Yes, those are my abs. Yes, I’m 46 years old. No, I’m not sure they’re appropriate for my age – the flesh equivalent of band logos on T-shirts, or an entire head-to-toe outfit bought straight off the mannequin in H&M. But I tell you what: I’m not giving them up. They happened by accident. I never meant to get abs, or really any kind of muscle tone. It’s not my thing. I’ve never been particularly athletic. Slow, uncoordinated, unconfident; picked second-to-last for school teams on a good day.
It’s 6.30am and I am in the gallery of the Good Morning Britain studio watching legions of coffee-addled professionals attempt to keep Piers Morgan on the rails. Morgan — Twitter provocateur, close friend of Donald Trump, the country’s most unruly TV anchorman — is live and on-screen, capable of doing anything between now and the 8.30am end credits.
Piers Morgan has claimed that Good Morning Britain co-host Susanna Reid wouldn’t mind if he was paid more than her — because he has “slightly” reinvented breakfast television. The presenter and journalist defended his salary by saying his combative style helped to create “theatre”. In an interview with ES Magazine, published tomorrow, Morgan, 52, said: “They pay me what I’m worth ... a lot. I have no idea what she’s [Reid] paid.
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".