There may never be a moment of clarity where anyone can truly know why the police charged Wab Kinew with two counts of assault in 2003. Kinew says it never happened and the woman who alleged the attack, Tara Bird, has only her word and the support of her family (who spoke to the Winnipeg Free Press) to back up that he threw her across a room and caused severe rug burns to her legs.
It took 10 elections to knock Steve Ashton out of his northern stronghold in Thompson, but there is an Energizer Bunny quality to the man. He does seem to keep going and going. After a failed run at the leadership of the party in early 2015 following an explosive internal rebellion, Ashton lost his seat in the last provincial election. Now he's back and he's taking on Wab Kinew, who holds endorsements from unions and the backing of bunches of high-profile New Democrats.
Unlike the last page of his 2015 book, Wab Kinew knows some things don't have an ending. Even if he continues his rapid political rise and takes the leadership of the New Democratic Party at its convention this weekend, Kinew knows opponents will never let his past fade away completely. "I have made peace with myself with the fact that as long as I put my name on a ballot, my opponents will want to talk about my past.
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".