Thursday, February 11, 2010

UPDATED: Glenn Beck outs Debra Media as a 9/11 Truther

Debra Media is running for Governor in Texas. She is thought to be the Tea Party's choice candidate. She was making good strides too, but after this answer, methinks she is headed back to the minor leagues.  What an incredibly bad answer.

Rick Perry may have just gotten a giant leap forward.

UPDATE: Medina responds

Medina Campaign Responds to Glenn Beck Interview
by Debra Medina on Feb 11, 2010
I was asked a question on the Glenn Beck show today regarding my thoughts on the so-called 9/11 truth movement. I have never been involved with the 9/11 truth movement, and there is no doubt in my mind that Muslim terrorists flew planes into those buildings on 9/11. I have not seen any evidence nor have I ever believed that our government was involved or directed those individuals in any way. No one can deny that the events on 9/11 were a tragedy for all Americans and especially those families who lost loved ones.
The question surprised me because it's not relevant to this race or the issues facing Texans. This campaign has always been about private property rights and state sovereignty. It is focused on the issues facing Texans. It is not a vehicle for the 9-11 truth movement or any other group.
The real underlying question here, though, is whether or not people have the right to question our government. I think the fact that people are even asking questions on this level gets to the incredible distrust career politicians have fostered by so clearly taking their direction from special interests instead of the people, whether it's Rick Perry and his HPV mandate or Kay Hutchison and voting for the bank bailout. It is absolutely the right and duty of a free people to question their government. Texas does not need another politician who tells you what you want to hear, then violates your liberties and steals your property anyway. I fully expect to be questioned and to be held accountable as Governor, and that's the underlying issue here: should people be questioning their government. And the answer is yes, they should be.

I am not sure this will stop the damage. Beck did ask her point blank if she believed in 9/11 conspiracies and she did not give a flat out NO. This seems like back tracking to cover the mistake. It will be up to the people of Texas to decide from here.


Unknown said...

This is a shame since she was the only good choice for our governor, until this.

Anonymous said...

She did say NO, and her explanation was even better. It was a clear and concise answer, and a very thoughtful explanation.

Glenn Beck is a douche.

Janelle said...

Talk about shooting yourself if the foot. Glenn, now take that foot out of your mouth. Good grief.

Anonymous said...

Beck did everyone a big favor. Nobody with any common sense wants a conspiracy theorist in elected office. If you really think our government might have been deliberately complicit in 9-11 you will fall for anything. Saying you aren't sure about this means you don't have the courage to condemn beliefs that are devoid of merit. Not only have there been numerous investigations but 8 years later not a single credible witness has come forth with knowledge of a 'conspiracy' that would have to have involved large numbers of people. And you ask the Truthers 'why' the government would have concocted such an elaborate and unlikely plot to murder thousands of Americans and the real nuttery starts to pour out. Sorry Debra, but you disqualified yourself. And hat's off to Beck for blowing the whistle so clearly and unambiguously.


Anonymous said...

Interesting that Rick Perry has recommended Cleon Skousen’s “5000 year leap”- also Glenn Beck’s favorite book! They must be buddies!

This was contrived. Glenn, if you push the Mormon card too hard, you have as much credibility as Joseph Smith. I feel sorry for Debra Medina- she didn’t make it into the good ol’ boy network.

See how Mormon history and African-American history don't mix! Then a person who dares to question the government won't look so bad.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

She's toast. Gateway Pundit did a follow-up with some Texas Tea Party guy who stated that she is definitely NOT affiliated with the Tea Party (like ANY truther would be!). So she was trying to ride the movement, play us for fools. I'm pretty mad about it, actually.

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