How many of you out there love a good movie one-liner?We all do, right? Honestly, what guy hasn’t jokingly stood in front of a mirror and mimicked Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry character by saying, “Go ahead, make my day”? Or, better yet, Marlon Brando’s line “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse” from “The Godfather?”I’ll bet most guys have. Yeah, those movie one-liners can sometimes really drive a point across, can’t they? (By the way in case you were wondering, Clint’s line is No.
How many of you are old enough to remember the Vietnam War?Well, according to the Kaiser Foundation, there are almost 60 million of us here in America, and I’ve got a question for some of them.But first, a little history for the younger generation. Aug. 5, 1965. Morley Safer, a reporter for CBS, did a broadcast from Cam Ne, Vietnam showing American soldiers throwing old men, women and children out of their huts and then setting fire to their homes.
Are you a Good American? You are? What makes you think so?After all, it doesn’t matter if you think you are. No, it matters if I think you are. It matters if you can prove to me that you live by a standard that I think is acceptable. And if you’re not up to my standards, is it okay if I call you names and belittle you and how you act?What about the rest of your family? Do you think they live up to my standards too? Well, I’m not just going to take your word for it, you know.
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".