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.
Ex-GOP senator hammers lawmakers quaking in their boots out of fear of Trump: ‘Why are you there?’
Appearing on CNN on Wednesday morning, retired Sen. William Cohen (R-ME) hammered members of his own party still sitting in the Senate who refuse to take on Donald Trump, saying they are failing the country and themselves by standing by in fear.
Speaking with CNN hosts Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto, Cohen said kowtowing to the president is nothing new, but has grown worse over the past ten years.
"Some of it has to do with external pressures, that of social media, talk radio, specific channels that have a particular view and then hammer that view home to the constituents who then pressure the members of Congress," he explained. "But you have to ask yourself: Why are you a senator? Why are you there? Are you acting out of sheer fear that if you speak up and take a position that's controversial you'll be punished?"
Nancy Pelosi blisters Trump’s latest ‘anemic’ response to Coronavirus: ‘What he’s doing is too late’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) lashed out at President Donald Trump on Wednesday over his response to the Coronavirus.
While speaking to reporters at the U.S. Capitol, Pelosi slammed the president after he promised the epidemic "is going to go away."
"This is shameful," Pelosi said. "He puts forth a proposal now that is meager, anemic in terms of addressing this. Ebola, we did $5 billion. And now they're trying to take the ebola money and spend it here."
"What he's doing is late, too late, anemic," she added. "Hopefully we came make up for the loss of time but we have to have professionals in place, resources that are adequate and not use scare tactics about people coming back to our country."
MAGA hat-wearing South Carolina voter casts ‘chaos’ vote for Bernie Sanders: ‘The best worst candidate’
A Republican voter in South Carolina told Fox News that he voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primary to help President Donald Trump's reelection chances.
The man, who was wearing a Make America Great Again hat, made the comments at a diner in Columbia Wednesday morning.
"I'm a Republican and a Trump supporter," he said. "But we have an operation chaos going on and all over the state we're encouraging Republicans to go vote for Bernie because we believe Bernie is the best worst candidate in contrasting his socialism against President Trump and his capitalism."
Watch the video below from Fox News.