A University of Georgia ecology professor has told his students not to cite conservative news sources — saying that they should use ‘reliable’ sources, like CNN and the New York Times, instead.
In the leaked assignment instructions, Connelly informed his introductory ecology class that they were only to use “reliable news sources,” citing CNN and the New York Times as examples.
“Please do not draw from questionable sources such as National Inquirer, Fox News, OAN, blogs, etc.” Connelly told his students.
YAF contacted the professor for comment — and he completely played dumb. When asked if he would give students who used conservative sources fair grades, he claimed he was “completely at a loss” as to why someone would think he was biased against conservative media outlets.
“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,” Connelly wrote in an email. “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.”
The professor also doubled down on attacking OAN, challenging the YAF editor to present him with a list of “suitable articles” from the network.
In a second email, even more pompous than the first, the nutty professor demanded to know where the editor obtained her scientific training.
“…please share with me where your scientific training and expertise was obtained, so I can better appreciate why you find those news sources to be excellent choices to complete this assignment,” the professor said. “And I do remain quite curious which particular news stories from these sources you deem to be best suited for this assignment, so please forward me that list when you compile it.”