There’s no question that the story of Flint’s poisoned water system needs to be told. There’s no question that the story behind that poisoning reflects much of what is wrong with government today — protecting one’s turf at the expense of the electorate, outright lying, covering up malfeasance, squashing dissonant voices (sounds downright presidential, doesn’t it?). So there’s no question that “Flint,” the Lifetime movie airing Saturday night, is a righteous exercise.
As Archibald Leach entered his 50s he was world famous, wealthy beyond dreams, and women everywhere swooned when he walked in a room. He had it all. And yet he was troubled and insecure, worried about his inability to make long-lasting connections with people, especially women. So he dropped acid. Lots and lots of acid. Except this was the late 1950s and nobody called the then little-known drug LSD “acid.” At the same time, few people called Archibald Leach by his given name either.
Both men rose from the streets of New York to positions of great wealth and power. Both men were elite criminals. And each man’s sins eventually rained down on his family, especially his sons. And both men have been played by one of America’s great actors: Robert De Niro. De Niro plays the famous Wall Street swindler Bernie Madoff in HBO‘s The Wizard of Lies, which premieres on HBO tonigh.
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".