This month, George Latimer officially assumes Westchester’s top political job after surviving what was arguably the meanest election in county history. When it was over, a couple of questions lingered: Is this the end of gentility in Westchester politics? Will Latimer, a liberal Democrat who decries “hyper-partisanship,” be able to govern effectively and heal the wounds of a divided county, or will the next four years be a dreary reprise of the contentious election?
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s relationship with his formidable father seemed painful, apropos of the scene in The Great Santini when Bull Meechum relentlessly bounces a basketball off his teenaged son’s head. In other words, it was complicated. If he just had been hugged more as a child, would Andrew have been motivated to take on the nasty, pugilistic blood sport of politics, to become, like his father, Mario, a powerful governor of arguably the greatest state in the union?
You can Tweet on it: Like an angry orange moon, President Donald Trump looms bigly over this year’s race for county executive. The election is still five months away, an eternity in politics. But Democrats are already testing a strategy to unseat two-time Republican incumbent Rob Astorino by tattooing him indelibly — and unfavorably — with the Trump brand.
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".