"Trump's insane? Knew that already, um, dude. Who doesn't?" "What? Oh, the book by Kitty Kelly? No, I mean the real news." "'Fire and Fury' was written by somebody Wolff. Who's this Kitty?" "Gossip queen of the Reagan era. Wrote a bunch of pretty salacious unauthorized biographies back in the day, one about Nancy and the White House. Almost none of it was really true." "Oh, this one's true, all right." "Why do you say that? The author's just a tabloid hack, like your Kitty Kelly. They're peas in a pod.
We're blessed with so many local news providers. You know that, right? Of course I'll pat my own back with the daily newspaper, for all its many real and imagined flaws that critics are only too happy to point out, as if we were puppies earning our whacks with a rolled-up copy of the morning edition. But I mean also the radio stations still doing local news: KNCO and KVMR. Almost none do anymore in communities as small as ours. Sure, there's a fair amount of rip and read of the paper on the air.
Robert did pretty much all the talking. Just as well, since he could hardly hear. I communicated mainly with nods, shrugs, shakes of the head. Smiles. His caretaker, Sandy, made sure key snippets got through, "He says …," she'd shout, and Robert would say, "Oh" or "What?" or pretend not to understand while cooking up a witty reply. He was a little guy with oversize glasses, a long miner's beard and big opinions he liked to holler out, calculating them for shock if the listener were so inclined.
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".