Bronco Bamma: NPR Apologizes to Little Girl for Making Her Cry Over ‘Bronco Bamma’ and Mitt Romney

On Wednesday, NPR issued an official apology to a 4-year-old girl who reportedly began crying while listening to NPR's election reporting during a car ride with her mother.

"A 4-year-old Fort Collins girl expressed her frustration over the seemingly never-ending presidential campaign," reported Denver's 9News . "Viewer Elizabeth Evans said she and her daughter, Abigael, were listening to NPR on a trip to the grocery store Tuesday when [Abigael] started tearing up. The mother asked Abigael why she was crying and she responded, 'I'm tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney.'”

You can watch Abigael’s reaction here:


NPR followed up with a genuine apology for making the young girl cry: “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.'"

By Wednesday afternoon, NPR updated their story with a photo of Abigael happy once more …she had received an NPR Politics pin which was just the mood booster she needed!


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Danielle Gram

Danielle is a graduate of Harvard College where she earned an AB in Religion and Sociology. After graduating in 2011, she traveled in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East as a Sheldon Fellow, exploring issues arising from conflict and crisis. Danielle is the cofounder of the international nonprofit, Kids for Peace (www.kidsforpeaceglobal.org). Her main PolicyMic interests include foreign affairs, domestic politics, and geopolitical strategy.

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