When it comes to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Courier-Journal contributing columnist Jordan Harris and I agree. His statue does not belong in the rotunda of Kentucky’s capitol. In a piece in Tuesday’s Courier-Journal, Harris, a conservative, calls for the removal of Davis because of Davis’ support of slavery and because justification for someone's placement there really shouldn't require a long-winded explanation of the Civil War. I wrote about that very issue a few weeks back.
I fear that this newsroom has made an egregious error in running a correction Wednesday that is likely to have to be corrected again at some point. You can even call it “fake news” if you want. In honor of National Hot Dog Day, my editor, Joel Christopher, thought it a good thing to weigh in on the question that has flared every few years on the internet, dividing families, pitting co-workers against one another and threatening to split this nation like no issue since the American Civil War.
There’s a wild fig tree near Echo Caves in South Africa that has a root system that plunges some 400 feet below ground. Seems that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may be dealing with a similar species as he tries to pull out Obamacare “root and branch.” It’s something he has promised ever since the health care law was passed by a Democratic Congress in 2010 and it’s proving to be very difficult to do.
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".