Fifty years ago, when the current Labour leader was on the cusp of adulthood, there was a logical explanation for why he loved Russia. It was at the centre of a Communist empire called the Soviet Union, providing for more than 200m people many of the ideals - state control of the means of production, dislike of NATO, support of Castro's regime in Cub a and a total loathing of what would go on to become the EU - which Jeremy Corbyn has long held, and continues to profess today.
IT’S difficult to think of anything more disgusting than spitting at another human being. On the football pitch, players regard it as the ultimate no-no. Incidents such as Frank Rijkaard spitting on Rudi Voller in the 1990 World Cup are so foul – and, to be fair, rare – that they live long in infamy. And when players are caught at it – the likes of Liverpool's El Hadji Diouf, Arsenal's Patrick Vieira and Manchester United's Jonny Evans – the authorities come down on them like a ton of bricks.
Theresa May must wake up every morning just wishing she had to do a Novichok-laced Rubik's cube at gunpoint. That would be easier, and more enjoyable, than untangling Brexit, watching her party destroy itself, and cutting the sort of deals with DUP wingnuts that, if you believe in an afterlife, would seriously imperil it being any fun. On top of that she now has to deal with a foreign state assassinating people on British streets, unleashing chemical weapons, and tweeting threats of nuclear war.
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".