The inmates are running the asylum at the University of Missouri, and it ain’t pretty.
After a militant group of students ran university president Tim Wolfe out of town on a rail, one would think things would have settled down at old Mizzou, and the victorious mob would have been anxious to speak to the press.
And one would be wrong.
Instead, the rabble set up a “no media safe space” on a section of public grounds of the public university and a large group of them linked arms to assure that no journalists would be able to record the goings-on.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports writer, Benjamin Hochman, tweeted this image of the media “no-go zone.”
The students at Mizzou have built a human shield to block reporters from interviewing peaceful protesters pic.twitter.com/YCZjuvIZDL
— Benjamin Hochman (@hochman) November 9, 2015
Question: If secrecy was truly their desire, why didn’t they meet in a place already closed to the public — such as a dormitory? But that’s being logical, and logic seems to have left this mob long ago.
“If you’re here to support the students then help keep the press out,” a woman just chanted pic.twitter.com/ogA2l5G2xc — Benjamin Hochman (@hochman) November 9, 2015
This video shows what happens when a reporter ventures too close — mayhem.
At about the 5:10 mark a communications professor, according to the tweets below, can be heard referring to a student journalist attempting to gain access as an “unethical reporter” because “he doesn’t respect their space.”
The woman in the video asking for more muscle to stop the student reporter? A communications prof: @melissaclick
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) November 9, 2015
The fact that a teacher is the one who impeded a student from learning aka doing his job aka REPORTING breaks my heart even more.
— MK Burgess (@MKBurgessKFVS) November 9, 2015
The irony of the situation wasn’t lost on anyone.
@hochman That’s hilarious. This woman know, without the media, Wolfe isn’t forced to resign?
— John Marecek (@JohnMarecek) November 9, 2015
@hochman So she makes a creative sign to get on TV and social media outlets yet doesn’t want the media there? Call me confused
— Darin Atkins (@PeoriaPlowBoy) November 9, 2015
You can’t stand in public and expect “privacy.” And how else do they expect people to know why they’re doing this? https://t.co/letJPuozHl
— Jason Morton (@JB_Morton) November 9, 2015
But this, perhaps, sums up the madness best.
If you were wondering where Occupy went, we found it. https://t.co/gj6cGSFsxm
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) November 9, 2015
Missouri is known as the “show me state,” but just like tolerance, “show me” is only a one-way street for the left.
Strong reactions as university president resigns: ‘Run out of town by rampaging, lunatic mob … hollering racism’
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