In and out. Sneed hears rumbles the days are numbered for Brittany Carl, one of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s newly hired communications aides — who compared abortion to Nazi Germany’s eugenics programs on a conservative blog before she was hired. It follows in the wake of the removal of Ben Tracy, the governor’s “body man” and/or handpicked assistant, who was fired Monday on his first day of the job following a series of homophobic and racially insensitive comments made before he was hired.
The man in the mirror . . . O.J. Simpson is getting out. Granted parole for armed robbery in Las Vegas, Simpson is still the prime suspect for the brutal murder of his wife, Nicole. “Parole was the right thing to do for the crime Simpson was charged with in Las Vegas,” said Chicago’s former top cop Phil Cline, considered one of the city’s finest police superintendents. “But for the crime of killing his wife, all he has to do is look in the mirror,” Cline told Sneed.
Sneed has learned the city has entered into a massive class-action settlement with victims of city’s controversial speed and red-light camera program. Here are the top line terms of the deal: The city has agreed to pay $38.75 million in refunds to 1.2 million Chicagoans who got red-light tickets when the city was illegally enforcing its red-light ordinance. The settlement will be presented to the City Council Finance Committee and await full City Council approval at its next meeting.
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".