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Some fresh pickings from the political grapevine.
At a high school English teacher in Texas gave a student a zero on an assignment to write about anything he was interest -- -- Anything at all.
Because the boy wrote about a gun show.
The boy's mother confronted the teacher then put it on you to.
The school district released a statement saying the teacher has accepted the paper now.
And apologize to that student but the mom says she does not feel it was adequate.
And considers the way things were handled blatant censorship.
Former high ranking Obama staffers David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs who now work for MSNBC.
Are pushing back against the notion that they are in the tank for the Obama administration.
Both are adamantly now saying they will be completely independent analysts.
Gibbs told Howard Kurtz quote I don't see it either as being a cheerleader for the president or as a spokesman for the administration's point of view.
Axelrod said quote my role is not that of a surrogate.
But as an analyst and commentator I'm proud of my work for and with the president but in this role.
I will offer observations based on my experience over 35 years in journalism.
It might prove difficult.
But great -- says we'll -- Finally the Associated Press is breaking its own rule about identifying political party affiliation.
News busters notes the AP ran a 500 word story on the bribery arraignment a former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and did not identify him.
As a Democrat.
The -- tells Fox News quote the story you referenced is being updated to include Megan's party affiliation.
His party affiliation was inadvertently omitted in the version you've seen.
In the past AP has also failed to identify other Democrats in trouble including former Detroit mayor Kwame Kirkpatrick.
And Jesse Jackson junior.
The AP style -- -- a reporter should include party affiliation if readers needed for understanding or are likely to be curious what -- --
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