Last week, a colleague and I were discussing the Bob Menendez trial after Juror No. 8 had been dismissed to take a planned vacation. The juror told the media the jury was deadlocked and that she would have voted to acquit the senator. I told my colleague, “They need Henry Fonda.” Maybe they didn’t. Fonda played the holdout juror in “Twelve Angry Men,” a brilliant film adaptation of a teleplay of the same title. It’s a murder trial and Fonda, at first, is the only voice for acquittal.
Joey Torres is off to a possible five-year stint in prison and virtually the only person crying is Torres. The former three-term mayor of Paterson, New Jersey’s third-largest city, on Tuesday faded into the 24-7 news cycle like a red shirt thrown in a washer filled with hot, bleach-soaked water.
When I worked for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in the early 90s, I was surprised by the intense security at the entrance to the chancery, the main administrative building for the archdiocese. Having just come from a similar job in Detroit, I was taken aback by the contrast. There was a security presence in Detroit, but nothing like what I saw in LA. Then someone told me a story.
Newark Cardinal Tobin gets the message of Thanksgiving, plus he references a Broadway show. He's my kind of cardinal. Before you eat too much today, give it a read and then give thanks. https://t.co/reb0VruGDI via @northjersey
I wasn’t expecting Pope Francis, but maybe a couple of words about being thankful for our blessings, not the stock exchange and the wall. It’s Thanksgiving; today is about the joy of America, not the joy of Trump. https://t.co/ZqNTJRSGlU
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".