Former professional liar Sean Spicer stammered through an explanation of how he never “knowingly” lied to the American people during an interview with Good Morning America on Thursday. Like most of his lies, this one was not very convincing, as he stuttered and prevaricated with shifty eyes when GMA’s Paula Faris asked directly “have you ever lied to the American people?”“I don’t think so,” the former press secretary said.
Former sitcom star and Macadamia nut farmer Roseanne Barr has quit Twitter over “Jew hating,” according to a Facebook status she posted. The actress and activist often shared right-wing (but also all over the map) opinions on Twitter, praising Donald Trump, attacking the Clintons and ranting about the occasional CIA mind-control program. But she deleted her account earlier this week; the account has since returned, but now it is private.
The not-ready-for-primetime administration embarrassed itself again this week when a New York Times reporter overheard White House lawyer Ty Cobb discussing details of the Russia investigation over lunch at a Washington D.C. steakhouse. It’s indicative of the bumbling nature of Trumpworld, which still seems unprepared for the scrutiny that comes with the job — and unaware of which D.C. hangouts are popular with Times reporters.
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".