Grapevine: Boy faces possible suspension over Lego gun

And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...

Soft Ball

Media watchers on the inside and outside are wondering why Sunday's "60 Minutes" Interview with President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton was so soft.

On CNN last night, Piers Morgan asked CBS's Steve Kroft why President Obama keeps coming on "60 Minutes." Kroft said -- quote -- "I think it's a question of fairness. I think he knows that we're not going to play gotcha with him, that we're not going to go out of our way to make him look bad or stupid, and we'll let him answer the questions."

Newsbusters said of that answer -– quote -- "How proud the folks at CBS must be to know they've created an environment where the President of the United States feels comfortable coming on their network without any concern that he might be challenged and therefore look bad or stupid."

The Atlantic panned the interview too calling it an embarrassing failure that uncovered no new information, arguing "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart asks tougher questions.

Quote -- "There's something deeply wrong with American journalism when the host of a half-hour comedy show with a left-leaning audience easily outperforms an award-winning "60 Minutes" correspondent."

Oh Shoot

A five-year-old boy in Cape Cod, Massachusetts faces a possible suspension from his after-school program, after building a gun out of Legos, yes Legos.

The boy's parents say the school is taking things too far and that a little bit of re-direction would have been enough and they point out again the boy was five-years-old.

The principal of the elementary school told our affiliate Fox 25 -- quote -- "While someone might think that making a Lego gun is just an action of a five-year-old, to other five-year-olds, that might be a scary experience."

Far Fetched

Finally, Italian sources tell Fox News that top Obama guru David Axelrod is now advising Italy's Mario Monti as he runs for Prime Minister there.

Monti's opponents went after Axelrod -- comparing him to Guns 'N' Roses frontman Axl Rose. Why? We don't really know other than similar first and last names but, the ad is translated -– quote -- "A guru had advised Monti to attack his opponent. But gurus, sooner or later leave and Italy's problems remain."

One American commenter on Politico was more hung up on the imagery of that ad than the politics, typing -- quote -- "God, what happened to Axl Rose? I had to go look that up to make sure that was actually him..."

 

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