James O'Keefe's Project Veritas has struck again. The undercover journalist and video provocateur released a tape Tuesday in which a camera operator posed as a young Moroccan looking to attend Cornell University and start a club. He strolled into the office of Joseph Scaffido, an assistant dean for student activity, and asked whether he could start a special kind of club to bring Islamic "freedom fighters" to campus. The dean blithely goes along.
There's one problem with the video. It's framed, throughout, as a student getting permission to start an "ISIS club." A New York Post write-up of the video is headlined "Cornell Dean Says ISIS welcome on campus in undercover video." Yet at no point in the released footage does the investigator use the acronym "ISIS." He spells out the acronym, asking Scaffido if he he can support the "Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the families and the freedom fighters," then "bring a freedom fighter to speak" to "hear the situation, what it's like, their lives, why they're fighting."