Digital Heckling: Vox Populi

By Suzanne Woolley, with Lauren Vicary - 2012-10-23T13:52:01Z

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Vice President Joe Biden brandished the word "malarkey" during his debate with Rep. Paul Ryan and the twitterverse erupted. Slightly less crotchety than 'balderdash' and a bit younger (though not by much) than 'hogwash,' the word malarkey appeared in 30,000 tweets that night. (From @RafalcaRomney: "Joe just dropped an M bomb.") President Obama's team bought an ad to play on the trending Twitter hashtag #malarkey during the debate, according to