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Conservative Radio Host Michael Berry Accused of Hit-and-Run Accident After Patronizing Gay Bar

Conservative radio host and former City Councilman Michael Berry was reportedly seen on security cameras in a hit-and-run accident with another vehicle outside TC's Show Bar in Houston's Montrose District on January 31, KPRC reports.

BerryTuderia Bennett, of Galena Park, told Houston police that he was working as a bouncer at the front door during a popular cross-dressing 'drag show' that was going on inside the club.   He watched the crash happen and told police he rushed up to the car after impact and got a good look at Berry behind the wheel.

Berry may have been leaving the bar:

The report also states, "The ongoing investigation indicates that the suspect is Michael Berry, a local radio talk show host."

Managers of the bar then turned over security camera video from inside the club to HPD investigators, and they write in an e-mail to Local 2 Investigates that their video confirms that Berry was in their establishment that night.

The e-mail reads, "Mr. Berry is one of those customers who has been to our establishment. The video in question that shows Mr. Berry in our establishment is in our possession. The local authorities have requested this same video and they are in possession to assist with their investigation." ...

...The victim told Local 2 Investigates he believes the conservative activist is trying to avoid the issue entirely because of his public stances involving gay people.

"If you're going to stand up and say anti-gay things and be conservative and be Mr. Good Guy, and then when something happens that points you out and puts you in a place with the exact business that you aim to shut down, it kind of makes it seem like I need this to go away and I need it to go away quickly," said Bennett.

The Houston Press publishes some more of Berry's bloviating about subjects like the Grammys and the Ground Zero mosque.

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  1. gee another conservative toe tapper. they keep falling out of the closet. it must really ba to hate yourself so much.

    Posted by: walter | Feb 16, 2012 6:33:39 PM

  2. Mo word on if he enjoyed the show. lol

    Posted by: Tony | Feb 16, 2012 6:49:16 PM

  3. Wonder if this guy'll show up at Bunnies on the Bayou this year! (I hope that event's still around - I haven't heard about it in years.)

    Posted by: J Ascher | Feb 16, 2012 8:32:41 PM

  4. Michael Berry in TC's ShowBar only 5 min away He deleted facebook & twitter @MichaelBerrySho

    Posted by: Bugle | Feb 16, 2012 8:58:39 PM

  5. Ah yes, yet another gaydar-ringin' advocate of the Conservative Gay Agenda: bigger closets.

    Posted by: Badtux | Feb 16, 2012 9:24:19 PM

  6. Wait! What he was wearing?

    Posted by: Andrew | Feb 16, 2012 11:05:36 PM

  7. I'm a huge Michael Berry fan and gay. He is not a gay hater. However, he is about personal responsibility which he doesn't believe in that as much as he preaches. Very disheartening.

    Posted by: Jsescott2010 | Feb 16, 2012 11:54:25 PM

  8. This is a link to a television report with more information.

    Posted by: Jcrayst | Feb 17, 2012 1:03:00 AM

  9. Closet cases like Michael Berry need to learn: electronics toward and forward mean the end of their backstabbing of the rest of the gay public.

    Posted by: darkmoonman | Feb 17, 2012 1:58:33 AM

  10. This is about as surprising as seeing the pope in his dress.

    Posted by: John | Feb 17, 2012 8:04:07 AM

  11. Do you think his wife knows? Perhaps she's spent the week asking him some tough questions.

    Posted by: anon | Feb 17, 2012 10:52:39 AM

  12. This sad thing about a guy like this is that he makes a living hating and being negative about everybody around him... and I'd be willing to bet that he hates everyone because he hates himself. There is NOTHING worse than a self-loathing gay man. The loathing is so deep and so all-encompassing, that it affects the man's attitude about everyone and everything around him. 24/7 loathing. Himself. Others. That ugly cynical disrespectful hatred he showers on others is exactly how he feels about himself. Why go through life that way?

    Posted by: Dan Cobb | Feb 17, 2012 10:57:51 AM

  13. He looks gay to me!

    Posted by: FunMe | Feb 17, 2012 12:10:59 PM

  14. To all you people that "would do him" you're pitiful. This ahole shouldn't get any d*ck for the rest of his life. Geez, get a grip on your libido for just a minute will ya.

    Posted by: Curt | Feb 17, 2012 1:29:36 PM

  15. If it's true what Jsescott2010 said then I take it back. I assumed he was anti gay.

    Posted by: Curt | Feb 17, 2012 1:38:27 PM

  16. he is anti-gay. those who know his nonsense show know that he's about as pro-gay as GOProud, which is to say not pro-gay at all.

    he's one of those "i'm not one of THOSE gays!"-gays.

    "THOSE gays", of course, being comfortable confident gay males who feel no need to suck up to the bigoted ideals of the Conservative Right.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Feb 17, 2012 1:42:09 PM

  17. Here is the link to the video of him in the club:

    Posted by: dan | Feb 17, 2012 3:20:05 PM

  18. Actually, I listen to Michael Berry everyday and he is quite the opposite. He is NOT anti-gay. He promotes on his show that homosexuality should not be an issue in our and let live. This is simply delicious fodder for the liberal left. Haters!

    Posted by: Sonny Drysdale | Feb 17, 2012 3:51:08 PM

  19. If a cop didn't witness an accident then there'll be no citation. So someone said he was in the bar. Did someone watch him consume more than one ounce of alcoholic beverage per hour? Or are the diva's just slinging opinionated mud?

    And if I were a patron of that bar, I'd now be a former patron. I don't need door boys or clubs spreading the news of my attendance. Who knows what rumors will be spread about their other clients.

    Posted by: Willys | Feb 17, 2012 6:41:48 PM

  20. If he isn't Gay, he should be. That expression on his face is a terrible thing to waste on a mere Woman. (No disrespect to Women intended; after all, my Mother was a woman.)

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Feb 18, 2012 1:48:59 PM

  21. Why do people need to be judge for who they are let them be who they want to be


    Posted by: james | Feb 19, 2012 11:40:08 PM

  22. @WILLYS, or you could just grow a pair and stop worrying about people knowing you went to a gay bar. people can't use your being in a gay bar against you if you're openly gay and enjoying having a drink amongst brothers.

    you know.

    just a thought.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Feb 19, 2012 11:51:00 PM

  23. He was "doing research" for an upcoming article he's writing. Isn't that always the explanation?

    Posted by: Ninong | Feb 20, 2012 10:19:32 AM

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