CNN and Fox both ran nearly identical AP stories on an upcoming vote in Congress on class-action lawsuits. Usually, when both CNN and Fox attribute stories to the Associated Press, the stories are identical. The headlines may be different but I understand that headlines are a prerogative of the publisher. However, occasionally I have noted differences in content for the same AP stories. Maybe someone who knows more about the process can explain this. In this case the differences are in the first two sentences with some of the information in just a different order. But here is the difference in actual words used:
CNN: “Congress is close to passing legislation limiting class-action lawsuits …”
Fox: “Congress is close to making it easier for corporations to dodge many of the class-action lawsuits that businesses say are bankrupting them while rewarding lawyers and doing little to help victims.”
Fox’s opening sentence gives a perspective from the point of view of businesses whereas CNN’s does not. Is this intentional on the part of Fox or CNN? It is difficult to find the original AP stories because the AP web site sends you to other news sources when you do a search. If anyone can shed some light on this I would appreciate it.