A new report claims that people who believe what they read in the Telegraph are more likely to be fuckwits.
The study, of gruff Tories who are a bit scared of foreigners but not too worried to buy the Mail, showed that when reading a fuckwitted article about Facebook they start becoming more fuckwitted themselves.
"It's as if they don't even question it," said one researcher. "Because they're a bit behind with technology, Telegraph readers don't understand that the idea of Facebook as a place to meet for casual sex just doesn't make a lot of sense, and that in all probability other social networking sites which do offer much more convenient opportunities for that kind of thing may be more likely culprits.
"But even then, it's a massive leap from correlation to causality, isn't it? Isn't it? Oh, I see. It doesn't matter. Not when you want to scare people in your newspaper by talking about the evils of social networking.
"The other reason, we think, that these newspapers are leading to a rise in fuckwittery is because some of the hacks who work at the Telegraph, when not copying and pasting press releases and then slightly re-writing the intro, then calling it a fucking day's work, don't really understand the difference between these things. And don't care either."
A spokesman for the Telegraph said: "Why are you singling us out? Everyone us is going to report this shit. It's not as if we'd single one social networking site out above all oth... oh fuck, we did, didn't we?"