TO THE EDITOR:
Most of the recent internet banter regarding the divide between students in STEM and non-STEM fields at universities has been comical, but it’s clear to this philosophy major that the implications of that divide are no longer a laughing matter.
While we were on break, a story broke from the Washington Post detailing how the CDC had received a supposed list of banned words from President Trump’s administration. This piece of journalism has proven to be shaky under examination, and CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald even tweeted that “there are no banned words at CDC.”
However, Fitzgerald also corresponded with investigative media group Snopes, saying “confusion arose from a staff-level discussion at a routine meeting about how to present CDC’s budget.”
While it may be unclear whether or not the seven words in the report are included in a direct ban, changes in budget presentation are just a different example of truth alteration.