Skip to comments.Did Glenn Beck Set Up Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Debra Medina?
Posted on 02/11/2010 1:50:52 PM PST by Welshman007
Explosive information hit the radio airwaves today as it was revealed that Texas gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina appeared to confirm in an interview that she is a so-called '9/11 truther.' The interview was conducted by Glenn Beck on the radio.
Debra Medina, right, at a debate with Gov. Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison (AP Photo/Pool,LM Otero).
Immediately the Internet was burning up with quick responses both from Medina supporters and from those who jumped to the conclusion that the candidate had 'outed' herself as part of a movement which believes that the U.S. government had a hand in bringing about the terrorist attack on 9/11.
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Nobody set her up. She had a bad interview that will allow her to be pushed to the sidelines much like Palin’s interview with Couric took some of the momentum out of her candidacy.
He tricked her? Doesn’t sound like that’s very hard to do!
Yeah, he set her up good.
Gee I hope so! Better now than later.
I didn’t watch the interview, but I wonder if Medina is even aware of the Truther movement and maybe got confused with the Birther movement?
Ask them, “So what do you think of...”
any subject will do. She self destructed in less than a minute. That sure was some set up.
Medina is a moron but Palin was set up by that wiley Katie Couric. Please...
Yes, he sure did set her up, if by “set her up” you mean he gave her a chance to air her views toa large national audience.
(to borrow Greg’s signature line from Red Eye)
How can you “set up’ someone to say what they believe?
Do you think he tricked her?
Glenn Beck: "Do you believe the government was any way involved with the bringing down of the World Trade Centers on 9/11?"
Debra Medina: "I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard. There are some very good arguments, and I think the American people have not seen all of the evidence there. So I haven't taken a position on that."
I was shocked at her "non-answer" that sounded exactly like a politician.
Sure he did. Of course I still can’t figure out how he made those words come out of her mouth but I’m sure the Truthers have an explanation for it. Maybe he can mimic other voices. That must be it. He threw his voice and he was the one who said Truthers had reasonable questions rather then give a simple NO! response to the question.
Of course he set her up. After all, he’s a CIA plant according to Alex Jones. </sarc>
She gave an answer one might expect to hear from some Libertarians.
I heard it. He asked her “are you a 911 truther” first, and when she waffled he asked her directly if she thought that the US Government was responsible for 3,000 American deaths on 9/11. She waffled for 5 minutes. Beck sounded surprised at first and then tried to get a straight yes or no. IMHO he was right that she just sent herself back down to a 4% approval rating. Setup? No. Is she someone that I would want as a Tea Party style canidate? NO WAY.
Glenn Beck is such a megalomaniacal narcissist, OF COURSE he “set” her up — Glenn the Blowhard will do ANYTHING to be the Center Of Attention, whatever is surprising about this????
America has sat through the 911 Video’s many times.
We have all watched the planes fly into the buildings. We have seen the fires, the damage, the huge clouds of smoke.
How can anyone still be stupid enough to believe the planes and the fires did not bring down the buildings?
but Palin was set up by that wiley Katie Couric.... More like edited. And Not by Katie.
To get a feel for how reasonable the answer is, I like to modify the exchange with something we would all agree upon:
>>Glenn Beck: “Do you believe the sun rises in the east?”
Debra Medina: “I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard. There are some very good arguments, and I think the American people have not seen all of the evidence there. So I haven’t taken a position on that.” <<
It is an absurd answer to the question in this case. Is it equally absurd regarding the question asked? I think so.
It was a legitimate question.
I am still very very disappointed.
It was a legitimate question.
I am still very very disappointed.
She’s not a serious candidate. Vote for Rick warts and all.
There are people who don’t think there were any planes.
Glenn makes fun of “birthers.” Plus he does this “those bad Republicans and Democrats” bulls**t. No Glenn it is those not very good Repubs and those truly EVIL Democrats.
I lost even more respect for Beck since he start paling around with that POS Bill O’Reilly,
Well let’s see. Palin had hours worth of taped interview done by Couric. Couric cherry picked ‘answers’ to match her questions. Could she have made Palin look bad????
Medina asked live with no edit of the answer.
Hmmmm now who’s the moron
When Glenn asked her to tell everyone who she is and something about her background, she didn’t give a very good answer either. Mostly talking points.
He asked it more than once and she equivocated more than once.
Not that I want to defend her, but it sounded as if she was so prepared to get out her talking points about Gov. Rick Perry she simply wouldn't or couldn't concentrate on what she was being asked.
That being said, she blew it big time on a nationally syndicated radio show and did not take the chance to absolutely distance herself from the Truther kooks!
I am from Texas and her candidacy as an outsider really looked appealing to me. Not any longer!
When the coyote puts out the free bird seed, it doesn’t mean you have to eat it.
Sun rises in the east is a definite.
Asking “do you think the cock that crowed this morning is in ANY way responsible for the sun rising in the east” would be more accurate.
Whether it was a set-up is entirely irrelevant. He’s not a ventriliquist ... she answered the question WRONG. If it was a set-up, and she wasn’t a nutjob, then it would’ve been an easy landmine to sidestep.
Unfortunately for her (and her few remaining supporters) it turns out she IS a nutjob.
Suicide by Beck.
You forgot your sarc tag.
Let’s face facts - Glenn Beck asked a simple question, and Medina used the opportunity to demonstrate that she’s a nutter.
Proof positive that just because a candidate is “anti-establishment” doesn’t mean they’re anyone you want to vote for.
I never said Palin was a moron. I like both her and Medina. the only moron around here is Beck.
* The questions will get tougher lady! You fall this easily, look for another line of work.
Who is Rick Warts?
How does Palin’s support of Perry look now?
bingo....he asked her a yes or no question. simple.
I agree. Set-up? No. Stupid response to something that should have been a “yes” or “no” question? Yes.
Simple - and unfortunate that she didn’t just say no, which is basically where she was going until her motormouth took over and created enough fog that KBH and Perry will be able to tag her as a Truther. Oh well...
What an evasive BS’er she is.
Sorry but it appears that's your only option.
Ron Paul is a Truther. Unfortunately there is some crossover in both parties although yes more so on the Democrat’s side. Only because conservatives refuse to tolerate these people but the Democrat’s were willing to because it served a political end. I do understand both parties play with the fringe but when the conpiracy theory involves the murder of 3000 citizens it’s incumbent on everyone to run them out.
I heard this interview on the radio today.. live.
This woman is no longer a serious candidate for any elective office.. period.. end of story... time to move on to someone else.
From what I saw and heard in Texas this week... I think Bill White has a VERY good chance of being the next Govenor of Texas. He’s a fairly moderate Democrat, who did a reasonable job as Mayor of Houston.
People are sick of Perry after 10 years... Kay is a RINO extraordinaire... True conservatives will not vote for her. After Rick and Kay are done covering each other in mud, White will be looking pretty good.
Now, I’m waiting for Glenn Beck to ask Rand Paul the same question regarding 9/11 Trutherism.
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