But it will help for (heaven forbid) next time it happens.
Seriously wondering what kind of steps you might consider taking to prepare for a media event in the future other than build a site or section of a site that caters to to topic of the event. I sense you're hinting at subtleties like how deep into your content you might place ads based on anticipated reader engagement with any given subject or perhaps employing different revenue streams more predominantly i.e. increasing exposure to a particular affiliate program based on the current climate but that's just a guess and I'm always interested in how good minds work.
Also, it's obvious that this climate is impacting different niches differently (nothing new there) so I agree that it's very difficult to reach a consensus on the subject here and now and it's most likely going to come down to how this fiasco impacts webmasters on a site-by-site basis. There are a lot of variables at play here and definitely some things to be learned as we plod though this.