In the course of arguing on the Web with a particularly virulent wingnut who was bitching about liberal media bias, I mentioned that journalists (and specifically newspaper reporters) tend to have higher-then-average IQ’s, thereby making them more likely to lean to the left. (The IQ thing is true, according to something I read a long time ago offline, but my main concern was getting under this hominid’s skin.) This was his response:
“I will put my(or Pat Buchannon, or George Will) IQ up against the average ‘journalist’ any day.”
I laughed my ass off when I read that even though at the same time I was thinking, “this country is so fucked,” which was exactly what a friend concluded after recently watching two 300-pound women debate the merits of extra-large bags of veggie chips in a Costco.