Mass shootings are just something we will all have to live and die with. That’s how Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sees it. Maybe, with more guns, fewer people will be killed next time. That’s what Paxton told Fox News in the immediate aftermath of the Sutherland Springs mass shooting.
When will we start talking about gun violence? I’m ashamed to admit this, but it wasn’t until then-U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot in the head in 2011 that gun violence truly earned my attention. It wasn’t until a little girl and a federal judge were among the dead in that mass shooting, and families of the dead, and the injured survivors, emerged to tell us how their lives had been changed, their futures altered and robbed, that the outrageous scourge of gun violence really hit home.
Apparently, our beleaguered airport cost us any shot at Amazon’s second headquarters. We couldn’t even get off the runway. On the plus side, the airport’s lack of direct flights also caused Brad Parscale, digital director for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, to move to Florida. Good luck making America great again. That’s going really well! Meanwhile, Mayor Ron Nirenberg is studying the airport because we might need a new one … in 50 years.
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".