Tell me what’s wrong with my proposed opening sentence: “In an office environment where both genders work together, a normal male would notice what his female co-workers are wearing.”If you’re not in tune with what the PC police have done to common usage, this might surprise you. First, saying “both genders” is an insult to those who consider themselves “non-binary,” meaning they do not fit into either the “male” or “female” category.
I had my theme, if you want to call it that, ready to go for this column when I saw the explosive story about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that there is no political figure in the United States who is more fervid about his Christian beliefs. That’s not a crime, of course, unless, as a powerful political figure, he forces everyone he comes in contact with to acknowledge, and even emulate, his devotion to the New Testament.
If you heard President Donald Trump’s remarks about the suspected New York killer, you probably noticed he used a phrase that was never uttered by Barack Obama, or Hillary Clinton, as well. You know what that taboo description was, I’m sure, but in case you’ve forgotten, it was “radical Islamic terrorism.” Supporters of President Obama, and then, Hillary Clinton, said that the phrase was unnecessarily inflammatory and would alienate practicing Muslims in America and overseas.
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".