There are certain parallels between the Quebec separatist movement and the pursuit of a separate Sikh state in India. Both were born from government-abetted inequality against an identifiable group, albeit to wildly different degrees: the Québécois in Canada, the Sikh minority in India. Both movements wished for peaceful relations with their former oppressors following the establishment of their respective states.
Last fall, days after he’d been elected leader of the NDP, Jagmeet Singh appeared on CBC’s Power & Politics for an interview with host Terry Milewski. At the end of the interview, Milewski repeatedly asked Singh to denounce the recent veneration of Talwinder Singh Parmar, architect of the 1985 Air India bombing, at some Sikh temples in Canada. In this interview, some saw a vigorous journalistic exercise that was far more useful than the usual softballs lobbed at newly-minted political leaders.
Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, purpose built in 2015 for a Hillary Clinton presidency, has a Clintonian approach to campaigning. The formula is simple: elect a telegenic, ever-smiling leader to fill hearts and ears with feel-good bromides and progressive-sounding promises. While the leader does this, ensure the organization around this ever-smiling leader demonizes the sweet hell out of the opposition. The Liberals were ferociously adept at this with Stephen Harper.
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".