Ex-Heitkamp Staffer Appears to Take Credit for Twitter Suspension of Conservative Fargo Commentator

A screenshot of a 2014 episode of Chris Berg's "Point of View" television program.

MINOT, N.D. — Conservative television commentator Chris Berg was suspended from Twitter over the weekend.

I wrote about it on Sunday.

As I write this, at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9, Berg’s account remains suspended.

I spoke with Berg, and he says he’s still received no specifics from Twitter as to why he was suspended, but a Facebook post from a former staffer for North Dakota former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp gives us an inkling as to what might have happened.

Kyle McFadden is currently an associate at the Albright Stonebridge Group, a firm chaired by Clinton-era Secretary of State Madeline Albright. According to his company bio, he “conducts research and analysis for clients on corporate sustainability, social impact initiatives, and technology trends.” His previous work includes staffing for Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and in Heitkamp’s Washington, D.C., office.

He also touts time he spent conducting interviews on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation during the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

McFadden left a comment on a Facebook thread noting Berg’s suspension, writing “well deserved” before posting what appears to be a screen capture of a message from Twitter indicating that Berg’s account had been suspended in response to a complaint from McFadden.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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