How did we get here? There was a time when late night TV shows like "The Tonight Show" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" were a light respite from harsh realities. In recent weeks, the one following the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in particular, hosts of once-fun talk shows broke from their usual hilarity to get serious about the news.
A 16-year-old girl who claims she was molested aboard a United Airlines flight from Seattle to Newark, N.J., is addressing the media for the first time. The victim, who along with her mother declined to be identified publicly, told CBS News that flight attendants' efforts to move her away from her alleged attacker weren't enough. "I just felt like he could see me. Like he could see wherever I was sitting," the teen told CBS. "There was just still so much time, like, I couldn't just leave the plane.
A man misidentified by ultra-conservative website GotNews as the driver who killed Heather Heyer is suing, according to CNN. Joel Vangheluwe, a native of Michigan, said he wasn't in Charlottesville, Va., when the incident occurred. He claims he and his family have suffered tremendously as a result of the incorrect scoop. He told CNN that both he and his loved ones have been inundated with death threats. They were reportedly told by police in the area to flee their home for their safety.
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".