The St. Louis Cardinals are hoping you have totally forgotten that they fully embrace a hero of the anti-LGBT movement, and pony up some cash for their coffers. The team announced they are hosting their first-ever official Pride Night, on Aug. 25, after they had to scramble to explain why they are giving a platform to anti-LGBT ideologue Lance Berkman for the team’s Christian Day.
Every time Outsports shares the coming-out story of an LGBT athlete or coach we get one of two reactions from people. Our posting of Ryan O’Callaghan’s story this week was no different. The vast majority — maybe 90% — understand the struggle and importance of the story and vocalize (or twitterize) their support. They retweet, share on Facebook and use words like “courage,” hashtagging their support with #inclusion, #lovewins and #betrue.
Ryan O’Callaghan, the former NFL offensive lineman who came out publicly as gay on Tuesday, told Outsports he has been “overwhelmed” by the response from around the world. The former New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs tackle said he has heard from many NFL players via phone, email and text, all offering him their support. He said he has also received over 5,000 emails and Facebook messages in just the first 48 hours after his story was published.
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".