New Video Shows Melissa Click Is an Even Bigger Idiot Than We Thought
As University of Missouri student protesters celebrated a David-over-Goliath victory in a fight against racism and their own college president yesterday, the now-infamous assistant communications professor hijacked the narrative when she was filmed trying to strong-arm student photographers into leaving the public campus, even grabbing one videographer’s lens.
“Who wants to help me get this reporter out of here?” Click says when student cameraman Mark Schierbecker breaches the protesters’ human barrier and asks for an interview. “I need some muscle over here.”
Schierbecker posted a new, longer version of the confrontation this morning. It shows Click marching across Mizzou’s Quad and mocking Schierbecker as he tries to explain he has a First Amendment right to record the historic day.
“I know, that’s a really good one," Click sneers sarcastically. "I’m a communication faculty, and I really get that argument, but you need to go.”
Earlier in the day, University of Missouri Systems President Tim Wolfe resigned under pressure from the student protests, which included a grad student’s eight-day hunger strike and the football team's threat to boycott Saturday’s game against Brigham Young University in Kansas City. Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced shortly thereafter that he'd move to a new role at the end of the year.
Journalists from across the country flocked to the campus where they were met by a ring of protesters, declaring part of the Carnahan Quad off-limits to media.