Re: Google vs Wikipedia
>I don't believe any single source on the internet and I try to ensure that different sources are independent (not just rehashes of the other).
And that's probably true of most Reg readers. Also, I suspect our average age is such that most of us still grew up with print media, which whilst not perfect, was stable enough for any half thinking person to know their leanings and idiosyncrasies: The Torygraph, the Daily Heil, The Grauniad, Screws of the World for UK readers. Many of us will have read print publications from technical or scientific sectors, too, and and see how a story is presented in the specialist and mainstream media.
This is not to say that our world views are unskewed and unfiltered, but we try to get a feel for what's going on behind the scenes. A taste for the satirical helps, too.
Also, Wikipedia's accuracy depends upon how it is used... true, most people likely don't read past the main article, but the citations,reference and article edit history are there to be examined by those who want to check.