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 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.”