Curated Clicks: P.C. Police Bring Out Their Human Meat Wall
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Credit: Screengrab via Mark Schierbecker/YouTube
MANGEONS DU JOURNALISTE, MIZZOU
A slow roll of alleged racist incidents erupted into protests, a hunger strike and a call for the University of Missouri’s president, Tim Wolfe, to resign. (His crime appears to have been not saying the right things or plumping up administrative staff in ways pleasing to protesters.)
In the end, the unpaid, revenue-generating football players (modern-day slaves, some say) realized their economic power and forced the administration’s hand by boycotting games. It would have cost the school millions.
Wolfe, along with Mizzou’s chancellor, resigned.
But as students celebrated the resignations Nov. 9, they started claiming public property as a “safe space,” using the concept as a sword, not a shield.
It got ugly when they started physically blocking and evicting the press. They were disturbingly led by several members of the Mizzou faculty (members who ought to be fired for trampling all over the Constitution in such a public, violent way, some say).
Watch student photojournalist Tim Tai’s admirable composure below.
Mark Schierbecker, the man who filmed the encounter and was later evicted himself (“I need some muscle over here!” shouts a Mizzou professor in the video above, threatening Shierbecker) tweeted his sentiments.
Official statement: I will not allow students to silence dissent by becoming a human meat wall that rolls over journalists doing their jobs.
— Mark Schierbecker (@Schierbecker) November 10, 2015
The whole fiasco speaks to the utter, society-destroying madness of politically correct culture, liberal Jonathan Chait noted:
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WHERE ARE THE POOP SWASTIKA PICTURES?
One of the incidents that sparked the Mizzou protests was this one time when somebody apparently made a swastika on a bathroom wall with poop.
But did it actually happen?
Sean Davis called a bunch of Mizzou employees and police, and couldn’t find a single soul who’d actually seen the swastika, leaving the question:
The Federalist: Was The Poop Swastika Incident at Mizzou a Giant Hoax?
UPDATE (11/12/15): University of Missouri Police released the police report about the poop swastika incident to the Daily Caller and Slate (but not, for some reason, The Federalist, Davis said), which indicates that yes, it appears someone did create a Nazi symbol using fecal matter.
What a world.
YALE ALSO HAS PROBLEMS
In the video above, a Yale student confronts and curses out the college official whose wife sent a wildly offensive email to students — that is, an email questioning whether maybe people were getting a little too up-in-arms about racism in Halloween costumes.
Read the whole email here.
Conor Friedersdorf tackled the subject of Yale’s privileged students’ sensitivity:
The Atlantic: The New Intolerance of Student Activism