O.J. Simpson won his bid Thursday for an early release from prison after a Nevada parole board unanimously granted the request. He could be out from behind bars as soon as Oct. 1 — but that doesn't mean he's walking out a free man. "Parole is but one step out of the prison gate," said Laurie Levenson, a Loyola Law School in Los Angeles professor and longtime Simpson case commentator.
Hours before O.J. Simpson was set to learn his fate Thursday at a Nevada parole board hearing, former prosecutor Christopher Darden blasted the former football star's dubious past for why he shouldn't be released — and said granting his freedom now would be "unfortunate." "I like the photographs of O.J. in handcuffs more than the photographs of him with golf clubs in his hands," Darden said on TODAY.
Journalist and pundit Fareed Zakaria will return to CNN and continue penning columns for Time magazine after both outlets announced Thursday they will still employ him — despite his admission to a plagiarism charge last week. Zakaria, 48, was suspended Friday after media watchers discovered that his Aug. 20 column in Time, “The Case for Gun Control,” featured passages similar to an article in the April 23 issue of The New Yorker written by historian Jill Lepore.
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".