If you think the Jefferson Davis statue needs to be removed from the Kentucky Capitol, you'll be sadly disappointed by a state panel's weak-kneed decision on Thursday. Of all the choices the committee could have made, it made the worst. What it essentially said was that Davis should be honored in the state Capitol with a statue — just not with an existing bronze plaque that calls him a "Patriot - Hero - Statesman." If he's not a "Patriot - Hero - Statesman" what are we doing honoring him at all?
In a truly just world, former University of Louisville President James Ramsey and his top aide, Kathleen Smith, would spend every waking moment they have left on this earth atoning for what they've done to the university. And they'd start by buying advertisements each week in the Louisville Cardinal, the school's independent student newspaper, asking forgiveness for years of avarice, greed and mismanagement.
News Monday was that the city of Louisville plans to bid on Amazon's second headquarters. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but there is absolutely no chance that Jeff Bezos is going to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs in Louisville, Kentucky. I wish I were wrong. But I'm not. We fail on a number of the points that Amazon established when it announced plans to build a second headquarters campus that would work in tandem with its existing Seattle headquarters.
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".