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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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>>>...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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