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Student behind camera of Click confrontation reacts to interview.

ABC 17’s Marissa Hollowed speaks with the student journalist behind the camera of the Melissa Click confrontation viral video the day after ABC 17’s

Mark Schierbecker
You’ll remember, yesterday, I spoke with click for her first ever tv interview after the controversy.
The student filming the clash is mark schierbecker.
Tonight– *his reaction to the interview.

6:04 if I could go back, I would slow things down, I would have a more respectful conversation with that person who approached me.
50:58 I saw some sincerity, but it was a very candid interview.”
But mark schierbecker isn’t completely satisfied with what click had to say.
53:06 I do think she held her tongue in a few places. I wanted her to be bold, to say what she actually thinks.”
He suggests she held back a lot of details about what actually happened that day.
55:11 a scrum of reporters came up to her and asked for an interview to melissa click and this student and she turned them down and laid hands on this man’s camera
55:30 if she’s going to continue with the narrative that this is just between me and her… That’s not true.
Following the scuffle, schierbecker tells me he directed a lot of his anger toward click, but now he’s changing his tone.
59;55 this isn’t a melissa click issue. She’s a small part of a systemic problem on campuses around the nation where free speech is being attacked.
I don’t think it’s healthy for me to look at every meme, and every hateful statement. So for my own mental health i’ve tried to stay away from the ugly stuff.
He suggests educating people on the first amendment would be more productive than directing hate at one person.
1:30 she doesnt need to be made an example of, she’s already suffered.”>
When I asked schierbecker about whether or not he thinks click should be able to keep her job, he told me he thinks that’s up to the administration to decide.

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