K-Lo, the reader who dismissed the coverage as overkill can go hide in dark cave — or just walk through midtown Manhattan right now (2:05 a.m. EST, as I write).
He moans, “Sometimes it seems like people in the NE think the world turns around them. Pardon me if the rest of us decline to agree.” Oh, yeah? Well, in case you didn’t notice the blackout also hit the Midwest and Canada too. This was the biggest blackout in history — and just because the cause wasn’t terrorism (how confident should we be on THAT score? Until there is an official inquiry, we don’t know that there couldn’t have been some computer hacking that might have caused this) doesn’t mean that the event doesn’t have many implications from a “homeland security” perspective.