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New “study” claiming that Fox News viewers have low IQs is a fake — but still…
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By Pat Cunningham
Dec. 11, 2012 11:13 a.m.

I missed THIS STORY when DailyKos posted it Sunday afternoon, but better late than never:

A press release was published this morning on Yahoo! News with a provocative headline declaring that an “Intelligence Institute Study shows Fox News viewers have an IQ that is 20 points lower than the U.S. National average.” The article went on to assert that “Americans who watch Fox News have an average IQ of 80.”

The underlying conclusions of this “study” are affirmed by research conducted by a number of reputable organizations including the University of Maryland, NBC/Wall Street Journal, and the Sunlight Foundation. Unfortunately, ...

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