I like to rib Rep. Jimmy Patronis for his love of seersucker suits, but he really is among the nicest — and most genuine — people in the process. Those qualities likely are partly why Gov. Rick Scott has turned to Patronis time and again. The governor appointed Patronis to a seat on the Public Service Commission. Now he’s named Patronis to serve the remainder of Jeff Atwater’s term as chief financial officer. Atwater resigned to take a job at Florida Atlantic University.
The cringe-inducing article popped up in my Facebook feed over the holiday weekend. “Tainted Buffet at Jacksonville Strip Club Blamed After Severe Diarrhea Incident On Stage.”The essay linked to a website I had never heard of before. The details in headline were enough to convince me that this was a gross attempt at click bait. I rolled my eyes and scrolled past it. Then I saw the piece on another person’s feed. And another.
I’ve heard that President Donald Trump sent Michelle Obama a bill for $11 billion to cover all the personal expenses she should have covered herself during her eight years in the White House. Is that true? A fake news website is behind the report that Trump sent the former first lady the huge bill. The story appeared at Last Line of Defense under the headline, “Trump Just Sent Michelle Obama A Bill She’ll Never Be Able To Pay In Her Lifetime,” in early May.
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".