“Users should be able to rank sources by authority, so that the New York Times will trump dodgy websites. Until such time, of course, that dodgy websites become legitimate, trusted news sources and their authority grows accordingly.”

While I agree that this would certainly help reduce the “dodgy” news outlets I have to wonder what ranking CNN would get. Besides, as you well know, even trusted news sources are nabbing “news” from blogs and printing them as fact in their stories.

I think many people are aware that mega news corporations aren’t as trustworthy as they’d like us to believe so allowing readers to decide what news source was best could certainly create some interesting, if not comical, results.