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Another problem for Red-headed Mizzou Muscle Prof

Another problem for Red-headed Mizzou Muscle Prof

Video surfaces of incident with second journalist.

University of Missouri student Mark Schierbecker was one of the student journalists on the scene when former Mizzou professor Melissa Click famously called for some muscle.

Yesterday, he published a story with additional details at the College Fix. It seems Click had a second incident with a student reporter that day, a charge she initially denied.

Here’s part of Schierbecker’s report:

VIDEO: Mizzou’s Melissa Click grabbed another journalist’s camera at racial protest

Instructed protesters ‘Do not talk to the press’

The University of Missouri communication professor who was fired this month for her role in fighting with student journalists at a racial protest in November has denied her actions then represented a pattern.

A new documentary film made by Mizzou students, however, undermines multiple claims by Melissa Click that her actions toward one student journalist were an isolated incident.

It even shows that Click instructed protesters to avoid the media.

The student filmmakers were given special access to the racial protest group Concerned Student 1950, whom Click was defending, and they reveal that the professor’s trouble with the media began just minutes after System President Tim Wolfe stepped down.

The footage shows Click laying her hand on an unidentified reporter’s video camera to prevent him from filming group member Andrea Fulgiam after she addressed the crowd. The reporter reacts, grasping Click’s arm down forcefully. Another unidentified reporter, working with the first, scowls at Click.

“Wow,” Click replies. “You’re so scary! You really got me! Good job!”

“We all have rights,” says the second reporter.

Click escorts Fulgiam away from the reporters, shouting “Do not talk to the press.”

Here’s the video:

Even after all the evidence of her behavior, the American Association of University Professors is investigating the circumstances of her termination and threatening to censure Mizzou.

KQFX News reports:

AAUP investigating Professor Melissa Click’s termination

Days after professor Melissa Click was fired in February, the American Association of University Professors sent a letter to interim chancellor Hank Foley asking the UM Board of Curators to rescind Click’s firing.

AAUP’s investigating committee consists of three AAUP members from other institutions. They visited Columbia earlier this week to meet with administrators, board members, faculty leaders, and Melissa Click.

AAUP said they will determine if Click’s firing violated academic procedural standards as well as MU’s own policy.

They will then submit a report of their findings to AAUP’s committee on academic freedom and tenure. That committee will decide whether the UM administration should be censored at its annual meeting in June.

“The association’s censure list is basically just a public signal that conditions for academic freedom and tenure at the institution are not satisfactory,” said Hans-Joerg Tiede, AAUP’s Associate Secretary.

Professor Jacobson had more on the threatened censure in a prior post, Mizzou Muscle Prof: We want people to take chances, don’t we?

Mizzou Missouri State Journalist Professor Melissa Click Protest

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Every unruly action by a lefty is an isolated incident. Every unruly action by a right winger is a pattern of oppression.

We are supposed to conclude that events were so overwhelming, and the circumstances so urgent, that the lefty was compelled to abandon a lifetime of restraint and respect for the law and rights of others in order to intervene in the atrocity unfolding.

“Even after all the evidence of her behavior, the American Association of University Professors is investigating the circumstances of her termination and threatening to censure Mizzou.”

Well, for perspective, they are simply the “union” for the most pampered and perked-packed segment of “workers” in American society.

Present Prof.s excepted, of course. I frankly don’t know how Prof. Jacobson does it…

We want people to take chances. So take the chance to fire this utterly useless woman. Lefty institutions are chock full of women like her.

It’s an interesting dichotomy: the protesters want publicity but they want to control that publicity. They understand what unfettered filming of their activity might do — witness what the photographs of “Zombie”, an unnamed photographer in the San Francisco area, have done to make clear the craziness of protesters there.

So the protesters want publicity — THEIR publicity. An independent press need not apply.

Dr. Click, assistant professor of mass media, understands this very well, and was out there as an enforcer that day. Those student reporters weren’t on the approved list and needed to be shut down. That was her job.

    Ragspierre in reply to stevewhitemd. | March 25, 2016 at 10:45 am

    The seeming dichotomy is resolved when you remember that information is power.

    Every Collectivist wants to manipulate information, and some put immense resources and ruthlessness into the enterprise. Some are quite good at it.

    The Communists and Nazis made it into a “science”, and Orwell, of course, told the world the cautionary tales of “1984”.

    Why do you think Der Donald has carefully projected the smash-mouth reputation he has with litigation and threats of litigation against those who threaten his control of his imaging?

    It’s all part of a piece.

      DaveGinOly in reply to Ragspierre. | March 25, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      If she were a professor of “womyn’s studies” or the like, her actions might be understandable, even excusable, if not actually acceptable. But she’s a professor of communications! Her actions so obviously conflict with the values she should be teaching and defending as an example for students that her actions are plainly inexcusable.

    Sanddog in reply to stevewhitemd. | March 25, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    The left wants to control EVERYTHING. What you think, what you say, what information you’re allowed to receive.

    GeorgeCrosley in reply to stevewhitemd. | March 26, 2016 at 7:17 am

    As I watched the video, it struck me that Click was perhaps embarrassed by the protestors’ inarticulateness and immaturity and that’s why wanted to avoid press coverage.

American Human | March 25, 2016 at 11:13 am

Besides, she’s ugly.

Leftists like Click are opposed to freedom of speech as a principle. They want freedom from accountability for anything they themselves say or do regardless of the consequences to others.

Part of becoming an adult is learning that one’s actions have consequences. Click is emotionally still in junior high with her fellow leftists. She is stunned that she is being held accountable. She is trying to make the freedom of speech the issue rather than about how “wrong” it is to treat her like an adult and hold her accountable for her actions.

Char Char Binks | March 27, 2016 at 4:19 pm

She’s lucky she didn’t get her teeth knocked down her throat.