I rubbed my eyes in disbelief and looked again at Donald Trump’s latest tweet. I had read it correctly the first time. It was an unmistakable literary reference to authoritarian rule. Trump’s warning seemed clear: Protest begets repression, and submission leads to strength. The heel of despotism will crush the divisions that threaten our great country and prostrate all of us under the weight of its boot. This is what the Everhard Manuscript tried to warn us about: The return of the Iron Heel!
During the presidential campaign, some Republicans who don’t necessarily self-identify as racists were willing to overlook Donald Trump’s blatant bigotry to support his nationalist message of job growth and American exceptionalism. It’s an understandable impulse. America-first nationalism might seem appealing on the surface level, but only if you don’t crouch down to look at its racist and xenophobic underpinnings.
There was a time when Klansmen wore hoods to cover their faces. There was a time when Nazis signaled to each other with dog whistles. There was a time when the U.S. president wasn’t lionized by white supremacist hate groups. That’s all in the past now. As we witnessed in Charlottesville last Saturday, we are entering a frightening new era when white supremacist groups are hearing the call to rise up and “Make America Great Again.” The Klan is taking off their hoods.
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".