After tearing Alabama GOP nominee for U.S. Senate Roy Moore a new one over getting banned from a shopping mall in the 1980s for sexually harassing high-school girls, The Late Show host Stephen Colbert welcomed The Daily Beast’s editor-in-chief and CNN political analyst John Avlon to his couch. The CBS late-night program regularly cites The Beast’s reporting in its segments, so it made sense to have its leader on to discuss the process.
And people are not happy. It’s a truly silly distinction, to be sure—remember the angry hipsters who picketed the publication’s New York office in 2011, when Bradley Cooper was named over Ryan Gosling?—but always seems to serve as some sort of bizarre cultural barometer, and attract the ire of many a man-ogler. But this year’s recipient, the country music star and judge on The Voice, has the public in a far more justifiable uproar, given Shelton’s history of homophobic and racist comments.
It’s hard to imagine how creepy an assistant district attorney has to be to get banned from a shopping mall in the 1980s. But now we know. This week, The New Yorker spoke with former mall employees and local police who said that Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama was, as a thirty-something assistant district attorney in the 1980s, banned from the Gadsden Mall in Gadsden, Alabama, for his relentless, predatory pursuit of high-school girls.
Seth Meyers was great tonight on Al Franken's abuse: “This is a society-wide problem, born out of systemic misogyny and abuse of power.And both parties need to take it seriously, no matter who’s accused.” https://t.co/Y4vbnRnPPPhttps://t.co/pedivwj8hU
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".