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A University of Georgia professor instructed students not to cite conservative outlets like Fox News, according to Young America’s Foundation (YAF). Instead, they could source liberal outlets like CNN or the New York Times.
Ecology professor, Scott Connelly, told students to use “factually reliable new sources” like “BBC, CNN, NYTimes, ABCNews, etc.,” in his introductory ecology class for a March assignment.
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“Please do not draw from questionable sources such as National Inquirer, Fox News, OAN, blogs, etc.,” Connelly wrote.
He doubled down in a response to YAF’s assistant editor of The New Guard, Kara Zupkus.
“This has absolutely nothing to do with ‘conservative media outlets’, and I am at a complete loss as to why you are jumping to that conclusion,” the Georgia professor wrote.
“This has to do with scientifically accurate news pieces that focus on the topic we are studying… it will be much easier to complete the assignment in a reasonable amount of time if students start with the reliable news organizations that I suggested, which have run countless articles that are scientifically factually correct and also address the topic we are studying,” he added.
The controversial assignment was submitted through YAF’s Campus Bias Tip Line.
Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, YAF’s president, told the Todd Starnes Radio Show Tuesday the conservative organization is launching a new initiative, “Long Game,” to counter the Left’s takeover of campus and culture.
“It’s not just about the next news cycle, not even about the next presidential cycle. It’s about the long game to counter these years and years of the Left really taking hold of not just our college campuses but seeping into our culture, even into our communications through censorship through Big Tech,” Walker told nationally syndicated radio host Todd Starnes.
“So we’ve got a 12-point action plan to counter that, to take really the reputation of a nationwide organization … and advance it beyond anything we’ve ever been involved in because we want to take our country back.”
Caleb Parke is a senior correspondent for the ‘Todd Starnes Show.’ Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and connect with him at calebparke.com.