It’s safe to say that Donald Trump’s alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels will do nothing to dissuade his most ardent supporters. These are the people who eagerly accepted the notion that “grab ‘em by the pussy” was “locker-room talk.” They are not dissuaded by the multiple women who have come forward with claims of sexual harassment. They don’t care that the president defends racists and denigrates the populations of entire countries.
While Donald Trump postponed plans to hand out “Fake News Awards” on Monday (we’re kind of hoping one of the grownups in the White House caught wind of the scheme and is working to shut it down completely), that did not stop the Committee to Protect Journalists from its own silly contest, as the press-freedom organization named its top “Press Oppressors” for the year. Kidding! Trump won. Of course Trump won.
During the whirlwind White House shakeup last summer, Steve Bannon lasted a few weeks longer than Anthony Scaramucci, but the Mooch is clearly trying to have the last word. And in covering the latest battle between Donald Trump and his ousted former strategist, Fox & Friends—the president’s favorite TV show—was happy to give Scaramucci airtime to show exactly whose side they are taking.
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".