The truth of what is going at Hailsham dawns on the reader slowly. At first, the only thing odd about the reminiscences of the narrator, Kathy, is her use of certain words: she tells us that she has worked as a "carer" for 11 years now, that her "donors" have "always tended to do much better than expected." We learn that Kathy was recently a carer for Ruth, one of her old friends from Hailsham, and that Ruth was staying at a "recovery center" in Dover.
Using a fictional suburban family named the Baileys (reminiscent, consciously or not, of the Bailey family in the classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”) to illustrate his points, Mr. Schumer writes that his party has made the mistake, in recent years, of forgetting the middle class: “We talked about them, but we didn’t listen to them. Even worse, we were under the illusion that they liked what we had to say.
Throughout New York City this week, there were small gatherings of people, holding candles, singing ''America the Beautiful,'' or playing boom boxes with scratchy recordings of ''We Shall Overcome.'' On Canal Street near barricades blocking the disaster zone, thousands of yellow ribbons were tied on a fence, each of them lettered with a message. At Union Square, the statue of George Washington has been engulfed with flowers and candles and flags, teddy bears, mass cards and tissue-paper doves.
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".