a Republican PAC.
Plus, he had previously done work for the Russian-government supported Russia Today before coming to Atlanta.
After the media backlash, Swann pulled his Truth in Media website down as well as most of his social media accounts.
Through the rest of 2017, he largely stayed quiet beyond reporting local news with Sharon Reed in the evenings.