This column has long argued that the journalistic genre known as "fact checking" is a corruption of journalism. "The 'fact check' is opinion journalism or criticism, masquerading as straight news," we wrote in 2008. "The object is not merely to report facts but to pass a judgment."
Hillary Clinton must've won the debate. Even Scott Adams, who over the weekend switched his endorsement to Donald Trump for reasons of policy, said she did last night: Clinton won on points. She had more command of the details and the cleaner answers. Trump did a lot of interrupting and he was defensive.
"Why aren't I 50 points ahead?" Two odd videos featuring Hillary have tongues wagging before debate If we were on Donald Trump's debate-prep team, we would advise the GOP nominee to watch two new videos of his opponent, if for no other reason than to boost his confidence.
If we were on Donald Trump's debate-prep team, we would advise the GOP nominee to watch two new videos of his opponent, if for no other reason than to boost his confidence. The first is Hillary Clinton's video-conference address to a labor union; the second, her appearance as a guest on "Between Two Ferns," Zach Galifianakis's FunnyOrDie.com interview show.
"Whatever you think of Hillary Clinton and her policies, it's clear that the cool kids are with her," CNN's Sally Kohn claimed in an op-ed last week. We know, we know, fish in a barrel. Sorry about that, fish. What Kohn means is that various celebrities popular among the young-adult demographic (curiously, all the examples she cites are female) support Mrs.
If you were a liberal news reporter, you'd probably feel secretly grateful to Donald Trump right about now. In our Friday column, we noted that Trump had acceded to years of media demands and declared that Barack Obama was born in the United States. Those demands were as phony as the "questions" about the president's birthplace.
(Best of the Tube: Catch us talking politics on "The Journal Editorial Report." Fox News Channel 3-4 p.m. ET Saturday, with a repeat showing Sunday at 3 p.m.) Well, it's official: President Obama was born in the United States. You might have thought that any lingering doubt about that question was erased 5½ years ago, when the president...
Hillary Clinton's campaign has published a parody of Vox, the liberal news site for young adults. Headline: "Donald Trump, Pepe the Frog, and White Supremacists: An Explainer." Subheadline: "That cartoon frog is more sinister than you might realize." It seems that both Trump adviser Roger Stone and scion Donald Trump Jr.
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.
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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
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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".