Debra Medina on Glenn Beck's Radio Show: Debra Medina is a 9/11 Truther? Did Debra Medina Admit That she is a 9/11 Truther? UPDATED

by the Left Coast Rebel

Does this dialogue with Glenn Beck on Glenn Beck's radio show prove that Debra Medina is a 9/11 truther? Certainly the chatter on the net points to Debra Medina admitting that she is a 9/11 truther. Listen objectively to the segment with Debra Median on Glenn Beck's radio show -


UPDATE: Reader Jack Liberty thinks that this issue does not implicate Medina as a so-called truther. I find it strange as well that Beck seemed to be frothing at the mouth to get Medina cornered into admitting that she is a 9/11 truther and then seemed excited when he seemingly got to an ah-hah moment. If anything she seemed to not find the best choice of words. A simple 'no', I'm not a 9/11 truther would have sufficed.

UPDATED x2: Medina campaign responds to the Glenn Beck interview:


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.




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9 comments:

  1. Debra Medina's official statement.....

    "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."

    I believe Glenn Beck went into this interview not wanting to like Debra Medina and he said as much while trashing her after she was off the air.

    "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."- Debra Medina

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  2. Tim, this is devastating. I listened to it on the radio this morning. Glenn did not set her up in any way. He went into that interview wanting to like her. He just wanted to clear the air, so that his supporters could feel comfortable supporting her. And she failed magnificently.

    This could go down in Texas politics as perhaps the biggest mistake ever by a TX Politico in recent campaigns.

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  3. @ Alice - Thanks for the note here.

    @ Eric - Yah, I am aware at the damage that this has done/will do. I don't understand why she would have said this. It saddens me because she seemed so solid on the issues.

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  4. I recall Medina saying that she didn't have time to do psychological profiles on her staff, or everyone involved in her campaign. She didn't say she was a "9/11 truther." What she did invite into the conversation was a common sense approach of decreasing the size of government in Texas, but Beck could not let go of this single issue.

    My take on Beck is that he is sliding into Alex Jones territory, sans planes flying into buildings. Beck's television show is very informative, but he seems to be getting out there on radio. Maybe the fact that I'm getting older, or perhaps it is my interest in Taoism that draws me to balance in life, and to stay away from fringes of ideas, but it appears that the talk show hosts with the coolest heads and most common sense are people I would not have necessarily listened to twenty or even ten years ago; folks like Hugh Hewitt and Fred Thompson for example.

    And by the way, seeing that Texas has one of the highest property taxes, as evidenced in the Medina interview, is giving me some second thoughts about moving there in twenty-one months. We'll see....

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  5. I heard the interview. I don't know how you can botch such an easy question in all honesty. This might just be inexperience on Debra's part, but as governor you are going to have to answer tough questions let alone easy ones.

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  6. I'll be a little more forthright than Medina: I am not a 9/11 truther and I do not believe that the U.S. government is responsible for flying planes into buildings.

    That said, one of the problems I have with Beck is that he dwells on 9/11 truthers too much. We conservatives and libertarians talk a lot about thought crimes but Beck reacts so viscerally, some might say fascistically, that he just cannot stand the thought of somebody thinking that there is any other explanation for 9/11 than what the Bush administration told us. It's a defense of the status quo that I find unsettling. It's like a sanity test for Beck or the first article of faith. You must believe that 9/11 was NOT an inside job before you can be considered for admission into the community of believers!

    Personally, I don't really care if someone thinks 9/11 was an inside job. Likewise, I don't really care if someone thinks global warming is happening or if it's man-made. What I care about is whether 9/11 "trutherism" or man-made global warming are scams used as justifications for expanding government into our personal lives and our bank accounts.

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  7. If you are going to make a decision on who to vote for, for Governor of Texas based on Glenn Beck's interview I would hope that you would take the time to listen to Debra Medina in an interview yesterday evening.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSyL6APEPtk

    If you are going to use your power to influence as Glenn Beck did yesterday you have a responsibility to actually get to the truth. I do not believe that is what he got yesterday.
    Power may corrupt even the best of us !! It is about HUMILITY & TRUTH not mocking and ridicule.

    If you listen to the 45 mins. after she was off the air. Glenn trashed her when she could not defend her position. Where was the Red phone so she could call in to tell her side instead of assumptions. I was disappointed in Debra's answer, but Glenn's credibility was damaged more because of the 45 min. after the interview.

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  8. IMO Beck is becoming so full of himself he is in danger of becoming irrelevant.

    He is rapidly losing that which drew rational conservatives to him.

    Alice said it best. And Beck failed the test of "getting to the truth."

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  9. She was obviously set up. Then Glenadict turned her audio off so she could not hear him making her look (sound) like an idiot repeating "you've answered the question..."

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