The wrong people were forced to resign from Mizzou; it should have been this prof

The wrong people were forced to resign from Mizzou; it should have been this prof

Consider this post a postscript to J.E. Dyer’s excellent commentary on the outrageous events that have been playing out on the University of Missouri campus. Student and faculty protests over claims of racism led yesterday to the forced resignation of president Timothy Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.

The resignations, especially by Wolfe, did little to appease the protesters, but in the grand scheme of things the person who should have been forced out — and still should be — is Assistant Professor of Mass Media Melissa Click. A bunch of hypocritical and manipulative students should be sent packing along with her.

All are described in a compelling piece by Sean Davis of the Federalist, who writes:

After desperately trying to gin up media coverage of student protests at the University of Missouri, one of the school’s media professors is now furiously trying to “muscle” the press off campus to prevent them from covering student protests that rapidly spiraled out of control Monday.

[…]

On Monday afternoon, activists who had demanded Wolfe’s resignation abruptly demanded that media stop covering their activities on the public campus of the taxpayer-funded university. At the center of those demands was Melissa Click….

In the video below, you can see Click ask for “muscle” to help her bully a Mizzou student into not covering the ongoing mob protests:

“You need to get out, you need to get out,” Melissa Click demanded of the person filming the protest. “You need to get out,” she continued before trying to grab the camera out of the videographer’s hands.

“I actually don’t,” the journalist told Click.

“Hey, who wants to help me get this reporter out of here,” the media professor then hysterically exclaimed to the assembled mob. “I need some muscle over here!”

This is an outrage. Click, who is a member of the communications department, seems unaware, or unwilling to recognize, the freedom of the press guaranteed by the Constitution.

She needs to go.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."

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