Dozens of NFL players knelt or sat during the national anthem Sunday in righteous reaction to President’s Trump’s profane comments about how owners should fire the SOBs who dare exercise their constitutional rights. The players’ defiance was well earned, but Trump’s insult — under Friday night klieg lights in Alabama — was deeper and more contemptuous than merely calling for their jobs or calling them names. He also mocked rules meant to make them marginally more safe in a violent game.
For once, the anthems seemed more important than the games. Cameras from CBS and FOX scanned the sidelines at NFL games Sunday afternoon to capture what players would do during The Star-Spangled Banner. All this came in response to President Trump profanely calling on team owners to fire NFL players who don’t stand for the anthem.
We wrote like that when the newspaper began. Kept our sentences short. Our stories, too. And we said we — folksy, first-person plural — more often than was decent. But our motive was good: It signaled to readers that we saw no distance between them and their new newspaper. We were a paper of the people. The lead story in our first issue was the death of Princess Grace of Monaco. Some other newspapers led instead with the assassination of Bashir Gemayel.
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".