Michael Moore, America’s left-wing, all-round loud-mouth, has a new show on Broadway. One night last week, he invited startled audience members to head outside where double-decker buses were waiting to take them to Trump Tower, just up the street. There, he and they together would essentially demand that its owner vacate his current day job, and do so pronto. The attention-grabbing stunt — the reviews are poor — did not come before Moore had shared memories of how he had first come to prominence.
Driving to a dinner party on Saturday, we urgently roamed the radio dial trying to fathom the terrible violence unfolding in Charlottesville and how President Donald Trump was, or was not, responding to it. Another of the expected guests, we had learned, was considering bailing out at the last minute; he was just too distressed for dinner-table banter. In the end, everyone showed up but a deal was struck to get through the evening without mention of Trump.
It was a boffo week for Kim Jong-un and not a bad one for Donald Trump. But the time for both men to take a breath and put their political gains in the bank is now. Should either push their luck further, then, you know, really terrible things could happen. But they know that. Donâ€™t they? Tiny, isolated and impoverished though it may be, North Korea is sparring with the worldâ€™s last superpower as if it were an equal. Itâ€™s a strange kind of respect it has earned, to be sure.
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".