Mike Allen summed it up perfectly in an Axios article today on President Donald Trump’s Twitter acknowledgement that he is being investigated for obstruction of justice while Vice President Mike Pence lawyers up in anticipation of an inspector calling: “In the moment, it's impossible to process how consequential, historic and bizarre these dribs and drabs are that we're being barraged with all day.” We may not know how these moments will translate into future history, but it is hard to ignore...
Anyone else notice how many people were working from home yesterday? While calling James Comey’s testimony the “Washington’s Super Bowl” was probably a little too hyperbolic – although anytime Washington’s pro football owner gets shaded is just fine by me – there’s no doubt that the number of bars open early to show the proceedings and serving Covfefes and Orange Russians left no doubt that President Donald Trump was indeed improving the foodservice economy.
Watching President Donald Trump’s announcement that he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accords – after pulling a TV-worthy teaser on his decision last week – left me thinking about those heady, will-he-or-won’t-he days between the election and the president’s inauguration when speculation was rife about how much of Candidate Trump would be present in President Trump.
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".