I have to be honest: I haven’t followed the Bill Cosby story that closely. I didn’t want to. I mean, like many Americans, I liked the guy. I was 12 when “The Cosby Show” first aired, and it was must-see TV, sitting right alongside my Dad. Then I discovered his old standup — is there anything better than that old HBO special? — and I was walking around the house doing all his bits. Cosby wasn’t cool to me; he was like a cousin. Well, like my Dad’s cousin. Something like that. Point is, I liked him.
In the coming hours, days and weeks, the facts surrounding the tragic death of Hamilton police officer Tom White will be made public. Investigations will happen, press releases will be sent out, stories will be written. Just the facts of the traffic accident that claimed his life. But I don’t want to talk about facts; I want to talk about feeling.
Americans: We invented baseball, we put a man on the moon, we made Kim Kardashian’s tush a national treasure. But when the history of America is written, page one, chapter one will begin with the $4.99 Costco Rotisserie Chicken, and yes, I’m capitalizing it all because it deserves it. The $4.99 Costco Rotisserie Chicken is the height of American ingenuity. The $4.99 Costco Rotisserie Chicken rocks out with it’s cock-a-doodle-doos out. All hail the $4.99 Costco Rotisserie Chicken. All hail.
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".