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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    1. unreal011

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

    2. Sunny's Side

      Operation Regina George's Favorite Movie

    3. De Santa Ana

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

    4. 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.

    5. TheSpeedy Hernandez

      You can bribe me anytime :)

    6. 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.

    7. CyberChrist

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

      1. jxsilicon9

        Low education

    8. 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.

    9. chris spencer

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

    10. Kareem Moutez

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

    11. Claire Chen

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

    12. 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.

    13. Coby Schwab

      /

    14. 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?

    15. ??

      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.

    16. Amir B

      took only about 300 years

    17. Sharon Pope

      Who found this information out

    18. 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!!!!

    19. 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.

    20. 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.

    21. 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.

    22. nalk20

      (S)crew(ed).

    23. Tanner Denny

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

    24. 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.

    25. 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.

    26. Alba Gutierrez

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

    27. 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.

    28. 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

    29. 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?

    30. John Pruett

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

    31. 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.

    32. Bardyman

      what punishments will the schools and school officials get?

    33. I Created An Account For This

      Money buys you lots of things 💸💰

    34. 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 ...

    35. 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.

    36. Max Powers

      *D U H*

    37. 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.

    38. Marsel Kourchevel

      Why not)

    39. 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.

    40. Bivens PC

      He seemed grumpy.

    41. 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.

    42. 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

    43. trefrog

      Filliam H. Muffman

    44. MarcellusTheGreen

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

    45. 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.

    46. ess marou

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

    47. riddle rox

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

    48. Just Basics

      Puppet! Nuff sed

    49. Lisa Kennedy

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

    50. HORlZON

      Where is Andrew Yang?

    51. 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.

    52. 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).

    53. James Li

      John Oliver kept saying that the twins are actually one person

    54. 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...

    55. Ruple Thaker

      Very cheeky.

    56. 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'...

    57. Raymond Orzecki

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

    58. Vicki Ross Tudor

      Yeah, this is bad. Lock em up.

    59. Mitchel Parsons

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

    60. 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

    61. Ralph Bernhard

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

    62. 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.

    63. 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.

    64. Dean Cooper

      But why are you SURPRISE ????

    65. Jeremiah Israel

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

    66. 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.

    67. 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.

      1. ice 7

        Well said

    68. Tamie Miller

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

    69. 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.

    70. parsa seighali

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

    71. Pennywise

      Why Aunt Becky, Why.

    72. 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".

    73. 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)

      1. Ralph Bernhard

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

    74. George Carpelan

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

    75. Free Manz

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

    76. 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!

    77. 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.”

    78. 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.

    79. Richard Morrissey

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

    80. Antonio Johnson

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

      1. Antonio Johnson

        thank you

      2. 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.”

    81. 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.

    82. bd z

      Anyone looked into the kardashians or the jenners?

    83. orphan200

      I see the lawyers coming out of the woodwork now.

    84. S H

      What is money for anyway if not for this purpose?

    85. joker mixedabitRepubpower45

      I don't like 94% Irish.

    86. joker mixedabitRepubpower45

      + thumbs down.

    87. joker mixedabitRepubpower45

      Colbert channel score: 0%. 0/100.

    88. Payne_is_good R.J.

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

    89. 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.

    90. Rick Schumacher

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

    91. DemonLordChaos

      Lol real athletes in 2019.

    92. 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.

      1. Charles Crandall

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

    93. 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!

    94. Rexie R

      Justice! Finally.

    95. 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.

    96. 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...

    97. M. Le biberon

      #Rich lives matter!

    98. Elizabeth Beckhusen

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

    99. Der Steppenwolf

      qanon 🤣

    100. 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.

      1. Mary Rose Kent

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