Protests in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire (Photo by Simon Childs)In the months since the fire at Grenfell Tower, 39-year-old lawyer Attiq Malik has heard many stories from many residents - people who've lost family members, friends, their homes and livelihoods. There’s one that really stands out for him, though. One that is, he says, “indicative of the way the government of this country is treating certain people”.
Photo illustration by Lia Kantrowitz from images via GettyWolf Blitzer was still trying to suggest that Hillary Clinton could win Florida when I closed my laptop and lay down to try and catch a few hours sleep. It was the middle of the night in the north of England and the snow was beginning to fall. My girlfriend lay sleeping beside me. My stomach churned. I’d been covering Trump all year, and always thought he could win.
The Conservative government is out of control. It’s doing doughnuts in an abandoned industrial wasteland. It’s riding through a champagne reception on the back of a pig, shouting “fuck the world” as it stuffs all available canapés into its face. Prime Minister Theresa May will do anything to stop her government falling apart including, it seems, letting her ministers do whatever the hell they want until the press makes it more or less impossible for her to keep burying her head in the sand.
"Panto is in trouble," I thought. "Oh no it isn’t," I replied, to my brain. "Oh yes it is," said my brain, silently. "Okay, well we’ll have to find out together then," I said to my brain. "We’ll have to go and see a couple of pantos." https://t.co/YKC4Vhb0ko
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".