• Why Isn't The Press Covering Clinton For-Profit University Scheme?

    From Nancy Pelosi Is Also Guilty@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jul 5 04:58:07 2017
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    Corruption: No doubt you've heard all about Donald Trump and the
    defunct Trump University. The big media have been all over that
    "scandal." But what about Bill Clinton, Hillary's husband, and
    the Laureate International Universities? There's been a virtual
    blackout in the mainstream press.

    We won't bore you with the Trump flap because chances are you've
    seen countless news clips on it or read pieces in your local
    paper about it. Serious questions were raised about the
    propriety of Trump University, an online real estate school.
    Fair enough.

    But what about Laureate International Universities? Haven't
    heard of those?

    President Clinton in his retirement years affiliated himself
    with the Laureate Network, described as the "world's largest for-
    profit university network." It has a lot of big-money investors,
    mostly Democratic Party supporters: Henry Kravis, George Soros,
    Steve Cohen and Paul Allen.

    But serious allegations have been raised over just how
    legitimate the "universities" affiliated with the Laureate
    Network are.

    As George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley
    wrote recently: "Laureate Education has been sued over such
    programs as its Walden University Online offering, which many
    have alleged is a scam designed to bilk students of tens of
    thousands of dollars for degrees."

    He added: "Students say that they were repeatedly delayed and
    given added costs as they tried to secure degrees, leaving them
    deeply in debt."

    Does that sound like a legitimate organization? It reeks of a
    bait-and-switch academic scheme to us, playing off the
    desperation of young people who are seeking academic credentials.

    Now here's the kicker: Former President Bill Clinton is the
    "honorary" chancellor of Laureate International, the parent of
    Walden and other online schools of its ilk.

    We're not sure what he does for his title, but we do know it's
    been extraordinarily lucrative. According to Inside Higher
    Education, Clinton received "an obscene" $16.5 million in pay
    from 2010 to 2014 for working as a glorified pitchman for the
    enterprise. Apparently, the money-backers thought that having a
    former U.S. president as their public face would give everything
    a patina of respectability.

    There are a number of troubling things about this.

    First off, along with the Clinton Foundation, this adds to the
    pattern of highly suspicious global business dealings conducted
    by the Clinton family during Hillary's tenure as secretary of

    As Turley, who did much of the reportorial spadework on the
    story, notes, "The size of this payment ... raises obvious
    concerns as to what the company was seeking to achieve and
    whether Laureate received any benefit from the association with
    the State Department given its massive international operations."

    Second, and perhaps more troubling, is the media's apparent lack
    of interest in anything that would serve to call into question
    Hillary Clinton's candidacy. As of June 2, Michael Bargo of the
    American Thinker points out, "no stories exist online since
    2014." It's almost as if the media have officially silenced any
    news about it, and will only report it grudgingly, if at all, to
    maintain a semblance of fairness.

    No doubt Hillary benefited from the big paychecks her hubby took
    home for speechifying and serving as "honorary" chancellor of an
    ethically questionable chain of universities. This fact adds to
    the growing list of ethical questions about her past behavior.

    The next time the media get all in a lather about Trump
    University, maybe they'll give equal coverage to the curious
    Clinton college caper. And if you believe that, we have an
    advanced online master's degree in gullibility to sell you.

    http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/hillary-clinton- scandal-why-isnt-media-covering-clinton-for-profit-university-

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