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Grapevine: Tweeting trouble for MSNBC

Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...

Tweeting Trouble

The MSNBC official Twitter account has landed the network in some hot water, again.

Last night this tweet was sent -- quote -- "Maybe the right wing will hate it but everyone else will go awe -- the adorable new Cheerios ad with biracial family."

Attached was a link to this commercial showing a biracial family.

The RNC chairman asked for an apology to the RNC and all right-of-center Americans and threatened a boycott -– quote -- "Using biracial families to launch petty and ridiculous political attacks is low, even by MSNBC's standards. It only coarsens our political discourse."

This afternoon, MSNBC's president released a statement about the tweet -- quote -- "We immediately acknowledged it was offensive and wrong, apologized and deleted it. We have dismissed the person responsible for the tweet. I personally apologize to Mr Priebus and to everyone offended."

Priebus has accepted the apology, but the tweet is the latest in a string of recent issues in recent weeks for MSNBC.

To recap, during the GOP response by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday, Alex Wagner tweeted -- quote -- "Living room. Lady on a settee. Where's the needlepoint?"

Melissa Harris-Perry tearfully apologized for mocking Mitt Romney's family.

Host Martin Bashir resigned after calling former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin a "world Class idiot" and saying someone should force her to eat excrement.

And, Alec Baldwin left the network after allegedly shouting a homophobic slur at a photographer.

Get Out of Jail Free?

In Clark County, Indiana, Destiny Hoffman was sentenced to 48 hours in jail for a drug screen result but the court never issued an order to release her.

154 days later she was free.

According to the News and Tribune, Hoffman wrote a letter to the court but never heard back.

Two more women in the same drug program, are now claiming they were held for months beyond their sentences.

The director of that program has been fired and a bailiff suspended.

Solid Source

Finally, you and your doctor may be getting medical advice from the same place and it isn't medical journals -- it's Wikipedia.

That's according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

The obvious problem, anyone can edit that site, which means articles are subject to misinformation.

Some, however, do fact-check the site -- like the medical students at the University of California who can earn academic credit for editing those medical articles.