An assignment from a visiting assistant political science professor at West Liberty University is getting national attention.
In the class, students were instructed to watch two news sources and keep a journal on politics. Students were told specifically, though, not to use The Onion, because it is a news parody, and Fox News.
The instructor said the following of Fox News: “The tagline “Fox News” makes me cringe. Please do not subject me to this biased news station. I would almost rather you print off an article from The Onion.”
West Liberty University President Rob Capehart says the assistant professor has since lifted the restriction. He says that was the right decision.
“Our job is to encourage students to go out and do as much research as possible, to go out and investigate and find all the information they can and then form their own opinions,” Capehart said on Friday’s MetroNews Talkline.
“The job of the professor is to challenge those opinions and engage in a dialogue.”
At this point, Capehart says the matter has been resolved.