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Feb 15 2013

PoliSci Students Forbidden From Using Fox News as a Source

As the post-Newtown anti-gun jihad makes obvious, the liberal media and the Democrat Party keep in sync. So does academia:

Students in a political science class at West Liberty University were given an assignment recently to keep a “politics journal” in which they would record their reactions to various articles they had selected.

The instructor at the West Virginia public institution included some possible news sources, such as The Economist, BBC, CNN and The Huffington Post. But the instructor also specified that two sources could not be used. One was The Onion, which the assignment notes “is not news” and “is literally a parody.”

The other: Fox News, the only major media source of information that does not lean aggressively to the left. With the jarring hypocrisy that distinguishes liberals from those who suffer from less severe psychiatric maladies, instructor Stephanie Wolfe justified her ban by declaring that FNC makes her “cringe” because it is “biased.”

Students, like journalists, face a choice between demonstrating unquestioning loyalty to progressive ideology and swimming against an insistent current.

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Enraging the pod people by offering an alternative perspective.

On a tip from Penelope.

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  • rex freeway

    How can that be called higher education? The liberal mindset is a cancer to common sense.

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    So much easier to create the leftist totalitarian monsters of the future

  • Skyfall

    …and now you know why it’s critically important to get kids into pre-school and keep them in gov’t run education until they finish college.

    As for news sources, all you need is the Ministry of Truth. In fact, it will soon be illegal to get your information from anyone else.

    As The Prisoner used to say “Be seeing you.”

  • Justme

    I remember a time when CNN had real news… I also remember Reagan in the White House.. ah halcyon days.. I seem to remember all of the major news agencies at least making attempts at impartiality and reporting facts instead of this constant digestion for the brain washed masses. When a weather report covered a snow storm, not interpreted it in terms of Climate Change. Or a demonstration against abortion, not THE WAR IN WOMEN.

    Surely, any student not towing the party line and regurgitating accepted doctrine will be graded accordingly.

  • http://Davidscommonplacebook.wordpress.com David Hoffman

    I have often been impressed at how free from bias the BBC, CNN, and the Huffigton Post are. They only report the facts , I’m sure.

  • JNN

    We need to take of the state governments and fire all of these people.

  • JustAl

    This is nothing new. Back in 2001 my son’s English professor at Oklahoma State required the class to write essays on how “Bush Stole the Election”. No opposing views were allowed and it was made a requirement to pass the course.

  • Joe

    What does the world look like to you, when you have your head rammed up your ass? Biased, yeah right. Ever watch msnbc, you stupid bitch.

  • GomeznSA

    Well in a way I suppose we should have pity on her – apparently her ‘life’ is nothing but a series of ‘cringe worthy’ moments. Nah, she made her choice of lifestyle – it is just too bad she is forcing it on her students – and apparently with the approval of the university administration.
    The best solution is to let all of the parents know this is what their tuition fees are paying for………..

  • Son of Taz

    Here is the little professor’s contact information:
    stephanie.wolfe@westliberty.edu Phone -304-336-8015

    Got that from http://chuckslowe.com.

  • Clingtomyguns

    Dave, I think your source may have been misquoted, I fixed it for you below:

    “New indoctrinees in a communism appreciation class at Barack Hussein Obama University were given an assignment recently to keep a “political enemies journal” in which they would recite the state-sponsored appropriate reaction to various articles about capitalist pigs that have been pre-selected for their indoctriation in order to achieve a passing grade and avoid the necessity of further sensitivity training.

    The reich minister of reeducation at the West Virginia public institute included some possible news sources, such as The Economist, BBC, CNN and The Huffington Post, Workers’ Weekly, The Socialist, The Class Struggle, The New Masses, articles by Bill Ayers (as well as any old issues of Pravda). But the instructor also specified that two sources soon to be added to the book burning and banned list could not be used. One was The Onion, which the assignment notes “is not state-approved news” and “is a bourgeois pig rag.”

  • Skyfall

    …and where are the parents. JustAl, you say your son was “forced” to write an anti-Bush paper for a grade? Did you go there, giving the “professor” a civics lesson as well as a demonstration of how fear of physical violence will separate those with deeply held convictions from dabblers?

    If not, why not?

    You didn’t know about it right away?
    The college was too far from where you live?
    It would have meant time off work?
    It was too expensive to make it worth it?
    There was no point since it was all over with?

    Funny how there is always an excuse that allows these vermin to get away with poisoning the well.

  • Xavier

    Don’t worry soon this won’t happen anymore.

    Because Barry and the FCC will take Fox off the air.

  • FloatingCow

    This happened to me at a college in Nebraska. For a research report we had to identify our topic and our sources for approval. She was so unhappy with the “unsuitable” news sources, that she provided a list of the only valid news sources she would accept. They included the NY Times, Huffington Post, CBS, NBC and NPR. No others would be accepted. I was going to use 2 stories from FOX News; I ended up dropping the class instead.

  • forest

    Inside Higher Ed fixed her grammar for her in the “quote”. Isn’t that nice of them? I’m sure they would provide the same courtesy to Sarah Palin.

    Here’s a actual image of the professor’s instructions.

    http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/02/15/Professor-bans-Fox-News-as-citing-reference-at-West-Liberty-University/9951360937602/

  • Mr Evilwrench

    Well, at least she didn’t forbid them citing Moonbattery :)

  • Flu-Bird

    But of course the COMMUNISTS NEWS NETWORK(CNN)is perfectly okay

  • JustAl

    Skyfall. At the time my son was a grown man, not my place to get in his teacher’s face, and certainly NOT your place to get in mine because I can damned sure assure you that I’m a grown man.

  • Rob Banks

    If you want to change the world, don’t bother with blowing up government buildings. Start by burning down the universities. That’s where the trouble starts.

  • Flu-Bird

    And ADOLPH HITLER,JOE STALIN and MAO SI TUNG liked to use propeganda shots showing them with kids to give that fatherly impressions for their leftists news

  • grayjohn

    Fire the bitch.

  • Jill

    Fox is better than the competition, but their leftward shift is vexing, to say the least. Personally, I prefer The Blaze. I look forward to the day when the left fears Beck’s network as much as they fear Fox.

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