Right wing talk-radio host Michael Berry, who was implicated in a hit-and-run outside a popular Houston drag bar, launched into an tirade about the incident on his show yesterday, calling reports of his transgression “hit pieces.”
According to AllAccess.com, our Douche of the Week winner proved he deserved the honor by talking about the incident, against the “very expensive” advice of his attorneys:
He said that “the fourth-place TV station” had “run out of house fires to report on, so they decided to do a hit piece on me,” using “unnamed sources.” Reading the story posted on KPRC-TV’s website, he noted the repeated use of the term “gay bar” and ripped the station for running the story on TV three nights in a row. He asserted that he has never “bashed gays” and called the TV station’s report “a smear campaign” and threatened to respond with his own “unnamed sources on you S.O.B.s… you will not smear my name and me go down without a fight.”
It should be noted that the TV station’s source was not unnamed—Berry allegedly hit the SUV of bouncer Todare Bennett, who went on camera to accused Berry of being the offending driver.
Later in his rant, however, Berry cops to going to the gay bar, but only because he wanted a brewski.
I went into a bar. There were gay people inside. You know why I went in to a bar? Let me confess. Because there was cold beer waiting inside. Is that a crime? The fact that I’m not afraid of the fact that some of the people inside may be gay makes it a bad thing? Would it have been better if I was at a strip club, or a Hooters? Well if it would then maybe you should now know, I don’t hate gays. I don’t fear gays. I don’t need to bash gays.
Here’s the full audio from the show:
Photo via KPRC