Robert Azzi In 2002, I attended a conference in Washington called to discuss the Middle East “After 9/11.”At one panel, an American diplomat suggested the seemingly intractable Palestinian-Israeli conflict could be set aside because there were more issues – some, he suggested, more important – upon which Americans and Arabs could cooperate.A friend of mine, whose own journey led him from barefoot Bedouin to Stanford PhD, rose in the audience and, with trembling voice, said, “Every Muslim I...
Robert Azzi I’ve never been to Alabama.I’ve read To Kill a Mockingbird and I’ve seen Selma, but I’ve never been to Alabama.I’m an Arab American Muslim and recently I’ve been following events in Alabama closely, in part because I’m a progressive and would like to see Doug Jones win and in part I’m spell-bound as I witness that a part of America — a nation to which my father emigrated over a hundred years ago when he was nine-years-old — today appears as tribal and provincial as parts of the...
Robert Azzi Wednesday morning President Donald J. Trump retweeted three unverified posts: “VIDEO: Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!” and “VIDEO: Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!” and “VIDEO: Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!”Attempting to defend the indefensible, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders argued that whether the videos – inflammatory anti-Muslim videos posted by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of "Britain First," a...
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".