Hark Announces its Top-10, ‘Most Listened To’ Sound Bites from the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hark, the world’s largest sound bite platform, announced today its Top-10 list of the ‘most listened to’ sound bites from the 2012 Vice Presidential Debates, held last night in Danville, Ky. The list was compiled today, after Hark tracked user-listening patterns from 9:30 p.m. PDT October 11 through 8:00 a.m. PDT on October 12. It is now available for journalists and bloggers to share with their readers, as well as consumers wishing to share with friends and family via social media.

"The Vice Presidential debate is often overlooked, but typically provides some of the best sound bites of the election season, like we heard last night," said Hark CEO David Aronchick. "As the world’s largest sound bite platform, we are proud that our content on Hark can help in the democratic process by informing voters and assisting those covering the election to tell a more complete story."

The Top-10, ‘Most Listened To’ Sound Bites of the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate:

1. “With all due respect, that’s a bunch of malarkey.” -- Vice President Joseph Biden

2. “But it shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47 percent of the American people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives." -- Biden

3. “Mr. Vice President, I know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground, but I think people would be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other.” – Paul Ryan

4. “What would you say to that American hero about this campaign, and at the end of the day are you ever embarrassed by the tone?" -- Moderator Martha Radditz

5. “I would also tell him that there are things that have occurred in this campaign, and incur in every campaign, that I'm sure both of us regret anyone having said.” -- Biden

6. “You have a President, who ran for President four years ago promising hope and change, who has now turned his campaign into attack, blame and defame.” -- Ryan

7. “Oh now you’re Jack Kennedy.” -- Biden

8. "This is what politicians do when they don't have a record to run on. Try to scare people from voting for you." -- Ryan

9. “The last thing we need now is another war.” -- Biden

10. “This Benghazi issue would be a tragedy in and of itself, but unfortunately it's indicative of a broader problem. And that is what we are watching on our TV screens is the unraveling of the Obama foreign policy, which is making the world more chaotic and us less safe.” -- Ryan

Note to Editors: click on each of the links above to be directed to the Hark.com page for the chosen sound bite. Click ‘embed’, copy and paste the resulting code into the story or blog post in order to embed the Hark player.

About Hark

Hark.com is the world’s largest platform for sound bites, where anyone can discover, create, play and share their favorite audio moments anywhere on any device via digital embedding, or via social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Founded in 2007 by David Aronchick and Fouad ElNaggar, Hark.com is ranked as the largest independent entertainment site on the Internet (comScore, 2012), making it an attractive platform for advertisers.

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Source: Hark