CNN political commentator Van Jones called President Trump's comment last week about African nations the “definition of racism” in a discussion Sunday on “Reliable Sources” with host Brian Stelter and me. Jones’ analysis is one of the clearest and most focused I heard amid the tidal wave of words set off by what the president said. Press performance in covering the story of Trump’s words was also discussed in our segment.
After more than a week of virtually nonstop talk on cable TV and endless headlines about Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” book, it seems fair to ask: What do we really know to be true about President Donald J. Trump and his White House that we didn’t know before? The answer is almost nothing, because we have an unreliable narrator writing about a pack of liars and manipulators, and you don’t know whom or what you can believe in the book.
Echoing what HBO told The Baltimore Sun on Wednesday, David Simon, co-creator and executive producer of “The Deuce,” said there were no complaints about James Franco in connection with that series. Allegations of sexual misconduct in Franco’s past began surfacing after he won a Golden Globe Award Sunday night for his performance in “The Disaster Artist.” On Thursday, the Los Angeles Times published an article in which five women accused him of inappropriate or sexually exploitative behavior.
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".