Saturday, May 21, 2011

It's Just Entertainment

After spending three days down in Richland I came home last night with plenty of time to prepare for the rapture see the culmination of what happens when somebody with an idea and plenty of money acts upon that idea. Cable, TV, blogs, and radio programs have covered this non-event to no end. Even today's Spokesman Review set aside a good chunk of print space for Harold Camping's biblically guaranteed prediction of the end of the world. The entertainment media has provided Harold Camp plenty of exposure for this, his fourth prediction.

Photo of a billboard in San Francisco - by Hank Greer

As I write this, the Family Radio web site is unavailable, probably overloaded by people asking why the earthquakes haven't started. After all, it is May 22 in New Zealand where the earthquakes were supposed to begin on May 21 so I'm guessing some of the faithful are asking, "What now?" And some of the mockers, "Ha! What now?"

What remains to be seen is how much more coverage (it has begun) the media will give this. Because when you get right down to it, it's nothing but an entertaining distraction in between episodes of American Idol's Got Talent Pole Dancing With The Stars.

1 comment:

Shan said...

What? Is Miley Cyrus on American Idol again?!?