Saturday, February 16, 2013

West Virginia university class bans citing FOX News...

Citing MSNBC is apparently OK.

Via The Daily Caller:
Back in the day, teachers often scoffed at using encyclopedias as serious academic references. These days, they reserve their scorn for Wikipedia and — at one public university in West Virginia — Fox News.
A syllabus for a political science course at West Liberty University instructs students that they must filter out two potential research sources, reports WTOV, a nearby NBC affiliate.
According to Fox News, ironically enough, the syllabus says (with grammatical errors preserved for posterity):
DO NOT use
1) The Onion — this is not news this is literally a parody
2) 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
No other media or research sources — such as, say, MSNBC — appear to be prohibited.
Keep on reading…
Correction:This university is in West Virginia.

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