Before new White House communications director Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci was making the cable news rounds shilling for President Trump, he was one of Trump’s biggest detractors. In response to a remark Trump made about the uselessness of “hedge fund guys,” The Mooch, a “hedge fund guy” himself, shot back at the then-presidential candidate during a 2015 Fox Business appearance. “He’s a hack politician,” Scaramucci said.
President Trump doesn’t like when any of his underlings outshine him and he’s been particularly annoyed at the “President Bannon” mythos that his chief strategist is given credit for being the puppet master who secured the election win. According to Politico, Steve Bannon is laying low waiting for his boss’s bruised ego to heal so he can return to Trump’s good graces. The recent release of Joshua Green’s book, “The Devil’s Bargain” is complicating matters.
Sean Spicer lasted six months as President Trump’s press secretary, but damn if it didn’t feel like years. New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush broke the news that Spicer resigned from his post on Friday morning due to strong objections to Wall Street figure Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci’s appointment to communications director. According to NYT reporter Maggie Haberman, Trump wanted Spicer to stay on, but with “no clearly defined role.” It looks like he finally grew a spine.
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".