Tangier Island is a victim of erosion. Once populated by numerous islands, Chesapeake Bay is slowly chipping away at the island, which is home to about 500 people. Eventually, it will be gone. That’s a shame, because the area has housed people since the 1600s. What caught my ear, however, wasn’t the issue of the island, but what the residents are doing about it. They’re seeking help from the federal government. While that seems to be a logical step, there’s quite a lot of problem with the solution.
If you hadn’t heard of it, the story cited anonymous sources and stated that Anthony Scaramucci was linked to a Russian investment group and was the subject of a congressional probe. The story was later pulled with an apology. So, I’ve asked this before, and I’ll ask it again, this time of the media: What did you expect? I’ve been in the business off-and-on since 1984, and I’ve never really seen the kind of partisan, hateful garbage that passes for journalism as I’ve seen in the past year.
Federal and appeals courts had decided, essentially, that the original ban, issued in January, and a subsequent revised ban issued in March, was discriminatory against Muslims. Of course, the administration based the ban on what truly mattered, which was national security. Also, not for nothing, the ban was temporary; but that didn’t stop court from “feeling” that the ban was a swipe against the Muslim religion.
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'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".