Cognitive dissonance at the AP

Zhombre alerted me to the AP’s problem when it tries to balance its story line (Obama good) with the facts, whatever they happen to be.  Here’s the question Zhombre asked:  “It there some dissonance between the first and second sentences or it is me?  Does the AP lead completely contradict what Senator Gregg actually said?”  I’d answer “yes.”  How about you:

The top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee says the Obama administration is on the right course to save the nation’s financial system.

But Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire also says President Barack Obama‘s massive budget proposal will bankrupt the country.