Power Outage in New York – Dramatic Media – Rest of Country ‘Meh’…

Fox News talking hair Leland Vitter uses his best dramatic voice, channels his inner Shep, and proclaims the end of the known universe is nigh, because the power went out in a part of Manhattan, New York City.  Evacuations, crisis, no stoplights… oh, my.

OMG… “pitch black”, it’s the beginning of the zombie apocalypse or something, only this time they’re bringing hashtags!

New York – A power failure struck the West Side of Manhattan on Saturday evening, plunging subway stations into darkness, stalling trains, stranding people in elevators and for a time leaving parts of Times Square without its customary bright lights.

Con Edison said that about 42,000 customers were without power, mainly on the West Side. The Fire Department said the failures stretched from 72nd Street to the West 40s, and from Fifth Avenue to the Hudson River.

“Unfortunately, we do not have an estimated restoration at this time,” Con Edison said. “Our crews are working as quickly and safely as they can to restore service.”

The New York City Council speaker, Corey Johnson, said on Twitter that there had been a “major disturbance” at Con Edison’s 49th Street substation, and that the utility was working to fix it. He said the A, C, F, D and M subway lines were affected. (read more)

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268 Responses to Power Outage in New York – Dramatic Media – Rest of Country ‘Meh’…

  1. blognificentbee says:

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  2. Late breaking news out of D.C. All Democrat committee chair people have been called into emergency meetings. Apparently they have indisputable evidence that the power outage originated from Trump Tower. They are ramping up for a deluge of witnesses testifying beginning Monday morning. They expect to have impeachment proceedings Monday afternoon. By Monday evening they say Trump will be impeached. Wait…more breaking news…hold on. Never mind. Turns out someone turned a light out a couple blocks from Trump Tower and it was mistakenly attributed to PDJT.

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  3. jus wundrin says:

    NY has more important things to do, like crafting legislation to protect certain hair styles.

    Liked by 7 people

  4. blognificentbee says:

    I am now only watching see if Eric Shawn’s toupee slides off. It is a bit askew.

    Liked by 13 people

  5. alligatriot says:

    Meanwhile, back in the real world …

    Thousands of citizens in Louisiana are not only without power but are worried about flooding as Tropical Storm Barry moves through the state.

    All are in our prayers – yes, even New Yorkers who missed a concert.

    Liked by 24 people

    • Amy2 says:

      IKR??! We turned on Watter’s World and got fifteen minutes of how terrible it was to be out of power for a couple of hours. When Hurricane Frances came through, we didn’t have power for six days! And those poor folks in Homestead after Andrew? Weenies!

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      • Nordic Breed says:

        At the end of April, 2008, we had a terrible ice storm in southwest Missouri. The icicles hanging off our garden shed were 3 ft. long and the streets were so thick with ice hardly anyone could go anywhere. We were without power for FIVE days in our little town and the rural folk on rural electric were out for 2 WEEKS. Motels were booked solid with people needing a warm place to stay until electric could be restored. I have no sympathy for the stinking fake media, but a lot of sympathy for the ordinary people affected by the power outage who need electricity for medical and safety reasons, and for our brothers and sisters in the south affected by tropical storms. Enough with the hysterics. You media pansies should have a disaster plan in place like the rest of us.

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      • 14 days after Ike. And worked every day.

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      • George Hicks says:

        To be fair, it wasn’t NY’rs freaking out, they all went to the corner bars for blackout parties. It was the media making a big deal out of nothing.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Best laid-back response ever.

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  6. thinkwell says:

    Don’t worry New York, politically-correct zero-carbon dem solar-power relief is on the way. The lights should be back on by nightfall.

    Liked by 5 people

  7. Quint says:

    Not to worry.
    The luvvies will have plenty of firewood, a number of kero pressure lamps, some white tail backsteaks or trout fillets, a Scrabble board and Chambers dictionary and some nutritious Makers Mark.
    Sounds like a nearly ideal evening to me.

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  8. auscitizenmom says:


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  9. trapper says:

    The media are more hysterical than I can recall them ever being. Even the weather reports are out of control.

    It used to be, in Chicago, if a predicted snowfall was 4 inches or less it was just routine winter weather. Allow a little more time getting to work in the morning. Now, they all freak out over “TWO INCHES COMING!!!” Same in the summer. “IT’S GOING TO RAIN!!!!!” And we get an inch or so thunderstorm. Everything is a zombie apocalypse prediction.

    I sometimes wonder if it is intentional, because they all seem to have gotten the same memo. Trying to keep us all in a state of constant sensory overload? I don’t know. But it is very strange.

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    • Revenant says:

      The old-guard media is in a death spiral. You’re watching it die. They cannot compete with the internet, but they’re trying. They’re stories are all clickbait (or the TV equivalent of clickbait).

      Liked by 2 people

    • blognificentbee says:

      Yes! Sensory overload and on edge..that is their goal. We are easier to control when stressed.

      Liked by 1 person

    • CountryClassVulgarian says:

      You are so right. I don’t watch the news anymore and I certainly ignore their apocalyptic weather reports. It happened just this last week we had a significant rainfall and strong winds. Turns out there was a power outage in the area where I work. Since I ignore them I was unaware of this. Went to work found out the building was closed. Turned around went back home, worked. No biggie.

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    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Fear-mongering. That’s the aim of the leftist media. A frightened populace is a vulnerable populace; easier to control.

      When a person is in a state of fear, they’re more likely to believe anything you tell them.

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    • corimari2013 says:

      I agree with you about Chicago years ago, trapper.
      I lived there mid-1950s-mid 1970s. Snow forecast? Leave extra time to get to work and school, wear boots, etc. I honestly don’t remember very many snow days, when schools would close. I went to a Chicago Public grammar school, and most the the students lived within walking distance–even were able to walk home for lunch. Walk home for lunch in the snow, oh my!
      Yes, nowadays even the weather must be sensationalized. Must we always be thrilled and entertained and scared and angitated?


    • George Hicks says:

      I watch the local news on ABC every morning while getting ready for work. At 7AM Good Morning America comes on.
      I’ve noticed for the last few years, almost every show starts with some weather incident somewhere in the country. Fast zoom-ins, quick changing camera shots and breathless reporting all put together to add maximum drama!
      IMO this is all an attempt to backup the climate change crowd.


    • nbkilgore says:

      Due to non-stop liberal propaganda machine going 24/7/365 we use the outback hotline (verify by land line, eye ball on sight and report) class A (within 75 miles), class B (150 miles) and class C (300 miles).


  10. lemontree says:

    This could easily have been handled by their local affiliates. We deal with tornadoes and blizzards in the Midwest but when it hits NYC, it is suddenly a national disaster. Our electricity goes out from storms and no one runs out in the street with a film crew to take pictures of darkness. It’s why coastal elites will never understand the rest of America.

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  11. Nancy says:

    Maybe somebody forgot to feed the hamsters.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Kelly Heltsley says:

    Think of the children. The poor little chilllllldren.

    Liked by 3 people

  13. Texian says:

    All the major Fake News organizations are located in New York. The power outage happened in their small world. To them it’s the whole world..

    But it is just their little world..

    Fish in a bowl..

    A cut in power about the size when a tree limb falls on a line and part of the neighborhood had an outage.. National news.. lol..

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  14. Julia Adams says:

    “Fox News talking hair Leland Vitter uses his best dramatic voice, channels his inner Shep,”…
    Now, that lead in hilarious and so true. Well done!
    How much does anyone want to bet that NYC’s Mayor will try to find a way to blame this outage on Trump?

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  15. maggiemoowho says:

    NYC gets more pathetic by the day, what a bunch of little cry babies. Oooooh a power outage, lets cry 9-11 again. They all need to grow the hell up and join the real world. Now I suppose they’ll want a power outage victims fund started for PTSD, maybe they can shame Mitch McConnell into that fund too.

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  16. Justice says:

    This witty jab is attributed to Sheldon Cooper on DailyMail…

    “AOC: Do ice cubes go bad? Do I need to throw them out when the power comes back on?”

    Liked by 11 people

  17. Kalena says:

    Gee. Our area lost power for 6 hours on the 4th. 12000 customers due to a transformer failure. We didn’t even rate a local news story!!

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  18. Laurie Walker says:

    Leland’s coverage was so bad, I had to tune into CNN to find out what was going on. He’s literally Hitler!


    • Patriot1783 says:

      Vitters is scum, comes on to young women new to DC political world in hopes of adding to his conquests. Just a game to him/trying to get information from connections and also another well known “journalist” who we haven’t seen much of lately, maybe trying to salvage his marriage.


  19. Big Jake says:

    Cry me a river. We had a storm knock power out to more people than that here in DFW a few weeks back.


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  20. Jrtsir says:

    I’m glad to see that others besides myself couldn’t believe the nonstop breathless coverage FOX provided on this supposed national catastrophe tonight.
    Oh The Humanity… just so terrible !! How horrible !!
    Good Grief – Like as though NYC is the center of the universe or something.
    And all the while they were touting this monumental news they were showing views of the City with all of the skyscrapers lit up like Christmas trees.
    Sure it’s a big story and an important story for local media and I’d expect them to give it full coverage. But wall to wall national emergency type coverage on the entire FOX network for a temporary power loss ? It’s absolutely ridiculous. Out here in podunk I occasionally deal with power losses as well, but I don’t expect the whole nation to give a damn.
    I actually turned on the news to see what might be happening with the hurricane down in Louisiana, with the Mississippi already near flood stage beforehand. Now, these are some people with legitimate serious troubles to be worrying about!
    No coverage though – they had more important things to talk about.

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  21. JohnA5150 says:

    Domestic Terrorist Billy Ayer’s father was an executive for Con Edison, and gave his idiot kid an allowance, which he happily took, proclaiming, “if my father wants to fund the revolution, who am I to say no?”

    Ayers, of course, lives in the tony Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, setting the example for Mansion Marxists far and wide.

    On the brighter side, it is my understanding that when the power goes out in New York City (which happens constantly), the residents just go to the bar and drink until the power come back on, and there’s a certain victory in that.


  22. sunnyflower5 says:

    Hang on, New York. We sent for the expert….

    Liked by 2 people

  23. HBD says:

    Carpe Dokum (sp) is on now

    Liked by 2 people

  24. neal s says:

    It used to be that after a major blackout, the maternity wards would be more busy 9 months later. But I expect that now in New York, after a major blackout, Planned Parenthood gets busier for the whole 9 months following.

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  25. Tiffthis says:

    Happy my elderly father in law wasn’t effected. He’s west 86th street. Hope everyone gets power soon 👍🏼😇

    Liked by 2 people

  26. Anon says:

    Times square looks so much better without all the advertising.

    Liked by 1 person

    • “Times square looks so much better”…. In our much smaller, and less ‘elitist’ city, we have experienced power-outs during rush hour. All the traffic signals go out. Surprise, surprise…traffic actually moves along at a better pace…until power comes back.

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  27. appraisher says:

    OMG!! Poor NY lefties, forced to swelter without A/C and drink warm beer. Quelle Horreur!!
    But wait!!, aren’t these the same lefties that told us that Mother Gaia was being destroyed by A/C? Wasn’t it Climate Scientist and NY Bartender Extraordinaire Occassional-Cortex, sobbing and distraught, that said the world only has 12 years left if we dirty serfs don’t get rid of our farting cows and C/A?

    I’m baffled and shocked that New Yorkers wouldn’t have given up A/C on their own…throwing them in the trash and accept sweating as penance for harming Mother Gaia, especially after that dramatic opus delivered so sincerely by one of their chosen representatives.

    Leftist sweat and BO should be a mark of pride for these true Virtue Signalers…unless they only meant for OTHER PEOPLE to do without it, so they could have more.

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  28. srmikeinohio says:

    Sundance’s coverage and the comments are pure gold Jerry, pure gold!

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Patriot1783 says:

    Wow..to all the newbies and long time Tree posters making light of this event.
    I hope you or your loved one never finds themself in this kind of situation ever. Can you imagine being in a high rise elevator on the 30th floor or be stuck in a massive subway system floors below the earth when the power goes out and knowing you are in the most famous world target for terrorism?
    The irony alone of where this massive blackout happened and when (exact date of the 1977 blackout) should give you pause. I pray all who found themselves in harms way last night at the moment when the electricity went out are now safe.


    • trialbytruth says:

      True however….

      The real issue is new York has done nothing proactive to address this.

      New York legislates against garbage disposal to keep garbage unions happy. Limits salt and soda but can not require a circuit isolation and back up generator retrofit for elevators. Apparently they can’t figure out how to put in a couple of taco Bell sized mini nat gas power stations to back up their subway system.

      Sorry no tears for stupid.

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    • Living that way is a CHOICE so no, I don’t have a lot of sympathy.


  30. Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

    Anyone check Epstein’s cell?

    This is exactly the way the Joker always slips away from Gotham’s grasp.

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  31. webgirlpdx says:

    Like so many of you, I turned on for my favorite weekly lineup — Jessie, Judge, and Greg only to find out how devastated NYC’er were at having to evacuate the JLo Concert!

    I thought for sure the Storm in the Gulf must have turned around and gone out to sea. DJT You Villian!

    Heck, thousands of us lose power often out here in Oregon on any given winters day from the storms coming in off the Pacific and the jet stream.

    If they only would have brought in the honorable Tom Homan to kick some a$$, the power would have been back on in no time.

    Now back to our regular scheduled programming.

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  32. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    The fact that this occurred on the 32nd anniversary of the ’77 Blackout makes one think that it may have been intentional. Some don’t believe in coincidences, especially ones of this magnitude. Perhaps a larger citywide event WAS avoided as only one substation was “taken out” by unknown sinister forces. Well, as it turns out it may have been a big deal for the NYC fake news pushers of Big Media but yes, the rest of the country had other things on their mind.

    ~~~~~~~ TRUMP 2020 ~~~~~~~

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  33. Scott B. says:

    Panic in NY! The “hurricane” wasn’t enough, so they needed a bona fide EMERGENCY(!) to keep Judge Jeanine off the air. She must have had one heck of a show lined up…

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  34. This brief loss of power is but a peek at the craziness that will befall our mega-cities should The Grid fail. Make a plan to Get Out.

    ‘Mad Max’ is prophesy.

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  35. snellvillebob says:

    The 42,000 in New York without power took 99% of the news last night while the 150,000 in Louisana with no power and rising floodwaters got 1%

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    • yy4u says:

      I turned on Fox at 10:00 expecting to see Greg Gutfeld (best comedy show on TV). Nope. Instead I got Leland Vitter horrifying about GASP NYC having a blackout.. The WEST SIDE no doubt. The horror of it. I thought, “okay, so we’ll go late to Gutfled”. Nope. NYC having lights out was THE ONLY news story. I have never been so bored in my life. Ten minutes of hearing the lights were out in NYC and I went to something that was previously recorded. Watched that, then went to sleep to a rerun of Lou Dobbs. Still far better than hearing the pantywaists in New York carp about being in the dark. So far as I’m concerned, New York is ALWAYS in the dark.

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  36. decisiontime16 says:

    Omg! The center of the universe!


  37. Henry chance says:

    Every American needs the experience of living off the grid. Sailing, hiking, biking, camping

    Liked by 1 person

  38. booger71 says:

    Its serious now…Little Chuckie demands a federal investigation.


  39. Kris says:

    I read a story we are hacking Russia’s power grid.Reprisal,or will it be the narrative?


  40. The Boss says:

    If ever the Honey Badger video was appropriate, last night it most certainly was.


  41. Vince says:

    This is the same state that wants to get rid of coal and replace it with intermittent power generation via solar and wind. They won’t even approve of natural gas lines coming into the state. This is just a warm weather preview of what life will be like when upcoming polar vortexes take down the grid in New York, and solar and wind power will be non existent.


  42. George Hicks says:

    I just have to say, all you people ragging on New Yorker’s is making me very defensive.
    There are plenty of conservatives in this state. Every member of my family is conservative, 90% of my friends and coworkers are conservatives.
    My family would love to move out of NY, but our business obligations make it impossible…my wife, BIL & SIL all work in a family business that we would need to give up if we were to move.
    I live on Long Island, about 15 miles from NYC. We’ve had our share of hurricanes, Sandy was devastating, there are some coastal areas that still have plenty of damaged homes, we lost power for a week and it was getting pretty cold with no heat or hot water.
    How many of you have experienced terrorist attacks, had skyscrapers collapse killing thousands and leaving many more wondering if their world was coming to an end?
    Despite their political differences, one thing can be said about NY’rs, we are very resilient as was evident on 911, we all had family or friends that were killed in the attack.
    It was the media that made this power outage into a major disaster, most New Yorker’s just took it in stride.


    • Me says:

      I hear you. You say it makes you feel defensive. It makes me feel sad and kind of let down. I could go on about the hypocrisy of some here and the catty, ridiculous uncalled for comments (and not just related to this one article). Oh well, maybe best to just stick to the articles and skip the comments section for awhile.


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