Celebrities Give Bribery The Old College Try

  • Published on Mar 13, 2019
  • The Department of Justice is calling the college admissions cheating scheme 'Operation Varsity Blues.'
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  • unreal011
    unreal011 10 days ago

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

  • Sunny's Side
    Sunny's Side 23 days ago +1

    Operation Regina George's Favorite Movie

  • De Santa Ana
    De Santa Ana 26 days ago

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

  • Dez Mentz
    Dez Mentz 27 days ago

    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.

  • TheSpeedy Hernandez

    You can bribe me anytime :)

  • Dead Parroting
    Dead Parroting Month ago

    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.

  • CyberChrist
    CyberChrist Month ago

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

  • 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.

  • chris spencer
    chris spencer Month ago +1

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

  • Kareem Moutez
    Kareem Moutez Month ago

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

  • Claire Chen
    Claire Chen 2 months ago

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

  • arthur taylor
    arthur taylor 2 months ago

    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.

  • Coby Schwab
    Coby Schwab 2 months ago


  • Design Academy
    Design Academy 2 months ago

    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?

  • ??
    ?? 2 months ago

    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.

  • Amir B
    Amir B 2 months ago

    took only about 300 years

  • Sharon Pope
    Sharon Pope 2 months ago

    Who found this information out

  • nevermind
    nevermind 2 months ago

    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!!!!

  • Emi Hosaka
    Emi Hosaka 2 months ago +1

    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.

  • Edward Yamada
    Edward Yamada 2 months ago

    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.

  • BeKind StayLoyal
    BeKind StayLoyal 2 months ago

    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.

  • nalk20
    nalk20 2 months ago


  • Tanner Denny
    Tanner Denny 2 months ago

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

  • Jen- A-Purr
    Jen- A-Purr 2 months ago +1

    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 2 months ago

    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
    Alba Gutierrez 2 months ago +2

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

  • Windy Daley
    Windy Daley 2 months ago

    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. 2 months ago

    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
    callum9999 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

    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
    Bardyman 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

    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
    Rhetorical Answer 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

    *D U H*

  • Martian74
    Martian74 2 months ago

    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
    Marsel Kourchevel 2 months ago

    Why not)

  • Anisa Mazaki
    Anisa Mazaki 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

    He seemed grumpy.

  • Me Too
    Me Too 2 months ago

    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 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

  • trefrog
    trefrog 2 months ago

    Filliam H. Muffman

  • MarcellusTheGreen
    MarcellusTheGreen 2 months ago

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

  • Roger Lucas
    Roger Lucas 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

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

  • riddle rox
    riddle rox 2 months ago

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

  • Just Basics
    Just Basics 2 months ago

    Puppet! Nuff sed

  • Lisa Kennedy
    Lisa Kennedy 2 months ago

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

    HORlZON 2 months ago

    Where is Andrew Yang?

  • bella roja
    bella roja 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

    John Oliver kept saying that the twins are actually one person

  • Jaeyong Cho
    Jaeyong Cho 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

    Very cheeky.

  • joseph bodden
    joseph bodden 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

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

  • Vicki Ross Tudor
    Vicki Ross Tudor 2 months ago +1

    Yeah, this is bad. Lock em up.

  • Mitchel Parsons
    Mitchel Parsons 2 months ago

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

  • esotericVideos
    esotericVideos 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

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

  • goldassayer93555
    goldassayer93555 2 months ago

    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
    ErykaSoleil 2 months ago

    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.

  • Dean Cooper
    Dean Cooper 2 months ago

    But why are you SURPRISE ????

  • Jeremiah Israel
    Jeremiah Israel 2 months ago

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

  • Dexter Haven
    Dexter Haven 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

      Well said

  • Tamie Miller
    Tamie Miller 2 months ago

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

  • RainbowEagle
    RainbowEagle 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

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

  • Pennywise
    Pennywise 2 months ago

    Why Aunt Becky, Why.

  • UzzyDaMLGPro
    UzzyDaMLGPro 2 months ago +2

    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
    Elena 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

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

  • George Carpelan
    George Carpelan 2 months ago +1

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

  • Free Manz
    Free Manz 2 months ago +1

    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 2 months ago +1

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

  • Gacha Lyle
    Gacha Lyle 2 months ago +1

    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 2 months ago

    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
    Richard Morrissey 2 months ago

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

  • Antonio Johnson
    Antonio Johnson 2 months ago

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

    • Antonio Johnson
      Antonio Johnson 2 months ago

      thank you

    • Copy Bloc
      Copy Bloc 2 months ago +1

      “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
    W.M. Aslam - Author 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago +1

    Anyone looked into the kardashians or the jenners?

  • orphan200
    orphan200 2 months ago

    I see the lawyers coming out of the woodwork now.

  • S H
    S H 2 months ago

    What is money for anyway if not for this purpose?

  • joker mixedabitRepubpower45

    I don't like 94% Irish.

  • joker mixedabitRepubpower45

    + thumbs down.

  • joker mixedabitRepubpower45

    Colbert channel score: 0%. 0/100.

  • Payne_is_good R.J.
    Payne_is_good R.J. 2 months ago

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

  • JRG2733
    JRG2733 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

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

  • DemonLordChaos
    DemonLordChaos 2 months ago

    Lol real athletes in 2019.

  • Tidbit
    Tidbit 2 months ago +1

    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 2 months ago

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

  • Michele Kett
    Michele Kett 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

    Justice! Finally.

  • Scion of Madness
    Scion of Madness 2 months ago +4

    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 2 months ago +1

    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...

  • M. Le biberon
    M. Le biberon 2 months ago

    #Rich lives matter!

  • Elizabeth Beckhusen
    Elizabeth Beckhusen 2 months ago +1

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

  • Der Steppenwolf
    Der Steppenwolf 2 months ago

    qanon 🤣

  • marshhen
    marshhen 2 months ago +1

    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 2 months ago

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