The media was pretty restrained in its coverage of the Camping phenomenon, at least up to this point, treating the affair as just an eccentric blip in theological considerations. It's been awhile since we've had the announcement of the End Times in such detail, so the prediction did have some newsworthiness, but not much. Now that the scheduled time has passed for most of the world, the press has a bit more to say, either with snark or with some journalistic neutrality.
I'm still rather puzzled by some parts of this story, however. Millions of dollars worth of publicity for the event (billboards sprang up everywhere), were spent. Where did that money come from? And why was it spent that way? Did the advertisers really think the faithful needed to get ready? If they were faithful, wouldn't they already be ready? Was it all just a scam by some despicable hucksters? Or are people so overwhelmed by powerlessness they needed some kind of anchor, something that will keep them from the constant battering of vicissitudes?
Who knows. Certainly not I.
I'm just tapping away at the keyboard with one eye on the clock.