Celebrities Give Bribery The Old College Try

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unreal011
unreal011

4:17 yes, Tiffany, show me more :))

Vor 10 Tage
Sunny's Side
Sunny's Side

Operation Regina George's Favorite Movie

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De Santa Ana
De Santa Ana

So they’re paying lots of money for false documents for a better life for their kids??? Hmmmmm....

Vor 26 Tage
Dez Mentz
Dez Mentz

They have even elite daycares, kindergartens all the way through. So if your kid went to elite schools from the womb and still can't earn their way into an Ivy league school go where you meant to be. Is community college so offensive to the rich? Who cares where you got your degree. I've never been asked where I graduated just if I graduated. I chose community college and a cheap in state University. Guess what, I graduated and without debt!!! Worked for many others too.

Vor 26 Tage
TheSpeedy Hernandez
TheSpeedy Hernandez

You can bribe me anytime :)

Vor Monat
Dead Parroting
Dead Parroting

Now we need to start fining corporations and individuals who pay bribes in the form of campaign contributions and the like to get favorable treatment from the government. I don't see much difference in this scandal and corporate/government corruption except in scale. The corporate/government scandal hurts almost every U.S. citizen by damaging competition, which is key to a capitalist system, by forcing the consumer to pay a higher price for inferior products and services in most cases.

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CyberChrist
CyberChrist

Trump, not involved in higher education? Trump University begs to differ :P

Vor Monat
jxsilicon9
jxsilicon9

Low education

Vor Monat
Awesomness inPerson
Awesomness inPerson

While what these universities did was horrible and we still have a long way to go, it comforting to know that justice has prevailed.

Vor Monat
chris spencer
chris spencer

thier rich and white theyll get away withh it why is this schocking

Vor Monat
Kareem Moutez
Kareem Moutez

International students?? Government and University makes a ton of money off of em. Do they take some sort of bribery from them?

Vor Monat
Claire Chen
Claire Chen

That’s why I got rejected from all the private universities this year lol 😒

Vor 2 Monate
arthur taylor
arthur taylor

I bet the espresso machine in the faculty lounge/spa was donated by parents of a moron...and the lounge/spa too...same thing as bribery.

Vor 2 Monate
Coby Schwab
Coby Schwab

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Vor 2 Monate
Design Academy
Design Academy

If you know this kind of stuff goes on all the time, then don't accuse minorities and poorer job and college applicants of "playing victim" when they were, have always been, and still are bringing these issues to your attention all along. I find it so funny how NOW everyone is so casually glossing over this story as if it's no "big deal". These are the same people who just weeks ago, before this story was released, was all on social media claiming everyone has an equal chance in America and denying privilege exist. So now what do you have to say?

Vor 2 Monate
??
??

Liberals doing what liberals always do........break the law.............big surprise...but anyhow, ..... How'd that Mueller report turn out for you libtards......that's funny. Now we can start the real investigations on democrat corruption.

Vor 2 Monate
Amir B
Amir B

took only about 300 years

Vor 2 Monate
Sharon Pope
Sharon Pope

Who found this information out

Vor 2 Monate
nevermind
nevermind

And just look at Olivia Jade who doesn´t even care, so spoiled and arrogant, and still 1.5 million people follow her Instagram. She deactivated the comments section to avoid critics and gets away with her behaviour. Why do we give spoiled bitches like her attention and fame? If no one would follow those people on Social Media, they would be what they are worth: nothing. Unfollow celebrities and their spoiled kids and live your own life, don´t give them the attention they seek!!!!

Vor 2 Monate
Emi Hosaka
Emi Hosaka

Elizabeth Meyer Kimmel ‘s daughter, Katharine Kimmel graduated from Georgetown in 2017 . I think Georgetown should take away her diploma and her son, Thomas should be kick out from USC too.

Vor 2 Monate
Edward Yamada
Edward Yamada

Expel all the kids whether they knew or not. Make those kids go to community college to prove their worthiness. Otherwise, their parents got away with a crime.

Vor 2 Monate
BeKind StayLoyal
BeKind StayLoyal

It's unfortunate that parents, like these, teach their children to buy people, as well as to buy their way through life. They've learned one valuable lesson, their money cannot save them from Karma. These parents should be ashamed of themselves for putting their children through this humiliation.

Vor 2 Monate
nalk20
nalk20

(S)crew(ed).

Vor 2 Monate
Tanner Denny
Tanner Denny

This scandal has me completely shocked...That the DOJ is going after rich people now?

Vor 2 Monate
Jen- A-Purr
Jen- A-Purr

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.

Vor 2 Monate
Barclay Behie
Barclay Behie

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.

Vor 2 Monate
Alba Gutierrez
Alba Gutierrez

I know people say this is not new, but GOD it feels so good they got caught 🙌

Vor 2 Monate
Windy Daley
Windy Daley

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.

Vor 2 Monate
R. B.L.
R. B.L.

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

Vor 2 Monate
callum9999
callum9999

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?

Vor 2 Monate
John Pruett
John Pruett

Oh yes the FBI are so good at their job unless of course it involves Hillary or maybe 911 etc etc etc.

Vor 2 Monate
Gabriel Moreno
Gabriel Moreno

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.

Vor 2 Monate
Bardyman
Bardyman

what punishments will the schools and school officials get?

Vor 2 Monate
I Created An Account For This
I Created An Account For This

Money buys you lots of things 💸💰

Vor 2 Monate
Hong Fei Bai
Hong Fei Bai

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 ...

Vor 2 Monate
Rhetorical Answer
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.

Vor 2 Monate
Max Powers
Max Powers

*D U H*

Vor 2 Monate
Martian74
Martian74

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.

Vor 2 Monate
Marsel Kourchevel
Marsel Kourchevel

Why not)

Vor 2 Monate
Anisa Mazaki
Anisa Mazaki

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.

Vor 2 Monate
Bivens PC
Bivens PC

He seemed grumpy.

Vor 2 Monate
Me Too
Me Too

I wonder how many politicians and talking heads benefited with these scams. It will be easy to find up, lets get working on it.

Vor 2 Monate
robert e lee all american no color
robert e lee all american no color

If i find it its not a bribe if i took the dont you want free money then its a bribe

Vor 2 Monate
trefrog
trefrog

Filliam H. Muffman

Vor 2 Monate
MarcellusTheGreen
MarcellusTheGreen

Georgetown?  The one in Washington D.C., or the one in Kentucky?

Vor 2 Monate
Roger Lucas
Roger Lucas

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.

Vor 2 Monate
ess marou
ess marou

colbert's audience are pissed they didn't get their daily dose of "trump collusion" hhhh

Vor 2 Monate
riddle rox
riddle rox

Time to support and attend ur local U, let all the rich brain dead kids go to those elite U.

Vor 2 Monate
Just Basics
Just Basics

Puppet! Nuff sed

Vor 2 Monate
Lisa Kennedy
Lisa Kennedy

what kind of parent teaches their child that what they cannot earn can simply be bought?

Vor 2 Monate
HORlZON
HORlZON

Where is Andrew Yang?

Vor 2 Monate
bella roja
bella roja

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.

Vor 2 Monate
bella roja
bella roja

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).

Vor 2 Monate
James Li
James Li

John Oliver kept saying that the twins are actually one person

Vor 2 Monate
Jaeyong Cho
Jaeyong Cho

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...

Vor 2 Monate
Ruple Thaker
Ruple Thaker

Very cheeky.

Vor 2 Monate
joseph bodden
joseph bodden

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'...

Vor 2 Monate
Raymond Orzecki
Raymond Orzecki

Bet none of those varsity parents are Trump supportes and are all Cobutt fans

Vor 2 Monate
Vicki Ross Tudor
Vicki Ross Tudor

Yeah, this is bad. Lock em up.

Vor 2 Monate
Mitchel Parsons
Mitchel Parsons

Is the "there is only one olsen" thing a real conspiracy? Or did Steven just make a Last Week Tonight joke?

Vor 2 Monate
esotericVideos
esotericVideos

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

Vor 2 Monate
Ralph Bernhard
Ralph Bernhard

Rich Americans bribing to get their dumb kids into college? Nah. Fake news...

Vor 2 Monate
goldassayer93555
goldassayer93555

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.

Vor 2 Monate
ErykaSoleil
ErykaSoleil

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.

Vor 2 Monate
Dean Cooper
Dean Cooper

But why are you SURPRISE ????

Vor 2 Monate
Jeremiah Israel
Jeremiah Israel

I don't think Trump has "Twitted" a response to this "breaking news" yet. Hmmm...I wonder why??? Hmmm...

Vor 2 Monate
Dexter Haven
Dexter Haven

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.

Vor 2 Monate
Katy D
Katy D

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.

Vor 2 Monate
ice 7
ice 7

Well said

Vor 2 Monate
Tamie Miller
Tamie Miller

Stephen that's been going on for a long time, you hit the nail on the head, lol.

Vor 2 Monate
RainbowEagle
RainbowEagle

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.

Vor 2 Monate
parsa seighali
parsa seighali

As a gay vegan engineer who does CrossFit I feel very validated. I’m German.

Vor 2 Monate
Pennywise
Pennywise

Why Aunt Becky, Why.

Vor 2 Monate
UzzyDaMLGPro
UzzyDaMLGPro

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".

Vor 2 Monate
Elena
Elena

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)

Vor 2 Monate
Ralph Bernhard
Ralph Bernhard

The "subjects you didn't like"? You mean philosophy and religion, maybe?

Vor 2 Monate
George Carpelan
George Carpelan

What is this? Rich people doing immoral stuff?! Unthinkable!

Vor 2 Monate
Free Manz
Free Manz

America: Land of the greed, Home of the slave!!! No surprise here, The most racist country (USA) is also the most corrupt!!!

Vor 2 Monate
Uthman Baksh
Uthman Baksh

When I have kids they better hit the books and the court. I ain't paying $6 Million for them to get into Harvard!

Vor 2 Monate
Gacha Lyle
Gacha Lyle

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.”

Vor 2 Monate
Deb Kelly
Deb Kelly

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.

Vor 2 Monate
Richard Morrissey
Richard Morrissey

Colleges bribe athletes but students can't bribe colleges after they accepted the money and let them in?

Vor 2 Monate
Antonio Johnson
Antonio Johnson

why isn't there outrage from Capitol hill or better yet from Ocasio- Cortez?

Vor 2 Monate
Antonio Johnson
Antonio Johnson

thank you

Vor 2 Monate
Copy Bloc
Copy Bloc

“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.”

Vor 2 Monate
W.M. Aslam - Author
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.

Vor 2 Monate
bd z
bd z

Anyone looked into the kardashians or the jenners?

Vor 2 Monate
orphan200
orphan200

I see the lawyers coming out of the woodwork now.

Vor 2 Monate
S H
S H

What is money for anyway if not for this purpose?

Vor 2 Monate
joker mixedabitRepubpower45
joker mixedabitRepubpower45

I don't like 94% Irish.

Vor 2 Monate
joker mixedabitRepubpower45
joker mixedabitRepubpower45

+ thumbs down.

Vor 2 Monate
joker mixedabitRepubpower45
joker mixedabitRepubpower45

Colbert channel score: 0%. 0/100.

Vor 2 Monate
Payne_is_good R.J.
Payne_is_good R.J.

Harvard not on the list hmm they ratted everyone else out because the weren't gettin paid!!

Vor 2 Monate
JRG2733
JRG2733

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.

Vor 2 Monate
Rick Schumacher
Rick Schumacher

How Trump Helps the Mafia to Launder Blood Money ........... BLACKSTONE INTELLIGENCE NETWORK

Vor 2 Monate
DemonLordChaos
DemonLordChaos

Lol real athletes in 2019.

Vor 2 Monate
Tidbit
Tidbit

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.

Vor 2 Monate
Charles Crandall
Charles Crandall

And yet social and income mobility occurs. This isn't India. We don't have Varna here.

Vor 2 Monate
Michele Kett
Michele Kett

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!

Vor 2 Monate
Rexie R
Rexie R

Justice! Finally.

Vor 2 Monate
Scion of Madness
Scion of Madness

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.

Vor 2 Monate
Anthony Butler
Anthony Butler

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...

Vor 2 Monate
M. Le biberon
M. Le biberon

#Rich lives matter!

Vor 2 Monate
Elizabeth Beckhusen
Elizabeth Beckhusen

I expect Fred bought Donnie's way in who went on to buy his kids in.

Vor 2 Monate
Der Steppenwolf
Der Steppenwolf

qanon 🤣

Vor 2 Monate
marshhen
marshhen

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.

Vor 2 Monate
Mary Rose Kent
Mary Rose Kent

marshhen Are marsh hens related to swamp hens? I assume as much. _Rallidae,_ I think.

Vor 2 Monate

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