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The Olbermann Response

It's interesting to note that Keith still can't stop himself from tooting his own horn... claiming to have graduated when he was 20, and in seven semesters no less. That must mean he is smart!

I did like the use of the diploma as a prop, though. It really highlights the fact that there is really just one Cornell. He should have also called Coulter out on the erroneous SAT scores.

We also need to fact check Olbermann a bit. Keith may have paid one-tenth the total tuition dollars of Coulter due to the rampant inflation that existed in the late seventies and early eighties, but the cost differential between the contract and endowed colleges wasn't all that different from where it is today. Thanks to the University Library's wonderful archives of the Daily Sun, we know that endowed tuition was $4800, compared to in-state contract tuition of $2025. This in 1979, the year that Olbermann graduated.

This all being said, the whole spat is childless and incredibly immature for a bunch of grown adults. I'm glad that we're making productive use of our time to help solve the ridiculous number of problems facing us at this current moment in history.

P.S. We would be better off in the Big Ten. Some people need to learn how to stop wrapping themselves in Ivy.

Matthew Nagowski | Posted on March 06, 2009 (#)

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