Back in 2015, when oddsmakers thought Jeb Bush was the most likely Republican presidential nominee — remember that innocent time? — Bush was asked his opinion of Donald Trump's policy proposals. "Donald, you know, is great at the one-liners," he replied. "But he's a chaos candidate. And he'd be a chaos president." Millions of voters were unworried about the notion that chaos might follow the elevation to the White House of a reality TV star with no government or military experience.
In the little city where I was born, there was a grocery store called the Grab-It-Here. Its advertising slogan was, "Where Ma Saves Pa's Dough." This is not the sort of thing you hear anymore, for a lot of good reasons. It's not just that "dough" as a synonym for money is outmoded, or that "grab" has recently come to be associated with what our president once bragged he could do with a part of any woman's body, so eager were they all for his ministrations.
Watching the Glimmerglass Festival's spectacular production of "Oklahoma!" this week (five performances left! ), I silently admitted to myself a feeling that's familiar to many amateur musicians: envy. Only a hard person wouldn't be puddled by the way baritone Jarrett Ott, as Curly, belts out, "There's a bright golden haze on the meadow..." to open the show, but you have to understand my point of view here: I'm a baritone, too. I coulda been a contender.
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".