Every time you think it can’t get any worse, it does. Every time you place faith in the American people to demand change, that faith is misplaced. And every time you expect somebody – literally anybody – to display a shred of leadership and do what’s right, you’re going to be left waiting. Last night it happened again – just like we knew it would. Fifty people were mercilessly gunned down in the blink of an eye. At least 400 more were injured, and scores have been left fighting for their lives.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to suss out that America is far from perfect. We’re now centuries into mankind’s greatest democratic experiment, and still the United States is riddled with pockets of toxic hatred and institutional oppression. Yet for all its faults, America continues to shine as a beacon of freedom for many around the world. As Americans, we’re handed this extraordinary privilege to be able to speak our minds and express our political opinions.
Hurricane season has this funny knack of bringing people together. Its ruthless devastation doesn’t give a damn about the colour of your skin, who you pray to or how much money you’ve got in the bank. Mother Nature’s humbling fury forces us to cast aside our petty differences, ditch partisan politics and showcase the unbending unity and bountiful integrity that form the crux of America’s collective identity. That’s the way most of us feel, anyway. But Republicans? Not so much.
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".