Congratulations, Sen. Bill Cassidy, you played yourself. If you hadn't coined the phrase "the Jimmy Kimmel test" to judge the merits of any health care legislation Republican senators proposed, then the late-night comedian whose name you used wouldn't have been able to clown you and call you a liar the way he did in his Tuesday (Sept. 19) and Wednesday (Sept. 20) monologues.
In March 1916 a reader with a "boyish hand" wrote The New York Age seeking that black newspaper's position on Hubert Evans, an 11-year-old black boy in Des Moines, Iowa, who got dragged before a juvenile court judge for refusing to salute the American flag at school. "I won't salute the flag at school for I do not think it is right," Hubert had said. "It doesn't have God in it. In the second place, I haven't any country. It all belongs to the white man. If it wasn't for God, I would not be here.
Many of us know intellectually that there are thousands of people in New Orleans who have been traumatized by a loved one's murder, but the emotional impact of our violence epidemic didn't hit me until an August 2014 concert at Xavier University's Convocation Center when Eddie Levert, a lead singer for the O'Jays, addressed the New Orleans crowd. LeVert's sons, Gerald and Sean, died one after the other; they weren't murdered.
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".