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3/25/2015

James O’Keefe Reminds Us That Cornell University Supports Terrorism — But This Is Nothing New

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:41 am



Long-time readers may remember I am a graduate of Cornell University. Imagine my pride when I saw James O’Keefe revealing that a Cornell official told an undercover operative that he was cool with ISIS or Hamas sending a freedom fighter to the campus to conduct training camps:

Is it OK to bring a humanitarian pro-“Islamic State Iraq and Syria” group on campus, the undercover for conservative activist James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas asks.

Sure, Scaffido says in the recorded March 16 meeting.

Scaffido doesn’t even blink an eye when the undercover asks about providing material support for terrorists — “care packages, whether it be food, water, electronics.”

How about supporting Hamas?

No problem at all, Scaffido said.

. . . .

The undercover asked if he can invite “a freedom fighter to come and do like a training camp for students.”

Scaffido responds, “You would be allowed to do something like that. It’s just like bringing in a coach, to do a training, a sports trainer or something,” the Cornell official said.

The State Department includes both ISIS and Hamas on its list of terrorist organizations.

My favorite part is Cornell’s response:

“Cornell fully supports the free exchange of ideas and does not review or control the political ideology of our students. We do not, of course, tolerate unlawful advocacy of violence, and the comment about training by ISIS freedom fighters does not reflect university policy,” said Joel Malina, Cornell’s vice president for university relations.

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I’ll hand the mike to Thomas Sowell, a former Cornell professor who provided contrary evidence in a 1999 column titled The Day Cornell Died:

No one who was at Cornell University in the spring of 1969 is ever likely to forget the guns-on-campus crisis that shocked the academic community and the nation. Bands of militant black students forcibly evicted visiting parents from Willard Straight Hall on the Cornell campus and seized control of it to back up their demands. Later, after the university’s capitulation, the students emerged carrying rifles and shotguns, their leader wearing a bandoleer of shotgun ammunition. It was a picture that appeared on the covers of national magazines and was even reprinted overseas.

What happened behind the scenes was at least as shocking: Death threats were phoned to the homes of professors who had opposed their previous actions or demands. Shots were in fact fired into the engineering building.

Here’s the picture Sowell references:

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In 2012 I told you how the university remembered the 20th anniversary of the armed takeover of the student union: with pride and welcoming arms for the criminals.

When I was at Cornell University, the school “celebrated” the 20th anniversary of an armed takeover of the Willard Straight Hall student union by black student activists. I was appalled that the leader of the takeover was invited to the school as a featured speaker, as if he were a returning hero.

The students were supposedly protesting the burning of a cross on campus. Only this year did it emerge, thanks to the efforts of Stan Chess, a journalist who edited the school’s newspaper just before the takeover, that there is evidence that “black students covertly burned the cross to dramatize their grievances by falsely invoking a racist symbol.”

In other words, there is evidence that the cross-burning was a false flag operation, used to justify an armed terrorist operation. Which the school has applauded ever since.

So when James O’Keefe tells us that Cornell supports terrorism on its campus . . . he isn’t revealing anything new. He’s just reminding us.

MINOR CORRECTION: The post originally said Stan Chess edited the Cornell Daily Sun “at the time of” the takeover of Willard Straight Hall. Chess writes to say that his editorship of the paper ended a month before the takeover. The error has been corrected.

UPDATE: Here is the statement of Cornell President David J. Skorton:

As the president of Cornell University, I want to be clear that the notion that Cornell would allow ISIS training sessions on our campus is ludicrous and absolutely offensive.

Project Veritas, the organization behind this shoddy piece of “journalism” has been repeatedly vilified for dishonest, deceitful activity. It is shameful that any individual would pose as a student facing racial discrimination at another university, ask leading questions on hidden camera about Cornell’s tolerance for differing viewpoints and backgrounds, and then conveniently splice together the resulting footage to smear our assistant dean and our University. After speaking with Assistant Dean Scaffido, I am convinced that he was not aware of what he was being asked.

Let me be clear: Cornell has an unwavering commitment to the free and responsible exchange of ideas. However, we remain vigilant in maintaining an appropriate balance of freedom of expression within accepted boundaries. Of course, incitement to violence is not protected and would never be tolerated on our campus.

Never!

82 Responses to “James O’Keefe Reminds Us That Cornell University Supports Terrorism — But This Is Nothing New”

  1. Ding.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  2. Ever been to Cornell?

    It’s like what they about the Alps – to make up for its grandeur G0d put the Swiss there.

    seeRpea (c1462d)

  3. Blind hatred for Israel, barely disguised antisemitism, and moral support for terrorism have become depressingly pervasive on college campuses across America. It is unfathomable to me how bastions of the left can make common cause with groups who view the most cherished principles of democracy and liberalism with contempt.

    However, please take anything that comes from James O’Keefe with a mountain of salt. It is well documented that he uses deceptive editing straight out of Michael Moore’s playbook. I don’t care what your politics, deliberately lying to advance your agenda is not acceptable behavior. I would not be remotely surprised if the seemingly damning responses were in fact to different, innocuous questions.

    Eric (9bc338)

  4. useful idiots.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  5. The students were supposedly protesting the burning of a cross on campus. Only this year did it emerge, thanks to the efforts of Stan Chess, a journalist who edited the school’s newspaper at the time of the takeover, that there is evidence that “black students covertly burned the cross to dramatize their grievances by falsely invoking a racist symbol.”

    I am shocked!!

    Shocked, I Tell You!!

    Because all along I’ve known that Cornell, in central NY state, has long been an extensive support base for Klan activities…

    Everyone knows this, too….

    IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." (225d0d)

  6. cornell and jew-hating terrorisms

    we go together like ramalamalama kadinga dadinga dong

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  7. Wasn’t it Princeton that gave a full scholarship to the Communications Director of the Taliban after 9/11? This would be the commonplace reaction at most campuses. “They have much to teach us” would be the reasoning. Alternative viewpoints and all that!

    Or, if the asst dean felt a twinge of doubt, he would just kick it upstairs for someone else to say no. (I worked in higher ed for many years.)

    Patricia (5fc097)

  8. that was Yale,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  9. Come on Mr. Feets, the Edsel’s song is “Rama Lama Ding Dong,” although the girl’s name is actually “Rama Lama Lama Lama Ding Dong.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KStsPPgeka4

    Walter Cronanty (f48cd5)

  10. So there are circumstances when constitutional carry is not okay…

    kishnevi (9c4b9c)

  11. #3, Eric wrote, It is well documented that he (James O’Keefe) uses deceptive editing straight out of Michael Moore’s playbook. I don’t care what your politics, deliberately lying to advance your agenda is not acceptable behavior. (emphasis added)

    The only “documentation” I’m aware of that condemns O’Keefe for the sins you so forcefully allege comes from those he exposed and from their enablers and co-conspirators. If you have any reliable evidence to the contrary, I’d like to see it.

    ropelight (0ec608)

  12. qualifier alert: the UNLAWFUL advocacy of violence…LAWFUL theyre ok with…and of course we all know how a leftist mind works…since they are the chosen ones whatever is done to counter whatever is anathema to THEM is deemed lawful

    sound awake (beb21b)

  13. What happened was the left found out the college administrators and professors didn’t believe a word of what they were teaching.

    http://www.nas.org/images/documents/What_Does_Bowdoin_Teach.pdf

    By the late ’60s it had become obvious Western Civilization no longer had confidence in itself. So the radicals gave it a hard shove. And the academics who should have had the courage of their commitments just collapsed.

    Steve57 (99eaf2)

  14. This wasn’t limited to Cornell.

    When I was attending Harvey Mudd (one of the Claremont Colleges) in the early 70’s, several times we were reouseted out of bed due to bomb threats against Mudd dorms, all in furtherance of a Black Studies Center for the Colleges.

    Which they eventually got.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  15. *rousted*

    it has got to be this keyboard.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  16. Much like racist actor Samuel L. Jackson took hostages at his university.

    CrustyB (69f730)

  17. Ousted more than once = reousted, works for me.

    ropelight (0ec608)

  18. I would not be remotely surprised if the seemingly damning responses were in fact to different, innocuous questions.

    Evidence ? Or just bullshit ?

    I remember one of our OR nurses at County telling us about a similar incident about that time at Cal State LA. She was in the class when the black student union invaded and demanded everyone kowtow. She laughed as she told us the class was a Criminal Justice class and most of the students were cops, most of whom were armed. The BSU wet themselves as they decamped. The nurse telling the story was black and a very smart woman who went from OR tech to director of the OR in 15 years.

    Mike K (90dfdc)

  19. Typical nonsense. Some awkward college coach guy humors a moron, and therefore terrorists.

    carlitos (c24ed5)

  20. i was doing grease Mr. Cronanty

    no graduation day for me

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  21. OT: Some Justice. Bergdahl charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/03/25/bowe-bergdahl-once-missing-u-s-soldier-charged-with-desertion/?hpid=z1

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  22. I’m still trying to wrap my mind around Patterico being Ivy League. I have this image of a long-haired, calico shirt-wearing, guitar-toting, song-writer, in a striped tie, blue blazer and penny loafers and I’m doing ok until I get to the Vespa parked next to the MG.

    nk (dbc370)

  23. isn’t this where bergdork announces he’s actually a trans woman named penelope and we need to pay for hormones for so he can finally be herself after all these years of pain and confusion

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  24. stranger things have happened, pikachu

    narciso (ee1f88)

  25. You know, those maroon berets only looked good on Goldie Hawn.

    nk (dbc370)

  26. They looked pretty gay on Stallone.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  27. Continueing a proud tradition of (un)civil-disobedience:

    Fm Wiki:

    “… On May 2, 1967, the California State Assembly Committee on Criminal Procedure was scheduled to convene to discuss what was known as the “Mulford Act”, which would make the public carrying of loaded firearms illegal. Cleaver and Newton put together a plan to send a group of 26 armed Panthers led by Seale from Oakland to Sacramento to protest the bill. The group entered the assembly carrying their weapons, an incident which was widely publicized, and which prompted police to arrest Seale and five others. The group pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of disrupting a legislative session.[53] …”

    The legislature went into warp-drive to ban the open-carry of loaded firearms in CA – something that had easily, and without incident, occurred since the Gold Rush days. Recently, they banned the open-carry of unloaded firearms too …. because they’re scary.
    It was that act that prompted a 9th-Circus panel to find CA’s system (regime) of “May Issue” CCW licensing as Un-Constitutional as CA had effectively prevented any form of self-defense with firearms in violation of Heller, and McDonald.

    askeptic (efcf22)

  28. 21- Can you just imagine the culture shock a young Texican would encounter enrolling at Cornell?
    That would make a great posting PP.

    askeptic (efcf22)

  29. Will Bergdahl have to serve his sentence in Leavenworth or in his own private Idaho?

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  30. Haiku… Both. Both will be happening at the same time.

    SarahW (6f3980)

  31. Liberal to conservative. You and me don’t make we. Liberals enemy is conservatives not isis that is conservatives problem for invading iraq and 9-11 was not an attack ;but a counter attack. Every month 100,000 minority kids turn 18(voting age) and they are citizens not illegals. Liberals know that while 61% of white people vote republican like most here that is no longer 50% of total votes cast in presidential election. In 2014 only one senator in a state that voted for Obama lost and then just barely losing a recount because he was told don’t use immigration issue to protect southern democrats(it didn’t work) or no national campaign funding. In 2016 25 republican senators are up for re-election mostly in blue states and 5,000,000 more minority voters will have turned 18 from 2012and a million republican voters will have died of old age. Do the math!

    truther (93b8c7)

  32. I’m sure your brilliant screenplay will be bringing the house down at Sundance any year now.

    Jack Klompus (b76262)

  33. We’re conservatives, truther. We’re not smart enough to believe in science OR math.

    Now, please excuse me while I go hit myself in the face with a shovel.

    Steve57 (99eaf2)

  34. It’s like you know me, truther.

    Steve57 (99eaf2)

  35. I do thank him for including (voting age) lest the knuckle-dragging unenlightened don’t possess the intellect to understand his brilliant brown peoples’ manifesto.

    Jack Klompus (b76262)

  36. Jack I hope you read my screenplay the alamoisavenged.com and tell me what you think I need constructive criticism. Steve for the average conservative is smarter then the average liberal. The liberals advantage is they are evil and self destructive. Nixon and bush are the perfect example of this.

    truther (93b8c7)

  37. i think it’s great how we’re gonna be able to eat gmo apples soon

    the apple people were saying how this is gonna be great cause of a whole apple is a big commitment so now they’ll be able to sell apples by the slice and the slices will be fresh and tasty which is really exciting

    happyfeet (f49e96)

  38. “In 2014 only one senator in a state that voted for Obama lost”

    truther – Republicans picked up nine senate seats from Democrats in 2014. I give your attempted spin a C-.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  39. “Liberal to conservative. You and me don’t make we”

    Heh… channeling Jesse Jackson now…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  40. Resist, we much.

    Steve57 (99eaf2)

  41. re #15: no, it is not the keyboard. it is either the forum website or the software or combination of the two. it keeps happening to me as well here.

    Harvey Mudd – you know Arthur Benjamin?

    seeRpea (181740)

  42. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CifYWxJXaI

    “But resist, we much. We, must. And we will much. About that be committed.”

    Steve57 (99eaf2)

  43. They looked pretty gay on Stallone.

    Kevin M (25bbee) — 3/25/2015 @ 12:16 pm

    heh… so did Bridgette Nielsen

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  44. I’m assuming Frank Stallone here? Or Stallone’s grandma?

    As for our fair host – good for him, going to an Ivy League school. My sister was a candidate to attend Cornell; I have a soft spot in my heart for that school.

    carlitos (c24ed5)

  45. “At the annual Cornell Daily Sun alumni event early this year in Washington, DC, the student newspaper’s longtime alumni association leader Stan Chess shared with me his opinion that news and historical accounts never note the full history of a cross burning.

    Chess said two knowledgeable sources had told him that individuals within the black society AAS had set fire to a thin, six-foot cross draped with cloth as part of their campaign to dramatize continuing racial bias at the university. The allegations were not so specific as to claim those facts were widely known among AAS members or even leaders…

    According to Chess, one of his information sources on the cross burning was the late Cornell President Dale Corson, who told him of confidential documentation of the allegation. Corson was Cornell’s provost during the takeover and ascended to the presidency because of criticism of his predecessor, James Perkins….

    Chess said his other source was former AAS treasurer Stephen R. Goodwin ’70, a fellow member with Chess of Cornell’s elite honor society Quill and Dagger. T

    Thomas W. Jones Howard UniversityAnother was Quill and Dagger member Thomas W. Jones ’69, the AAS president and chief spokesman during the Straight takeover.

    Jones declined my request comment for this column. Several other prominent AAS leaders from that era failed to respond or could not be located.”

    Leviticus (f9a067)

  46. College students are so disappointed to find out that actual Klansmen are few and far between they have to make them up.

    But they have no problem with this.

    http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2015/03/their-vote-against-rachel-beyda-was-troubling-so-is-their-apology-to-her

    Somebody had to inform them that it was wrong for them to discriminate against somebody just because they were Jewish.

    If some hoaxer puts a noose on their dorm room because they arrived at college all fired up to fight the White supremacists and they discover that David Duke isn’t running the world, Everybody is cool with it. Because it “raises awareness.” About what, I don’t know.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/08/the-great-oberlin-college-racism-hoax-of-2013/

    A faculty adviser needs to sit the same kids down and explain to them loouudly and slooowly that hating the Joooos also isn’t nice.

    Manjot Singh, Sofia Moreno Haq, Fabienne Roth, and Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed are the four UCLA students who believed that being Jewish rendered their fellow student Rachel Beyda incapable of serving on the judicial board of the university’s student council. At a February meeting, they asked questions like, “Given that you are a Jewish student and very active in the Jewish community . . . how do you see yourself being able to maintain an unbiased view?” Had an advisor not stepped in to suggest that the discussion of Beyda’s Jewishness might be discriminatory, their nay votes would have kept her off the seat…

    I realize there may be people who think I disparage an elite college college education out of some sort of reverse, blue collar elitism. That isn’t it.

    Steve57 (99eaf2)

  47. “What I’m really trying to show her is that she can’t continue to say these kinds of things on a campus that’s so liberal and diverse and tolerant,” Yamin said Saturday, according to The College Fix.

    Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/01/21/black-professor-bullied-by-campus-muslims-for-truthful-op-ed-about-islam-174312#ixzz3VRKkBWo6

    This person will graduate.

    Steve57 (99eaf2)

  48. I realize I may be on thin ice with the host. You can learn how to think in college. So it’s not necessarily wasted time.

    But the problem is colleges will still give you a degree whether you learn or not.

    http://theothermccain.com/2013/08/30/hard-times-for-gender-studies-major/

    …Readers will recall that Andria has an “Honors BA in Social Justice and Peace Studies” and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Gender Studies. So . . . how’s that going?

    Steve57 (99eaf2)

  49. #37 the rest were in states romney carried and most in 2016 will be in states obama carried in 2012 where the democratic turn out for mrs. clinton will be much higher then in 2010 off year election.

    truther (93b8c7)

  50. truther puts it to music… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGNiXGX2nLU&sns=em

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  51. 20. OT: Some Justice. Bergdahl charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/03/25/bowe-bergdahl-once-missing-u-s-soldier-charged-with-desertion/?hpid=z1

    Kevin M (25bbee) — 3/25/2015 @ 11:18 am

    Keep in mind a half dozen or so died looking for him. More wounded.

    And this administration sent 5 Taliban bigwigs back into the fight.

    This is a circle that’s impossible to square. When the Army convicts him, as they must, does anyone imagine that the media is going to go back to the administration that announced he served with honor for a explanation? That everyone but Bergdahl was lying?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQfyMndk4Ac

    Reporter: Well I think that his squadmates have the best indication on that.

    Harf: I don’t think that’s the case.

    Steve57 (99eaf2)

  52. “#37 the rest were in states romney carried”

    truther – So what. If the states weren’t carried by Obama, it makes sense they were carried by Romney. Who else carried any states? How were these Democrats elected in the first place and why did they lose? That’s the question to answer and I think you know the answer.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  53. Dear seeRpea #40: I know a fair number of Mudd faculty. Art Benjamin wasn’t there in the 70s!

    But he is a funny fellow, yes.

    Mudd is a fabulous school.

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  54. Steve:
    By the late ’60s it had become obvious Western Civilization no longer had confidence in itself.

    The PostModern Liberals behind it all had been undermining it for more than 40 years by then.

    PostModern Liberalism is what many classical liberals, once so proud of Western Civ and its accomplishments, turned to after seeing the carnage of WWI.

    The self-loathing that filled them led to the mutation of Classical to PostModern, and the result was nothing less than a societal cancer that has been rotting away at the foundations of Western Civ for close to a century now.

    If you examine PostModern Liberalism in that light, it becomes much more obvious why it does what it does, in almost every way. Attacking Western Civilization, with its heritage of Greek philosophy and reason, is the primary target of almost every aspect of PML — from “deconstruction” to “dialectic” to “multiculturalism” to “moral relativism” to “political correctness”….

    Even AGW is a side-project, as is most of the rest of Fad Science, aimed at making people distrust science and the scientific method (which they no longer teach any more).

    True: We don’t have a perfect society. But it’s far and away the best damned one humans have managed to create so far. And any vaguely rational individual can see that.

    IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." (225d0d)

  55. nk: You know, those maroon berets only looked good on Goldie Hawn.

    Kevin M: They looked pretty gay on Stallone.

    True, but berets — any color — look pretty gay.

    I mean, look at the blue ones on Jean-Claude Van Damme in Street Fighter

    Granted, he IS Belgian, so kinda looks that way anyway, but they certainly didn’t do much for Raul Julia‘s manliness, either…

    And, let’s face itwhat country is most known for wearing the beret?

    France.

    Q.E.D., and I rest my case.

    IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." (225d0d)

  56. IGotBupkis, I am about done apologizing.

    What? The Hutus were better? The Aztecs?

    Steve57 (99eaf2)

  57. Harvey Mudd – you know Arthur Benjamin?

    Not offhand. Class of ’76. Has it really been almost 40 years?

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  58. #30: Conservatives can count this high: Before the Hispanics take over, we will have run out of money anyway. What’s ironic is that he fools are voting for the guys who are going to spend it all — on us fat white Boomers.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  59. 49 – Col.
    truther has to be the one with the patch.
    I forced myself to watch that, holy crap that is bad.

    mg (31009b)

  60. 54. …And, let’s face it — what country is most known for wearing the beret?

    France.

    Q.E.D., and I rest my case.

    IGotBupkis, “Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses.” (225d0d) — 3/25/2015 @ 5:46 pm

    Admittedly the French where the Brown Beret so when they deficate themselves they can reuse their headgear.

    But the Green Berets?

    Steve57 (99eaf2)

  61. Just saying. That’s a beret anybody would look manly in.

    Steve57 (99eaf2)

  62. True, but berets — any color — look pretty gay.

    The green one didn’t look gay on John Wayne. Then again, nothing looked gay on John Wayne. That movie sucked, though.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  63. where = wear

    Steve57 (99eaf2)

  64. Damn keyboard.

    Steve57 (99eaf2)

  65. Keep in mind a half dozen or so died looking for him. More wounded.

    That’s why I said “some justice”. Not a lot, but some.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  66. Damn keyboard.

    It’s going around. I wonder if any keyboards are NOT 2.4GHz. Nobody should go there anymore, it’s too crowded. (apologies to yogi)

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  67. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5WJJVSE_BE

    Ballad of the Green Berets – [HD] – – – SSGT Barry SADLER

    Steve57 (99eaf2)

  68. That song was the suckiest part of the movie. The song was the suckiest part of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, too. But nobody wore berets in it.

    nk (dbc370)

  69. Speaking of berets.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFfb_FLP_JQ

    Riders On The Storm

    Brown Water Navy, Vietnam

    Steve57 (99eaf2)

  70. Hmm …

    When Liberty Valance came to town
    The men would run and hide
    For Liberty Valance’s fashion sense
    Was well-known far and a wide
    Many a man would wear a dress
    And many a man would fall
    The man who wore the green beret
    The man who wore the green beret
    He was the bravest of them all

    nk (dbc370)

  71. John F’n Kerry gave the Black Berets a bad name.

    Steve57 (99eaf2)

  72. 58… ain’t that somethin’, mg!?!?

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  73. UPDATE: Here is the statement of Cornell President David J. Skorton:

    As the president of Cornell University, I want to be clear that the notion that Cornell would allow ISIS training sessions on our campus is ludicrous and absolutely offensive.

    Project Veritas, the organization behind this shoddy piece of “journalism” has been repeatedly vilified for dishonest, deceitful activity. It is shameful that any individual would pose as a student facing racial discrimination at another university, ask leading questions on hidden camera about Cornell’s tolerance for differing viewpoints and backgrounds, and then conveniently splice together the resulting footage to smear our assistant dean and our University. After speaking with Assistant Dean Scaffido, I am convinced that he was not aware of what he was being asked.

    Let me be clear: Cornell has an unwavering commitment to the free and responsible exchange of ideas. However, we remain vigilant in maintaining an appropriate balance of freedom of expression within accepted boundaries. Of course, incitement to violence is not protected and would never be tolerated on our campus.

    Never!

    Patterico (9c670f)

  74. just wondering if the same people who vilify “Project Veritas” also vilified 60 Minutes.
    actually, not wondering , i no the answer.
    (funnily enough, an actor who did take 60 Minutes to task for their tactics was Ed Asner).

    Yes, the questions were of the leading type, but “Project Veritas” did not hide the questions. There was ample opportunity for the Cornell guy to say “hey, not that far”.

    seeRpea (c1462d)

  75. Aphrael is apparently too nice a guy to say it, but here we are having a discussion about how gay something is.

    And it’s wrong.

    Steve57 (99eaf2)

  76. No one who was at Cornell University in the spring of 1969 is ever likely to forget the guns-on-campus crisis that shocked the academic community and the nation

    To those of us who live and lived in reality, this was not shocking, at least for the reasons stated. The only shocking thing was that no one fought back. In a just country, the persons pictured would have died in a gun battle on the steps; in a civilized country, arrested and sentence to life; in our country…, well, our country rolled over and died.

    ErisGuy (76f8a7)

  77. Well, I think that O’Keefe did a man’s job in exposing this Canker In The Heart of Western Civilization, a slow-witted assistant dean at Cornell University. Once more, the barbarians were thrown back across the Rhine and disaster narrowly averted. I nominate O’Keefe for the Vice-Presidential Medal of Freedom with chocolate pecan clusters.

    nk (dbc370)

  78. In response to Cornell President Skorton’s statement (see Update at #74) Yahoo News, Caitlin Dickson, quoted O’Keefe as follows:

    O’Keefe posted a response to Skorton on the Project Veritas website, arguing that “if your assistant Dean of Students has never heard of Hamas or the ‘Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,’ Project Veritas should be the least of your concerns” and promising “there is more to come.”

    ropelight (268f4d)

  79. ErisGuy, I vote for the gun battle on the steps however, in 1969 I was already engaged in my own gun battles in Vietnam. Nonetheless, there comes a time when an armed citizenry has to stamp out stupidity. This was one of those times and they failed.

    Hoagie (58a3ec)

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