Thursday, December 16, 2010

In Other News, Water Hes Been Found To Be Wet

Put this one in the file of scientific studies that simply confirm what everyone with a functioning brain stem could figure out -- watching Fox News actually makes you more stupid than you already were (which you already must have been a little bit if you were watching Fox News in the first place).

People who reported getting all or most of their news from Fox News scored off the charts in their misunderstandings of world events. For example, 63 percent of them believe Obama was not born in the U.S. (or that it is unclear), despite the existence of this.

What's novel about this study, though, is that it not only demonstrates that the stupid are drawn to Fox, but that watching it actually makes you less likely to understand current politics and world events. Of course, this too comes as little surprise to those of us who understand that's the point of the network...

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