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Conclusion: Attention Must Be Paid, but for How Much Longer?

Russell Frank

in Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the so-called newslore or the folklore on the Internet. It speculates on the future of newslore and highlights some observations ... More


Introduction: Tiny Revolutions

Russell Frank

in Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the so-called newslore or the folklore on the Internet. Newslore are folklore that comments on, and is therefore ... More


Where Is the Humor?: Anti-Hillary Jokes in the News

Russell Frank

in Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter examines the jokes about former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton. It explains that some of the anti-Hillary jokes date to the earliest days of electronic newslore and suggests that the ... More


I Could Throw All of You out the Window: The Democrats

Russell Frank

in Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter examines the overlapping newslore about former U.S. President Bill Clinton and the material prompted by the men who followed him as the Democratic Party’s standard bearers including Al ... More


When the Going Gets Tough: Newslore of September 11

Russell Frank

in Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter examines the newslore about the September 11, 2011 terrorist attack against the U.S. It explains that this event triggered the largest folk responses in the short history of ... More


Got Fish?: Newslore of Hurricane Katrina

Russell Frank

in Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter examines the newslore of Hurricane Katrina. It explains that, like the September 11 terrorist attack, there was little focus on the victims. Most of the jokes were about public officials ... More


It Takes a Village Idiot: Bushlore

Russell Frank

in Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter examines the newslore about former U.S. President George W. Bush. It explains that most of the jokes about Bush were not about his handling of specific events but to an overall ... More


You Can’t Raffle Off a Dead Donkey: Newslore of Commerce

Russell Frank

in Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter examines the newslore the sudden collapse of the Enron Corporation. It explains that the shameless profiteering of Enron executives confirmed some of the worst fears about corporate ... More


Not-So-Heavenly Gates: Newslore of the Digital Age

Russell Frank

in Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter examines the newslore that has attached itself to the person of software mogul Bill Gates and the response to business and government warnings of economic upheaval in the event of ... More


Diana’s Halo: Newslore as Folk Media Criticism

Russell Frank

in Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter examines the newslore and folk response to media reporting on celebrity deaths. It provides some examples of the jokes about the death of Princess Diana and the murder of fashion ... More


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