After the situation has been covered by nearly every Cornell media outlet (IvyGate, CornellWatch, MetaEzra), I will complete the circle by being the fourth to denounce Coulter for her ridiculous comments this past week:
Olbermann relentlessly attacked low-level Bush administration employee Monica Goodling for not going to a name-dropping college, saying — approximately 1 million times — that she got her law degree “by sending 100 box tops to Religious Lunatic University.”
I would venture to say that the students at Goodling’s law school at Regent University are far more impressive than those at the Cornell agriculture school — the land-grant, non-Ivy League school Keith attended.
I wouldn’t mention it, except that Olbermann savages anyone who didn’t go to an impressive college. As it happens, he didn’t go to an impressive college, either.
If you’ve ever watched any three nights of his show, you know that Olbermann went to Cornell. But he always forgets to mention that he went to the school that offers classes in milking and bovine management.
Indeed, Keith is constantly lying about his nonexistent “Ivy League” education, boasting to Playboy magazine, for example: “My Ivy League education taught me how to cut corners, skim books and take an idea and write 15 pages on it, and also how to work all day at the Cornell radio station and never actually go to class.”
Except Keith didn’t go to the Ivy League Cornell; he went to the Old MacDonald Cornell.
While acknowledging Cornell alum Coulter for her great work and efforts in representing minority ideologies by her
contributions to the only prominent Republican newspaper on campus, it is disappointing to see her continuing close-mindedness and abrasive techniques. Although some of her ad-hominen attacks are equally matched by her opponents, her recent foot-in-mouth statement about CALS not being part of the ivy league is completely inexcusable. Not only is it degrading towards those in the Ag school, but the fact that she and Olbermann (of equally childish tendencies and tactics) are wasting time quibbling over this instead of numerous national problems is absolutely ridiculous.
Just as disturbing is the fact that she has the entire crew of late-night show “Red Eye “on FoxNews convinced that she is somehow right. What is unbelievable is the absurdity of the fact that she has actually managed to convince herself that her statement is the truth. She seems to have employed Seinfeld‘s George Costanza’s motto that “it’s not a lie, if you believe it’s true.” Coulter seems so delusional that she has not realized the level of her own ignorance which she has exposed – she hasn’t the faintest clue how her own school operates!
Even if she believed her statement to be true, one would believe that she would correct her outlandish statement just for the sake of self-preservation; the discredit she is bringing to her own name, Alma Mater, alleged political party, and *reputation* is incredible. It seems she has gone rogue from rational thought, and for this reason the Insider will go rogue from Coulter temporarily.