ISIS has celebrated the recent hurricane disaster in the US claiming they were 'sent by God'. Islamic States mocked images of flooding in Houston, wrecked buildings in the Caribbean, and lines of traffic fleeing Florida. One warped supporter described Hurricane Harvey as "another September 11th for America" while another posted an infographic detailing the enormous financial toll. ISIS said the storm was a "soldier of Allah" and hoped for "wind like nothing they have ever seen".
The disaster facing Florida as Hurricane Irma rolls in has been painted in the starkest terms yet. In a final warning to anyone who has not obeyed evacuation orders, the National Weather Service in Key West said: "This is as real as it gets. Nowhere will be safe." Earlier, an emergency response chief warned Irma will "devastate" part of the United States. The hurricane , the most powerful Atlantic storm ever recorded, has killed at least 19 people so far after battering islands in the Caribbean.
As a TV journalist, Steve Evans covered Princess Diana in life and in death. It’s the only time I’ve ever cried covering a story. The car drove up and out she got - and I started weeping. She was so radiant, I couldn’t hold back my tears. It was as though Marilyn Monroe had stepped into my path. In the same way, Princess Diana’s presence, right in front of me, was just as unworldly. I still can’t explain it.
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".