No question about it. Juli Briskman's frustration and anger is widely shared by a lot of folks. Most, however, are not likely to express their emotions in the very public way that she chose. Juli is the woman who held up her middle finger in an obscene salute directed at President Trump’s motorcade. She was riding her bicycle two weeks ago in Virginia as the presidential motorcade passed her.
I’m still thinking about the millions of people who sat home during the 2016 presidential election, and more recently, and more locally, the huge numbers who skipped voting in the September primaries and likely won’t vote tomorrow. Secretary of State William Galvin predicted a measly 15 percent of registered voters in Boston would go to the polls. He was wrong — the percentage was even lower, 14 percent.
I really didn’t want to talk about it. Frankly, it is wearying to think about the circumstance and fallout, which thrust a grieving Gold Star widow into the crosshairs of political sniping. It was heartbreaking enough to see Myeisha Johnson at her husband’s funeral kissing his coffin as she held onto the American flag. Wrenching to know that while she was grieving Sgt. La David Johnson, President Trump was on the golf course.
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".