All of a sudden Donald Trump is seen as toxic, even by such prostrate apologists as the Wall Street Journal editorial gang, which spent last month trashing Robert Mueller's integrity. What could have tipped them all off? The result is a wave of right-wing hand-wringing and editorial epistles lamenting Tuesday's sweeping Republican election loses and foreseeing a looming GOP electoral disaster next year. It's coupled with the usual "canary in the mine shaft" cliche.
Ever notice how the garbage disposal never breaks down until the only capable plumber in town is crossing the Pacific on a raft and unreachable for at least two weeks? Ditto the dentist. He only leaves for his honeymoon (his fourth or maybe fifth) when you come down with the worst toothache ever and all other local dentists are in California with their motorcycle club. Or your cell phone fails at 3 a.m. when your car breaks down on the loneliest stretch of highway in the state.
Think things have been acrimonious to date on Capitol Hill? You ain't, as the boys in back room might say, seen nothin' yet. Sure, there've been angry words (some occasionally articulate, not many) exchanged over topics like Obamacare, alleged Russian-Trump collusion, the Comey firing, and presidential recognition of our war dead (or non-recognition) to name a few.
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".