MINOT, N.D. — I had a small part in launching Chris Berg’s broadcast career.

When I was working at a previous iteration of Fargo-based AM1100 WZFG, doing a talk show, I asked Berg, who was then working for the North Dakota Republican Party, to guest host for me.

He did well and got an invite to guest host conservative talker Scott Hennen’s show. Eventually, he got his own radio show, and from there moved into television, where he’s currently hosting an evening local talk show for Valley News Live.

I used to appear on Berg’s show frequently until his bosses got upset about a piece I wrote critical of one of their stories. They suspended me from their broadcasts. I don’t have a lot of patience for people who can’t value the truth, so I chose not to go on their airwaves again.

I’ve fallen out, of late, with Hennen and Berg and a lot of my conservative media friends.

They’ve bought into Trumpism; I can’t stand the man or his approach to politics.

I’m for vaccinations and reasonable precautions to protect against COVID-19, and they, like so many others, are treating this public health crisis like another front in the culture wars, to the detriment of us all.

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