I am an avid traveler and seasoned, award-winning journalist. I've been published writing about the intersection of climate change and food, wine and travel. A new and avid golfer, I've been moving into writing about golf and golf travel.
The New York Times editorial board is up today with an opinion piece that one would have to go out of the way not to read as an endorsement of Bernie Sanders as the Democrat most likely to deliver victory in November. The board didn’t write “vote Bernie Sanders” or explicitly call ‘take-backs’ on their January 30 endorsement of Hillary Clinton in the piece. But the editorial cites an awful lot of polling data about Democrats’ prospects for the fall, and none of it is favorable to Clinton.
What does Bernie Sanders have to do to get some positive coverage from the corporate media-ocracy? After Sanders crushed three Western states and brightened his prospects for winning the nomination Saturday, all Meet The Press’s Chuck Todd wanted to talk about Sunday morning was why Sanders allows his massive crowds to boo poor Hillary Clinton and what his terms for surrender will be when she’s crowned the Democratic nominee in the fall.
The flickering light Bernie Sanders supporters are following down the Democratic primary tunnel leads to him triumphantly passing or tying Hillary Clinton in pledged delegates in California, followed by hundreds of superdelegates flocking to his side. Unfortunately, that “underdog triumphs” script requires superdelegates to put what’s best for the party — both in the fall and in the future–over their own personal job security.
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".