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Conservative Talk Radio Host Michael Berry Was Definitely At That Gay Bar In Houston ...

Berry... and we know this because the establishment's security footage has finally been released to the public.

As Andy reported: Michael Berry, a Republican, former city councilman, and syndicated radio talk show host famous for thinking murderous thoughts about those of his fellow citizens who happen to be Muslims, has been accused of perpetrating a hit-and-run outside of T.C.'s Show Bar in the Montrose gayberhood of Houston on January 31st, 2011. Berry allegedly reversed some 70 feet in a Chevy Tahoe, slammed into the car of a bouncer named Tuderia Bennett, who happened to be standing right outside the bar, and sped away. Witnesses confirmed the hit and run, and Bennett says he got a clear look at the perp before he drove off, as well as a good reading of the vehicle's license plate. When traced, the plate number turned out to be Berry's.

From Raw Story:

Berry, a former Republican city councilman, suggested on his radio show on Thursday that he had been framed by his “enemies.”

“I’ve always said when you do what I do, the way I do it, you make enemies,” he said. “When you poke your finger in as many people’s eye as I do every day, you make enemies,” adding that they will “will accuse you of most anything.”

Now, a man who looks very much like Berry can be seen by all on footage from T.C.'s security cam, which was posted yesterday by KHOU 11. With the tape, the witnesses, and the license plate number, Houston police have more evidence than is usually brought to bear on hit and run cases. Nevertheless, they've so far declined to launch a full investigation of Mr. Berry. Bennett suggests this is because of Berry's connections in local government.

For the record: There was a drag show in progress during Berry's visit to T.C.'s Show Bar, and while it's odd to catch a professional right-winger in such environs, Berry's presence is not necessarily indicative of hypocrisy. Berry celebrates at least one drag queen on his website, which features a page devoted to the comedic stylings of Shirley Q. Liquor.

Anyway -- watch KHOU 11's coverage, as well as the uncovered security footage, AFTER THE JUMP ...


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  1. "when you do what I do, the way I do it, you make enemies,”

    When I did what you do, my mother slapped me upside the head.

    Posted by: BobN | Feb 18, 2012 3:15:13 PM

  2. Since the locals won't even bother to investigate, I'd report it as a hate crime, and get the feds involved. The worst that will happen is that that they decide it wasn't a hate crime, but was a hit-and-run - which is the main point.

    Posted by: Tarc | Feb 18, 2012 3:21:11 PM

  3. Corrupt police practices in Houston? Who would have thought.

    Posted by: Jester | Feb 18, 2012 3:45:03 PM

  4. In the age of cell phones with cameras and social media proliferation...why do people think they can still keep secrets?

    Posted by: Rin | Feb 18, 2012 4:05:43 PM

  5. There is a new shot at TC'c bar called the "Berry Bomb". I will be there next weekend. Can't wait to try it

    Posted by: Stephen Q | Feb 18, 2012 4:14:22 PM

  6. WM, I am from Houston and completely agree with you. TC's is more known for hustlers than drag queens. The bar opens at 10am and has a constant flow of hustlers all day and night. The news media is running the "Show bar", "drag queen" thing into the ground. It's to get more publicity. He came from the bathroom.....ever seen what goes on in those bathrooms?? $20 goes a long way.

    Posted by: Stephen Q | Feb 18, 2012 4:18:17 PM

  7. Someone needs to slip him a little something something, take him to a dungeon, and punch fist him until the sun rises.

    Posted by: Rafa | Feb 18, 2012 4:51:34 PM

  8. Michael just was in such a state because his date, Marcus Bachmann, stood him up.

    Posted by: Bill | Feb 18, 2012 6:37:04 PM

  9. This guy has been sheltered while spewing his hypocrite hate? Please, someone explain.

    Posted by: Joe | Feb 18, 2012 9:36:17 PM

  10. There's nothing about this story I don't love.

    Posted by: Apparatus | Feb 18, 2012 9:44:29 PM

  11. Right wing shock jock in hit and run leaving hustler bar or anti immigrant GOP commercial making closet queen with illegal Mexican boyfriend in sex slave scandal....it's like Sophie's Choice! Please oh please someone snap a picture of Bachman or Santorum in an airport toilet...

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Feb 18, 2012 10:13:52 PM

  12. He's cute.

    Posted by: Tyler | Feb 18, 2012 10:18:05 PM

  13. I don't know how one sends gay men back in time, but somehow Tyler, you've done it.

    Posted by: Joe | Feb 18, 2012 11:50:41 PM

  14. Shirley Q Liquor is just a racist in heels and a bad wig. Naturally, this tool likes that piece of trash. Birds of a feather.....

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Feb 19, 2012 6:13:18 AM

  15. ....Michael Berry. Michael Berry. Rush Limbaugh "lite"? It's clear now that Mr Berry needed to score something at TC's and it wasn't to snag some man-on-man sex...it was drugs. Pure and simple...and of course he left the scene ...with the drugs, of course. What I can't fathom is why he didn't call Fats Limbaugh for some Oxy...he has plenty....These guys are creeps and anyone who seriously listens to them on radio are creeps.....Ted Haggard " Bought meth, but threw it away before he used it"..(lie)...Larry Craig had a "wide stance" while in the men's room at Minneapolis airport (lie)......No drugs on that one, just plain Stoopid....trolls!

    Posted by: thom | Feb 19, 2012 9:12:57 AM

  16. Grow the F up,people. So what if he's gay? All gays must be goofy, PC effete robots or terminally nasty, angry gay 'radicals'?

    One of the things that I dislike and feel sad about some other'minorities' is how they have severe pressure from their own so-called community to conform, in other words how they're ghettoized, in thought at least if not in actual geography. That's a stifling environment, not liberating.

    It's all about control at the end of the day. People trying to control you.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 19, 2012 9:52:57 AM

  17. ratbastard, everyone knows your closeted wimpy little self comes on here to post repeatedly under various aliases to vent your frustration over never being able to live up to your homophobic father's ideals of what a man should be.

    you were born a disappointment to him, you'll die a disappointment to him, and coming on here every day using numerous alter-egos and spewing fury at the gay men who don't live by your testicularly-challenged rules of cowardice only proves it to everyone.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Feb 19, 2012 1:31:06 PM

  18. @Thom. You raise an interesting possible scenario. He lives in a burg where the narco cops scope out only the Latino and black hoods. He figures he'll score blow in a gayborhood where none of his str8 friends will see him, or accidentally run into him (no pun intended given the auto accident). He figures the hustlers want no cop trouble so they'll be cool about the sale in the men's room. Just may be no gay connection here except circumstantial.

    Posted by: Contrarian | Feb 19, 2012 2:13:57 PM

  19. @RIN Great comment. I wonder that myself. An entire evening could be spent discussing how decadent society has become precisely BECAUSE of cell-phone cameras and social media. I personally favour the death penalty or at least a major face-bashing ass-kicking for anyone who voyeuristcally snaps a cell-phone pic and then publishes it on social media.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Feb 19, 2012 2:24:08 PM

  20. if the police wont call the State beaureu of investigation and file a corruption complaint

    Posted by: john | Feb 19, 2012 3:21:31 PM

  21. OH good God, it's Little KIWI again (the brat with the name of a parakeet) ignorantly ranting about someone's father and how one person or another is going to fail, die or never find their balls. He's mostly shut up for a couple of weeks after telling one reader who disagreed with him to commit suicide. Would that this nasty-ass might either follow his own advice or continue to deprive us of his self-revealing bile.

    Posted by: uffda | Feb 19, 2012 3:49:00 PM

  22. I didn't know it was a hustler bar. Is there a website listing for these types of places in other cities? :oD

    Posted by: Francis Freaky | Feb 19, 2012 3:56:11 PM

  23. Francis!! LOL

    I'm not sure, but if you go onto any Gay Republican messageboards I'm sure that can provide a complete list ;-)

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Feb 19, 2012 4:10:59 PM

  24. Houston is FILLED with dirty cops, dirty politicians, and dirty Republicans... why is this shocking?

    Posted by: Anony | Feb 19, 2012 5:24:36 PM

  25. @Little Kiwi,

    Speak for yourself. My father was [he died when I was in H.S.] a great father,loving, understanding, masculine,not macho. We had a great relationship and would always hug [not shake hands]. So, in other words, F.U.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 19, 2012 5:44:47 PM

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