May all his Christmases be grim. The punk who murdered Officer Brian Moore sat smirking at the defense table in Queens Supreme Court on Tuesday morning after his attorney, David Bart, begged the Hon. Gregory L. Lasak for leniency because of his client's “compromised brain.”He would have had an easier time asking for water in hell. Lasak, one of the best judges on the Queens bench, sentenced the cop killer to life without parole.
Give thanks for people like Teddy Atlas. It was a wonderful crowd that came together at the annual "Atlas Dinner" like a giant triumphant fist to fight to make the lives of others less fortunate a little bit better. There was no racial, ethnic, or religious division. Everyone had come together, over a thousand strong, to help out fellow people in need a week before Thanksgiving like a heart lifting scene out of a Frank Capra movie, like It's a Wonderful Life.
I needed to detox. The cold snap made me accept that I have a hard news addiction. Forced indoors by temps in the icy 20s I had three digital screens blazing with news. The TV blared cable gasbags shouting about sexual abuse in Hollywood, Russian collusion, WWIII with North Korea, upheaval in Spain and Saudi Arabia, and General Michael Flynn, President Trump's former White House national security advisor, snared in a kidnapping-for-hire plot for a strongman dictator in Turkey.
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".