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:
Now the Boston Herald, via the Contra Costa Times:
Clear winner, yes?