This afternoon, Micheal Berry was substituting for the dreadful Chris Baker on local radio station KPRC. In between hating on the local wingnut’s favorite politician, Sheila Jackson Lee, he decided to wade into the whole Skip Gates matter that came up at the end of the President’s news conference last night.
After shouting down two callers who attempted to explain that Gates still had his constitutional rights, conflating a police stop in a car with police entering a residence, and finally going on a rant about there being a broken window in Gates’ house, I decided to call in.
I think I spoke with a guy named Jason and told him the Berry had his facts wrong — there was no broken window — Jason expressed surprise. He said that Berry in normally very thorough, and then asked where I knew that from. I said the police report on The Smoking Gun. He put me on hold. This was just after 4:00.
While on hold, I washed dishes with the phone pinched between my shoulder and ear. Big mistake. Berry is a “screamer” and he blasted my ear several times. After about 20 minutes Jason came back on the line to ask if I was still there. He put me back on hold. Berry yammered for 50 minutes and then I got cut off just as he took a call. I called back, and Jason stated that they weren’t going to take my call.
This is not an issolated incident. What gets me, especially about Berry is that he thinks he is getting away with something. I’ve got to believe that there was more than just me who heard what he said and knew he was making shit up. As one of the callers today told him: he just enjoys stirring the pot and getting white people worked up. I’m glad he’s not in a position of power anymore in our city (he’s a former city councilman).