Don’t get too exited, because fake news strikes again: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/cdc-director-says-there-are-no-banned-words-at-the-agency
Thank you Beltane, some substance for a change.
Although you chortling it’s “fake news” seems a bit to hysterical and misrepresents what happened.
After all, there is this:
A CDC ban on ‘fetus’ and ‘transgender?’ Experts alarmed
By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer - Dec. 16, 2017 9:09 PM ET
...On Saturday a CDC official confirmed CDC officials were given “feedback” from higher ranks of the federal government at a recent meeting to reconsider certain language in draft budget documents. But she said she did not know if there was any specific prohibition about using those seven words. She spoke on condition of anonymity, saying she was not authorized to talk about what happened.
A spokesman at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees CDC, said in a statement that it’s a mischaracterization to say the CDC was banned from using certain words. But HHS officials did not clarify or answer any other questions. ...
...The CDC official who spoke to The Associated Press said the feedback to reconsider budget language came from “higher-ups” in the federal government, and not from anyone at the CDC. She said she was informed of the meeting but she was not there, and did not know who made the language suggestions.
Since President Donald Trump took office, a number of federal agencies have moved to downscale data collection on topics like climate change and homeless people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender and to remove information on such topics from some government websites. ...
Taken together with Administration secrecy and disregard for serious science and the will/opinions of We The People.
Saying this is looking more like a Totalitarian approach to governing, than a healthy democratic process with its exchange of ideas, learning and compromise - is not a mischaracterization.