Q: You should be ashamed to call yourself a news organization. You should stick to the weather, since it is only thing people use the local news for anyway. To have a link on your site titled “Medina refuses to disavow conspiracy theory that U.S. government was behind 9/11 attacks” is slander. Read the transcript and you would see that is not what she said. I would sure like to know how much Perry is paying you for the coverage of this item. This is the exact reason all of these career politicians should be voted out of office: it is a world of lies and deceit. Why not report on the money Perry is making while sitting in the Governor’s mansion. It must be significant if he has to stoop to such tactics to keep the job. Thanks for being on the side of the people. Your credibility is shot: you might as well run a disclaimer after your broadcasts that Rick Perry has approved it.
Q: I have been shocked and disgusted by WFAA’s attitude towards Deborah Medina both in you reluctance to allow her into the debates, and now you attempt to tie her into 911-truthers. This is blatant “Squealer the Pig” journalism and we, the people of Texas, aren't falling for it and are seeing right though WFAA and its agenda. You should be prepared to start losing your viewers in Texas as we turn to more credible sources of news and information.
A: We had a pair of email messaged that referred to a report by News 8’s Brad Watson (http://www.wfaa.com/news/Medina-refuses-to-disavow-conspiracy-theory-that-US-government-was-behind-911-attacks-84136097.html).
Watson said, “Thank you for your comments. Since Debra Medina is a serious, viable candidate her statements and positions or non-positions are getting the scrutiny they deserve. Her post interview statement will be included in our coverage if it hasn't been added already.”
In Watson’s report he mentioned Medina’s recent appearance on the Glenn Beck show. Here s a quote from the transcript:
(Beck) 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 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 have not taken a position on that.
After the Beck broadcast Medina said:
"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.
She went on to say:
"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."
As for an perceived reluctance to allow her into the January GOP Gubernatorial Debate that was produced by WFAA, when Ms. Medina reached a level in the polls that was part of a criteria set forth early on, she was invited to debate.