UPDATED AGAIN: added the 3rd hour of the Glenn Beck interview with Debra Medina. You can listen to his thinly veiled allusions to Hitler and total lack of professionalism. Also added the Listener Comments part 2 from the KLIF 570AM Interview.

UPDATED: added Journal-Post link regarding the possible set-up. Lotsa good info in that one! Also added a 10 minute clip of the interview (minus Beck’s strawman comments) and KLIF 570AM interviews.

So Debra Medina spoke with Glenn Beck this morning on his radio talk show. Glenn saw fit to smear her with the claim that she is a 9/11 Truther. This is particularly interesting considering that the key issues of the race for the Governor’s Seat have been private property rights and state sovereignty. Having come from 4% in the polls all the way to 24% most recently from the PPP poll, Medina is now perceived as a threat to the establishment. What better way to distract voters from valid issues like burdensome taxes or oppressive government policies? Instead of conversing with Debra on a meaningful level, Beck decided it was more worthwhile to write her off as a conspiracy theorist. This is even more odd when you consider that only 16% of people in America now believe the official government explanation of the September 11th 2001 terror attacks!

Yes indeed: The New York Times & CBS News conducted a scientific poll in 2006 regarding the official government story on 9/11. How is it possible that only 16% of the population can believe the official story? Because there were too many inconsistencies in the investigation. But this is all a moot point. Debra Medina is running for the Texas Governor’s seat and looking to fix the problems here in Texas, from the looming multibillion-dollar budget problem we face, lack of oversight of the out-of-control Texas Department of Transportation, personal freedoms and liberties which are increasingly under attack, and perhaps most importantly, private property rights.

If 84% of the population thinks there is something sketchy with the official story, then they must all be crazy right? Maybe Glenn Beck only lives in that 16% and refuses to look outside into reality. It’s a far cry from wanting to see more evidence, and being a 9/11 Truther. But again, that’s a moot point because Beck isn’t interested in reporting News, but is actually interested in Entertainment. His website and opening to the radio show even clearly admit it: The Fusion of Entertainment and Enlightenment. Wait- “entertainment” is the most important thing? So, let’s not discuss issues of import to the daily lives of Texans. Instead, more ratings can be garnered by attacking and villifying a candidate for wanting to focus on the existing issues in the race.

If your opinion or vote is predicated on Medina’s not saying “We need to send those damn truthers to Guatanamo!” then you need to stop drinking the kool-aid. She’s a staunch supporter of smaller government. She appeals to people who either A) don’t trust the government to begin with or B) are tired of the government lying to them the past several decades about wars and the economy that everything they tell us now must be questioned. Both describe Texas Conservatism pretty well, not the pro-war Neoconservative agenda.

More people who care about Texas fall within part B) because they are sick and tired of our government’s lack of transparency. That’s why this Glenn Beck interview will help her numbers go up instead of what you are assuming.

Here is Medina’s response to the 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.

Funny thing that.. Let’s talk about the issues at hand, not what someone’s personal beliefs are.

Journal-Post reports that Beck’s staff might have even set her up in this manner! Definitely read this entire link, as there is plenty of good info there with some background video clips.

There are rumors circulating around the internet that Glenn Beck and crew have set Debra Medina up, and that this has been their intention from the get go (and that this may have had something to do with Texas State Senator and Radio show host Dan Patrick, who supports Rick Perry, whom Pat Gray knew from his Houston days).

Today, Glenn Beck interviewed Debra Medina, but prior to this though, Glenn Beck stated that he and Perry were on amicable terms, and went into detail about this. Beck had said that he had never heard of her. One of the first questions that he had asked Medina was can you tell us about yourself, to which Medina gave a quick run down and summary of her life story.

Glenn Beck then again asked the same question, can you tell us about yourself, to which Medina gave a more detailed answer. After which Medina began to go into private property rights and some of her campaign platform but immediately thereafter, Glenn Beck threw in a wild card and stated that he supposedly had been receiving e-mails that Medina was a 9/11 Truther. Medina baffled by this question, stumbled, and gave the response that she does not police the thoughts of others. After the interview and the hard commercial break, Glenn Beck went into a wild tangent about 9/11 truthers, and then promoted that on his afternoon TV show that later this afternoon, he’d would be exposing a Marxist Europe.

Go ahead and listen to the KLIF 570 AM interview with her followed up by some listener commentary. Here, the radio interviewer actually gives her a fair shake.
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Listener Comments:

Listener Comments 2:

Now you can listen to the entire 3rd hour of content from the February 11th Glenn Beck show, including Glenn’s man-crush on Governor Perry and his thinly veiled allusions to Hitler post-interview, where Medina was not able to respond to his unfounded allegations. The entirety of the interview can be listened to here. Thanks nr5p-nathan for providing the audio file.

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Glenn Beck 3rd Hour interview with Debra Medina

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Oh, and more evidence from the Dallas Morning News supporting the allegation that the Perry campaign did a hit-and-run job against the Medina campaign here. When a supporter starts to plant fake claims and the freakin’ DALLAS MORNING NEWS catches them at it, then it sure looks like it’s the real deal, and not just speculation! SO how is it that Perry robocalls were dialing out within 30 minutes after this interview ended if it wasn’t a put up hit-job? Fishy indeed.

Oh, and remember the former Perry campaign staffer (Kevin Crouch) that resigned to support Debra Medina for Governor? Well even after these latest shenanigans, he still supports Medina in her bid for the Governor’s seat:

More on Kevin from his vlog at http://kevincrouch.wordpress.com/

This guy looks like he knows what’s going on in Texas, so I suggest you bookmark his site and keep in touch. Send him a note of thanks for giving you a reasoned and logical statement, returning the conversation to issues of import, those being Texas issues! Only, don’t call him about the Beck interview as he’s done talking about it ;)