There was a rather depressing blurb in the New York Times today about the fact that more people get there news from the internet than from newspapers.  This does not bode well for an informed electorate in the years ahead.  I’d be less concerned if I believed the “internet” from which most are being informed was the mainstream media’s (MSM) online content.  I don’t believe it is, however.  I suspect much of the content comes from other blogs which, like it or not, lack the standards that exist in the MSM.  While I’ve believed for years that the electorate was woefully underinformed by the MSM, that it is now relying on sources with no standards whatsoever is most alarming.