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Yeah I'm going to have to read that study before I believe it. That's a huge difference from "normal"


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re: Intelligence Institute Study: Fox News Viewers have IQ 20 pts lower than US
Might also be good to note that the "researcher" is identified only by an initial and last name. Highly unusual.

And most gumps don't have a 202 phone number.


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SlowFlowPro
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yeah even if 70 is mentally retarded, i believe the distribution of 70-80 is a lot less than 80-100

that means a ton of mentally retarded people are watching fox news to get the average to 80


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Scruffy
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One thing that puzzles me is that they just did Fox. Is it all cable news viewers? They did say that those who don't watch cable news average 105.


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CamdenTiger
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tarantula


Arachnophobia is rampant amongst Fox viewers.


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common sense!


Always the last refuge of the lazy, biased and uneducated.



Someone doesn't have a clue what common sense means.



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re: Intelligence Institute Study: Fox News Viewers have IQ 20 pts lower than US
The real irony is the libs in the comments. Laughing at the "stupid" people who don't think exactly like them, while being gullible enough to fall for that news story.

(In fairness, some of them might just be playing along with the gag, but I'm willing to bet those ones are in the minority.)


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Someone doesn't have a clue what common sense means.







"Common sense" means different things to different people, and, besides, it's a meaningless term without context. My point is that the term is often used by people who know exactly dick about a subject yet spout off at the mouth using their "common sense".


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So when you click on the link at the end of the article that says "More info on this study can be found here," it links you to a Huffington Post article about a study by that institute saying Fox News viewers are "less informed" (whatever that means, BTW). It says nothing about an IQ study.

I went to the Intelligence Institute website and could find nothing on a Fox News study.

An IQ study on 5000 viewers would take an immense amount of time and resources, one would assume, and would be well published. I can find nothing on such a study other than this article. Perhaps others will have better luck.


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I'm going to go ahead and confidently say that this "Intelligence Institute" is complete bull shite.

Fun fact: the link at the bottom of the article, labeled as "More info to this study can be seen here", links to a HuffPo article that in no way addresses any IQ study.

I'd be willing to entertain the notion that your MSNBC fanboy is smarter on average than your FNC fanboy, but I'd also bet that both were better than 100, but probably barely. I'm supposed to believe that FNC averages more than a std dev below 100? Get serious.


RogerTheShrubber
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"Common sense" means different things to different people, and, besides, it's a meaningless term without context. My point is that the term is often used by people who know exactly dick about a subject yet spout off at the mouth using their "common sense".


Here is a decent hypothesis about it.

LINK

Common sense is intuitive, and some high IQ people are more analytical. They aren't mutually exclusive.


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CarrolltonTiger
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re: Intelligence Institute Study: Fox News Viewers have IQ 20 pts lower than US
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"Common sense" means different things to different people, and, besides, it's a meaningless term without context.


In this context if you believe the link you have very little common sense, the story is BS.

There was no intelligence test given to a representative sample of Fox news viewers.


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13SaintTiger
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they're more prone to serve, follow, and will want to be left alone


I would argue that this isn't an intelligent v. less intelligent argument even though most would like to believe so.


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CarrolltonTiger
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An IQ study on 5000 viewers would take an immense amount of time and resources, one would assume, and would be well published. I can find nothing on such a study other than this article. Perhaps others will have better luck.


It sound more like they gave a polygraph test. Perhaps Fox viewers are just more honest than Democrats?


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SlowFlowPro
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I'd be willing to entertain the notion that your MSNBC fanboy is smarter on average than your FNC fanboy, but I'd also bet that both were better than 100, but probably barely. I'm supposed to believe that FNC averages more than a std dev below 100? Get serious.

agreed

i seriously doubt either FNC or MSNBC have an average viewer IQ of under 100. both are cable channels and news-based

being slightly higher than mentally retarded? c'mon


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ChineseBandit58
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Always the last refuge of the lazy, biased and uneducated.

Well, we can't afford a race card to play.


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Scruffy
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Fun fact: the link at the bottom of the article, labeled as "More info to this study can be seen here", links to a HuffPo article that in no way addresses any IQ study.
So, can anyone actually find the study?


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re: Intelligence Institute Study: Fox News Viewers have IQ 20 pts lower than US
A CROCK...period! I went to Beck's Washington Mall event and I know what I saw up there. Half a million. Smart folk, who want to keep the fruits of their productive labors and their Freedom.

Keep listening to other people's line of bs and your IQ may as well be 20 minus.


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moneyg
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You would have to have an IQ of 80 to believe that a group of people who watch a news program has an average IQ of 80.



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Elcid96
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Funny you can take your remarks regarding common sense and replace them with "hope and Change and Fair" and come to the some conclusion!!! Interesting!

I believe some people are educated beyond their intelligence!


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