An old salt aboard the oil tanker Texaco Massachusetts sensed trouble as the 604-foot rig churned away from a pier toward a tricky dogleg into the Kill van Kull under the Bayonne Bridge. Alfonso Colon, the Texaco’s chief pumpman, noticed an inbound tanker on course to squeeze into the same tight turn. “I didn’t like the look of things at all,” Colon later said. The Texaco had just offloaded gasoline and was headed out to sea.
James (Jimmy the Sting) O’Keefe figured this caper was a lock for the Front Page. The self-styled conservative “guerilla journalist” recruited a woman to pose as a long-ago adolescent inamorata of Judge Roy Moore, the U.S. Senate candidate from Alabama who has been accused of lechery for ingenuous and/or underage females. O’Keefe is the brains of Project Veritas, a serial media sting operation.
Paige Wagers had her skeevy encounter with the hardest-working tongue in Washington, D.C., in 1975, a few months after she finished college and went to work as a clerk for U.S. Sen. Bob Packwood. She knocked at his office door one day. Here’s what she said happened next:“Sen. Packwood was alone, and he immediately closed the door and did not say anything to me, but grabbed me and had me pinned backwards with my back to the wall.
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".