Mayor Landrieu Demands Apology After Fox Sportscaster's Katrina Comments

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Mayor Mitch Landrieu has sent a letter to FOX Sports President Ed Goren, demanding an apology from broadcaster Chris Myers for his disparaging remarks about the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

On the Dan Patrick Radio Show on Monday, 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.

The mayor, in the letter dated Thursday, says he was especially disappointed in what he called "offensive and unacceptable" comments by Myers, because Myers once lived and worked in New Orleans.

Landrieu says it's not about Nashville versus New Orleans. And he says, anyone who tries to draw that comparison is being divisive and reckless.

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