Spaces of Mediated Performance

Authored by: Katrinka Somdahl-Sands , Paul C. Adams

The Ashgate Research Companion to Media Geography

Print publication date:  August  2014
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781409444015
eBook ISBN: 9781315613178
Adobe ISBN: 9781317042822


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In late October 2012, a video went viral on the Internet. It showed a four-year-old girl wearing a pink “Hello Kitty” coat, her face streaked with tears, saying, “I’m tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney!” Off-screen, a woman asked, “That’s why you’re crying?” The girl nodded and choked back a sob. The woman responded, “Aw … it’ll be over soon Abby, OK?” The girl nodded again with her eyes shut while the voice continued soothingly: “The election will be over soon, OK?” The girl sobbed “OK” (Tired of Bronco Bamma 2012).

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