Herald Tops Globe in Obit of Apocalyptic Preacher

Today’s local dailies feature his ‘n’ his obituaries of Harold Camping, the radio evangelist who predicted the world would end on May 21, 2011, and when it didn’t, blamed it on a math error. He promptly took a mulligan and designated October 21,2011 as Emergency Backup Armageddon. That, clearly, was wrong too.

The financial arithmetic, however, worked just fine: Camping raised $216 million between 1997 and 2011 to promote the coming Rapture to a skeptical public.

It seems only fitting, then, that the feisty local tabloid would have the better headline above Camping’s obit.

First the Boston Globe, via the Washington Post:


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Now the Boston Herald, via the Contra Costa Times:


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Clear winner, yes?

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