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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Ben McCoy, who is a vocal supporter of New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger, left this comment on the StarNews website this afternoon:

Berger completely owns the fact that he didn’t show up to court. He completely owns some of the ridiculous incidents that have occurred in his personal life. But it can’t be just me who thinks that all of this is so far out of proportion it’s unbelievable. Sending black SUVs to his home to escort him in handcuffs? Isn’t a bench warrant usually issued for failure to appear? I’ve never seen anything like this in my life. All because, as a community leader, he decided to attend a meeting where his girlfriend happened to be – and he had no idea?

It shouldn’t matter your personal opinion of Berger – you should be able to apply the same standard if this was a member of your own family. If your husband/wife/daughter/son had a protection order against them, and went to a meeting where in sheer coincidence that defies logic, the very person they were not allowed to be around happened to be there – would you support such a dramatic and absurd witch hunt? Berger’s got issues – no one is arguing against that – but is he really a “danger” to society? Is this proportionate to the response to others in similar situations? I say absolutely not. And that should concern every intellectually honest citizen out there.

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22 Comments on "Ardent Berger supporter Ben McCoy leaves rant on StarNews website"

Straight Shooter
2015 years 10 months ago

It’s that easy, and move on!

2015 years 10 months ago

Costa Concordia Cruise lines should hire Ben McCoy as their next captain, because he’s definitely going down with the ship.

2015 years 10 months ago

Berger knew his ex girlfriend worked there. C’mon, get real. As for you, please go away. We don’t need a second Berger filling these comment sections with ramblings. If he’s such a good friend of yours, then why haven’t you tried to help him? Why haven’t you tried to get him to meetings on time? Why didn’t you try to resolve issues with his girlfriend before he got in so much trouble? Friends are supposed to be there for you in time of need and Berger has had a LOT of times of need. Where were you?

Robert Green
2015 years 10 months ago

Elected officials are held to a higher standard than ordinary citizens because the public places their trust in your judgement.Thus far, poor judgement and being unprofessional by not showing up on time for county obligations has eroded the community’s confidence in him being a responsible commissioner.Being unemployed would make you think he would be prompt for all obligations.You forgo much of your privacy when entering the public arena.When you have the number of private incidents that Mr.Berger has been involved in, it is completely fair for the citizens to question your judgement and character.When you repeatedly fail to meet your obligations publicly or privately, people have the right to question your integrity as well.Holding elected office is the least of his concerns at this point in his life.Taking care of the basics should be his top priority…..being a responsible citizen.

Peyton Garrett
2015 years 10 months ago

It should not be long. Being the narcissist that he is, Ben McCoy, I am sure is itching to get on here and tell all who disagree with Him how stupid We are. How intellectually inferior We are to Him and His way of thinking on the Berger fiasco. Not once have I heard Him take any responsibility for encouraging this dimwitted, troubled man to even run for office. If He is the driving force behind Brian Berger as everyone knows He is, He should be ashamed of Himself. He has left this drivel of a man to fend for himself in public. Go ahead Ben, throw another one of Your large worded rambling diatribes out there. Give us all another laugh.


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