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Medina strikes back after 9/11 comments (repeats debunked truther claim as evidence)
ABC News Houston ^ | 02/12/2010 | Ted Oberg

Posted on 02/15/2010 7:58:48 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan

One day after Republican candidate for governor Debra Medina's insurgent campaign hit a speed bump, she's striking back. After comments on Glenn Beck's radio show Thursday that seemed to support 9/11 conspiracy theories, she says she was set up by her opponents.

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We sat down with Medina to put the comments and her campaign in focus.

It is seemingly all Debra Medina can talk about now.

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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.

We've posted more of our interview with Medina here so you can hear thoughts on 9/11 conspiracies and President Barack Obama's citizenship.

(Copyright ©2010 KTRK-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: medina; nypd; paulestinians; troofers; truther; truthers; txgov2010; wot; wtc
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How can Medina, who claims to not be a 9/11 Truther, repeat debunked, false truther claims as legitimate? Not only does she repeat it - she claims it. She says it's a question that she still has about 9/11. Medina is a 9/11 Truther. Her claims to the contrary are ridiculous.

Obviously, Glenn Beck set her up. /sarc

1 posted on 02/15/2010 7:58:49 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I believe this is the third time that week she repeated that claim. There was another interview the same day as Beck as well where she basically said 9/11 truthers were the same as birthers.


2 posted on 02/15/2010 8:00:29 AM PST by mnehring
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Fire can’t melt steel!!!!11!1!!!

/sarc


3 posted on 02/15/2010 8:00:57 AM 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: hocndoc; Pantera; TWfromTEXAS; BoringGuy; Richard Kimball; girlscout; omegabea; Warrior_Queen; ...
Ping

Freepmail me or ping me from the original thread to get on/off the 2010 Texas Gubernatorial Race ping list.

4 posted on 02/15/2010 8:00:59 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; All
"Medina strikes back after 9/11 comments (repeats debunked truther claim as evidence)"


5 posted on 02/15/2010 8:01:14 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Oh, but wait, she’s not an engineer. So she hasn’t taken a position on that. /sarc


6 posted on 02/15/2010 8:02:48 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

She also stupidly asks why no policemen died on 9/11 when firemen did. She said that Friday.

Next she will say all Jews who worked in the towers stayed home on 9/11


7 posted on 02/15/2010 8:03:24 AM PST by RWGinger
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Too bad about her 9/11 beliefs. On the surface she sounded pretty good.


8 posted on 02/15/2010 8:03:33 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

She is trying to spin.


9 posted on 02/15/2010 8:04:43 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Here in Fort Worth/Dallas that is exactly what they are claiming. I heard them on the radio this morning saying Glenn Beck set up Medina.

Everyone is angry at Beck & no-one understands why he would do that considering the other two candidates.


10 posted on 02/15/2010 8:04:56 AM PST by call meVeronica
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To: Scotsman will be Free
On the surface she sounded pretty good

Why? She never held public office, she only has run one small business that hired her husband, and her entire claim to fame is suing the RNC to block seating delegates in the State convention because Ron Paul lost.

Her statements with things like immigration have 'evolved' over time to fit the audience she is talking to. She also has shown a major ignorance of Texas law.

A lot of people want her simply because she isn't one of the others and they end up projecting their own beliefs on her.

11 posted on 02/15/2010 8:06:38 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Scotsman will be Free

I heard that Jeffery Dahmer was a nice guy too.


12 posted on 02/15/2010 8:07:14 AM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

13 posted on 02/15/2010 8:07:15 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Her first mistake was not saying NO the first time on Beck. Regardless of whether or not it was a ‘hit piece’ interview, a lot of people base there opinions of candidates on their first responses. Her second mistake has been to keep talking about this, she should have released her statement and then stopped talking about it. It’s sad, she has some very strong free market positions. I’m still trying to understand why she went on a nationally televised show (Beck) when she seems very opinionated about keeping this primary ‘within the state’.


14 posted on 02/15/2010 8:07:18 AM PST by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: Scotsman will be Free
A thought occurred to me about this "truther" nonsense on Medina's part.

Is the belief that the government had some foreknowledge of 9/11 more or less dangerous than

the belief that communism/socialism works and is desirable?

Which person are we allowing to be elected and serve to make public policy, and which one are we throwing under the bus as a kook?

15 posted on 02/15/2010 8:08:21 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: call meVeronica

It’s a pity—but I really think she is toast. Too bad—because we thought we had a viable alternative to KBH and guv good hair.


16 posted on 02/15/2010 8:08:30 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: call meVeronica
Everyone is angry at Beck ...

Beck didn't zap her with a mind control device to make her give a stupid answer, nor was he there the other times she repeated truther nonsense.

17 posted on 02/15/2010 8:08:40 AM PST by mnehring
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To: musicman

I wish she were that done. Unfortunately, the listeners of a prominent morning talk show in DFW on KLIF (Jeff Bolton, I believe) are calling for Glenn Beck to taken be off KLIF’s programming.

I didn’t hear it personally, but according to reports out this morning, Jeff Bolton said this morning that Debra Medina’s questions were pulled from (or sanctioned by?) the 9/11 Commission Report.

Just where in the 9/11 Commission Report is there a reference to this debunked truther claim of no NYPD officers dying in the WTC?


18 posted on 02/15/2010 8:09:02 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

She blew it.....

She has become a politician instead of taking a stand. Either that or she is dumb as a bucket of hair.


19 posted on 02/15/2010 8:09:13 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: BuckeyeTexan

The lady is in a hole with a shovel in her hands and apparently doesn’t know to put it down. She was asked two distinct questions begin with the following which asked for a personal response of her beliefs or actions not some rambling what ifs.

The questions were phrased begining with:

1. Do you believe ........

2. would you disavow them or allow them to continue to advise you........


20 posted on 02/15/2010 8:09:21 AM PST by deport (TEXAS PRIMARY -- 1 DAY TO EARLY VOTING......... 16 DAYS MARCH 2, PRIMARY)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
She definitely made a mistake, but she's right about being setup.

It happened to Perot, Clayton Williams, Buchanan and the rest of the independent voices.

Furthermore, she's correct in saying, there are still questions that need to be answered.....I see that as a very level headed comment.

If anyone on this board can say with all honesty that the government does not lie, manipulate and cover up a whole host of information on a daily basis...is at the very least, naive.

I for one do not trust a thing that comes from the mouth of a bureaucrat or politician.

I'll bet a crisp new fifty dollar bill I can go back to the record and find several things both Perry and Hutchison has mislead or lied to citizens about.

So, why’s everyone so hard on this woman?

21 posted on 02/15/2010 8:10:00 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

22 posted on 02/15/2010 8:10:55 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (The liberals are asking us to give Obama more time. Is 25 to life enough?)
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To: Eaker

One second!


23 posted on 02/15/2010 8:10:55 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: call meVeronica

See my post at #18. Did you personally hear that broadcast? Am I correct in what I stated? If not, please correct me. I’m trying to find the audio.


24 posted on 02/15/2010 8:11:03 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: musicman

Love the fork reference.

Yup... Ole Deb needs to save her money and back out of the race. Too bad - she made the ultimate rookie mistake. (The last thing I want in the Governor’s mansion is a rookie).

I’m backing Perry 100%.


25 posted on 02/15/2010 8:12:50 AM PST by nagdt ("speak the truth but leave immediately afterward")
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To: MrB

Good question. I don’t know much about the current governor of Texas, but I don’t think that he’s a commie.
At anyrate, kooks of any stripe are bad news in govt as they want to make their belief system into action. I wouldn’t want the govt to start blaming us for 9/11 instead of the murdering muslims who committed the atrocities. We’ve got enough problems with the leftists doing that.


26 posted on 02/15/2010 8:13:57 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: mnehring
A lot of people want her simply because she isn't one of the others and they end up projecting their own beliefs on her.

Sounds like Obama. It also sounds like this woman is a nut case.

27 posted on 02/15/2010 8:15:03 AM PST by Ditto (Directions for Clean Government: If they are in, vote them out. Rinse and repeat.)
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To: mnehring

That’s why I said “on the surface”.
I haven’t delved into Texas politics much.


28 posted on 02/15/2010 8:15:31 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Hey genius — when you find yourself in a hole — step 1: stop digging.

>> 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.

That’s the question?!?! That’s the big connection that makes you think the US Government was involved in 9/11? That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

Cops typically don’t run into burning buildings. Firemen have these really cool heat-resistant coats, and axes, and helmets and things ... cops have guns, tasers and nightsticks. Still — 60 cops dies (likely from the lower floors of the building.

Logic apparently escapes truthers.

SnakeDoc


29 posted on 02/15/2010 8:15:34 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (I am Jack's smirking revenge.)
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To: LoneStarGI

Some of her supporters claim that her first words in response to Glenn Beck were “I don’t ...”

And those were her first words, but I’ve listened to the audio many times, trying to find some shred of evidence that it was a set up or that she just bungled her answer, and she didn’t say “I don’t” as an answer that she didn’t believe the government was involved. She said “I don’t” as the beginning of a stammering response indicating that she didn’t have all the facts and so hadn’t taken a position on that.


30 posted on 02/15/2010 8:15:43 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Just where in the 9/11 Commission Report is there a reference to this debunked truther claim of no NYPD officers dying in the WTC?

The "truthers" aren't truthers?

31 posted on 02/15/2010 8:16:36 AM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: Eaker

“I heard that Jeffery Dahmer was a nice guy too.”
?


32 posted on 02/15/2010 8:16:36 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Scotsman will be Free
...but I don’t think that he’s a commie.

He isn't. Yes, we have a lot of complaints, but on balance, you would be hard pressed to find a better gov. The interesting thing about the complaints people have (TTC, HPV) is that in both cases, he backed down when the people spoke up about it. I would rather have someone who is wrong on some things but listens to the people than someone who is wrong and stubborn.

33 posted on 02/15/2010 8:16:57 AM PST by mnehring
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Medina strikes back OUT after 9/11 comments (repeats debunked truther claim as evidence)

Correcting the headline!

34 posted on 02/15/2010 8:17:22 AM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; mnehring; Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus; musicman; RWGinger; Scotsman will be Free; ...

I sure wish I could find the poster a while back who lectured me on my reticence to support a loose cannon like Medina, and something to the effect that hopefully Texans would have sense enough to vote for “the only true conservative.”


35 posted on 02/15/2010 8:17:56 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Debra, we hardly knew ya.

36 posted on 02/15/2010 8:18:26 AM PST by tx_eggman (Obama has "Czars" because men with more integrity than he has still use the titles "Don" and "Capo")
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To: BuckeyeTexan

No NYPD died? Is she a DU plant or what?


37 posted on 02/15/2010 8:18:46 AM PST by bigbob
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To: servantboy777
Furthermore, she's correct in saying, there are still questions that need to be answered.....I see that as a very level headed comment.

That is a level-headed comment. However, when she then goes on to cite a debunked truther claim that no NYPD officers died in the WTC as evidence that legitimate questions still remain, that is ignorant.

Sure, there may be unanswered questions in the 9/11 Commission Report, but that claim isn't one of them. It's a truther claim.

You want a 9/11 truther serving as Governor of Texas? I sure as heck don't.

38 posted on 02/15/2010 8:21:00 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: servantboy777

Because she believes 9/11 was a inside job , a totally INSANE thing to say ...that’s why ..any other questions?


39 posted on 02/15/2010 8:21:41 AM PST by sonic109 (and...what are we going to do about it ? NOTHING ?..so shut up and take it !)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Debra Medina and Ron Paul: The 9-11 Truther Connection
40 posted on 02/15/2010 8:23:54 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: reagan_fanatic

sooooooooo funny


41 posted on 02/15/2010 8:23:56 AM PST by sonic109 (and...what are we going to do about it ? NOTHING ?..so shut up and take it !)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
The I don't response:

GLENN: Right. Here's then let me be more frank and ask you the question: Do you believe the government was any way involved with the bringing down of the World Trade Centers on 9/11?

MEDINA: I don't, I don't have all of the evidence there, Glenn. So I don't I'm not in a place, I have not been out publicly questioning that. 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've not taken a position on that.

The beginning of the Texas Two Step by Ms Medina....

42 posted on 02/15/2010 8:24:35 AM PST by deport (TEXAS PRIMARY -- 1 DAY TO EARLY VOTING......... 16 DAYS MARCH 2, PRIMARY)
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To: mnehring
That deserves to be repeated.

The interesting thing about the complaints people have (TTC, HPV) is that in both cases, he backed down when the people spoke up about it. I would rather have someone who is wrong on some things but listens to the people than someone who is wrong and stubborn.
TTC = Trans-Texas Corridor

HPV = Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Gardasil)

43 posted on 02/15/2010 8:27:33 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: deport
Thanks for the quote.

I have not been out publicly questioning that.

Publicly? How about privately?

I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard.

Very good? As in the question regarding why no NYPD officers died in the WTC when so many NYFD firemen did? Is that one of the very good questions?

Ugh.

44 posted on 02/15/2010 8:31:19 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

What is underneath is usually more important than the surface is all I meant.


45 posted on 02/15/2010 8:31:23 AM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: deport

She is the only person who can fall flat on her face doing the Texas two-step.


46 posted on 02/15/2010 8:31:47 AM PST by mnehring
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To: humblegunner

Did you fall off of the roof yesterday?


47 posted on 02/15/2010 8:31:52 AM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: mnehring
A lot of people want her simply because she isn't one of the others and they end up projecting their own beliefs on her.

Exactly, but now it appears that it will be a race between establishment RINO Rick, establishment Kay-Bailout, and establishment Ed (the Dem) White.

(I think Farouk Sham-WoW also self-destructed.)

48 posted on 02/15/2010 8:32:22 AM PST by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: deport
Do you believe the government was any way involved with the bringing down of the World Trade Centers on 9/11?

MEDINA: ... I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard.

Sounds pretty straightforward an answer to me.

49 posted on 02/15/2010 8:32:53 AM PST by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: Eaker

Well, yeah.


50 posted on 02/15/2010 8:33:13 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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