Gabriel Muñoz’s eyes darted away from me for a brief second. He had been in the middle of a sentence, but a distressed gentleman, clearly in need of a sympathetic ear, had appeared at his office doorway. Muñoz was in his element. He spoke softly but assuredly as the 52-year-old man recounted his arduous struggle with homelessness that began in Florida and led to the streets of San Diego. “Last year, my mom and dad died,” he said. “Same year. I hadn’t seen them in 20 years, and that bugged me out.
Anyone who believes you can’t change history has never tried to write his memoirs. Last week, San Diego political leaders were high-fiving over the pulling of an old-time plaque from downtown’s Horton Plaza Park honoring the president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis. “This morning, San Diego city staff acted quickly and decisively to remove the plaque,” Councilmember Chris Ward—whose district includes downtown—announced Wednesday in a statement.
Racism isn’t born, folks, it’s taught. I have a 2-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list. In this tensed-up world, it’s somewhat comforting to know that even white supremacists sometimes disagree on tactics. Tom Metzger, formerly San Diego County’s most notorious of the breed, was not a fan of what went down in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now apparently living in Warsaw, Indiana, Metzger is approaching 80 and is as defiant and hell-bent on guiding the nation into a race war as ever.
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".