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  1. Garvey Garvey

    Nice video, except what was the point of the side swipe at Emeril (“…there are those who do nothing….”)? He’s raised millions, helped his staff, reopened his restaurants, etc. Just because he doesn’t personally sit on the sidewalk in front of NOLA makes him a jerk?

    To see what he’s doing: http://www.emerils.com/newsroom/

    And if the video was referring to Emeril’s supposed comments reported by Cindy Adams and picked up by Chris Rose in the Times’ Pic, well (1) Emeril refuted the comments and (2) even if he did say them, which he says he didn’t, so what? Actions speak louder than words. And his actions have been pretty darn good.

    Not that I’m a big Emeril apologist, but it seems like he’s part of the solution, isn’t he?

  2. Emeril has gotten a lot of bad press. Even before the “comments” he was being pilloried for not supposedly laying off his staff and other stuff, which I believe was also later revealed to be false. Or maybe not. I haven’t followed the Emeril story too closely. A lot of New Orleanians are really pissed off at him — rightly or wrongly — and I think the little pot-shot in Jason Berry’s video is a reflection of that.

  3. Garvey Garvey

    Thanks for the clarification, B. I didn’t realize there was so much bad blood. I mean, sure he’s a buffoon, but apart from that, it seems like he has done quite a bit to help out.

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