Everybody had been watching the Alabama race for U.S. Senate with bated breath after what turned out to be a surprisingly contentious race in a normally solid red state. After Democratic candidate Doug Jones pulled out a win, which cuts into Republicans' slim majority in the Senate, the question of whether President Donald Trump would respond angrily came into play. But it turns out Donald Trump’s response to the Alabama Senate race was unusually tame.
The race for Alabama's vacant Senate seat is too close to call, and honestly, The New York Times isn't helping things. Tweets about The New York Times' election needle and Alabama are just plain freaking out. Because it's not like we didn't know that this race was tight, guys. More than two hours after the polls in Alabama closed, and with more than three quarters of votes in, the difference between the GOP's Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones was less than half a point, per CNN.
In the wake of what feels like the million sexual harassment and assault scandals that rocked the latter months of 2017, there’s one that’s begun making news again. After multiple women came forward on Dec. 11 to reiterate their accusations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand publicly called on the president to step down.
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".