Everything this year has felt incredibly political, and the 2017 VMAs are no exception. Of course were we really expecting anything less with Katy Perry hosting? She's been incredibly vocal since election season and with a platform as big as the VMAs stage, it's not surprising that she'd use it to discuss the current political climate. But Katy isn't the only one who has something to say about Trump. With every presenter and performer comes a new moment to #resist.
Even though she's on DJ Khaled's Video of the Year nominee "Wild Things," Rihanna likely won't be at the 2017 VMAs. While we'll surely miss whatever killer red carpet look she'd surely bless us with, it seems like she'd have a long way to go to get to the show. Rihanna was last seen in London, so she may be in the wrong timezone to make an appearance tonight.
As we all know, the video for Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" premiered at Sunday's VMAs. But regardless of how you felt about it, there's one detail from the video that we should all applaud: amidst a bathtub of diamonds sits a single dollar. Yes, the single dollar that Swift recently won in her sexual assault trial. On Monday, Aug. 14, a jury found DJ David Mueller guilty of allegedly groping Swift in 2013.
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".