PUSHBACK: Missouri legislators to Mizzou: Fire professor who tried to “muscle” reporter. “Legit sanction for abuse of authority, or an infringement on academic freedom? Missouri state legislators want Melissa Click canned for her actions in a protest at the University of Missouri, in which she threatened a student journalist by calling for ‘some muscle’ when he insisted on covering the demonstration. The letter sent to Mizzou has the signatures of a majority in both chambers of the state’s assembly.”
I’m not sure how it will turn out, but it’s definitely sent a message, one that I suspect will be reinforced at budget time. As Ed Morrissey writes:“I suspect Mizzou’s going to feel a lot of adultism in the coming months, most of it directed at the supposed adults in charge. And they will deserve every bit of it.”
I think a substantial budget hit would be well deserved.