Conservative writer Mark Steyn said the culture of political correctness on college campuses is akin to the "totalitarian moronization of a generation."

The panel was discussing a professor who docked a student points on his essay for using the word "man" instead of a more inclusive term like "mankind."

Steyn said on "The Fox News Specialists" that penalizing students for using the wrong words is just the latest example in a politically correct trend on campus.

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He said that Davis was "engaging in the totalitarian moronization of a generation" - effectively turning young people into "morons" by force.

Steyn said both "man" and "mankind" can be used in a gender-neutral way, reiterating that professors like Davis are trying to control language.

Earlier in the program, Steyn defended Stephen Colbert against those calling for his firing over a crude joke about President Trump.

Steyn, a "Rush Limbaugh Show" guest host, said that in this case Colbert is just as much entitled to use whatever word he wants.

Watch the discussion above and don't miss "The Specialists," weekdays at 5pm ET.

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