Although last week was dominated by accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior, the week began with discussion of the Russian interference in our 2016 presidential election. Did the Russians try? I am sure they did, as they would have been foolish not to try. Despite President Trump saying President Vladimir Putin assured him that the Russians did not interfere with our elections, there is most likely no doubt that they did. However, the United States’ hands are not exactly clean.
I come from an era where cat-calls and taking advantage of women was part of what we all went though. I know many women who were abused and taken advantage of. I do not like Judge Roy Moore as he is the antithesis of what I believe. However, the law in the United States says we are all innocent until proven guilty. Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney said in a tweet: “Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections. I believe [Moore accuser] Leigh Corfman.
White House reporters tend to write books, and most of them are rehashes of their days of reporting. Ken Walsh, a White House reporter since 1986 for US News and World Report, took a different angle. His book, “Ultimate Insiders: White Houser Photographers and How They Shaped History,” looks at the “photogs” in the press room and also the president’s personal photographers.
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".