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Sunday
Oct282012

RAW VIDEO: ConEd Power Station Explodes In NYC

NYC — A massive explosion rocked a Con Edison plant near East 14th Street and the FDR on Monday evening as Hurricane Sandy continued to batter New York City, leaving much of Manhattan without power.

Video of the Con Edison power plant exploding in Manhattan tonight after flooding from Hurricane Sandy.   Footage was shot from across the East River in Brooklyn.

670,000 Without Power, ConEd Says Repairs Could Take A Week

http://www.coned.com/

 

Photo of Con Edison Explosion

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NOTE TO READERS

When I first wrote this story I included the following bit of satire as a joke on the news about Germany asking for repatriation of their gold.

I wholly underestimated the sheer gullibility of many readers who assumed it was true and have spread this story all over the global web.

My question - Why in the hell would a transformer blowing up have anything to do with the NY Fed's gold supply. It was satire, people, nothing more, nothing less. Next time, utilize some critical thinking before you spread rumors.

And if you knew anything about Jon Hilsenrath, that should have been a dead giveaway that it was satire.

Here was the paragraph as it was originally included.

BREAKING NEWS FROM DC

WASHINGTON -- In a hastily convened press conference, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke announced Monday night that the ConEd explosion in NYC had completely destroyed the underground vault holding all of Germany's gold reserves, thereby nullifying all recent German attempts at gold repatriation.

The WSJ's Jon Hilsenrath reports the gold reserves were not insured.
Oct 30, 2012 at 1:23 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Oct 30, 2012 at 1:24 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
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Oct 30, 2012 at 1:51 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
ConEd, or rather Conned!! Fool me once......
Oct 30, 2012 at 4:40 PM | Unregistered Commenterjack ruby
Looks like a transformer at a substation exploding. Not a power plant.
Oct 30, 2012 at 5:00 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Nov 2, 2012 at 2:13 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
NOTE TO READERS

When I first wrote this story I included the following bit of satire as a joke on the news about Germany asking for repatriation of their gold. I wholly underestimated the sheer gullibility of many readers who assumed it was true and have spread this story all over the global web.

My question - Why in the hell would a transformer blowing up have anything to do with the NY Fed's gold supply. It was satire, people, nothing more, nothing less. Next time, utilize some critical thinking before you spread rumors.

And if you knew anything about Jon Hilsenrath, that should have been a dead giveaway that it was satire.

Here was the paragraph as it was originally included.

BREAKING NEWS FROM DC

WASHINGTON -- In a hastily convened press conference, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke announced Monday night that the ConEd explosion in NYC had completely destroyed the underground vault holding all of Germany's gold reserves, thereby nullifying all recent German attempts at gold repatriation.

The WSJ's Jon Hilsenrath reports the gold reserves were not insured.
Nov 2, 2012 at 2:15 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
You assholes.... Don't JOKE Like this... Unless you EXPLICITLY mark this as a Joke... Don't you have ANY CLUE? as to what is going on in the world today? The extent of the Corruption, the News Media Controlled, the "WAG the DOG", False Flag, shenanigans that are going on?

Would you yell "HIJACK!" on an airplane? Or FIRE! in a crowded train?

What makes you think that what you guys did with this Con Ed stunt is any different?

Don't pawn this off, and blame gullible readers... you are a bunch of irresponsible, junvenille, morrons.... and I am MIGHTY pissed at you, as I am sure many, many, others are, as well......
Nov 4, 2012 at 3:57 AM | Unregistered CommenterAzti
Would you yell "HIJACK!" on an airplane? Or FIRE! in a crowded train?

What makes you think that what you guys did with this Con Ed stunt is any different?

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Hijack on an airplane is a real threat.

Fire in a theater is a real threat.

A power station transformer exploding in New York has NOTHING to do with gold.

Do you see the difference?

For the record, I have received no emails complaining about the story and you are just the 2nd person to complain in a comment.

I was NOT trying to fool people. I wasn't trying to push bad information out there. I was just trying to write something humorous to go along with the story. There was no intent to deceive or mislead anyone. It never even occurred to me that someone would take something so outlandish and believe it to be true.

Last point, I said Bernanke had convened a press conference. Don't you think that if Bernanke held a press conference announcing the destruction of German gold reserves that it would be covered by thousands of media sources?
Nov 4, 2012 at 11:40 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Daily Bail,

Your attempt at satire is tasteless and you have to understand why the Azti is upset especially if he is a New Yorker. I'm sure you know that there is evidence that 9/11 was also a cover up for the theft of gold bullion which Germany was asking for it back and of course their request was ignored. Now although that was newsworthy it did not make the news and there have been other events that would be deemed as newsworthy that has not made it to the news for one reason or another so you can't assume that Bernanke's quote would make the news over something like this. You're taking for granted that most people know who Jon Hilsenrath is and the reason that you have not received any complaints about the story is that most people don't know what you are talking about. To be honest I wouldn't be surprised that what you're saying is true. Just like you stated what is the link btw a Con Ed explosion and gold....what is the link btw the WTC building explosion and gold? It could be everything.....
Nov 4, 2012 at 8:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterKem
Kem

Wrong.

The reason I'm not getting any complaints on the story is that 99.9% of the people who read it realized it was a joke.
Nov 4, 2012 at 11:02 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
You're a fool, the boatswain, and joking with you stupid!
Dec 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM | Unregistered CommenterYura

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