Austin Democrat Dawnna Dukes is facing a trial in October over charges that she abused her post, but among the papers filed against her was a pretty astounding tidbit: she has supposedly spend over $50,000 on an online psychic. The Statesman reports that Travis County prosecutors are bringing up the expenditure as part of 19 “extraneous acts” in support of corruption charges against Dukes. But it was her own money, according to The Cut, and thus not a crime. Just wild.
The Roseanne revival keeps chug-chug-chugging along, despite hiccups like dead main characters, too many Beckys, and the main protagonist’s love of our nightmare president. The reboot is actually following the next generation of the Connors, which means we need fresh blood. Welcome Emma Kenney of Shameless to a new dysfunctional family. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kenney will be playing Harris, the daughter of David and Darlene.
Late Night’s Amber Ruffin and Jenny Hagel are back with recurring bit “Jokes Seth Can’t Tell,” and while many of those jokes make the audience groan with dismay, it’s great from start to finish. Ruffin and Hagel introduce themselves as a black woman and a gay woman, respectively, and thus are able to crack wise about subjects Seth Meyers can’t touch with a ten foot pole.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".