MASON – A man who didn’t want to sell his house to foreigners has tweaked his sign and denied any bias. The Michigan Department of Civil Rights opened a discrimination case against James Prater of Mason after I wrote about his yard signs. He had posted a “For sale by owner” next to one reading “Terms – No Foreigners – Iraq Vet.”The Civil Rights department said that the signs amount to discriminatory advertising since laws prohibit bias based on national origin.
I’ve changed my mind about the Confederacy statues. Pull them down. For a few months, I’ve struggled with the concept, and not because I’m a closet supporter of the Confederacy. I didn’t want history to be lost. I feared that taking down the statues would be whitewashing the ugly parts of our nation’s history. The image of the torch-bearing young white men with stiff-armed Hitler salutes in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend changed that.
EAST LANSING – Michigan State University officials had a tough choice to make when the National Policy Institute, whose leader helped organize the protest that turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, asked to come to East Lansing. MSU said late Thursday that it is denying the request from the National Policy Institute — a sanitized name for a white hate group. School officials cited safety concerns. Saying "Yes," would have stood up for free speech.
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".