Usually only a smaller group of reporters and photographers follow the President. The malfunction left inboxes in the White House complex and across town errily empty.
Later Robert Gibbs, US Press Secretary apologised to the media for being out of electronic touch. "Our apologies if you've e-mailed any of us in the last two-and-a-half hours," he said. "Our e-mail system is not working so well. So our apologies on that, and we'll endeavour to get you information from earlier in the day, hopefully in a little bit more of a timely manner, if we can get the e-mail to work," he added. In the end his assistants got the necessary information, but in the old-fashion, 'on paper.'&13;
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)&13;