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Fake News

If you spend time on social media, you can actually come to believe that the CDC banned 7 words from use. People are talking about it like it’s real. They are so eager to defend the word “evidence-based” that they support claims based on no evidence at all. 


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7 thoughts on “Fake News

  1. It was some budget commission that banned the CDC from using 7 particular phrases from official documents. It’s less of an issue than a lot of people are making it seem, but it is a problematic censorship issue when the CDC is banned from using the word “fetus” in papers and articles about fetal development.


    • There’s no evidence it happened. There’s just gossip coming from one single anonymous source. The CDC director denies this.


      • The Dark Avenger on said:

        Sounds like back pedaling to me:

        The Times confirmed some details of the report with several officials, although a few suggested that the proposal was not so much a ban on words but recommendations to avoid some language to ease the path toward budget approval by Republicans.

        You nose for fake news seems to have developed anosmia.

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        • Just as I said, there is no ban. This is all a fantasy.

          What’s interesting is why people were so eager to believe it. It’s like they need this to be true. Poor sad buggers.


  2. Following orders is not an excuse for not doing your job.


  3. What do you think about this?

    // The Obama administration allowed Hezbollah members to engage in drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations—including activities carried out within the United States—in a bid to secure a nuclear agreement with Iran, an extensive investigation conducted by Politico magazine reveals. The first part of the investigation was published Monday.

    Project Cassandra members told Politico that administration officials also blocked or undermined their efforts to go after other top Hezbollah operatives, including one nicknamed ‘The Ghost’— one of the world’s biggest cocaine traffickers, including to the US, as well as a major supplier of conventional and chemical weapons for use by Syrian President Bashar Assad against his people.

    Former Obama administration officials, however, denied that they had derailed any actions against Hezbollah or its Iranian allies for political reasons.,7340,L-5058404,00.html


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