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'Stoned Slackers' Outfox Fox Viewers Again

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Once again, it's official: Comedy Central is a better news source than Fox. According to a new study by Pew Research Center, watchers of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart have more knowledge of national affairs than do their Fox-viewing counterparts.

Contrary to Bill O'Reilly's statements that The Daily Show's demographic consists of "stoned slackers" and "dopey kids," 54 percent of Stewartites got two out of three questions correct, while only 33 percent of Fox News viewers managed the same. These results back up a 2004 study which showed that Daily Show watchers are "smarter and more affluent" than those of the Factor. And they don't secretly despise immigrants.

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