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University Professor Tells Students Not To Use Fox News As Source

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Bill O'Reilly, host of FOX's 'The O'Reilly Factor' at FOX Studios on Dec. 15, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Bill O’Reilly, host of FOX’s ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ at FOX Studios on Dec. 15, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

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WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (CBSDC) — A university professor is reportedly urging students not to use Fox News as a source.

WTOV-TV reports that political science professor Stephanie Wolfe of West Liberty University handed out a syllabus to students telling them not to source parody website The Onion and Fox News.

“The tagline Fox News makes me cringe,” Wolfe reportedly wrote in the syllabus.

Parents and students were upset that Wolfe was trying to sway political leanings.

Robin Capehart, the university president, says they are concerned about what was handed out.

“If students have concerns about these types of issues, they can approach their department chair, they can approach the dean,” Capehart told WTOV. “Any attempt to limit the breadth of a student’s ability to investigate is obviously something at which we have a concern.”

Despite the fallout, Wolfe is still teaching the political science class but has lifted the rule about what sources to use. She is reportedly only teaching at West Liberty University this year because another professor is out on leave.

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