Everyone has their daily on-line routine — the dozen or so websites that you check out of interest or habit. You should add one more, because 2004 gets closer every day.
By mid-morning every weekday, ABC News’ Political Unit puts together something called The Note. It culls the best of Big Media’s political reporting for the day and distills it into a zeitgeist. (It’s so hard to find a good distilled zeitgeist these days. Most liquor stores hardly keep it in stock.) More than a “who’s up/who’s down,” The Note details who says who’s up and who’s down — and puts the lie to the notion that Big Media walks in lockstep while simultaneously illustrating how it picks a direction to drift in. They’d probably hate the description, but it’s a hell of a weblog.
Hard as it may be to believe, George W. Bush is up for re-election in only 640 days and people are already choosing up sides. If you want to know who, why and how, read The Note.