The West is under attack and for years I’ve argued the threat posed by radical Islam demands every measure to be taken to meet this existential threat. But, with the passing of each terror attack it’s become clear no direct action is capable of making a difference until we address the real threat. The enemy is within the West itself. It is embodied, if not manifested, by the Leftist concept of social justice.
This week's question: Are the B.C. wildfires getting worse from climate change? Only those blinded by the climate change dogma could corrupt something so understandable as a forest fire. Devastating as they are, especially when flames overrun populated areas, wildfires are intrinsic to nature and essential to a vibrant forest. I am no stranger to forest fires. Growing up in the Okanagan Valley meant enduring the annual August ritual of waking to a sun lost behind a haze of smoke.
This week's question: Should Canadians accept blame for Omar Khadr’s mistreatment? It’s sickening, Justin Trudeau’s decision to pay convicted terrorist Omar Khadr $10.5 million and to have the Canadian government issue him a formal apology. Khadr is the Canadian-born Muslim captured by American soldiers after a firefight during the War in Afghanistan in 2002. Khadr was 15 years old when, by his own confession, he threw one of the grenades that killed U.S. Army Sgt Christopher Speer.
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".