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Wilson breaks silence on Berkowitz’s talk show comments
May 2, 2015
KFQD talk radio host Bernadette Wilson ended her silence Saturday about the radio show she co-hosted with mayoral candidate Ethan Berkowitz in October, saying Berkowitz said on the air that he would approve of marriage between a man and his son — statements Berkowitz’s opponent Amy Demboski said she heard as a listener.
Berkowitz responded with his most direct statement to date in a controversy that has consumed the final week of the runoff campaign.
“Let me be really clear: I do not support fathers and sons marrying,” Berkowitz said in a phone interview Saturday night. He called it “an obscene accusation.”
In a commentary submitted to the Alaska Dispatch News and also published on the conservative blog Anchorage Daily Planet, Wilson, who has supported conservative Republican candidates in the past including U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller, recounted what she said was her memory of the conversation on “Bernadette and Berkowitz” last October. Wilson said the conversation happened Oct. 13, 2014, and the topic was same-sex marriage.
“As I sparred with my co-host Ethan Berkowitz, I brought up the topic of incest. If the argument against incest was grounded in reproduction, and if reproduction was not a consideration in a same-sex marriage, then could a father marry his son?” Wilson wrote.
“Yes, a father should be able to marry his son, Mr. Berkowitz informed me. Surely, I thought, he could not be serious. Mr. Berkowitz went on to explain that ‘love is love’ and if it is through a marriage that a father felt he could best provide for, and exemplify his love for his son, then who are we to judge?”
Wilson said she interrupted Berkowitz at that point and “suggested he was crazy.” She said her co-host, “who had been a friend and confidant,” got up and walked out of the studio.
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(audio) On eve of Election Day, provocative radio interview released in Anchorage — “WOULD YOU MARRY YOUR ADULT SON?” Wilson asked. “If that was the way to protect him, then YOU BET I WOULD,” Berkowitz brusquely replied.
(audio) Berkowitz Audio, Bernadette’s Take, Election Day: “He Lied!” — “Do you want someone that’s going to accuse others of lying for something that they know they said? That is what is at the heart of this: ‘character’”
Bernadette Wilson: Berkowitz did say that a father and son could marry