Limbaugh Listeners have "High Knowledge"

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    This is why conservative talk radio is successful and liberal talk radio fails.

    http://newsbusters.org/node/6674
    Rush Limbaugh Listeners Top Chart for 'High Knowledge'
    Posted by Greg Sheffield on July 31, 2006 - 18:30.
    Which party controls the U.S. House? Who is the current Secretary of State? Who is the president of Russia?
    If you know all three questions, you could be a Rush Limbaugh listener. According to a new study by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, Rush Limbaugh listeners place second in the category of "high knowledge." This is above the pretentious New Yorker, the almost as pretentious NPR, news magazines like Time, the "News Hour with Jim Lehrer," and cable news outlets.

    Doesn't "acting" smart count for something? It only does in New York socials and in "An Inconvenient Truth."


    Weekly Standard/New Republic: 50%
    Rush Limbaugh: 48%
    New Yorker/Atlantic: 44%
    O’Reilly Factor: 42%
    News magazines 41%
    Online news (daily): 41%
    NPR: 39%
    Daily Show: 38%
    Sunday AM talk: 36%
    Talk radio: 36%
    Business magazines: 33%
    NewsHour: 32%
    CNN: 31%
    Daily newspaper: 30%
    Nightly network news: 30%
    Larry King Live: 30%
    Fox News Channel: 28%
    TV news magazines: 27%
    Community newspapers: 27%
    Letterman/Leno: 26%
    C-SPAN: 25%
    Local TV news: 24%
     
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    You can have talk radio. The Dems own the Television airwaves.


     
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    We know, that is why it is called the liberal media.

    That is also why Fox News and talk radio is gaining, and the liberal media is losing viewers/listeners.
     
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    C-SPAN at 25% ??

    I would've thought C-SPAN would have been at the top.
     
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    I'd hardly consider a working knowledge of current events "high knowledge." I'd rather see a sampling of IQ scores across the political spectrum.
     
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    I second that. It would be an interesting comparison.
     
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    I also want to take the time to use this smiley because it looks really weird. :tongue1:
     
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    I don't see where high IQ scores would necessarily equate to political smarts either.
     
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    Libs have this superiority complex that demands they believe they are smarter then everyone else

    Also today is the 18th anniversary of Rush's show.

    He is starting his 19th year of making liberal nightmares come true
     
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    It might be telling if the average IQ score of politically active Democrats was higher than that of politically active Republicans, or vice versa, or that politically active Greens, or Libertarians or whomever, were quantifiably more intellegent. You're right, it wouldn't be a smoking gun, but it might give policies espoused by the "smarter" party a bit more credence.
     

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