It must be a hard life in the House of Lords – a number have complained the quality of their taxpayer-subsidised private restaurant isn’t quite up to scratch, with ‘inferior cappuccinos’ and a ‘15-minute wait’ ruining their experiences. The Barry Room private restaurant, nestled within a neo-gothic setting, provides a catering service to peers at a reduced price and costs the taxpayer £1.3million per year.
Jeremy Clarkson has been called a number of things but this could be the first time he’s been referred to as a “cultural tumour” – called that by comedian Frankie Boyle who is pleading for the Top Gear presenter to be sacked. Boyle was speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival when he laid into Clarkson, who he said is only tolerated thanks to having friends in high places.
What could the leader of Britain’s fervent Eurosceptic and fastest growing political party and one of the country’s most powerful media magnates have to talk about? Well, no-one knows for sure because the private meeting between Ukip’s Nigel Farage and News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch will remain exactly that. The two men met this week as Mr Farage did a whistle-stop tour of US news shows including Fox News and MSNBC.
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".