Boy, the media is really trying to sabotage Perry

Perry Event 2/1/2010

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I was perusing some blogs this morning, looking for new additions to our blogroll. I came across one post about how Rick Perry said he was against a border fence. Well, I can see how that might hurt Perry amongst some Conservatives. The media would love to see that happen, and Gateway Pundit has the scoop on what Perry ACTUALLY said

Texas Gov. Rick Perry won over some Republican voters at a backyard reception held Saturday at the Manchester home of Chuck Stephen and co-hosted by John Stephen, the former Republican gubernatorial nominee. (Shawne K. Wickham/Sunday News)

And, the state-run media is TERRIFIED of Governor Rick Perry from Texas.
Yesterday the AP reported this on Rick Perry’s campaign stop in New Hampshire:

Speaking to hundreds of Granite State voters at a private reception, the Texas governor was asked whether he supported a fence along the Mexican border.

“No, I don’t support a fence on the border,” he said. “The fact is, it’s 1,200 miles from Brownsville to El Paso. Two things: How long you think it would take to build that? And then if you build a 30-foot wall from El Paso to Brownsville, the 35-foot ladder business gets real good.”

The answer produced an angry shout from at least one audience member.

But, Weasel Zippers found this report from WOIA TV on Perry’s speech:

Speaking to hundreds of Granite State voters at a private reception, the Texas governor was asked whether he supported a fence along the Mexican border.

“No, I don’t support a fence on the border,” he said, while referring to the long border in Texas alone. “The fact is, it’s 1,200 miles from Brownsville to El Paso. Two things: How long you think it would take to build that? And then if you build a 30-foot wall from El Paso to Brownsville, the 35-foot ladder business gets real good.”

Instead, Perry said he supported “strategic fencing” and National Guard troops to prevent illegal immigration and violence from Mexican drug cartels.

The answer produced an angry shout from at least one audience member. And it exposed an ongoing rift with some conservative voters over Perry’s immigration record.

The AP deleleted the part of Perry’s speech that including using “strategic fencing” and National Guard troops on the border.

So, here is the important thing to remember. Do not just assume that everything Perry, or any other serious GOP candidate “says” according to the media, is actually what they said. The media will spin their hearts out to make Perry look less appealing to the Conservative base. Keep this in mind.

Also keep in mind that Perry’s reputation, among some Conservatives, for being “soft” on the border issue is based largely on his opposition to a fence. Frankly, what he has in mind makes more sense than a fence, at least to me.

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Related:

Governor Perry explained his stance on illegal immigration and border security during THIS INTERVIEW with Mark Levin on September 1st.

4 thoughts on “Boy, the media is really trying to sabotage Perry

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