Banned Words at Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2341) 4 months ago
In a policy taken from the George Orwell playbook, the Trump Administration has issued a directive prohibiting the scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from using certain words. (I'm not kidding!)

The forbidden words are “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”

It seems to me that the scientists who work for the government have First Amendment rights (as do the taxpayers who pay their salaries), so I expect this directive will be challenged in court. Stay tuned!

https://www.washingtonpos...038db6682f
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Posted by David Schott (+11980) 4 months ago
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They'll have to use Pig Latin. I wonder if Rumptay knows Pig Latin.
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+1867) 4 months ago
Forget the Russian collusion, etc. We need to rid ourselves of Trump and his minions NOW! Send him back up that stupid escalator!
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-111) 4 months ago
MCD and the beat goes on.
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/454752/cdc-did-not-ban-words-yuval-levin.

The truth about your Bogus Post. You might try a little prudent delay researching.
Lots of JOCK SHOCK reporting out there.

Yes they really do twist facts.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2341) 4 months ago
What follows is what the fact checking site, snopes.com has to say about the CDC's banned words matter. As a bonus, with regard to the EPA and climate change Snopes fact checkers explain that:

"This is not the first accusation of censorship at federal agencies leveled against the Trump administration. Watchdog groups have accused the Administration of deleting or altering language on the Environmental Protection Agency’s web site to downplay the role of global warming, for example. On 20 October 2017, The New York Times reported:

A new analysis made public on Friday found that an E.P.A. website has been scrubbed of scores of links to materials to help local officials prepare for a world of rising temperatures and more severe storms. […]

Among the now-missing pages are those detailing the risks of climate change and the different approaches states are taking to curb emissions. Also edited out were examples of statewide plans to adapt to weather extremes."

Read more at:

https://www.snopes.com/20...ain-words/
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2341) 4 months ago
For those interested in the history of banned words in the United States, yesterday (12/21/17), the radio program "Here and Now" hosted a discussion of banned words with two historians. Who knew that at one time the word "slavery" was a banned word?

http://www.wbur.org/herea...y-politics
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-111) 4 months ago
http://www.slate.com/arti...e_cdc.html
And again MCD posts pure Liberal FAKE NEWS.
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Posted by David Schott (+11980) 4 months ago
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"HHS staffers have been telling those at CDC and other agencies that it would be better to avoid any phrases that might attract extra notice from the budget-slashers higher up the chain. This is tactical advice: They want to bolster the CDC’s position during these negotiations. Levin suggests that words like vulnerable, entitlement, or diversity might annoy Republicans in Congress and make them less inclined to grant requested funds."

Not a ban on those words but if you use them you're at risk of losing funding and finding yourself without a job.
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