T he caller on the other end of the phone was adamant. “Have reporters lost their mojo?” She asked. Before I could respond she explained all the reasons why reporters are taken advantage of by the current presidential administration, how and why reporters need to react and how she was “tired of watching you all take it all the time.” She was also upset with reporters who “constantly tell me what to think,” and said the media are their own worst enemy.
None of it rang true. But now I get it. His son is in trouble. You circle the wagons and you protect your family. Honestly, nothing the president has done since he’s been in office rings so true or as honest as his actions this week when it became known that Donald Trump Jr. reached out during the election like a vicious rabid squirrel to grab a nut of information on the president’s now vanquished opponent Hillary Clinton from a Russian offering some intelligence.
We are divided as a nation as we’ve not been since the beginning of the Civil War. We’ve divided into two camps – at least – of individuals who believe in the absolute rightness of their cause and the absolute evil of the opposition. We’ve forgotten that United We Stand and Divided We Fall. We’ve abandoned the principle that I hold dear: we may disagree with what you say but will defend to death your right to say it. Hatred and anger have overtaken the national debate.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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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".