This note from ABC’s The Note:

On to that Republican convention: the ink is still drying, but the deal is done. Time Warner (parent company of CNN, TIME Magazine, and other fine media outlets) is set to become one of the official sponsors of the Republican National Convention.

The New York Host Committee is set to announce today that Time Warner will host the welcoming party for the thousands of journalists descending upon Gotham to cover the GOP bash. Get out your blackberries and palm pilots — Saturday Aug. 28, 2004 at the swanky new Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle (with Per Se back up and running).

A major news organization sponsoring a political convention? What liberal media indeed. (Thanks to a reader for passing this one.)