Monday, July 31, 2006

Tell me something I didn't know

Here's another essential news item that you won't be reading in the Old York Times anytime soon. The invaluable NewsBusters is reporting the results of a Pew Research Center study that demonstrates, "Rush Limbaugh Listeners Top Chart for 'High Knowledge'."


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."

50% Weekly Standard/New Republic
48% Rush Limbaugh
44% New Yorker/Atlantic
42% O’Reilly Factor
41% News magazines
41% Online news (daily)
39% NPR
38% Daily Show
36% Sunday AM Talk
36% Talk Radio
33% Business Magazines
32% NewsHour

I can't help myself... Heh again.

Don't hold your breath waiting for Pravda's Manhattan Bureau Chief to print that. Maureen Dowd would sooner write a column praising "Rummy" than point out that most of her twelve Times Deselect™ readers are, uhm, challenged when it comes to history and world events.

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