Melissa Click might think she won some sort of battle Monday, but will eventually realize she’s a national laughingstock and an embarrassment to her university.
A student line around the encampment grew bigger, and the protesters told journalists to step back. Some organizers threatened to call police on the media if they refused, he said. Some of the supporters included faculty members, he said.
Schierbecker, a free speech activist, posted a video to YouTube showing protesters clashing with photojournalism student Tim Tai, of St. Louis County, who was taking photos for ESPN.
“The First Amendment protects your right to be here, and mine,” Tai tells the protesters.
At the end of the video, Schierbecker himself talks with a woman, later identified as MU assistant professor of mass media Melissa Click, and she tells him to leave and grabs his camera. He says he does not have to leave.
“Who wants to help me get this reporter out of here?” she calls out. “I need some muscle over here.”
Schierbecker said several people then pushed him to the end of the circle.
Click did not respond to a request for comment Monday night.
Sean Davis dissected her pathetic existence over at The Federalist.
Later in the video, the crowd aggressively started pushing the reporter around in an attempt to get him to stop covering their behavior.
“They have an education to get and a life to live,” a woman identified asJanna Basler, the assistant director of Greek Life & Leadership at the university, yelled at the photographer.
“I’m trying to document this for history,” Tai, the photographer, told the crowd.
“Everybody else has documented it,” Basler declared. “You gotta go.”
“You are infringing on what they need right now, which is to be alone,” Basler, a taxpayer-funded university employee, said of the assembled crowd. Basler did not elaborate on how participation in a large, anti-speech mob was consistent with needing to be alone.
At some point on Monday, Melissa Click locked her Twitter account to prevent the public from viewing any of her tweets. In 2013, she published a paper on the use of social media in pop culture. She has not published any peer-reviewed research since then, according to her resume.
She’s now the face of Generation Snowflake. If you can’t take all of it, skip to near the 6:30 mark.
Meanwhile, even her fellow faculty takes this lunatic to task.
— reedkath (@reedkath) November 9, 2015