Friday, October 12, 2012

With all due respect that 's a bunch of malarkey

Joe Biden said to Paul Ryan "With all due respect that 's a bunch of malarkey."
... and the users of the second screen went wild:-)

2012 first Vice Presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan was not only watched but also discussed and analyzed in real time by millions of private viewers exercising their First Amendment:-) Twitter posts, google searches for the definition, and creative images avalanched the social networks and cyber space. Obama Campaign immediately bought Ads for ‘Malarkey’ Hashtag on Twitter;  and you can already purchase #malarkey t-shirt!

Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs correspondent for ABC News, and an amazing moderator that put Jim Lehrer in to shame, was also trending at google search with +50.000 searches

According to Tropsy, word malarkey or malarky was used about 30.000 times within few minutes. Name of Joe Biden came up around 230.000times while Ryan roughly 80.000

I wonder how many people will/did remember the context in which the Biden's critical comment was used? How many people will remember or watched Clint Estwood bizarre conversation with empty chair  during GOP Convention?  For sure both became part of American pop culture meme :-)

Next presidential debate on October 16 will be moderated by CNN's Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley. Will Obama step up?

Image by Reuters

Mentions of words Malarkey and Malarky on Topsy

Mentions of Martha Raddtz on Topsy

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