America's Newsroom (2007– )
The MSNBC vs. Republican semi-scandal began after someone at the news network tweeted about the new Cheerios commercial for the Super Bowl. Following up on an earlier ad that had generated some surprisingly racist responses (the commercial features a biracial family), the new installment brings in talk of babies and puppies.
This shouldn't inspire anger, but it did anyway.
A now-deleted tweet (posted on Deadline) from the MSNBC account read: "Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family."
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"Listen -- we're looking forward to another good year," Hemmer tells Zap2it, a sinus infection making his voice sound ragged. "We've had a lot of big stories and a lot of challenges in 2012, as you well know. As a country, here's to hoping for a much better 2013."
What with the Newtown tragedy, the looming fiscal cliff, political bickering, violence breaking out around the country and the world, and the general anemic state of the economy, it's not the most trouble-free of holiday seasons.
But, says Hemmer, that won't dampen the enthusiasm of those who brave hours in the cold to watch the sparkling ball drop in Manhattan.
But the next one from the co-anchor of Fnc's "America's Newsroom" read: "Update from the AP -- The superintendent's secretary says reports of a shooting are not confirmed."
After that: "Breaking: elementary school has been evacuated, situation is unclear regarding shooting. Updates on @AmericaNewsroom as we get them."
A couple of tweets later: "The story out of Newtown, Ct only gets worse. Prayers for the families. Sad day in America."
On Sunday, Dec. 16, as the nation absorbed the full impact of the mass slaying at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six school employees (the perpetrator, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, also killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, and finally himself) Hemmer tweeted this picture taken on Saturday:
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