December 16, 2017
Trump bans CDC from using words like 'transgender,' 'diversity,' and 'entitlement'
George Orwell would have been the first to admit that by controlling language, you can control people's attitudes. The government has been doing that for years with code phrases like "abortion" (also known as ending the life of a baby) and "Earned Income Tax Credit" (also known as welfare). But now liberals are getting upset that President Trump is ripping several pages from their Newspeak lexicon. The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation's top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases – including "fetus" and "transgender" – in any official documents being prepared for next year's budget. Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, according to an analyst who took part in the 90-minute briefing....(Read Full Post)