"Comedy does not exist to save me," Chris Gethard reflects in Career Suicide, the Off-Broadway play chronicling the veteran New York comedian's lifelong struggle with suicidal ideation. Yet the taboo-smashing honesty he brings to the stage may well save his audience. A one-man show about alcoholism, anxiety, and chronic depression...
We have the Peacock to thank for the ascension of a POTUS nominee whose campaign melds the sleaziness of Jersey Shore with the bigoted pandering of Duck Dynasty. For 11 years and 14 seasons, NBC's The Apprentice groomed the nation to believe that a billion-dollar-losing, vendor-stiffing narcissist with multiple bankruptcies on his corporate record was the gold standard of American wealth, success, and business leadership.
There's a sacred Constitutional right we need to discuss after Donald Trump's assassination dogwhistle against Hillary Clinton -and it's not the Second Amendment, it's the First. When a major party's presidential candidate suggests "there may be" something "the Second Amendment people" "can do" to prevent his opponent from picking judges, it's time we talk about the role freedom of the press is supposed to play in the healthy functioning of our democracy.
Last week, I brought you #RNCkaraoke, to let you "literally drop the mic on what may be the most irrational, racist, and misogynistic political convention in modern American history." Now, in the interest of bipartisan shenanigans, I invite you to pick that mic back up for #DNCkaraoke, a far more nuanced-but just as fun-Magical Musical Mockery Tour.
After an unusually tragic month, and a Republican National Convention proving to be both a figurativeand literal shitshow, we could all use some levity. The non-sober among us can get sloshed to GOP drinking games from The Root , Politico , Complex , and Time Out .
Welcome to Media Watch. In this twice-monthly column for The Establishment, I'll be writing at the intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality in news, scripted and reality TV, movies, advertising, #ClickbaitCrimes, social media, media literacy, and media and telecommunications policy, carrying on the Media Watch column I debuted in 1997 in Sojourner: The Women's Forum, then the oldest continuously-publishing feminist newspaper in America.
When dozens of women express some variation of "WTF did I just read?!" while sharing an article on social media, it's a guarantee that some media outlet has successfully played us. I call such controversial pieces "Clickbait Crimes"-the result of media outlets intentionally publishing exploitative, bigoted, or sensationalistic content to generate outraged eyeballs for advertisers.
by Jennifer L. Pozner All presidential campaign years raise tensions, but Election 2016 has been especially divisive. The Republican and Democratic parties' nominating battles have unfolded in such a painful and interminable way that I can almost imagine how exhausted my ancestors felt, wandering through the desert for 40 years.
"Boy, I'm going to miss attacking her," quipped MSNBC's Tucker Carlson after Rosie O'Donnell announced that she will leave The View in June over a contract dispute with ABC. Carlson isn't the only journalist who will miss the woman who served as conservative cable news hosts' favorite punching bag for the past year.
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
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".