The most popular variety of ‘joke’ currently sweeping social media goes something like this: ‘The world is facing imminent nuclear extinction because of a deranged, deluded, stupid dictator. Oh, and Kim Jong Un’s a worry too.’I mean, there’s nothing funnier than the thought of millions of people being vaporised by nuclear weapons. Just ask the Japanese people of Hiroshima or Nagasaki how ‘amusing’ it can be to have one land on your city.
The North Korea crisis has reached an incredibly serious point. One that could very easily tip over into something genuinely catastrophic if those charged with avoiding such catastrophe are not extremely careful. Yes, I’m talking to you, President Trump. The world’s most powerful man spent yesterday making bellicose warnings to the most unstable and dangerous regime on the planet. Trump stared down a camera and warned: ‘North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States.
Donald Trump once told me a story about playing golf with a wealthy businessman friend. ‘He hit his drive behind a tree,’ he said. ‘I went with him, and the ball was solidly behind a large tree. There was no way he had a clean hit out of there. I left him to play his shot, and then all of a sudden he’s hit this ball onto the green.’‘So I turned to him and said, “out of curiosity, what do you lie?” And he said, “I lie two shots.” I said, “Oh.” And said nothing else.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".