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David Brooks: ‘More people own ferrets than watch Fox News’
The Daily Caller ^ | 2/26/11 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 02/27/2011 11:26:15 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts

What happens when you get a few “intellectuals” together? You get a few critical shots at things with mass appeal.

Over the last two weeks, Bloomberg Television has been airing the “Intelligence Squared” debate held in New York City earlier this month with thought leaders like Arianna Huffington, Zev Chafets, P.J. O’Rourke and New York Times columnist David Brooks.

During this debate, at issue was whether the “conflict” in political discourse was creating highly polarized political parties. Brooks linked this “conflict” to Fox News and host Glenn Beck.

“I believe in conflict, I’m a columnist, conflict is fine with me,” Brooks said. “And I’m fine with that as long as it’s constructive. The problem is we have parties that don’t represent the country. We now have — here’s a fact from Morris Fiorina, Stanford political scientist: More people own ferrets than watch Fox News.”

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What a tool. I'd like to have him explain how this statistic is relevant to...anything.
1 posted on 02/27/2011 11:26:22 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
David Brooks likes to do the same thing with gerbils that Richard Gere does.
2 posted on 02/27/2011 11:27:48 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

More people own Unicorns than read David Brooks.


3 posted on 02/27/2011 11:28:28 AM PST by Lets Roll NOW
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Huh? Many more people watch FOX News every day than read the NY Times every day.


4 posted on 02/27/2011 11:28:45 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
So? More people own Picassos than watch MSNBC.
5 posted on 02/27/2011 11:28:56 AM PST by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Brooks choose a telling metaphor.


6 posted on 02/27/2011 11:29:02 AM PST by AU72
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Stick to gerbils, Dave. At least you know them firsthand.


7 posted on 02/27/2011 11:29:10 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

More people saw their toes off and eat them as Hors d’œuvres than know who David Brooks is or who care about his opinion.


8 posted on 02/27/2011 11:29:38 AM PST by rlmorel (How to relate to Liberals? Take a Conservative, remove all responsibility...logic...)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

IF that’s true, then there are more ferret owners than CNN,MSNBC, and all the other news channels combined. Makes for a lot of ferret poop.


9 posted on 02/27/2011 11:29:58 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

David Brooks is no conservative.

He’s an intellectually dishonest, leftist enabling twit.


10 posted on 02/27/2011 11:30:24 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Keith in Iowa

>>>...other news channels’ VEWIERSHIP combined


11 posted on 02/27/2011 11:31:00 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

David Brooks - the progressive’s poster boy of a good “conservative”.


12 posted on 02/27/2011 11:31:30 AM PST by aquila48
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

what about the overlapping set? eh?

people who BOTH own a ferret and watch fox news.

got you there sucker.


13 posted on 02/27/2011 11:31:50 AM PST by beebuster2000
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
David Brooks: ‘More people own ferrets than watch Fox News’

More people named their ferrets David Brooks than read his article.

14 posted on 02/27/2011 11:32:10 AM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Here is his stream of consciousness:

“The problem is we have parties that don’t represent the country. We now have — here’s a fact from Morris Fiorina, Stanford political scientist: More people own ferrets than watch Fox News.”

And did you know that Joe Biden wears a toup?


15 posted on 02/27/2011 11:32:57 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Hey David... many more ferret owners use the NYT for cage lining than read the rag... and I’d bet you I’m closer to the truth than you...


16 posted on 02/27/2011 11:33:10 AM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: rlmorel

RE: “More people saw their toes off and eat them as Hors d’œuvres than know who David Brooks is or who care about his opinion.”

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Thanks for the laugh — I’ve been disgusted with David Brooks for a very long time now — this thread has been uplifting!


17 posted on 02/27/2011 11:33:35 AM PST by CaliforniaCon
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Wow, cool, I had no idea there were hundreds of millions of ferrets out there.


18 posted on 02/27/2011 11:33:35 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Looks like he ferreted out that factoid from this article

http://www.vailvalleyinstitute.org/amdiv/Fiorina.html

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There were roughly ½ million people on this e-mail list. Now in absolute numbers, that’s a big number — 560,000 people. That happens to be the same number of Americans who own ferrets. And since ferrets are illegal in California and in New York City that number is clearly an underestimate. So, in other words, if you go out and pick out a random American voter, the odds are higher that that person owns a ferret than that that person was on Howard Dean’s e-mail list.
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19 posted on 02/27/2011 11:33:51 AM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Ferrets have higher IQs than David Brooks.


20 posted on 02/27/2011 11:34:02 AM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; All

Which means 10 times as many people own ferrets than read David Brooks.


21 posted on 02/27/2011 11:36:46 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Patrick1

LOL to both post and tagline.


22 posted on 02/27/2011 11:36:46 AM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
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Not bloody likely.

Mr. niteowl77

23 posted on 02/27/2011 11:38:47 AM PST by niteowl77 (I don't mind them stewing in their own juices, but I do mind them stewing me in their own juices.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I don't know who David Rooks but If more people have Ferrets than then follows that there are more Ferrets than liberals, More ferrets than watchers of CNNNBCCNSABC....
24 posted on 02/27/2011 11:40:12 AM PST by mountainlion (The government is not my god no matter how much they preach.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
i want to amend my earlier post. been thinking, ferrets don't strike me as particularly “liberal”.

so its probable most people who own a ferret watch fox news. therefore i think it unlikely that more people own ferrets than watch fox news since that implies that most of the non fox watching public is disproportionately ferret owning.

plus ferret owning is regional, and in those high ferret ownership (also right to work right to ferret states) fox watching is higher than the non ferret NY media market.

statistically speaking of course.

25 posted on 02/27/2011 11:42:16 AM PST by beebuster2000
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To: LibFreeOrDie
This thing is better looking than brooks.


26 posted on 02/27/2011 11:42:31 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

More people have been to the moon...than who know who David Brooks is.


27 posted on 02/27/2011 11:43:30 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
"thought leaders" my dog
28 posted on 02/27/2011 11:44:20 AM PST by chickadee
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To: Patrick1

Now that’s funny!


29 posted on 02/27/2011 11:45:41 AM PST by TheWriterTX (Buy Ammo Often)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

LOL! Given FNC’s ratings, that would mean a whole lot of people own ferrets.

Prhaps he was talking about brain dead liberals that watch it between airings of American Idol, and whatever gay shows are on.


30 posted on 02/27/2011 11:47:09 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Reagan Man

Precisely.


31 posted on 02/27/2011 11:47:34 AM PST by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: rlmorel

Oh, my! This thread has all the makings of a classic! TOO FUNNY!


32 posted on 02/27/2011 11:48:18 AM PST by TheWriterTX (Buy Ammo Often)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Were these people having a contest to see who could say the stupidest thing? Any time you have PJ O’Rourke on a panel show, the cheap jokes are going to overwhelm the real subject. PJ was funny back in his National Lampoon days,but he’s degenerated into a comedian in search of approval. I remember him sucking up to Ball Maher by bashing Rush.


33 posted on 02/27/2011 11:48:29 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: CaliforniaCon

LOL...glad I could bring a smile to someone’s face today. Ridicule is the preferred weapon of Leftists. We should use it against them and see how they like it...:)


34 posted on 02/27/2011 11:48:31 AM PST by rlmorel (How to relate to Liberals? Take a Conservative, remove all responsibility...logic...)
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To: mountainlion

This thread just keeps getting funnier! Thanks for the laugh!


35 posted on 02/27/2011 11:49:35 AM PST by TheWriterTX (Buy Ammo Often)
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To: rlmorel

LOL!

Come to think of it, he resembles a Ferret more and more every day...


36 posted on 02/27/2011 11:49:51 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: Reagan Man

bttt


37 posted on 02/27/2011 11:54:48 AM PST by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: mountainlion

38 posted on 02/27/2011 11:55:00 AM PST by rlmorel (How to relate to Liberals? Take a Conservative, remove all responsibility...logic...)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

“I believe in conflict, I’m a columnist, conflict is fine with me,” Brooks said.

And therein lies the problem The MSM, in its lust for profits and look-at-me attitudes, has created most of these conflicts. Biased “reporting” racial pandering “showing both sides” (typically liberal) has created controversy and anger.

Brooks, you and your ilk need to understand. Most people are too busy running normal lives to have to constantly deal with your selfish, self-made “conflicts” Leave them alone, they don’t want your BS in their neighborhoods, on their TVs, in their schools. Get out of their faces, no wonder they’re angry and have had enough. And the nerve of you then to childishly point your finger at them like they’re to blame.

Grow up.


39 posted on 02/27/2011 12:01:34 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Ball of Confusion: That's what the world is today . . Hey Hey")
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Glad you could ferret that out for us dave. Somebody’s not getting any invites onto FOX!

Pray for America


40 posted on 02/27/2011 12:01:34 PM PST by bray (Sarah Palin can see the White House from her Blackberry)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

"You tell 'em 'Ferret Face.'"

41 posted on 02/27/2011 12:03:14 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

To say he is rodent-like is a disservice to rodents, IMO.

42 posted on 02/27/2011 12:03:56 PM PST by rlmorel (How to relate to Liberals? Take a Conservative, remove all responsibility...logic...)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Since the simpering Brooks is a kind of house pet of the Sulzberger’s - and his “conservative” opinions extend only as far as his owners find acceptable - his snide little factoid is aptly chosen, as it reveals more about him than he would care to admit.
43 posted on 02/27/2011 12:08:37 PM PST by mojito
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

More people know what the inside of an elephants butt looks like than what David Brooks face looks like....well, perhaps it’s the same number.


44 posted on 02/27/2011 12:10:07 PM PST by Arcy
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

More people used LA Times or NY Times as cat litter paper I know i do LOL!


45 posted on 02/27/2011 12:12:04 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: monkapotamus; tomkow6; Bender2; Jet Jaguar; All

Anybody is Ferret owner check this out LOL!


47 posted on 02/27/2011 12:13:43 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
"What a tool. I'd like to have him explain how this statistic is relevant to...anything."

Those numbers are as ridiculous as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting claiming that 170M Americans listen to their drivel.

48 posted on 02/27/2011 12:13:44 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Eat the young, 100 million guppies can't be wrong.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Yeah, stick with gerbils, David. Ferrets can be pretty mean.


49 posted on 02/27/2011 12:15:05 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I bet more people own ferrets than know who David Brooks is.
50 posted on 02/27/2011 12:15:24 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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