Good Morning, News: Trump's Tantrum, Hurricane Maria Hits, and Portland Tells Jeff Sessions to Go ScrewGOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! How you doin' miss? My name is L, I'm from Queens. I heard about your man, he like to lace you with cream. LET'S GO TO PRESS. So Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Portland yesterday to beg us to stop doing our "sanctuary city" thing. We told him to "fuck off" and take his Foghorn Leghorn hillbilly ass back to Washington. So yeah... kind of a wasted trip.
Back in May, I previewed a unique start-up called Green Box (pdxgreenbox.com). To recap: Green Box curates cannabis and cannabis products for you based on your preferences, and then delivers one each month to your home. (Attention Jeff Sessions: A gay, married, Black man curated and delivered a box of cannabis to me in full compliance with state and city law. Welcome to Portland, you little punk.) Green Box is now fully up and running, and they offered to deliver one to my modest abode.
Good Morning, News: Harvey's Not Done, North Korea Fires Over Japan, and Melania's Hurricane Shoesfrom now-Tropical Storm Harvey is 10, but there's no telling what rescuers— including some from Oregon —will find when the rivers and lakes that have replaced much of the Houston area subside. The storm has moved back over the Gulf of Mexico, "meaning it could gain strength," the NYT says. Lots more here.
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".