Huffington Post, May 21, 2010
Fox broadcaster Chris Myers apologized Thursday to the people of New Orleans for disparaging remarks he made about the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu sent a letter to Fox Sports president Ed Goren demanding the apology from Myers for comments made Monday on the Dan Patrick Radio Show. Myers talked about the flood victims in Tennessee pulling together to help themselves, instead of standing on roof tops and blaming the government–an obvious reference to Katrina victims.
“I would very much like to apologize to you and the people of New Orleans for the inappropriate and insensitive remarks I made this past Monday,” Myers said. “Clearly, these remarks demonstrated poor judgment and I sincerely regret making them.”
Landrieu also said it’s not about Nashville versus New Orleans. And he said anyone who tries to draw that comparison is being divisive and reckless.