Celebrities Give Bribery The Old College Try

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The Department of Justice is calling the college admissions cheating scheme 'Operation Varsity Blues.'
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13 Mär 2019



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Tanner Denny
Tanner Denny Vor 11 Stunden
This scandal has me completely shocked...That the DOJ is going after rich people now?
Jen- A-Purr
Jen- A-Purr Vor 11 Stunden
Nobody knows what to do bc it’s not Trump doing wrong lol 😂 Everyone is shook..Lol 🤣🤣🤣On a much more serious note, As I see it, these wealthy parents of these untalented children’s took opportunity away from someone else’s child who worked their asses off to get maybe a glimpse of one of those schools. It’s pathetic. It’s shameful. They should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Celebs included.
Barclay Behie
Barclay Behie Vor 14 Stunden
People that send their kids to private Christian schools write off the tuitions as a charitable donation. I wonder who is paying for their kids to go to school.
Alba Gutierrez
I know people say this is not new, but GOD it feels so good they got caught 🙌
Windy Daley
Windy Daley Vor Tag
People are calling USC the University of Spoiled Children. Yale, Stanford, USC, Georgetown, Univ. of TX, and others are becoming known as the "Powder Puff Universities" because they accept so many sub-standard, but wealthy, students--students who are spoiled, dumb, vain, dishonest, sometimes violent, and expect everything to be given to them. Kavanaugh, Kushner, and Trump Jr., are good examples. Ask any human resource department--and they will tell you that students from these universities do not make the best "employees" although their parents will make sure they have a good job--from pressure, money, or downright crime. Look at Isabelle Henriquez gloating that she cheated on her tests. She will be working for your hedge funds--and probably cheat and rob you. She's worked for Hercules Financial, Compass Point Research and Trending, and plans to work for Big apple Financial Services. Do you really want this? And multiply this by all the rich dishonest cheating snobs being put out by these universities. Ask your financial advisor where she/he went to college.
R. B.L.
R. B.L. Vor Tag
So do you think these kids might be learning something Before they go to College like how to cheat the system and your entitled to cheat the system if you have enough Money! then later in life you can duck out of military service by getting some doc to write a phony report about your foot bone spurs and you can get elected to president by liying your way there
callum9999 Vor Tag
The US system of sports scholarships always seemed corrupt anyway. Is it not effectively taking away a spot from a more academically able student just so the college can try and win sporting events and up their profile?
John Pruett
John Pruett Vor Tag
Oh yes the FBI are so good at their job unless of course it involves Hillary or maybe 911 etc etc etc.
Gabriel Moreno
Gabriel Moreno Vor 2 Tage
they should hold the universities responsible too for taking in the bribes. i would say heavy fines but they would just pass it to the student by raising tuition. :/ universities are garbage now a days. money making institutions rather than learning institutions.
Bardyman Vor 2 Tage
what punishments will the schools and school officials get?
I Created An Account For This
Money buys you lots of things 💸💰
Hong Fei Bai
Hong Fei Bai Vor 2 Tage
People complain about white people not getting opportunities because of affirmative action and things like that. Where are they now? You can't complain about something and ignore evidence that does not support your claim. You should have learned this in Statistics. Oh, so this is why math was so important in high school and middle school ...
Rhetorical Answer
Let's hear you talk about Senator Warren's lies about her ethnicity during her college years, and to get a position at a university (and how that may have knocked someone else of Native American descent out of that job), or why the "U.S. citizen" Obama had to lie on his college admissions about his own citizenship? You make countless comments about Trump not releasing his tax records... let's hear you chime in on Obama's college admission and Fulbright Scholarship records being released and what he put down on his citizenship. I doubt you're hypocritical worthless ass will say one word against those who have a grip on your leash, Colbert. That choke collar on your free speech probably sucks when you're owned by the left.
Max Powers
Max Powers Vor 2 Tage
*D U H*
Martian74 Vor 2 Tage
The liberal elite showing that there is one rule for them and another for everyone else. Like when they say for everyone to fight climate change while they fly in their private jets.
Marsel Kourchevel
Why not)
Anisa Mazaki
Anisa Mazaki Vor 2 Tage
1) I don't understand how you're surprised at this, when they pointed this out about Kushner in 2016/17. Clearly yh'all didn't pick up the hint how schools are corrupt too, and 2) It's hilarious that Macy's Jurrassic Park role "Mr Kirby" (least the bribery aspect) became a reality - LMFAO. Different situation - Same shit XD.
Bivens PC
Bivens PC Vor 3 Tage
He seemed grumpy.
Me Too
Me Too Vor 3 Tage
I wonder how many politicians and talking heads benefited with these scams. It will be easy to find up, lets get working on it.
Robert Republican
If i find it its not a bribe if i took the dont you want free money then its a bribe
trefrog Vor 3 Tage
Filliam H. Muffman
Georgetown? The one in Washington D.C., or the one in Kentucky?
Roger Lucas
Roger Lucas Vor 3 Tage
Thank God for the Deep State, those intuitions such as the FBI and the DOJ which enforce and inform the values and norms that make America great, without whom these and other practices would not have been exposed.
ess marou
ess marou Vor 3 Tage
colbert's audience are pissed they didn't get their daily dose of "trump collusion" hhhh
riddle rox
riddle rox Vor 3 Tage
Time to support and attend ur local U, let all the rich brain dead kids go to those elite U.
Just Basics
Just Basics Vor 3 Tage
Puppet! Nuff sed
Lisa Kennedy
Lisa Kennedy Vor 3 Tage
what kind of parent teaches their child that what they cannot earn can simply be bought?
- vHaiqu
- vHaiqu Vor 3 Tage
Where is Andrew Yang?
bella roja
bella roja Vor 3 Tage
It wasn't JUST admissions. It was the entire degrees. All of it, literally cheating and fraud, requiring a high level of collusion and spread of corruption.
bella roja
bella roja Vor 3 Tage
There is NO way Trump 1. actually got into U of P Wharton 2. actually did all the work. NO way. He is the most illiterate, historically ignorant President we've ever had. He speaks like a 4th grader. Nor do I buy for a second that his kids independently earned their degrees (though I do believe they didn't fake it all).
James Li
James Li Vor 4 Tage
John Oliver kept saying that the twins are actually one person
Jaeyong Cho
Jaeyong Cho Vor 4 Tage
This whole scheme wouldn't have happened in the first place if college/universities weren't overlooked. Millions of kids think that a good education and getting into a top college means that they have a successful future, but that's not the case. If you don't follow your passion, then you'll never life a happy successful life. It's so sad that everything is based on grades...
Ruple Thaker
Ruple Thaker Vor 4 Tage
Very cheeky.
joseph bodden
joseph bodden Vor 4 Tage
THEY PHOTOSHOPPED THE CHILD INTO THE PHOTOGRAPH... holy shit, these are not fourth or fifth graders, they are young ADULTS for crying out loud? When will progeny cease to be children, after they follow the lead of the Melendez Brothers? Hey, my parents are dead, I am no longer a child for the purposes of their prosecution! I am just surprised that the Justice system gave up so easily on the Melendez 'children'...
Raymond Orzecki
Raymond Orzecki Vor 4 Tage
Bet none of those varsity parents are Trump supportes and are all Cobutt fans
Vicki Ross Tudor
Vicki Ross Tudor Vor 4 Tage
Yeah, this is bad. Lock em up.
Mitchel Parsons
Mitchel Parsons Vor 4 Tage
Is the "there is only one olsen" thing a real conspiracy? Or did Steven just make a Last Week Tonight joke?
esotericVideos Vor 4 Tage
Many of you won't realize this but the Filliam H. Muffman joke at 2:10 is a reference to a 10+ year old joke he made on the Colbert Report
Ralph Bernhard
Ralph Bernhard Vor 4 Tage
Rich Americans bribing to get their dumb kids into college? Nah. Fake news...
goldassayer93555 Vor 4 Tage
Keep in mind that this “news” is actually Propaganda by the Main Stream Media to create hate and discontent agains the “Rich” to usher in Socialism in America. Hate for the privileged class is the standard method of selling the average citizen on a socialist government. But the socialist government always turns out to be a police state dictatorship.
ErykaSoleil Vor 4 Tage
I find two things particularly galling in this case: 1) The parents weren't even making donations to the school, so the school was getting zero benefit-it sucks that donations get less-deserving students a spot, but at least you can make an argument that you're getting a new medical library. 2) This scandal involved bribing proctors, and taking advantage of rules for allowing more test time that are intended to help students with legitimate health issues or other extenuating circumstances. Any rules put in place to prevent this type of cheating in the future will likely hurt most the people who really need those exemptions and extensions.
Charles Crandall
Charles Crandall Vor 4 Tage
Asians are to blame. They do well on standardized tests and are rewarded with college admission. This pushes out otherwise qualified applicants and drives their parents to desperate acts. Jews played this role during an earlier period. The difference being there is a limited supply of Jews yet a seemingly endless number of Asians. How would America fare with an almost entirely Asian elite? Might the Americans object?
Charles Crandall
Charles Crandall Vor 3 Tage
+Ralph Bernhard What benefits would accrue to our society if instead of a surfeit of Asians in medical school there were instead African-American and Hispanic students in proportion to their percentage of the general population? Would health outcomes of blacks and Hispanics improve if more doctors were black and Hispanic? Does medicine have a place for empathy and cultural understanding? Do we live in a society? Do we have obligations to measure and evaluate beyond test scores that are so easily manipulated by those devious and mercenary?
Ralph Bernhard
Ralph Bernhard Vor 4 Tage
Uhm...you're not serious....right? You're not....uhm....serious, correct?
Dean Cooper
Dean Cooper Vor 4 Tage
But why are you SURPRISE ????
Jeremiah Israel
Jeremiah Israel Vor 4 Tage
I don't think Trump has "Twitted" a response to this "breaking news" yet. Hmmm...I wonder why??? Hmmm...
Dexter Haven
Dexter Haven Vor 4 Tage
FBI: It's okay to sell out America's uranium supply to the Russians; but you better not cheat on university entrance. Something's wrong with our priorities.
Katy D
Katy D Vor 4 Tage
Their biggest mistake was scamming Uncle Sam...at that level your crime isn’t a crime unless you don’t pay the government their cut. But this will end like every other rich person in trouble with the law, community service. SMH Sometimes the court of public opinion is the best justice these people get.
ice 7
ice 7 Vor 2 Tage
Well said
Tamie Miller
Tamie Miller Vor 4 Tage
Stephen that's been going on for a long time, you hit the nail on the head, lol.
RainbowEagle Vor 4 Tage
Why are they acting like taking exams for rich kids is a new invention? That shit is as old as the oldest university. Hell, there is an Indian movie (3 idiots - spoiler alert!) about a guy getting the entire degree for a rich kid.
parsa seighali
parsa seighali Vor 4 Tage
As a gay vegan engineer who does CrossFit I feel very validated. I’m German.
Pennywise Vor 4 Tage
Why Aunt Becky, Why.
UzzyDaMLGPro Vor 4 Tage
This is unrelated but.. If I had a dollar for every time Donald Trump said something stupid I'd "have a small loan of a million dollars".
Elena Vor 4 Tage
My mom also paid teacher's at school so I could get good grades for the subjects I didn't really like. But we're not rich. In Ukraine you can just pay from 20 to 100 dollars to get good grades. All depends on a teacher's price list and a grade you want to get. I love my country)
Ralph Bernhard
Ralph Bernhard Vor 4 Tage
The "subjects you didn't like"? You mean philosophy and religion, maybe?
George Carpelan
George Carpelan Vor 4 Tage
What is this? Rich people doing immoral stuff?! Unthinkable!
Free Manz
Free Manz Vor 4 Tage
America: Land of the greed, Home of the slave!!! No surprise here, The most racist country (USA) is also the most corrupt!!!
Uthman Baksh
Uthman Baksh Vor 4 Tage
When I have kids they better hit the books and the court. I ain't paying $6 Million for them to get into Harvard!
Lyle Leonard
Lyle Leonard Vor 5 Tage
This has probably been going on for a while but it’s getting so egregious that the Feds felt they had no choice but to step in this time. Feds; “Alright guys, now they’re literally faking photos for sport scholarships...(*sigh*).. we gonna have to do something here.”
Deb Kelly
Deb Kelly Vor 5 Tage
If the parent is wealthy enough to be able to "donate" hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to get their children into elite colleges, why didn't they spend the money on hiring tutors for their apparently under-performing children? I am, of course, referring to qualified tutors, not the "tutors" they resorted to.
Richard Morrissey
Colleges bribe athletes but students can't bribe colleges after they accepted the money and let them in?
Antonio Johnson
Antonio Johnson Vor 5 Tage
why isn't there outrage from Capitol hill or better yet from Ocasio- Cortez?
Antonio Johnson
Antonio Johnson Vor 5 Tage
thank you
Copy Bloc
Copy Bloc Vor 5 Tage
“I guess college admissions isn’t that different from elections, where lots of money can buy your spot too,” the New York Representative wrote. “Also an environment where those who make it despite the odds are suspected to not have ‘earned’ it, not truly belong, or assumed to not be able to perform at the same level.”
W.M. Aslam - Author
This comes as no surprise to me, a lot of the rich and famous, as well as the political elite, think they can buy anything and everything. This type of bribery isn't just a problem in Asia and Africa, it's a problem worldwide. The Internet and freedom of information is helping catch a lot of these crooks, and no doubt many more will be caught very soon.
bd z
bd z Vor 5 Tage
Anyone looked into the kardashians or the jenners?
orphan200 Vor 5 Tage
I see the lawyers coming out of the woodwork now.
S H Vor 5 Tage
What is money for anyway if not for this purpose?
joker 98.6547b
joker 98.6547b Vor 5 Tage
I don't like 94% Irish.
joker 98.6547b
joker 98.6547b Vor 5 Tage
+ thumbs down.
joker 98.6547b
joker 98.6547b Vor 5 Tage
Colbert channel score: 0%. 0/100.
Payne_is_good R.J.
Harvard not on the list hmm they ratted everyone else out because the weren't gettin paid!!
JRG2733 Vor 5 Tage
Funny, every scandal and crime reflects on the kind of abuses committed in this country by the likes of Donald J. Trump. I say BOYCOTT THE CHEATING "ELITE" universities. Cut off their federal funding. Elect an administration that actually believes in the people, not the corrupt orange elite.
Rick Schumacher
Rick Schumacher Vor 5 Tage
How Trump Helps the Mafia to Launder Blood Money ........... BLACKSTONE INTELLIGENCE NETWORK
DemonLordChaos Vor 5 Tage
Lol real athletes in 2019.
Tidbit Vor 5 Tage
The worst of it is the rich already have so many advantages, their kids can have the best tutors, the best SAT prep-ers, go to the best private schools, hang out with other rich kid high achievers, etc. etc. etc.
Charles Crandall
Charles Crandall Vor 3 Tage
And yet social and income mobility occurs. This isn't India. We don't have Varna here.
Michele Kett
Michele Kett Vor 5 Tage
When will the Trump Correctional Facility be opened? All these con artists and crooks can be in the same place, paying a daily rate, and being forced to play Monopoly everyday. My personal dream! I’m not a sadist, but it would be gratifying!
Rexie R
Rexie R Vor 5 Tage
Justice! Finally.
Scion of Madness
Scion of Madness Vor 5 Tage
The rich caught cheating and paying for favors and special treatment? Well THAT'S certainly never happened before! Who could have possibly seen THAT coming? Welcome to the human race. None the less, I'd like to see Rick Singer burned at the stake, testicles first. We could rename him Rick Sizzler. Actually, round up the whole bunch. We'll have a bonfire. It'll be fun.
Anthony Butler
Anthony Butler Vor 5 Tage
The tax fraud is the most serious issue here and the least surprising... Tax fraud seems to be the main pastime of the rich and famous...
Mo Batista
Mo Batista Vor 5 Tage
#Rich lives matter!
Elizabeth Beckhusen
I expect Fred bought Donnie's way in who went on to buy his kids in.
Der Steppenwolf
Der Steppenwolf Vor 5 Tage
qanon 🤣
marshhen Vor 5 Tage
The worst detail is that this guy's bogus non-profit foundation that they all paid into was said to "help underserved children". So these people took a massive tax deduction from their fraud and faked that they were helping poor kids when in fact this cheatin steals legitimate scholarships and places for ordinary students who enter based solely on merit and need.
Mary Rose Kent
Mary Rose Kent Vor 5 Tage
marshhen Are marsh hens related to swamp hens? I assume as much. _Rallidae,_ I think.
Rex Thrasher
Rex Thrasher Vor 5 Tage
Do people in America still believe in hard work and justice? I know that many Americans don’t trust their government, but it is the big businesses and the rich that ordinary people should be afraid of. The corporations can buy the government into their pockets. Big corporations are the reason gun control isn’t allowed, a couple of hundred dead people per year don’t matter as long as gun companies get their money. Meanwhile people focus on important things like the earth being flat or god hating gay people😀 Real world is crazier than any satire could ever be😃
Dingo dyno
Dingo dyno Vor 5 Tage
Rofl to bad i dont have that much money to bribe USC to get into there school or UCLA, instead i have to actually bust my brain and study at my community college here in Orange County to get a laughable shot of going to any of them in CA
Mary Rose Kent
Mary Rose Kent Vor 5 Tage
Dingo dyno You might want to study up on the difference between to and too.
altbeb Vor 5 Tage
another example of those with money thinking they have divine right - l wonder how many kids that were actual intelligent enough were denied because some hollywood has- been wanted their privileged lifestyle for their moronic kids...
MrFantocan Vor 5 Tage
Stephen pretending to be the nice rich guy when he bashed Bernie his entire monologue, all on... he is old. The too old for presidency is the corporate offense against the guy who will be for the people. #BERNIE2020
Erdi Brajshori
Erdi Brajshori Vor 5 Tage
hiisii ñjj giĺ5
Tas Phillips
Tas Phillips Vor 5 Tage
Singer looks like he is a member of the Heaven’s Gate cult.
丰叶 Vor 5 Tage
I always believe donation to school to make their children admitted is legal in USA just like what your president did.
Pan Cadeusus
Pan Cadeusus Vor 5 Tage
I had someone tell me Trump is smart because he is a billionaire 😂😂😂
Gary Mingy
Gary Mingy Vor 5 Tage
Bluffing you way in is minor , the paying if someone to fraud your name and take a test is major ,college problem , out of college 1 year , is about the right punishment . How old are these people? 21 can be imature , 28 should get full adult treatment , tax evasion , Goode luck.
Lucas de Andre
Lucas de Andre Vor 5 Tage
Stephen is lying! There weren’t two people playing one girl! As John Oliver has been working to prove, it’s actually just one person, and she’s moving really fast to make us think there are two of them. The conspiracy is that there are two!
Drake Pryce
Drake Pryce Vor 5 Tage
And Everyone brings up Trump
Darth Baiter
Darth Baiter Vor 5 Tage
Kinda like paying off doctors for a bone spurr diagnosis for your son.
TheAmphicyon Vor 5 Tage
My dad served 2 years in Vietnam and he said the military was chaos in part because of the draft. Why draft unwilling men, better the bone spur.
Ayman Vor 5 Tage
Jesus, is the whole system rigged? We need to start over!
Don Bryant
Don Bryant Vor 5 Tage
Oh its just the Big peoples affirmative action program
Mary Scheib
Mary Scheib Vor 5 Tage
These are the same rich people who got all the benefits of the republicans tax cut / reform bill. The reform of course is to comfort the comfortable and starve the poor. Or create a deficit crisis to cut funding to Social programs that help the poor and middle class(cough cough)
Tania Ojeda
Tania Ojeda Vor 5 Tage
Gossip Girl said it first!
Aural Angst
Aural Angst Vor 5 Tage
Meritocracy is a decoy used by the rich to validate their position.. in reality, the majority of the rich are so because they are competitive and ruthless manipulators - these are EQ skills.. the reason why IQ and monetary success are only loosely correlated is because the rich manipulate the system to keep their dumbass offspring at the top..
David Landon
David Landon Vor 5 Tage
I came for the Filliam H. Muffman callback.
Radwulf Eboraci
Radwulf Eboraci Vor 5 Tage
Trump probably said 'Creating a charity to collect bribes & fake stuff to get your kids into top schools ... pure genius, why didn't I think of that instead of a FAKE university?
Matazuma Vor 5 Tage
Eat them
Ronald Petrin
Ronald Petrin Vor 5 Tage
Such a history is a prerequisite to get a job working in this WH administration, under Accomplishments.
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