The last time Fox Sports’ Chris Myers appeared in this space, he was all but pleading his afternoon radio audience for an opportunity to personally execute convicted 9-11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaioui. With that unfortunate outburst in firmly in mind, we link to The Big Lead’s quoted transcript from Myer’s Monday afternoon Sports Illustrated podcast filling in for Dan Patrick.

œMy best is and maybe it™s a little corny, but I like it. It™s a great country here. We have disastrous issues where people pull together and help themselves and I thought the people in Tennessee, unlike and I™m not going to name names. When a natural disaster hits people were not standing on a rooftop trying to blame the government, okay, they helped each other out through this.

œMiddle Tennessee where a lot of hardworking, tax-paying, legal American citizens have been affected by the floods and are trying to rebuild their lives and they are helping out and I think that other people around the country, of course the music industry in and around Nashville helping, without making a big deal out of it and I think that™s a good thing.

It’s not merely “a little corny”, it’s downright despicable. Look, I know not everyone is in love with Steve Zahn’s work in “Treme”, but this sort of sloppily coded revisionist history hints that Myers and creeps like him maintain very different standards for who is and isn’t a real American.

(ADDENDUM : Myers’ apology from Thursday of this week :  “I would very much like to apologize to the people of New Orleans for the inappropriate and insensitive remarks I made this past Monday. Clearly, these remarks demonstrated poor judgment and I sincerely regret making them.”