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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 21
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2012-12-11 01:28:22 PM
6 votes:
So they're, what 30 or 40 points below then?
2012-12-11 12:31:22 PM
6 votes:
may be made up, but totally believable.
2012-12-11 01:08:32 PM
4 votes:
It was funny, but pretty obviously a hoax.
2012-12-11 12:42:39 PM
4 votes:

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 02:34:45 PM
3 votes:
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 02:02:05 PM
3 votes:
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 01:59:53 PM
3 votes:
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 01:10:45 PM
3 votes:
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 02:07:58 PM
2 votes:
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 01:57:08 PM
2 votes:
I didn't know this was a fake study, I thought it was just common knowledge.
2012-12-11 02:25:43 PM
1 votes:
Untrue because it's actually 40 points below?
2012-12-11 02:24:29 PM
1 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2012-12-11 02:16:28 PM
1 votes:
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 02:14:14 PM
1 votes:
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 02:08:32 PM
1 votes:
Dumber.....no. The general public is quite stupid as a whole. More misinformed......yes.
2012-12-11 02:03:42 PM
1 votes:
"Intelligence Institute"?
Sounds legit.
2012-12-11 02:01:23 PM
1 votes:
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 01:58:13 PM
1 votes:
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 01:53:13 PM
1 votes:
People believe things that are outlandish if they fall within ones self preconceptions.
2012-12-11 12:56:59 PM
1 votes:

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 12:42:08 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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