Sedgwick County commissioner Karl Peterjohn this morning called for New York Times coumnist David Carr to resign, or be fired, because of comments Carr made recently on a TV show.
Carr recently appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher” and made a comment that Kansas is a place of “low-sloping foreheads,” which Peterjohn said was worse than calling Kansans neanderthals.
Carr, who is originally from Minnesota, caught himself while live on TV and chastised himself, asking himself if he had really said that out loud.
He has since apologized on social media.
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He said in a Tweet to an Eagle reporter that he was in the “naughty corner for the foreseeable future.”
Peterjohn said Carr’s comment illustrated how the mainstream media perceives everyday people.