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(Huffington Post)   You may have heard about the study claiming that FoxNews viewers were on average 20 points lower in IQ than the rest of us. Yeah, they made that up   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 110
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2012-12-11 12:31:22 PM  
may be made up, but totally believable.
 
2012-12-11 12:42:08 PM  
It's now how big your intelligence is, it's how you use it. And in the case of Fox News watchers, it doesn't look like they're using it at all.
 
2012-12-11 12:42:39 PM  

Cewley: may be made up, but totally believable.


Not really. I know plenty of very bright people who watch FoxNews religiously. That mindset has nothing to do with intelligence, and everything to do with brainwashing.
 
2012-12-11 12:56:59 PM  

Cewley: may be made up, but totally believable.


And the author of this charade knows that:

"Facts are obsolete," said P. Nichols, the contact given for the press release who claimed Nichols was his last name but refused to confirm his entire name, the name of the Republican PAC he says backed the "study" or any of the people behind the actual report he insisted did truly exist. And no, he wouldn't send us a copy of it.
 
2012-12-11 01:05:48 PM  

make me some tea: Cewley: may be made up, but totally believable.

Not really. I know plenty of very bright people who watch FoxNews religiously. That mindset has nothing to do with intelligence, and everything to do with brainwashing.


Absolutely. Someone could be very intelligent and yet Fox tells a narrative of a worldview that they want to believe. It could happen to anyone.
 
2012-12-11 01:08:32 PM  
It was funny, but pretty obviously a hoax.
 
2012-12-11 01:10:45 PM  
Clever.

"...the contact given for the press release who claimed Nichols was his last name but refused to confirm his entire name, the name of the Republican PAC he says backed the "study" or any of the people behind the actual report he insisted did truly exist. And no, he wouldn't send us a copy of it."

Surveys repeatedly show Fox News viewers are less infromed on the issues, or less educated, or more apt to believe b.s. and all you have to do is put out a phony survey to refute all the rest. 


$50 says James O'keefe had a hand in this "survey"
 
2012-12-11 01:28:22 PM  
So they're, what 30 or 40 points below then?
 
2012-12-11 01:28:49 PM  
We basically all knew that it was satire already, champ.
 
2012-12-11 01:49:06 PM  
I never saw this study.
 
2012-12-11 01:53:13 PM  
People believe things that are outlandish if they fall within ones self preconceptions.
 
2012-12-11 01:54:18 PM  
no, I didn't hear about that
 
2012-12-11 01:57:08 PM  
I didn't know this was a fake study, I thought it was just common knowledge.
 
2012-12-11 01:57:36 PM  

kid_icarus: make me some tea: Cewley: may be made up, but totally believable.

Not really. I know plenty of very bright people who watch FoxNews religiously. That mindset has nothing to do with intelligence, and everything to do with brainwashing.

Absolutely. Someone could be very intelligent and yet Fox tells a narrative of a worldview that they want to believe. It could happen to anyone.


It would be nice if they were actually right--all Fox News basically does is crap on people that are less fortunate than they are for being less fortunate than they are. It basically parrots the 1950's ideals of America and tries jamming it into a 2012 framework. It's a massive failure--but If I were a moron I'd be happy to feel that addressing problems was just blaming other people for them.
 
2012-12-11 01:58:13 PM  
That's hilarious. And people believed it for the same reason they see any Republican as a bigot.

Because it's TRUE.

Never let the facts get in the way of the Truth --- HST
 
2012-12-11 01:58:56 PM  
IQ is not fitting here. There needs to be a Reality Quotient that measures a persons world view against known facts. This number should be displayed on their Facebook page. You may want to hire people with a high IQ and low RQ but you don't want to be friends with them.
 
2012-12-11 01:59:53 PM  
But the interesting part is why they made it up. This was done by people on the right who wanted to shame people from getting their news from play-fast-and-loose with facts FOX News. And they did it by making up facts.
 
2012-12-11 02:01:23 PM  
I didn't hear about a study on IQ. I have heard about the studies showing Fox News viewers being less informed than people who don't even know what news is.
 
2012-12-11 02:02:05 PM  
Anyone with an IQ knew this was a hoax by simply reading the article. No wonder it was so popular at Kos and DU.
 
2012-12-11 02:02:48 PM  

Decillion: IQ is not fitting here. There needs to be a Reality Quotient that measures a persons world view against known facts. This number should be displayed on their Facebook page. You may want to hire people with a high IQ and low RQ but you don't want to be friends with them.


Excellent idea. I propose we do the same for voting: a short test has to be taken at the poll and the person's vote weighted according to his Reality Quotient score. Perhaps the Reality Institute (a subsidiary of the Intelligence Institute) could be commissioned to write it.
 
2012-12-11 02:03:16 PM  
Facts are not obsolete. What you don't know can kill you.
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2012-12-11 02:03:42 PM  
"Intelligence Institute"?
Sounds legit.
 
2012-12-11 02:04:43 PM  

Mrbogey: Anyone with an IQ knew this was a hoax by simply reading the article. No wonder it was so popular at Kos and DU.


No, everywhere I saw it linked there were liberals calling it into question mostly because the scientific language and name of the researchers sounded like bullshiat.
 
2012-12-11 02:05:02 PM  

St_Francis_P: It was funny, but pretty obviously a hoax.


It was pretty hoaxey but obviously funny.
 
2012-12-11 02:06:22 PM  

cman: People believe things that are outlandish if they fall within ones self preconceptions.


What's outlandish about the idea that Fox News viewers are significantly less intelligent than other people?
 
2012-12-11 02:06:48 PM  
Doesn't change the fact that they're still less informed than the rest...

And let me guess: it was an Onion headline that only Conservatives took seriously and felt the need to disprove?
 
2012-12-11 02:07:58 PM  
It's reverse reverse psychology.

Because this study is a hoax, you might be inclined to believe that Fox News viewers have the same intelligence as other people-- but you have no data to support or falsify that claim.
 
2012-12-11 02:08:09 PM  
This means that Sarah Palin is automagically President, and Barack Obama has to repeat the first grade (and not in one a' them public schools neither).
 
2012-12-11 02:08:32 PM  
Dumber.....no. The general public is quite stupid as a whole. More misinformed......yes.
 
2012-12-11 02:09:19 PM  

cman: People believe things that are outlandish if they fall within ones self preconceptions.


...and that's true no matter their politics. We's all just humans, liking what we like and agreeing with things that go along with what we thought before.
 
2012-12-11 02:10:31 PM  
I don't think most Fox News viewers are stupid. I think they're just living in an echo chamber that promotes paranoia and misinformation.
 
2012-12-11 02:12:49 PM  
Goes to show that Dems/libs will believe anything that is told to them with no need for actual facts as long as it is against republicans/conservatives. Just like how dems/libs believe Obama is not a Muslim.
 
2012-12-11 02:14:14 PM  
Believing in stupid things is not an indicator of intelligence - this guy believed in God and was very smart



media.npr.org


its true but im totally flaming
 
2012-12-11 02:16:11 PM  
Fox News: Not dumb, but #1 with dummies.
 
2012-12-11 02:16:28 PM  
So basically, he did to Fox News what Fox News does on a daily basis: spread falsehoods and watch them grow. I call it justice.
 
2012-12-11 02:18:43 PM  

Objectesticle: Believing in stupid things is not an indicator of intelligence - this guy believed in God and was very smart



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its true but im totally flaming


www.bobsliberace.com
 
2012-12-11 02:19:11 PM  
Of course, there are still the seven legitimate studies that show Fox News viewers are the most misinformed.
 
2012-12-11 02:20:42 PM  
FOX News make shiat up too.
 
2012-12-11 02:21:45 PM  
I would totally believe the same results if directed towards the politics tab. No amount of refutation would shake my conviction that it is true. Y'all are morans.

/and yes that includes me
 
2012-12-11 02:24:29 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-11 02:24:48 PM  
Well, made up facts are a kind of facts.
 
2012-12-11 02:25:43 PM  
Untrue because it's actually 40 points below?
 
2012-12-11 02:27:07 PM  

SomeoneDumb: cman: People believe things that are outlandish if they fall within ones self preconceptions.

...and that's true no matter their politics. We's all just humans, liking what we like and agreeing with things that go along with what we thought before.


It's hard to break a world view. I commend anyone who had the courage to change theirs when presented with new facts.

It's easier when you are younger. My parents had the same birthday. I thought everyone's parents had the same birthday. It never even occurred to me that this was not the case until I was 7 or 8. It was an instant shock to learn the truth. I'll never forget it. Figuring out Santa for yourself gradually is one thing but having a truth told to you is something else. My first reaction was predictable. Denial.
 
2012-12-11 02:27:37 PM  
No, subby, I have not heard of such a study. I wouldn't be surprised if it were true though.

What has, actually, factually, really in reality, been shown is that Fox noise droolers are demonstrably less informed about the world and especially politics in this country.

Because fox lies all the time. And the morons lap it up.
 
2012-12-11 02:27:54 PM  
Fake study. Accurate results.
 
2012-12-11 02:29:19 PM  

Objectesticle: Believing in stupid things is not an indicator of intelligence - this guy believed in God and was very smart.

its true but im totally flaming


He was more of a Deist if anything. He didn't believe that God answered prayers and performed miracles for special folks.
 
2012-12-11 02:34:45 PM  
Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice

There have been hundreds of real studies and the results are the same.

Republicans are morons.
 
2012-12-11 02:35:09 PM  
Given that IQ is generally defined to have a standard deviation of 15, and Fox News has millions of veiwers, the odds that the average IQ of Fox News watchers is 1.3 standard deviations below the average IQ of the US population are 0.00%.

It's almost a meta analysis. The "study" says that Fox News veiwers are idiots, but in turn, any one who believes the results of the study actually demonstrates a lack of intelligence.
 
2012-12-11 02:36:06 PM  

NateGrey: Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice

There have been hundreds of real studies and the results are the same.

Republicans are morons.


Evil High Priest: No, subby, I have not heard of such a study. I wouldn't be surprised if it were true though.

What has, actually, factually, really in reality, been shown is that Fox noise droolers are demonstrably less informed about the world and especially politics in this country.

Because fox lies all the time. And the morons lap it up.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
These.
 
2012-12-11 02:36:09 PM  
Don't Click! It's a libby-libtard HuffPo link!

/Amidoinitright?
 
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