David Guth http://kmuw.org en KU Faculty and Staff Support Tweeting Professor's Right To Free Speech http://kmuw.org/post/ku-faculty-and-staff-support-tweeting-professors-right-free-speech <p>More than 100 current and former University of Kansas faculty and staff are publicly affirming the free-speech rights of a professor whose Twitter post against the National Rifle Association sparked a political firestorm.</p><p>Their statement described the tweet by associate professor of journalism David Guth as &quot;intemperate&quot; but said the signers support his right to express his ideas.</p><p>Retired American Studies Professor Bill Tuttle said the statement is a response to comments from conservative Republican Kansas legislators that Guth should be fired.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:57:00 +0000 Associated Press 24335 at http://kmuw.org