Democrats have been walking on air for a few days now. Actually, since last Tuesday. First Donald Trump actually managed to insinuate that one of their senators – Kirsten Gillibrand of New York – was a whore. Then, later that same day, the man he had endorsed to win the special Senate election race in Alabama, Roy Moore, went down in flames to his Democrat opponent. Well, OK, so the Gillibrand Twitter posting wasn’t anything especially new from this president.
James Meredith is indefatigable. It is more than five decades since he became the first African-American to enrol at the University of Mississippi – made possible only after President John F Kennedy deployed 30,000 US troops, federal marshals and national guardsmen to protect him – and almost as long since his defiant march for voters’ rights through the South that saw him shot by a roadside gunman on the second day.
For Donald Trump little is out of bounds. Abandoning all pretence of being a fair broker in the Middle East and retweeting anti-Muslim bigotry carry no obvious penalty. Nor apparently does backing a Senate candidate accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct. That would be the pony-riding, Psalm-thumping, hypocrisy-oozing Roy Moore of Alabama. Until now, at least, there has only been reward for Trump and the people who think like him.
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".