University of Montana journalism dean objects to conservative columnist speaking at school

University of Montana journalism dean objects to conservative columnist speaking at school

[Ed. – Presumably the J school has a course on First Amendment rights.]

A controversial professor and columnist whose selection as the Jeff Cole Distinguished Lecturer drew objections from the University of Montana School of Journalism dean will speak on campus at the Dennison Theatre.

Mike Adams, a professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, will give the 10th anniversary lecture that honors the late Wall Street Journal reporter Jeff Cole at an event scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. His talk is called “The Death of Liberal Bias in Higher Education.”

Adams is an incendiary writer for Townhall.com who regularly jabs leftists and hypocritical stances, and his views earlier sparked a petition for his termination at UNC. He has targeted LGBT people, Muslims and feminists, and he has described transgender people as mentally ill.

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He also won a First Amendment case in the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a free speech lawsuit against UNC after being improperly denied a promotion.

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