About Mark Smith, the man with an intellectual disability who was punched by teenagers in a sickening video that went viral. Like many people, I couldn’t shake what I saw in those 30 seconds, the sight of a smiling, trusting man who never anticipated the sucker punch, caught in painful slow motion. The almost child-like betrayal that washed over his face as teenagers laughed at his pain. “Ow,” you can hear him say, as he clutches his face before another teen goes in for a second punch.
Rosalind Pichardo came with a casket full of gun casings. Kathryn Pannepacker came with a healing blanket that had started out with squares to represent each gun death until there were just so many she now hang tags on it to represent each lost life. Mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters came with huge photos of loved ones frozen in time by the bullets that took their lives. Some came alone.
She still doesn’t set foot in the Chinese restaurant on the corner of W. Norris Street and Germantown Avenue, where her son collapsed. She will go to Cousin’s, across the street, but mostly because it’s the closest supermarket to her house a couple of blocks away. If Kathy Lees could, she’d avoid the whole area altogether. On June 10, 2011 her 17-year-old son, Justin Reyes, and a friend were shot outside a North Philadelphia bodega on the corner of 6th and W. Norris streets.
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".