Andrew McDonald was running for state Senate for the first time in 2002 when a telephone poll raised the issue of whether voters would support a gay candidate. Republicans denied paying for the poll; some accused Democrats of orchestrating it. Democrats predicted an attempt to launch a whisper campaign about their candidate would backfire. To whatever coward pulled those strings, here’s a news flash: kaboom!
Whether it’s in song, film, homily or social media, it’s hard not to seek out a Christmas message each year. You may even have gotten one from me, even if I don’t know about itThe Kid has this habit of grabbing my phone and texting contacts. The problem is that his go-to missive is “I love you.”It’s not that I don’t feel love in my heart, but I’d prefer not to express such feelings with newsroom sources. A few close friends have received awkward endearments as well.
I’m having a tough time contextualizing the breadth of the reckoning, the rise of women empowering one another and advancing the nation as they strive to banish sexual harassment. Maybe it’s the time and the place. The former is the wake of the election of a man who was caught on tape loudly gloating about groping women. The latter is America. Suddenly, a year dominated by the daily Donald Trump scorecard has been vanquished by a movement that will have far greater influence on our culture.
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".