Elvia Diaz: Russell Pearce's critics thought he'd never be back. But they were wrong. And now the question is, what are we going to do about him? We thought we'd sent Russell Pearce, the man behind Arizona's infamous anti-immigrant law SB 1070, to the depths of irrelevancy. But he's attempting a comeback with his divisive and corrosive rhetoric clearly intact. Congrats, Mr. Former All-Star GOP State Senator. You’ve got our attention.
Have you heard the latest about a Mexican teen killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent? If not, you’d better stop whatever you’re doing because this is a bombshell piece of information. The 16-year-old was throwing rocks over the border fence. And as a result, the good American soldier showered Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez with bullets. We've known for nearly five years that Elena Rodriguez was throwing rocks at the agent when he was hit by at least 10 bullets in the upper back, upper arms and head.
Elvia Diaz: Is the National Council of La Raza still a fitting name for the civil-rights organization 49 years later? I say not. In 1968, the term La Raza — which literally means "the race" — was perfectly fitting for a Latino group that grew out of Phoenix to fight discrimination. It was the height of the civil rights movement, and Mexican-Americans — some of whom described themselves as Chicanos — were at the heart of that struggle. They coined the term to foster ethnic pride.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".