With the last Staten Island Ferry gone, there is now no way to get off Manhattan Island in a vehicle. (h/t @kiostark)
— John Keefe (@jkeefe) January 27, 2015
Huh. The reporting out of Bill de Blasio’s New York turned into a Batman movie a lot sooner than even I expected when I Photoshopped him into Bane a year ago:
By the way, the doomsday “reporting” on CNN tonight was hilarious: Don Lemon leaves his usual search for airplane-sized black holes to stand under slushy snow coming down in midtown Manhattan, while other CNN anchors stand and drive in snow down Park Ave. and Boston. They covered no other news, and there wasn’t even a ticker at the bottom on the screen reporting on news elsewhere in the US and around the world. And the Chryon described “‘Historic’ Snow Falls,” complete with unnecessary quotation marks around “Historic” for extra-added postmodern irony. Dave Barry’s tweet sums up the tone perfectly:
If I understand CNN correctly, everybody east of Cleveland is dead.
— Dave Barry (@rayadverb) January 27, 2015
And speaking of wintery movie tie-ins:
— Sheila Gunn Reid (@SheilaGunnReid) January 27, 2015
But hey, news mastermind Jeff Zucker always knows what he’s doing, right?
Related: Andrew Klavan on the media, decades of their zany global warming predictions, and “All of the Leftists, All of the Time.”