Tucker Carlson, a news commentator on Fox, used Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz as the poster child for elected official using the coronavirus for political and financial advantage.
He wrote that the mayor blocked off the street (G Street) so that a “wine bar” that he has financial ties to could have outdoor seating, while all indoor seating at restaurants was banned. That wine bar is Crush, which is co-owned by partners of separate trendy restaurant ventures with Berkowitz.
Carlson’s naming of Berkowitz was part of a segment about abuses of power spotted around the country with mayors and governors having extended emergency powers that are crushing local businesses.
The original Must Read Alaska story that ran Aug. 3 on this topic is linked below. Carlson has cable television’s highest rated show for Tucker Carlson Tonight.