I find it interesting how the AP rewrites stories that are already out on the wire. NetNewsWire has this great feature that tracks edits to the RSS feeds that you subscribe to. Here’s an AP story from today:
strike through is text that was removed by the AP and is text that was added. The following AP Wire story went from “Haliburton is out of control in its work providing troop support” to “if we stop Haliburton, U.S. forces face an emergency”. That’s a big flip-flop.
AP - The
Pentagon extended a Halliburton Co. contract for 11 months beyond its expiration despite warnings that the company was “out of control” in its work providing troop support in the Balkans, government memos showed.
Yahoo! News - Top Stories 10/30/04 11:15 AM