Journalism Prof Suspended After Tweet Blaming NRA for Navy Yard Shooting


University of Kansas journalism professor David Guth was put on indefinite leave for a tweet he sent that blamed the Navy Yard shooting on the National Rifle Association, reports the Los Angeles Times. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little took the action “to prevent disruptions to the learning environment for students.” After the shooting, Guth wrote on Twitter that The blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God damn you.”

The president of the Kansas State Rifle Association, Patricia Stoneking, called Guth's tweet “outrageous” and called for the university to fire him. Guth, who has taught journalism at the university since 1991, took to his personal blog and remained unapologetic, declaring that “the time has passed for niceties and tact.” He later agreed to the paid administrative leave after being flooded with “abusive email threats.”

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