When I was growing up, my mom subscribed to Ladies Home Journal, and I used to find it around the house and sometimes read with curiosity a regular feature called “Can This Marriage Be Saved?” (I later learned it was considered the best-known column in any American magazine at the time.)
It’s not hard to see why Israel’s Transportation minister, Yisrael Katz, has proposed naming a train station in Jerusalem’s Old City in honor of President Trump. For Katz and his Likud party, and for many other Israelis who felt insecure, at best, under President Obama for eight years, Trump has been a breath of fresh air. (Not hot air, as he has been for many American Jews.)
A man in his 40s called me the other day to say that he had just contacted the Conservative movement’s new confidential hotline for victims of sexual abuse. He described to me in detail his allegation that an adult director of a Conservative congregation youth group touched his genitals on several occasions, when he was a teen, more than 25 years ago. The accused now holds a key role in another Conservative congregation; he told synagogue officials that he categorically denies all of the charges.
Dumb and dumbest...Trump "genius" tweet reminds me of Sen. William Scott (R-VA) who, in 1974, after being named by New Times mag as dumbest member of Congress, held press conference the next day to say he WASN'T the dumbest... thus proving he was. And now Trump: "stable genius."
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".