The Note: Not Dead, Just Irrelevant
The moment we announced the death of The Note this morning, ABC's publicity department alerted us that no, it wasn't dead, and in fact, they found someone to write it!
RICK KLEIN NAMED SENIOR POLITICAL REPORTER AND NEW AUTHOR OF ABC NEWS' THE NOTE
Today, ABC News named Rick Klein Senior Political Reporter and author of the new version of The Note set to launch Wednesday, May 2, 2007. He will contribute political stories to all ABC News broadcasts and platforms including analysis and political coverage on ABCNews.com throughout the day.
Oh, Rick Klein may be "writing" something called "the Note" each day -- but will be bring to the table the same smug tone? The same oblique non-jokes? The same fellating of Dan Bartlett? Can anyone besides Mark Halperin's work up such a rock-solid hard-on for Adam Nagourney and Matt Drudge?
Klein may be aggregating important stories and writing a little something about the tone of the Washington Press Corps each day, but anyone do that. We're pretty Mike Allen has three separate features on three separate news sites doing that each day. But it ain't the Note. NEVER FORGET.
Previously: The Note is Dead