What a day it’s been. On the one hand, David Daleiden, who used his First Amendment right to expose the gross injustices and practices of Planned Parenthood, has been indicted by a grand jury on felony charges. On the other hand, Melissa Click, better known as “I need some muscle over here” professor from Mizzou, has been charged with third degree assault…for interfering with a reporter’s First Amendment rights. You see how one might be confused about First Amendment rights and the justice system. From NBC News:
Melissa Click was charged with third-degree assault and faces up to 15 days in jail if convicted, Kristina Wolf, a spokeswoman for the city prosecutor’s office in Columbia, Missouri, told NBC News.
Click was caught on video last fall trying to block reporter Mark Schierbecker from covering a protest by a group called Concerned Student 1950 about the school’s handling of a series of racist incidents on campus.
If you care to have your memory refreshed, you can skip over to our post about the lovely Professor Click here. Her last name is “Click” so when I wrote “Click here” that was an accidental pun.
Melissa Click, who is hilariously part of the communications faculty, was protecting the student’s self-designated “safe space” from the horribly mean reporter (Tim Tai) hired by ESPN to take photos of the goings-on. Clickity-Clackety, likely a leftist feminist, pushed the reporter’s camera and yelled over to the other activists, “Hey, who wants to help me get this reporter out of here? I need some muscle over here.” No word yet if she was reaching out to a transwoman (man) who is training to compete in the Olympics, as a woman, or if she called on an actual woman to help her…. Probably she called for men to help her. You know, the patriarchy.
Considering she was asking for “muscle” to help her and not “a great haiku writer” for the forming of pretty words, it would seem that Little Miss Click wanted the reporter frog-marched out of the safe space. Because tolerance. And freedom. Remember, a college campus is for the exchanging of ideas. Or punches.
But wait, the story isn’t over yet.
Hank Foley, the university’s interim chancellor, apologized Monday to Tai and Schierbecker and said he’s asked the dean to determine whether Click should be removed from the classroom. He also noted that Click is now being considered for tenure.
You read that right. Foley asked the dean whether Click should be removed from the classroom (because she wanted muscley backup to remove a perfectly legit reporter from doing his job). Next sentence: she’s being considered for tenure.
If you’re wondering why we’re constantly making fun of colleges… it’s for crap like this.