But his image took a beating on Thursday — alongside new scrutiny — when it was revealed he may have sexually harassed a former model on a USO tour in 2006. For Franken, the revelations mean new scrutiny of someone who has long wallowed in the filth of Hollywood without getting too dirty. But it also means a look at his odd history of aggressive behavior with people who dare disagree with him on political issues.
It’s no secret Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) likes to argue, and likes to try to intimidate his political opponents. But Melanie Morgan of Media Equalizer said it got so bad in 2000, she threatened to call the police after Franken continued to contact her three days after a joint appearance on Bill Maher’s ABC show at the time, “Politically Incorrect.”Morgan made the surprise charge on Thursday night's "The Ingraham Angle," where she found a receptive host in Laura Ingraham.
Paula Jones, the former Arkansas state employee who sued Bill Clinton for sexual harassment, said Hillary Clinton is wrong to claim her husband’s victims are “misremembering” his actions. “Every situation has to be judged on its own merit,” Clinton recently told Rita Cosby of ABC News. “And there were allegations that were disproved.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".