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CDC Officials Were Reportedly Banned From Using These 7 Words. What Happened?

What should I know? 

People were upset about a reported threat of government censorship over the weekend. The Washington Post reported that officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had been restricted from using seven words in agency budget documents: “science-based,” “evidence-based,” “fetus,” “transgender,” “vulnerable,” “entitlement” and “diversity.”

How did the administration respond? 

CDC director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said in a response posted on Twitter that “there are no banned words at CDC” and reiterated an earlier statement from the Department of Health and Human Services that the report was a “complete mischaracterization” of the discussion around writing agency budgets.

Glenn’s take: 

Glenn was mostly just happy to hear that liberals are currently against censorship.

“Those on the left don’t like it when words are banned?” Glenn asked. “Wow, I have to say: I understand your feeling.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Vulnerable. Entitlement. Diversity. Transgender. Fetus. Evidence-Based. Science-Based.

These are the seven words that the Trump Administration has reportedly banned the CDC from using in its 2019 budget proposals.

If this is true, it’s a clear attempt to target progressive causes and an early Christmas present to those hungry for red meat.

After the report on the ban was published in the Washington Post, the CDC’s director, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, insisted that “there are no banned words at CDC. We will continue to talk about all our important public health programs.”

But the damage was already done.

Everyone on the left is outraged about the supposed ban.

And I have to say, I understand the feeling. I’m NEVER happy when words are banned.

If this was the Trump Administration’s way of “de-politicizing” the CDC, it kind of backfired.

It just makes Republicans look like they hate science and trans-people. Do we really want to send that message?

Here’s what I think. The CDC, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, should stick to controlling and preventing disease. That’s it. Their budget of $7 billion should all go to doing that and nothing else.

If they just stick to that blueprint, there is no need to ban any words.

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