More Voters Relying On Glenn Beck’s Crocodile Tears To ‘Inform’ Them About Politics

Sorry, Internet, but you just can’t beat the evening ramblings of Bill O’Reilly and Rachel Maddow when it comes to informing the electorate about important political issues like birth certificates and secret Muslims. A new Politico/GWU poll of “1,000 likely voters” finds some 81 percent of Americans get their political info from cable news channels, compared to 71 percent for broadcast networks and 72 percent for newspapers and their websites. The scariest part: “conversations with friends” account for 79 percent of political information gathering, as if your buddies actually know a good Christine O’Donnell joke when they hear one.

Actually, the real scary party: 55 percent of respondents had no idea who Rachel Maddow is.