A record number of Americans tuned to watch the debate on Monday night, but someone else was watching, too: the Kremlin media machine. It was the middle of the night in Russia, but the tweets kept coming, making it clear, as always, whose side the Kremlin is on in this election.
In March, in a bold "Oh yeah?" moment during an interview with the Washington Post's editorial board, Donald Trump took the paper's dare and revealed, then and there, his very short list of foreign policy advisors. There were just five, though he said, "I have quite a few more."
KENT, OHIO-A lonely Hillary supporter stood with a sign outside the rec center at Kent State University on Saturday, a gray and muggy afternoon for a rally. "INSECURE, SMALL PENISED WHITE GUYS FOR TRUMP!!!" his sign read. Near him, grizzled men in fatigues and sunglasses and a fraternity brother held pro-Trump signs.
On a windy, sun-soaked afternoon in June, Dasha Zhukova stood on the terrace of the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, an arts venue she founded in Moscow two years ago. Such are the demands on her time that it was the first opportunity she'd had to see the terrace.
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She was just off a flight from London, just in time for the last night of the Democratic convention and a strategy meeting for Democratic Party bundlers. She snapchatted a video of campaign manager John Podesta singing "Happy Birthday" to longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin among the artwork hanging on the clean, well-lighted walls of the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts.
As the mothers who have lost sons to police spoke on stage, big red flowers pinned to their chests, Evette Simmons, a delegate from Florida and a black woman, sat watching. "What she's done by bringing these women together," she trailed off into an emotional pause.
"I hope you realize the irony of what she's doing," Paul Czisny, a Wisconsin delegate for Bernie, said, nodding his head backward at a young woman standing in the stands, a piece of white tape across her mouth that said in stark black letters SILENCED.
Behind the allegations of a Russian hack of the Democrats is the Kremlin leader's fury at Clinton for challenging the fairness of Russian elections. When mass protests against Russian President Vladimir Putin erupted in Moscow in December 2011, Putin made clear who he thought was really behind them: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
That blinding flash of light you saw this weekend? That was the byproduct of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the American media's two greatest obsessions, fusing into a single intoxicating storyline after the Democratic National Committee's internal emails were hacked and made public with the apparent assistance of Russian hackers, and to the apparent glee of the Republican nominee.
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
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".