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Recent studies reveal that conservatives actually are as stupid as they look:

Results indicate that political ideology influences biased processing of ambiguous political messages and source in late-night comedy. Using data from an experiment (N = 332), we found that individual-level political ideology significantly predicted perceptions of Colbert’s political ideology. Additionally, there was no significant difference between the groups in thinking Colbert was funny, but conservatives were more likely to report that Colbert only pretends to be joking and genuinely meant what he said while liberals were more likely to report that Colbert used satire and was not serious when offering political statements. Conservatism also significantly predicted perceptions that Colbert disliked liberalism.

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2 Comments

  1. I am sure the study was part of the stimulus package. Hillsdale College has a study out that finds that liberals do not look as stupid as they are.

  2. The Cato Institute also had a recent study that found that, while conservatives look stupid, liberals have more stupid looks. They also found that Libertarians are both smart and good looking. The study was not funded by the stimulus package. It was privately funded by a bunch of Libertarians.


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