A Bronco Bama girl video went viral on the internet after a parent recorded her young girl’s meltdown at seemingly endless coverage of the 2012 presidential election.
The girl, 4-year-old Abigael Evans, burst into tears while her mother was driving in the car listening to NPR coverage of the election. Video of the girl telling her mother that she was “tired of Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney” was a hit on YouTube, sailing past 1 million views.
Now, NPR has issued a public apology to the Bronco Bama girl that Yahoo! News political blog The Lookout reported.
The public radio station posted a statement on its blog saying it was sorry not only to Bronco Bama girl, but everyone else who has had to endure the seemingly endless political coverage.
The statement read:
“On behalf of NPR and all other news outlets, we apologize to Abigael and all the many others who probably feel like her. We must confess, the campaign’s gone on long enough for us, too. Let’s just keep telling ourselves: ‘Only a few more days, only a few more days, only a few more days.’ ”
The Bronco Bama girl also got something good out of situation. Her mother changed the station after the meltdown, letting her daughter listen to Neil Young the rest of the way home. And as NPR Colorado affiliate KUNCreported, Abigael is much happier now thanks to an NPR politics pin she was given.