All good art is political. But not all good artists should be politicians. During the Golden Globes Sunday, Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment." In her acceptance speech, Winfrey acknowledged the trailblazers before her and all that's left to be blazed ahead in order to have a future where "nobody ever has to say 'me too' again." It was an inspiring speech. It was beautiful.
When allegations came out against Kevin Spacey, the crew behind "All the Money in the World" dove into a Hail Mary 10-day reshoot. Every bit of Spacey was replaced with Christopher Plummer. The movie came out on schedule with an entirely new lead actor. In "Project Runway" terms, mentor Tim Gunn would call this a "make it work" moment. But how does one "make it work" when a new wrong seems to be exposed each day? How do you take the torn fabric of our culture and make it into something usable?
I arrived in Glenwood Springs on Memorial Day weekend. I arrived in my new home after 1,200 miles of highway, countless McDonald's stops and a tornado threat. I had never seen so many mountains. My landlady pointed to one of the mountains that greet you from the porch door. "Do you see the cross up there?" she asked, gesturing to the top. I squinted and peered before feigning a "…yeah!" She said it's easier to see at night when it's lit up and should be this weekend for the holiday.
@cindiincincy I think objectivity is a trait a lot of young journalists lack. Yes, being compassionate is important. But I think it's diluted a lot of important stories. I agree too about HLN. It's not helping the catty nature, women vs. women dynamic.
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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
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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".