Bomb the base

In an otherwise unremarkable news story about the election, the NYT comments (in the second para):

The voting seemed not to have been disrupted by an explosion outside the building housing the British Consulate in New York just after polls opened across the country at 7 a.m. local time.

Well, no. Why would it be affected by something of slight interest 3,000 miles away? To come over a bit Cyril Connolly – small explosion in New York, not many voters bothered.

Link: New York Times.