Most people agree Harvey Weinstein’s shocking Hollywood exploits are beyond the pale. Who’s qualified to apply the first lash in this public flogging over rape and sexual misconduct? The political left must be careful Weinstein contributed millions to their causes…their voices were among the last to join the growing chorus against him. Among them: Hollywood’s elite, who apparently heard whispers for years but said nothing.
Sometimes school districts can do really dumb things. Last week, Biloxi, Mississippi’s public schools removed “To Kill a Mockingbird,” from the eighth-grade curriculum. The school board’s Vice President said, “There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable.” Some also complained about its use of the “n” word. Other school districts have gotten into the book banning business before, even some in Texas. A few even contacted the publisher, asking for words to be deleted or changed.
In some parts of Collin County, private property apparently isn’t private property anymore. As WFAA's Jobin Panicker reported this week: for three decades Harlan and Sue Stauffer have owned 48 acres along 1461. Their plan: build their country dream home. Watch ducks land on the pond. It was all on track, got all the county permits, dug the beams, brought in the steel were about to pour concrete when the City of McKinney told them, stop! You need permission to build on own property.
No matter what you read in the papers or see on TV.. it would not surprise me to see Roy Moore win the Senate race in Alabama.. Never been a big fan of polls... particularly in hotly contested elections
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".