Project Veritas hits my home town

2015_03 25 Project Veritas at Cornell

New O’Keefe Video: Cornell Dean Advises on Starting ISIS Club

A video sting operation shows Cornell’s assistant dean for students, Joseph Scaffido, agreeing to everything suggested by an undercover muckraker posing as a Moroccan student, including inviting an ISIS “freedom fighter’’ to conduct a “training camp” for students.

Scaffido said a student group supporting Hamas would also not be a problem.

“The university is not going to look at different groups and say, ‘You’re not allowed to support that group because we don’t believe them’ or something like that. I think it’s just the opposite. I think the university wants the entire community to understand what’s going on in all parts of the world.”

Cornell’s vice president for university relations responded to an inquiry by the New York Post:

“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.”

CtH: The proof of their claim to not judge the political ideology of students would be to ask about starting a club that would bring in evangelists and street preachers to instruct students in activities like street counseling outside abortion clinics and preaching in public that homosexuality is a sin. However, even if they said the same, “sure no problem”, the contents of the PV video would be problematic since both ISIS and HAMAS are on our government’s Terrorism Guide Website @


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6 responses to “Project Veritas hits my home town

  1. Ting

    Oh, well. I sure am glad that my children are finished with college for the most part. One more semester of grad school for the youngest, but she will be student “counseling” the whole time. Unbelievable.


  2. By the way, Pete, following up on your “Bad Thing” after not being served any L or T on your BLT…

    Milady Webworker brought home a couple of cheeseburgers for us, but she discovered they had no cheese. Found this out while sitting in the parking lot of the place. But, there’s a long line back through the drive-thru, and parking and going in sort-of defeats the whole drive-thru convenience thing, so she just left. At least she was not charged for the cheeseburger. (And in fairness, the kids there are usually good; this was some still-new guy, whom she no doubt confused with a “special order.”)

    Daughter just got back from a couple of days in Kansas and she reports that, despite her specific request, there was no ketchup in the sack of her to-go order. Again, inconvenience overruled making a deal of it, as you did. But fast-food breakfast potato cakes without ketchup just before she hits the road was disappointing.

    This poor service syndrome must be epidemic, possibly wide-spread!

    Now comes a report of one Shaneka Monique Torres, who twice in one day did not get bacon on her McD’s burger, as ordered. The second time, she “did a bad thing,” too. And went to jail.

    I can’t help thinking, though, if this Dissatisfying Service Syndrome is widespread enough, a jury might just find in her favor.

    Barton Deiters (seriously?) at c/o Alex, Weird Universe

    [Tornadoes spotted on the ground down in Tulsa. She’ll probably be fine, but a bit of prayer for my mom won’t be unwelcome.]