After a large group of students engaged in a vulgar cheer targeted at a religion, the U of O has apologized and issued the usual “Begging the Question” fallacy statement. A lot more background and examples on the Begging the Question fallacy.
After demonstrating who they are, they now say this is not who they are:
But we take great pride in creating a welcoming, respectful place, workplace environment for everybody. Unfortunately a few individuals decided to chant some offensive remarks. That is not who we are. That is not what we stand for. We take it very seriously.
For example, when UAL inappropriately and violently removed Dr. David Dao from an airline flight, causing a long-lasting traumatic brain injury, their CEO asserted “This is not who we are”, immediately after demonstrating that this is indeed who they are.
I have a lot of posts and more examples of the Begging the Question fallacy.