He's such a wacko (albeit "educated") himself, isn't he? Note to NOLA dot com: the word is lambast, not lambaste.
An editorial in the Times Pic details the small list of Blakely's accomplishments and takes him to task for his cowardly words in the interview
Here are reactions from the NOLA blogosphere:
Cliff says that NOLA shouldn't be mad at Ed because he's telling the truth
Pistolette thinks NOLA brings out the worst in outsiders
Richard over at metroblogs talks about Blakely's lack of understanding about the real recovery going on in the city because he was hanging around with a bunch of buffoons on Perdido Street
Library Chronicles' take on the matter
Michael Homan uses humor to answer to Blakely's claim about the "white man put their foot back on black people's throats".
Adrastos dicusses the "reign" of the "recovery kaiser".
American Zombie takes on Blakely's mis-statement about NOLA not taking responsibility for recovery
NOLA-dishu has the videos of the Blakely interview.