Former Mossad agents. Law firms paid to stifle newspapers while also representing them. Something called "Black Cube." Ronan Farrow's latest bombshell Harvey Weinstein report — detailing the intricate, and often shady, network of investigators employed by the former film mogul — reads like a novel you'd put down because it simply strained credulity.
No, it wasn't Larry David's uncensored, boundary-pushing premium-cable comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm that made headlines and upset various groups this weekend. It was his stint as host on NBC's Saturday Night Live. + The monologue: David took his opening minutes at Studio 8H to make off-color jokes about the recent sexual harassment storyline roiling Hollywood.
Critic's take: As we get deeper into the fall TV season, one thing has become clear: ABC's surgeon-with-autism drama The Good Doctor is a hit with viewers, ranking as one of the most-watched shows on television — full stop. How did this happen? Daniel Fienberg emails:I remain astounded by the week-to-week success of The Good Doctor. I'm not shocked that it's doing well. The networks are all aware that there's been a gap in the market for a down-the-middle medical procedural.
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".