Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Another Ridiculous James O'Keefe Prank

This will surely destroy our great Republic:
Administrators at Vassar College agreed to personally shred a pocket Constitution after an undercover reporter posing as a student complained that she felt “triggered” by its distribution on campus, while professors at Oberlin College confided that they shared the reporter's misgivings about the founding document.
The video was produced by Project Veritas, a non-profit established by conservative journalist James O’Keefe, and employs a similar style to the undercover ACORN videos that first brought him to prominence.

“Honestly, can we just like destroy... is there a shredder or something? I think it might be really therapeutic." Tweet This

“Last week something kinda happened on campus that kind of really upset me and I ended up having a panic attack,” the reporter tells Vassar College Assistant Director of Equal Opportunity Kelly Grab. “It’s just I’ve been kind of hiding out in my room ever since kind of scared, so, finally somebody told me I should maybe come talk to you about it and see if there’s anything that can happen or anything … They were handing the Constitution out on campus.”
“Oh, CATO Institute,” Grab murmurs while looking the booklet over.
“They were handing it out and as soon as I saw it you know I started to not be able to breathe, hyperventilating,” the reporter elaborated. “My vision went blurry and I just—kind of just lost control.”
The level of stupidity found here is absolutely breathtaking and it's rather an Onion-esque sort of piece. The only thing that surprises me is that they didn't throw a fetus in the shredder and write a poem about Saul Alinsky.

As the great Charlie Pierce likes to say. who the fuck are these people when they're at home?

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