Does Theresa May trust Emmanuel Macron? You could understand it if she didn’t. There’s something unnerving about the way he looks: something unreal. That face, with its immaculate, strong-jawed, Ken-doll handsomeness. That skin, with its smooth, nonchalant, plasticine sheen. That smile: teeth bright, but eyes cold. If scientists were to grow a politician in a lab, this is what it would look like. Today the French president flew in for a UK-France summit.
It was the loudest cheer at PMQs in months. But it wasn’t for Jeremy Corbyn or Theresa May. It was for a Tory backbencher named Sir Desmond Swayne. And MPs weren’t cheering because of anything he’d said. They were cheering because he was awake. “HOOOOORAAAAAAAY!” chorused MPs on all sides. The member for New Forest West smiled bashfully, and made a gentle downward motion with his right hand, to encourage his audience to settle. But they went on cheering anyway.
The EU is behaving in a very strange way. Most women, though, will probably recognise it. It’s the behaviour of an annoying ex-boyfriend. You dumped him ages ago, and he’s never truly got over it. From time to time he gets in touch again, apparently convinced that you miss him, and are secretly dying to be won back. The question is, though: why is he doing it? Is it because he really does love you? Or does he just want to hear you admit you were wrong? Is this romance – or revenge?
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".