The University of Missouri professor fired for threatening journalists at a campus protest defended herself in a Washington Post op-ed Thursday, NBC News reported.
Melissa Click, who taught media studies in Mizzou’s school of communications, said she was aware of how someone’s actions could be exposed to public scrutiny, but couldn't understand the “impulse to shame” people, even those with good intentions.
"What would our world be like if no one ever took a chance?" she wrote. "What if everyone played it safe?"
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Click came under fire after she was caught on video in November trying to block a student journalist from filming activists gathered on a campus lawn after Mizzou’s president resigned.