The week after the second presidential debate felt like Shark Week on the Trump reality network, with the Great White himself thrashing around in his own blood as Hillary Clinton's poll numbers surged. His shackles were off; there were high expectations going into the threequel.
In the run-up to Wednesday's debate, there's plenty of news oozing from the Donald Trump camp. New polls suggest Mr. Trump enters the final presidential debate in a worse position than any candidate entering a final presidential debate, or on Oct. 19, in modern presidential history, or something.
The presidential debate was another exercise in narcissism, bombast and mendacity by Mr. Trump. One could only hope that this might be the last grand display of his gross unfitness to be president. The editorial board, in "Donald Trump's Contempt for Democracy."
When Melania Trump stood by her man-child the other night on CNN over the lewd comments to Billy Bush on a hot mic, she told Anderson Cooper that her husband "was led on - like, egged on - from the host to say dirty and bad stuff.'' She was offering her best defense.
Remember when people, including me, thought that Donald Trump's invitation for Russian hackers to invade Hillary Clinton's emails was one of the most breathtakingly undemocratic things ever said by a presidential candidate? We were so naïve. On the debate stage in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Donald Trump flatly refused, twice, to say that he would accept the results of the election.
Donald J. Trump dismissed Hillary Clinton with all the anger and contempt of a man who has repeatedly been called out for how he treats women. "Such a nasty woman," he said. Mrs. Clinton has pursued a calculated strategy of baiting her opponent to see if he would lash out.
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
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".