Fox News host Kennedy Montgomery speculated on Monday that a female researcher’s study about smart women was probably biased because she was bitter that men didn’t find her attractive.
A study published in a recent edition of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin examined how men perceived women differently based on “psychological distance,” which they define as “the subjective experience that a target is close to or far from the self.”
Researchers Lora Park, Ariana Young and Paul Eastwick found that as the “psychological distance” decreased, men tended to be less attracted to smart women.
Fox Business anchor Charles Payne, Monday’s guest host on Outnumbered, said that he agreed with the study because smart women were harder to have relationships with.
“Men are at a disadvantage when it comes to a woman who’s smarter,” he opined. “It’s absolutely true.”
Montgomery interrupted to point out that “one of the co-authors of the study is a woman, who is conceivably an academic with a PhD, who has maybe had a very tough time meeting gentlemen in her life.”
“Perhaps there’s a bit of confirmation bias here,” she added. “I’m not saying that I know the woman or know anything about her. I’m just imagining that there might be cats, there might be reruns of [the TV show] Ally McBeal.”
“She’s using this study as confirmation why she’s having a hard time.”
Payne agreed: “A lot of times men associate smart women with being unattractive women.”
“As our producer would say, this segment may have gone off the rails,” co-host Sandra Smith concluded.
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Outnumber, broadcast Oct. 19, 2015.
Watch Anderson Cooper use the long-form of ‘BS’ while shutting down Rod Blagojevich on CNN
MSNBC anchor Anderson Cooper was visibly angered by claims made by former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich during a Friday evening CNN interview.
Blogojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for corruption while in office that included attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacancy created when Barack Obama was elected president. His sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump.
Cooper lectured Blogojevich for getting sued while governor over a backlog of 3,000 clemency cases.
The CNN anchor described it as "a little ironic and frankly a little sad and pathetic and hypocritical."
Devin Nunes is livid at report he helped Trump’s White House: ‘Who the hell is leaking this?’
The ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee is suing Washington, DC's hometown newspaper.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced that he was suing The Washington Post during a Friday appearance on Fox News.
“A senior U.S. intelligence official told lawmakers last week that Russia wants to see President Trump reelected, viewing his administration as more favorable to the Kremlin’s interests, according to people who were briefed on the comments,” The Washington Post reported Thursday. “Trump learned about Pierson’s remarks from Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif.), the committee’s ranking Republican and a staunch Trump ally, said one person familiar with the matter.”
‘The president doesn’t stop cheating’: Intel Committee working through the weekend to counter Russia threat
The House Intelligence Committee will be working through the weekend to protect the 2020 election from Russian meddling, one member of the committee revealed on MSNBC on Friday.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) was interviewed by MSNBC Chuck Todd about reports that Russia is backing President Donald Trump's reelection in the 2020 presidential race.
"Are we going to have public hearings on this sooner rather than later?" Todd asked.
"I'll let the chairman address that," Swalwell replied. "But our staff is working through the weekend to make sure that our elections are free from Russian interference."