Michael Berry: Conservative "Blow the Mosque Up" Radio Host in Gay-Bar Hit-and-Run, Report Says (UPDATED)

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Michael Berry: Not a good driver?
KPRC has a report that Houston police are investigating a hit-and-run incident that involves KTRH host Michael Berry at a gay bar.

Berry left T.C.'s Show Bar in Montrose around 11 p.m. January 31, drove in reverse for 70 feet and hit a car owned by the club's bouncer, which is always a bad move.

It was drag night at T.C.'s, the station said.

No charges have been filed, although an internal HPD memo obtained by the station says, "The suspect is Michael Berry, a local radio talk show host."

We've tried to contact Berry, who refused to comment to KPRC, but haven't heard back. (Update: Berry's response to our request for a comment: "Wish I could, but cannot.")

We did tune in his show to see if he was addressing the report his morning, but only heard him say, "I don't claim to speak for crackheads and welfare queens," which didn't seem related to the incident. (His pick of today's top stories did not include the report.)

Berry, a former city councilman, is your prototype fire-breathing Obama-hating right-wing talk show host. He earned nationwide attention (and, mostly, contempt) two years ago when he said of the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque":

I'll tell you this -- if you do build a mosque, I hope somebody blows it up...I hope the mosque isn't built, and if it is, I hope it's blown up, and I mean that.

He told us at the time, "I am passionate that building a mosque on that site is an affront to the families of victims," and on his blog somehow argued that he was not advocating bombing the mosque.

An occasional guest on his radio show is controversial drag performer Shirley Q. Liquor, who has been criticized for being racist.

KPRC says the HPD investigation is continuing, and includes security-cam video of Berry in the bar that night.

Update: The Houston Chronicle heard more of Berry's show this morning than we did, and reported he said:

"When you poke your finger in somebody's eye every day like I do, you make enemies," he said. "There will always be attacks on me...that I said this, or did that. It takes a toll on you personally, but you simply can't go and chase down every nasty thing said about you."

And, some tweets by Berry about the Grammys:

-- "Pepsi woman, trust me, what Elton wants is NOT what you got. #GRAMMYS"

-- "Shakira attacked by sea lion. Sources suggest it is Rosie O'Donnell, but I've not been able to confirm. Developing."

-- "Is that a dude or a woman on the far right? #GRAMMYS"

-- "Katy, I don't mean to be rude. Believe me. But your boobs are not worthy of being jiggled on national tv. U ain't even had kids & they bad."

Also, is it time to revisit Berry's Firehouse saloon incident?

Here's our cove-story profile on Berry when he was running for mayor and being accused of being a slumlord.

And we list five worse places than a gay bar that Berry could have been seen at, in terms of his audience's reaction.

Berry responds (somewhat) to the allegations, including bashing gay-bashers.


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Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

@ Joes Mama: for your information, I don't touch any illegal drugs. I was raised in a drug free environment. You are probaly thinking of my sister's father who is serving 90 to life for murder while under the influence of illegal drugs and attempted murder of a police officer, and fleeing and eluding, crimes he committed in the 1980s

No Nonsense
No Nonsense

Mr. Berry  you may not Speak for Crackheads and Welfare Queens, but you sure Favor Drag Queens !!!!! Everyone Gives Their Moral Support To A Certain Group now We Know who Your Favorite Group.  Maybe these are your Loyal Listeners and You Were Just saying Thanks !!!  Yea Right

The insatiable Figgy Jones
The insatiable Figgy Jones

Isn't "blow the mosque up" a euphemism for what this dude does whenever he's not spewing hate?

If you know what I mean (nudge, nudge, wink, wink)

Richard Banderas
Richard Banderas

Sounds like Berry was trying to talk face to face with some gay dude who was harrassing Berry...but Bouncer booted him out...then Berry being Berry decided to ram his SUV into Bouncers car....Don't Worry Michael...I support you 100% and will always attend your radio show...Just pay the bill and move on!!!  We have a country to save!

Michael Berry
Michael Berry

Sorry folks, but this smear campaign against me has got to stop.  I deleted my twitter, but that was just to make sure my enemies didn't take any of my words out of context.

I was not going to that disgusting gay bar for fun...I was there doing a special report on why America's values are eroding due to these horrible people forcing their lifestyle upon us.  It was going to be a surprise, but you jerks ruined it.  Guess I'll go on telling the truth and making a difference in other ways.

#totallynotgay

Yizguy
Yizguy

Good job, imposter

Katy
Katy

Who are you calling imposter?

I bet you're not even the REAL Yizguy!

Amy
Amy

While it should be all about whether he did a hit and run, in the parking lot, the media and the general public seem to love "is this celeb gay or straight?" type stories. A conservative celeb merely walking into a gay bar can feed this. Yet Deguerin is now involved which means he's guilty of something and he's strangely quiet now. Gay or gay friendly, his listeners are mostly 70 year old males not so gay friendly. No one wonder he ran.

Diggs
Diggs

LOL! Gerbils! Funny, indeed. And the whole "blowing up the mosque" thing? So what? He said it.GOOD! He isn't right about everything. But, I got his point. All of you who think, "How dare he make such insensitive remarks!", are quite frankly, cowards. Oh no, it's okay for this country to be attacked by others but, let's not hint that they deserve the same. Tsk,tsk,tsk. Get some back-bone, you silly people. Lots of liberals posting on here, aren't there? But, oh yeah, let's stick to the topic at hand.......did he back 70 feet into someone's car? Well, if indeed he did, then he's got to be held responsible for that. The fact that it was at a gay bar really make a difference? Not really, except for the fact that if he claims to be homophobic, that would make him a hypocrite.Lots of those out there. And, I'm willing to bet that at LEAST half of those posting have something just a wee bit illegal in their lives. Hmmmmm, care to share people? I thought not. Just hold him responsible for what he did wrong(smashing into a car), and go about your business.Stop bashing him for his views, which by the way, just as many people agree with.It's still a free country. Or is it?

Kylejack
Kylejack

 Don't bash him for his views? But I thought it was a free country? And doesn't he bash others for their views? Your understanding of freedom seems tenuous at best.

Diggs
Diggs

 Oh, I'm sorry, Kyle. You're absolutely right. Bashing others for their views IS acceptable these days! Silly me. Well, then you should love all the talk shows. There. My understanding of freedom is complete.

Yizguy
Yizguy

Michael Berry said Thursday that "I don't take things ... lying down".   Well, I'd like to "back into" Michael Berry, and he wouldn't have to be "lying down"! ... Just sayin'...How WOULD YOU LIKE THIS APPLE, BOYee...heeheehee

Finneganwakeman
Finneganwakeman

Funny you refer to that billboard, headlined "How you like them apples, Boy?".

Seeing it, I assumed that the message was addressed to Pres. Obama; and I was sorta shocked Berry would refer to the President as 'Boy'. But I guess that's common parlance where he's from in Orange, as well as the other racially time-warped E Texas towns. 

tearcollector
tearcollector

It would be quite easy to check that big, hard pole he got nailed by for paint chips from his car and do a match. It sounds to me as if no one is making an effort to really find out the truth. The fact that he disabled both FB & Twitter is a sign that he's desperate to keep this under wraps. He presents himself as a typical hate monger who's willing to say anything offensive just to get attention. He's also of the highest morals who can't be seen at a gay bar. I can't wait to hear his rabid fans spew the conspiracy theories that it was a set up.

I, for one, will not be surprised to hear he's been in the closet.

R_moe
R_moe

I will not rub it in simply because the bible clearly states that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. The bible also states that sin will be brought to light. Mr. Berry is constantly putting down President Obama, and the bible clearly states obey those who rule over you. It's okay to voice your opinion on what the President is not doing right but, do it respectfully. This is a commandment that came form God. If anyone obeys God's commandment, they will be blessed. If we choose to not obey God's commandment, then we are cursed. This is simply a case of Mr.Berry being exposed. I really feel sorry for him.

RPaul
RPaul

(no offense, but the good book contains a lot of contradictory nonsense. I'm sure we could find a passage to support stoning Berry, or one that would exonerate him completely, praising the ways that he 'knows' his brothers).

SharksBreath
SharksBreath

Being gay and a Republican is like being black and in the KKK.

Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

so you are saying that black people got a better chance joining the KKK? you are one sick bastard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh yeah, welcome to the corner of Kiss My Ass Avenue, and Go Fuck Yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

joe mama
joe mama

Two others have already told you to go get back on your meth. 

If I have to come over there you'll really be sorry.

Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

you see how far them trailer trash jokes are gonna get you? Thats how Jerry Springer gonna diss you.

Fernando D. Riascos
Fernando D. Riascos

Get back on your meds or meth 

Ricky Hollywood
Ricky Hollywood

 I know you can't hear, but I assume you can read.  He said to go get back on your meth, you racist piece of shit.

Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

i don't do meth, matter of fact, I don't do illegal drugs & I sure as hell don't abuse prescription drugs.. and as for my meds, that's none of your business.

JenniferGrassman
JenniferGrassman

I watched the surveillance video from the gay club, and honestly, I wouldn't be able to say whether the guy was Berry. It could have been any light haired, tall, white guy.  In fact, it kinda looked like he had a beard.  Hopefully the video the cops have is better quality. LOL.  It wouldn't be hard to frame the guy.  You'd just need a relatively good look alike and his license plate number.  You can see the video on Click2Houston's site.

Tony
Tony

As far as I am concerned, God has finally shown me justice. I am the caller who he callled a "terrorist" and someone who thought families of 9/11 victims were racists when I had done no such thing. My crime was to stand up to him say that the US constitution still matters, and me being an American who happens to be Muslim has nothing to do with the 9/11 hijackers. Michael Berry is a manipulative person of the nth degree. For a while I was receiving at least 20+ death threats at home and calls to my broker to fire me. All because I dared to disagree with Michael Berry/. I had private conversations with him as well in which he showed his true colors. He has nothing but PURE HATE for Muslims. He couldn't care less how American someone is. All that mattered is if that person was Muslim or not. Typical right-wing nut-job. All Bible, Country, Values, and Mr. Red Blood American as a front to his deviant behavior.

  

inorbit
inorbit

Typical. Right-wing conservative hanging out at a gay bar, no doubt trying to pick up other guys, then he panics when he causing an accident and gets caught.  What a moron.

Tony the Caller
Tony the Caller

As far as I am concerned, God has finally shown me justice. I am the caller who he callled a "terrorist" and someone who thought families of 9/11 victims were racists when I had done no such thing. My crime was to stand up to him say that the US constitution still matters, and me being an American who happens to be Muslim has nothing to do with the 9/11 hijackers. Michael Berry is a manipulative a-hole of the nth degree. For a while I was receiving at least 20+ death threats at home and calsl to my broker to fire me. All because I dared to disagree with Michael Berry/. I had private conversations with him as well in which he showed his true colors. He has nothing but PURE HATE for Muslims. He couldn't care less how American someone is. All that matters is if that person is Muslim or not. Typical right-wing nut-job. All Bible, Country, Values, and Mr. Red Blood American on the front, and sexual / social deviant on the side.  

Tony the Caller
Tony the Caller

As far as I am concerned, God has finally shown me justice. I am the caller who he callled a "terrorist" and someone who thought families of 9/11 victims were racists when I had done no such thing. My crime was to stand up to him say that the US constitution still matters, and me being an American who happens to be Muslim has nothing to do with the 9/11 hijackers. Michael Berry is a manipulative a-hole of the nth degree. For a while I was receiving at least 20+ death threats at home and calsl to my broker to fire me. All because I dared to disagree with Michael Berry/.

I had private conversations with him as well in which he showed his true colors. He has nothing but PURE HATE for Muslims. He couldn't care less how American someone is. All that matters is if that person is Muslim or not. Typical right-wing nut-job. All Bible, Country, Values, and Mr. Red Blood American on the front, and sexual / social deviant on the side.

Tony

Thom
Thom

He seems a little fixated on the gay thing. I bet he's a bottom and likes a good spanking on occassion!!!!

Guest
Guest

Just another right-wing gay closeted hypocrite. 

Hairyarse
Hairyarse

Come on out-Another conservative closet cocksucker--Your marriage is a sham or does she have a big juicy PENIS?????????

Katy
Katy

His wife is Nandita Berry, who is on the Uh Board of Regents.

I don't know what she looks like now, but back when he ran for Council, she was an attractive woman. If she's transgendered, she is good at passing.

Jim
Jim

Ha, ha, ha, ha..........they don't even make it hard any more!

Jesus H. Christ, Esq.
Jesus H. Christ, Esq.

I've always wondered what the gay agenda was.As it turns out, the gay agenda is "kick out all the dirty Mezzkins."

Jack Reynolds
Jack Reynolds

People, he was just researching what kind of gay bar he plans to open up next to the "Ground Zero Mosque."  That's all.The complicated device in his pants measuring his scrotal tension and momentary erectile girth was just for market research purposes.

He's not turned on by men, or men dressed as women, and he definitely doesn't harbor any grudges against bouncers who kick him out because his pants wouldn't stop beeping.

Boris
Boris

 Please stop inferring this pillar of moral righteousness was a hypocrite who couldn't drive a car.  Shame on all of you!

littlebadwolf
littlebadwolf

yet another wide-stance sicko who smooches up those who hate him.  a hog-cabin republican?

Good Grief
Good Grief

I am thinking Rick's Berries rear ending folks at TC's happens all the time.

klhayes
klhayes

A right-wing nut that has a black-face drag queen as an occasional guest host that may be involved in an incident at a gay bar....wow I would not have believed this unless I read this article. I wonder what kind of family values he professes.

Taye
Taye

What happens in a GAY bathroom, stays in the GAY bathroom. Leave My Pink Michael alone. 

Smedley
Smedley

I saw video on KHOU that the police stated his rear-end showed damage more consistent with backing into a pole.

Derp
Derp

 Did you mean "onto"?

Smedley
Smedley

 That was kinda the joke, but if you want to be less subtle about it, sure... knock yourself out.

Andy Myers
Andy Myers

Miss Berry at a drag bar. Priceless!

Tonycantu
Tonycantu

Pat Lykos, Harris County DA, states she cannot indict Barry because nobody can identify him as the driver? This is after the bouncer at the gay bar stated that he can identify Barry as the driver and there is surveillance cameras showing Barry did this???

Pat Lykos is GARBAGE!!!

Brittanie Shey
Brittanie Shey

The cameras only show him inside the bar, not in the car outside.

Mikecope
Mikecope

Just saw the gay bar video on KPRC.  It's her!!

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