Skip to comments.The Glenn Beck/Debra Medina Sucker Punch
Posted on 02/15/2010 9:21:06 AM PST by pissant
Lets say I had a television show and I asked a political candidate some questions regarding, lets say, about the other entrenched lifer candidates, local issues, state and federal issues, the Constitution, and then asked if he or she believed Babe Ruth was really black or if Barack Obama was really a United States citizen or if there was a 9/11 conspiracy.
Lets say an answer was given I didnt like. Would that alone disqualify me from holding public office?
I will admit, I did like some of the things Becks said over the last year on Fox News and previous years on radio, but he may have just shown us just how full of himself he really is.
Personally, Id like to see some new blood running Texas. Rick Perry straddled the bonehead fence when he started talking about secession, Kay Bailey Hutchinson appears to feel shes entitled to the governorship after many flaky years in the US Senate.
And while were at it, lets talk conspiracy.
Sarah Palin is now a Beck compadre at Fox News. Sarah Palin endorsed Rick Perry. Debra Medina was surging in the polls. Beck throws a beanball at Medina in an attempt to knock her out of the race. How ironic it would be that liberals could use a Glenn Beck audio clip to take out a Republican.
Ive already made my views (then doubts) about Beck known when I saw him pandering to black Republicans on a weekend show, complete with jungle-looking graphics, trying to come off as a potential savior who understands. Ive never bought his crying like a pussy, and Ive rejected every attempt hes made to make himself a 9/12, tea party grand poohbah.
(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...
“Personally, Id like to see some new blood running Texas.”
So would I but is it wrong to make sure that that person is not out of their alleged mind?
See the debates. She more than holds her own against the RINOs. So even a “crazy” person is better, especially if she didn’t say she was a “truther”, and since she’s not.
Good article and good post. I’ve long wondered if the kingmakers on the GOP side aren’t totally sold out to the same socialist, globalist tyrants who more openly run the Dems. When push comes to shove, they sure do act like it sometimes, and hit pieces and ambushes like the stunt Glenn Beck pulled on Medina are just a little TOO convenient for the establishment, IMO. That being said, I like Perry.
The Republicans of Texas deserve to know if a Governor candidate is a loon, and Debra Medina is a loon.
A beanball?? What a freaking whiner.
He asked her if she thought the government orchestrated the 911 attacks. That's called a meatball, right down the middle of the plate. Anybody who isn't an idiot should be able to knock that one right out of the stadium with a single word response.
The question, and Medina’s qualifying, backpedaling answer still stands as exposing the “truther” aspect. Perry and Hutchison are a battle of “pals of the elite” and do not properly address illegals, but a potential governor, who needs the help of ICE and Border would have a difficult time in communication alone, if they believe the Feds were behind 9/11. Her answer did not elucidate, and is a test of ability to think on her feet. The later “statement” was made out of damage control- not a real answer. Libertarians as conservatives are valid partners-but not as foolish truthers. The truthers were started by Hillary’s people, remember? There is certainly no conservatism there. While we’re on the subject, who was behind the bombinf of the Murrah federal building Hillary? Ask Bill who blamed talk radio. The Democratic/Perot politics in Texas are yet another part of the mosaic of individualists. Would that Medina was a Tancredo conservative.
I mean it's not like Beck asked her a question that reasonable people can disagree on. It was about the US gov't orchestrating 9/11!
As Howard Dean once said, "YEEEEAAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!"
>> Lets say an answer was given I didnt like. Would that alone disqualify me from holding public office?
Depends on the question to which the wrong answer was given ... if it was the 9/11-inside-job question ... then yes.
New blood in Texas is less important than keeping the certifiably wacko out of office altogether. Beck did Texas, the GOP and the Tea Party movement a great service.
Yet she didn’t say 911 was an inside job.
She said she was withholding judgment on whether 9/11 was an inside job ... that’s still the wrong answer.
“What a stupid men.”
“What a stupid man.”
“See the debates. She more than holds her own against the RINOs. So even a crazy person is better, especially if she didnt say she was a truther, and since shes not.”
Unless the question had been asked, no one would have known for sure. There is nothing wrong with asking tough questions of those seeking power.
Then she clarified. Her questions were with regardss to the worthless 911 report, heavily redacted, mind you. The same report that did not address Able Danger in any serious manner and did not address the Gorelick Wall.
I agree. I don’t have any problesm with the question. Nor her answer, after she clarified what she believes.
Her clarification was unsatisfactory. It was a political backpedal by a political campaign that had torpedoed itself. You’d have never bought such a “statement” by Van Jones ... why buy it from Medina?
And, she’s reiterated her “concerns” since the half-assed “statement” (see the ABC interview and various appearances on Alex Jones’s show). She’s a nut.
Whatever Bob things of Beck (and I’m not Beck’s biggest fan), Medina shot her foot off. She even took careful aim doing so. F her. Bob is okay but he is way off base on this one.
Her questions are not just in regards to the 9/11 Commission Report. She’s posed at least one debunked truther claim as a question which she believes is legitimate.
“In her news conference Friday, it is clear Medina was trying to clean up the mess. But in our interview with her hours after the Beck radio show, she repeated there are still questions that need to be answered. On Friday, she told reporters she is curious why no New York City police officers died in the towers when so many firefighters did. That’s not true, however, as 60 police officers were killed.”
Even if Glenn Beck did set her up, which I don’t believe, she’s still a truther. Repeating truther claims as true/legitimate makes one a truther.
Soemtimes a crazy person is better. But not this one. Truthers are poison. Get rid of the bitch.
It wasn’t an ambush, it was a straightforward question. How stupid do you have to be to not be able to say NO when asked if the government was behind 9-1-1. She proved herself a dangerous nutcase. Geez.
You are right she didn’t say it but she should have. She should have been outraged at even being questioned but instead she talked in circles.
Credit for finding that interview goes to freeper hocndoc.
They are. But you won’t take her word for it that she isn’t one. One can say there are unanswered questions about 911 and not be a truther - IF it is followed up by the answer that indeed it was Muslim fanatics that did the dirty deed and who declared war on us.
She didn’t have an opinion which is BS. Because if she really thought “NO” she would have said it. Just like any non-truther
I’ve watched the interview a couple times now. It appears to me that Beck was giving her an opportunity to quash some nasty rumors and she blew it big time. How can you blame Beck for her stupid answer?
On the flip side, she had the opportunity to say America, George Bush, Bill Clinton, the CIA, Mossad, etc did it. But she didn’t.
Was the US Governemnt involved?
The first question pertains to opinion and she gave hers and it was not “NO!!!!!!”
It wasn’t a sucker punch. Glenn thought it was a throwaway question and asked it because he kept getting emails about it and expected Medina to laugh it off and just say “no”.
Medina though...she’s the one that stepped in it with her fence sitting response.
I haven’t done a whole lot of research on Medina, but if people like Glenn Beck are calling her a loon because she says that she thinks people have a right to question their government, then I think the inmates have taken over the funny farm. lol.
How can Beck talk about communist plots and then say that somebody is a loon for saying we have the fundamental freedom to question our government?
The only person who would say we’re loony if we say people should be able to question our government is somebody who’s either paid by the communists, threatened by the communists, or has had their mind taken over by the communists.
Beck has to know what a hypocrite this reveals him to be.
I don’t think it was a sucker punch either. But if you are going to take one interview answer and ignore the rest of her statements regarding that, then that’s a little silly.
Nice try. Look at the question she was asked by Beck and ask yourself if that is the answer that would be given by someone who believes it was Islamic terrorists only and that our government was not involved. It was a softball question (NOT a “beanball”) for anyone who’s not a “truther”. She may not be a truther, but she sure was trying to play footsie with them. It is over. She is done.
Her problem is that she didn't say it wasn't.
What a loon! This is not Glenn’s fault. He had received numerous emails prior to the interview indicating that Medina was or might be a truther. So he asked a question! If she was not a truther, it was a softball question. But it was her answer that confirmed the suspicions! That is her fault, not Glenn’s.
I can easily say. NO, I do not believe that the US Government was anyway involved in the 911 attack. However, it is our Constitutional right to QUESTION our Government in everything and watch them very closely.
To this, I would add that the 911 non partisan commission found NOTHING to suggest the Government was any way involved.
Exactly. Beck even gave her two more tries at the question just to make sure she didn’t “misunderestimate” the question.
Not making fun of GW’s new word, it just fits so well in so many places in todays politcal climate.
Do YOU think no cops were killed in the Towers that day???
How about Jews?
What other ideas are going on in your head?
I’m sorry, you just can’t sit on the fence on this one. If you are not prepared to say “NO!” Then doubt must exist. One cannot ignore this
Beck didn't say that.
Her follow up was anything but fence sitting. It was definitive. Except to the Charlie Perry panty sniffers
Go back and do your own research on what I think, sally.
You mean, her respons hours later......to late, much to late
I’m calling her a loon. And I don’t think much better of you so far.
For you, it is. Let’s see if Texas agrees.
Also wanting to know about “how” the buildings came down. Is she pulling a Rosie O’Donnell?
Boy, a lot of Crack Pots are upset about that interview!
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