“The sky is falling,” cried Chicken Little. We witnessed other Chicken Little’s this past week or so. Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Elizabeth Warren were talking about the end of the world as we know it thanks to the new tax cuts. “Armageddon and Crumbs!,” shouted Pelosi. “A giant giveaway to big corporations …,” stated Warren. “Republicans will rue the day,” announced Senator Schumer.
He would have turned 89 this coming Monday. In April it will have been 50 years since he was gunned downed by a coward hiding in the shadows as he walked out of his motel room that morning in Memphis. James Earl Ray killed the man and not his Dream. Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior was the man who seemed to embody most of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. There were others to be sure but they either advocated acts of violence or were not as eloquent as Dr. King.
Happy New Year. Each year I refrain from writing about political events and thoughts between Thanksgiving Day until after Christmas. There has been a great deal going on since Thanksgiving and it was difficult to restrain myself from making comments but now I may. I am hoping that this new year brings some jewelry and new housing to a few people in the public arena. Hillary and her cohorts need to finally be held accountable for their acts of treason.
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".