He will always be the People’s Prince. Henry Bolton, who this weekend compared himself to Princess Diana in terms of the media scrutiny he has endured, is the latest Ukip leader to fall. The party now faces its third leadership election in 17 months. If the contenders are anything like the last lot, we are in for a spectacle.
A high point of British satire came in 2001 when the parody news show Brass Eye tricked celebrities into joining a mock campaign against paedophiles. Sebastian Coe held up before and after images of a child sex offender in disguise, which were actually photos of the blameless Eighties pop duo Hall & Oates. Gary Lineker warned that if you showed a paedophile a picture of a hillside with a child as a speck in the distance, he would “try and attack it”.
If Theresa May is searching for a unifying thought to drive her domestic agenda and revive her flagging administration, I have it. My idea is perfection, across public services. It is for all teachers to be as inspirational as the one out of Dead Poets Society; all police to be a combination of Dixon and Poirot; all doctors to get the diagnosis right immediately each time and never, ever make mistakes. Sounds naive?
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".