People often stop me in the street and demand to know, “Who are these ‘Effete Elite’ of which you speak?”It is a timely question, since a queen of the Effete Elite may become leader of the free world on Tuesday. A princeling of the Effete Elite (EE) currently rules Canada. The EE are also running Ontario (into the ground) and their envoys are the shrillest voices in Toronto civic politics. But who, exactly, are the Effete Elite?
Muhammad Ali and Donald Barrie met in New York City in 1985. Never have two more different battlers squared off. In one corner, the champ, The Greatest, still mighty and menacing. In the other, a frail, crumpled kid in a wheelchair. But they had more in common than met the eye on that street outside the Hilton where Don and his folks were staying on a Big Apple tour.
Sooner or later, the kids of Variety Village will grow up and venture out into the world in their wheelchairs and walkers. They could do worse than to follow the trail of “Unstoppable” Tracy Schmitt. Tracy once was one of them. She has no legs, not much arm, one finger. “Just a fluke,” says Unstoppable Tracy. “The only one in my family.
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".