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Did Glenn Beck Set Up Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Debra Medina?
Conservative Examiner ^ | 2/11/2010 | Anthony G. Martin

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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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: conservatives; debramedina; examiner; glennbeck; medina; paulestinians; talkradio; troofers; truthers; tx2010
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1 posted on 02/11/2010 1:50:52 PM PST by Welshman007
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To: Welshman007

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.


2 posted on 02/11/2010 1:53:12 PM PST by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: Welshman007

He tricked her? Doesn’t sound like that’s very hard to do!


3 posted on 02/11/2010 1:53:15 PM PST by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Welshman007
He asked her a direct and simple question that should have had a simple "yes" or "no" answer.

Yeah, he set her up good.

4 posted on 02/11/2010 1:53:28 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Welshman007

Gee I hope so! Better now than later.


5 posted on 02/11/2010 1:54:33 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Welshman007

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?


6 posted on 02/11/2010 1:55:09 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: Welshman007
How to set up a moron in one easy step...

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.

7 posted on 02/11/2010 1:55:18 PM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: RushingWater
The question was about 9-11, so I don't see how even a moron like her could think it had something to do with 0bama’s birth certificate.
8 posted on 02/11/2010 1:56:16 PM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Welshman007

Medina is a moron but Palin was set up by that wiley Katie Couric. Please...


9 posted on 02/11/2010 1:57:00 PM PST by Rodebrecht (No army can stop an idea whose time has come.)
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To: Welshman007

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)


10 posted on 02/11/2010 1:57:12 PM PST by Notwithstanding (Wer glaubt ist nie allein. Who believes is never alone.)
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To: Welshman007

How can you “set up’ someone to say what they believe?


11 posted on 02/11/2010 1:57:22 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Welshman007
Beck asked a very simple, straight-forward question.

Do you think he tricked her?

12 posted on 02/11/2010 1:59:06 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: RushingWater
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?

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."


13 posted on 02/11/2010 1:59:49 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: Welshman007
I heard it....He asked a simple question... Her answer and her general attitude was strange.

I was shocked at her "non-answer" that sounded exactly like a politician.

14 posted on 02/11/2010 2:00:05 PM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: Welshman007

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.


15 posted on 02/11/2010 2:02:20 PM PST by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: Welshman007

Of course he set her up. After all, he’s a CIA plant according to Alex Jones. </sarc>


16 posted on 02/11/2010 2:03:09 PM PST by newheart (History is an outbreak of madness--Ellul)
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To: Welshman007

She gave an answer one might expect to hear from some Libertarians.


17 posted on 02/11/2010 2:03:35 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: Welshman007

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.


18 posted on 02/11/2010 2:04:27 PM PST by jdsteel (CONGRESS: Take it again in twenty ten.)
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To: Welshman007

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????


19 posted on 02/11/2010 2:08:15 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: Welshman007

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?


20 posted on 02/11/2010 2:08:22 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Rodebrecht

but Palin was set up by that wiley Katie Couric.... More like edited. And Not by Katie.


21 posted on 02/11/2010 2:08:22 PM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: a fool in paradise

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.


22 posted on 02/11/2010 2:10:55 PM PST by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Welshman007

It was a legitimate question.

I am still very very disappointed.


23 posted on 02/11/2010 2:12:39 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: Welshman007

It was a legitimate question.

I am still very very disappointed.


24 posted on 02/11/2010 2:12:40 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: Welshman007

She’s not a serious candidate. Vote for Rick warts and all.


25 posted on 02/11/2010 2:13:26 PM PST by Ravi
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To: Venturer

dude..

There are people who don’t think there were any planes.

crazy huh?


26 posted on 02/11/2010 2:16:19 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: Welshman007

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,


27 posted on 02/11/2010 2:16:21 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Rodebrecht

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


28 posted on 02/11/2010 2:16:22 PM PST by the long march
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To: a fool in paradise

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.


29 posted on 02/11/2010 2:16:54 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: RushingWater
I didn't "watch" the interview either, since it was on Glenn's morning radio program. However, I did "listen" and to say her response was strange would have been mild.

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!

30 posted on 02/11/2010 2:16:56 PM PST by ImpBill ("America ... where are you now?" signed, a little "r" republican!)
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To: Welshman007

When the coyote puts out the free bird seed, it doesn’t mean you have to eat it.


31 posted on 02/11/2010 2:17:11 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: hennie pennie

BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA


32 posted on 02/11/2010 2:17:42 PM PST by the long march
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To: RobRoy

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.


33 posted on 02/11/2010 2:17:45 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: Welshman007

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.

SnakeDoc


34 posted on 02/11/2010 2:18:02 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (When you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.)
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To: hennie pennie

You forgot your sarc tag.


35 posted on 02/11/2010 2:18:28 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: Welshman007

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.


36 posted on 02/11/2010 2:20:05 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: the long march

I never said Palin was a moron. I like both her and Medina. the only moron around here is Beck.


37 posted on 02/11/2010 2:20:19 PM PST by Rodebrecht (No army can stop an idea whose time has come.)
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To: Welshman007
Even IF she didn't admit to being a truther, she proved that she is not up to the task of being a candidate.

* The questions will get tougher lady! You fall this easily, look for another line of work.

38 posted on 02/11/2010 2:20:47 PM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Ravi

Who is Rick Warts?


39 posted on 02/11/2010 2:20:58 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: Welshman007

How does Palin’s support of Perry look now?


40 posted on 02/11/2010 2:24:25 PM PST by Third Person
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To: achilles2000

bingo....he asked her a yes or no question. simple.


41 posted on 02/11/2010 2:25:29 PM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: achilles2000

I agree. Set-up? No. Stupid response to something that should have been a “yes” or “no” question? Yes.


42 posted on 02/11/2010 2:26:45 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: arthurus

lol


43 posted on 02/11/2010 2:26:50 PM PST by Ravi
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To: Welshman007
What the hell was she thinking? I mean... I understand pandering to your base. But the Truthers are Democrats.
44 posted on 02/11/2010 2:26:52 PM PST by EnderWiggins
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To: personalaccts

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...


45 posted on 02/11/2010 2:28:55 PM PST by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: Welshman007

What an evasive BS’er she is.


46 posted on 02/11/2010 2:29:08 PM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: Ravi
She’s not a serious candidate. Vote for Rick warts and all.

Sorry but it appears that's your only option.

47 posted on 02/11/2010 2:32:10 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: EnderWiggins

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.


48 posted on 02/11/2010 2:32:20 PM PST by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: Rodebrecht

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.


49 posted on 02/11/2010 2:32:48 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim
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To: Welshman007

Now, I’m waiting for Glenn Beck to ask Rand Paul the same question regarding 9/11 Trutherism.


50 posted on 02/11/2010 2:34:10 PM PST by Falcon28
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