Early today I saw at Flickr's Whitehouse Photostream that President Obama had a meeting with Army General Stanley McChrystal, the Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.
I was just checking Google news a short time ago and the story from the New York Times about this secret (or at least previously unannounced) meeting has the Google News time stamp " 8 hours ago" and the Washington Post story has the Google News time stamp " 6 hours ago".
The Flickr entry for the photograph is not precisely time stamped, but as I'm writing this now, the first comment below the photograph is time stamped 23 hours ago.
Now, I don't know how accurate the Google News time stamping is in relation to when the story actually appears on the home newspapers website.
And I don't know if the story was offcially embargoed (perhaps for war or Presidential security reasons); and if it was embargoed will the news outlets be a tad upset that the pics were posted on Flickr way before their stories made it to the internet?
ADDED: There is this comment below the photograph time stamped "12 hours ago"
which states "Saw this pic on ABC news this evening!"
So I think more likely than not that the Google News site time stamping is a problem. More input from Google News afficionados needed.
Just saying. A few unanswered questions.
ADDED: There's this comment below the photograph on Flickr which is timestamped "12 hours ago": "I just saw this pic on ABC news!"
Which leads me to think that either there is a wide error in the Google News time stamping, or the two grand newspapers of the USA's fourth estate are lagging so far behind TV news (and Flickr) it is not funny.