Around the world, politicians have a battle plan when it comes to addressing the media. Will they come in angry? Will they be happy when they talk to reporters? For Australian politician Bob Katter, it's the whole gamut of emotions. At a press conference on Sunday, Katter glibly reflected on Australia's recent vote to legalise marriage equality, by saying "everyone's entitled to their own sexual proclivities." Then watch the mood change as he switches the topic to people dying from crocodiles.
Charles Manson, a cult leader and convicted killer, has died. He was 83. The leader of a murderous cult which led to the deaths of actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969 died of natural causes at a hospital in Bakersville, California on Sunday evening, as confirmed in a statement by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Manson had been housed in the Protective Housing Unit at California State Prison in Corcoran since 1989, where he spent the rest of his life.
Getting fired is no fun, but for former Han Solo movie directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the glass is half full. The pair were unceremoniously removed from Solo: A Star Wars Story in June, three weeks before filming was due to be finished. A statement at the time cited "creative differences" as the reason for their departure. Miller and Lord discussed the exit at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday, during a panel for their MTV series Clone High.
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".