Check out this story from the AP (emphasis mine);
By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer
51 minutes ago
DEARBORN, Mich. - All eyes were on newcomer Fred
Thompson Tuesday as nine Republican presidential candidates
faced questions in their sixth major debate of the 2008 campaign.
The debate focused on economic issues, but most of the attention was on
Thompson, the veteran actor and former Tennessee senator who was making his
debut debate appearance a month after becoming a full-fledged candidate.
A late entry into the race, Thompson was looking to set himself apart
from the crowded field as well as to counter a perception that he's unprepared
to be president.
...The debate was set for 4 p.m. EDT in Dearborn, Mich.,
in a state that's home to the struggling auto industry and that has the highest
unemployment rate in the country. It was 7.4 percent in August; the nation's was
As of right now it IS Tuesday at 4 PM Eastern Time, and this story was written in the past tense almost an HOUR AGO. I know there was a rehearsal of the debate last night, but this is talking about the actual debate itself, and even continues the past tense language when describing the actual debate. Is it just me or is this a little more than slightly weird?
**UPDATE** The Yahoo! News site moved, but Forbes has the article verbatim, and their time stamp is even earlier. One full hour before the debate began.
Again, just kind of weird.