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80? That high?






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I like this. Do you mind if I steal it?
It's a Ronald Coase quote






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I just saw a study that showed that the average MSNBC viewer can't spell IQ.





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I just saw a study that showed that the average MSNBC viewer can't spell IQ.






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I just reject this out of hand. First off - the numbers don't make any sense.

80 is the bottom edge of "dull" - below that you have the borderline intellectual functioning and mental retardation ranges.

SO, the consequences of this (these are "number" thingies, so I'm not sure my feeble conservative brain can process them) are clear. For every genius (140 IQ) watching Fox news, there must be someone with a 20 IQ OR 2 people with 50s OR 3 people with 60s, OR 4 people with 65s, OR 5 people with 68s, etc. to make that average out.

This is just more propoganda and an attack on Fox. They are the top dog in the television cable news segment and they are an easy target.







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I bet the people that watch Fox News have more common sense!


Common sense has little value because it is common....uncommon sense is the thing to have!






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because it is common....
Would be nice were that true in present-day America.






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The results of a 4 year study show that Americans who obtain their news from Fox News channel have an average IQ of 80, which represents a 20 point deficit when compared to the U.S. national average of 100. IQ, or intelligence quotient, is the international standard of assessing intelligence.


Damn! Or should I say Damning!






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The study did not conclude if Fox News contributed to lowering IQ or if it attracts less intelligent humans.








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a want


keep reading...






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Damn! Or should I say Damning!

Conclusion: yup!








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keep reading...




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"Several previous studies show that self-identified conservatives are less intelligent than self-identified moderates. We have never seen such a homogeneous group teetering so close to special needs levels."

?? What am I missing??







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What am I missing??


An understanding of IQ in the first place. 2nd to know not to believe everything you read on the internet. 3rd, I think page 3 links to it being an hoax on the level of Onion articles.






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It does sound Onion-esque. The "Intelligence Institute" sounds pretty bunk. But I still don't see where it's a hoax though?





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It does sound Onion-esque. The "Intelligence Institute" sounds pretty bunk. But I still don't see where it's a hoax though?


I'd expect the Smart Symposium to back up these facts shortly.






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Ace Midnight
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It does sound Onion-esque. The "Intelligence Institute" sounds pretty bunk. But I still don't see where it's a hoax though?


Because it can't be true. Come on - you and I agree on little but you can't be this dense?

If it was something reasonable, like 3 to 5 points below the average, say, CNN viewer (because I'm convinced that MSNBC viewers cannot be more intelligent than Fox News - at least not appreciably) - I might have bought it. But 20? No, because that means that for every average person watching Fox News (100 IQ), then a 60 is watching.

That was the point and joke they were trying to make, but like the clown said, "If it bends - that's funny, but if it breaks - that ain't funny."




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But I still don't see where it's a hoax though


I'm going to appeal to your ability to crically think rather than just show you a link. You really think foxnews ( the most watched cable news station) has an AVERAGE viewer that is near retardation? You think people that have trouble tieing their shoes are watching news stations? C'mon man.



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But I still don't see where it's a hoax though?
Then you don't understand characteristics of the IQ distribution curve.






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Please, and only the ultra elite intelligent follow Yahoo News?

Yahoo is a total joke, and has stooped to MSNBC's level lately.






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