Mizzou finally suspends communications prof who assaulted student journalist

Well, at least for now. From Christine Rouselle:

The University of Missouri has finally suspended Melissa Click, the assistant professor of communications who is charged with assault after shoving a student journalist during the on-campus protests in November. The student journalist in question was attempting to document the protests. More.

Reality check: Why did it take them so long? Because the student journalist is probably a relic of the old school.

The role of today’s media, apart from the indie new media, is increasingly that of enabler of progressive authoritarian government, via useful fictions. Click’s action are in line with that, but it’s not something that can yet be openly admitted by those who stand to gain.

See also: Reporter fired for manufacturing race conflict stories

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