Wordly view of blackouts

The largest blackout in history came and went in a few of America’s major cities with no significant increase in looting or crime. If fact, the number of arrests made in New York were somewhat lower than the department records on a normal evening. No doubt the international media and intellectuals are disappointed by the (lack of) news.

But apparently they didn’t go down without a fight. Blogger Daniel Drezner points out the differences in news reporting language used on both sides of the Atlantic, and how elements of the foreign press painted a "chaotic" scene. The follow-ups to Dan's post are interesting reads as well.

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