Stranger Fruit

According the Associated Press, the White House severely edited congressional testimony given Tuesday by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the impact of climate change on health. The testimony was cut from 14 pages to four, though some of the redacted material appears to have come up in questions.

The deletions directed by the White House included details on how many people might be adversely affected because of increased warming and the scientific basis for some of the CDC’s analysis on what kinds of diseases might be spread in a warmer climate and rising sea levels, according to one official who has seen the original version.

Same old, same old.


  1. #1 Ex-drone
    October 23, 2007

    Well, as far as I’m concerned, the Bush Administration is ********** *** **** ** ****** *** ********** *** ******* ******. **** **** ** ******* **** ***** ** **** **** *** ** ** *** *** **** ** ************ ****. ** *** ****** ** ****** ***** ** ******* ****** **** *** ***.

  2. #2 Hank Roberts
    October 23, 2007

    What could the Administration possibly be afraid would happen if the voters were informed?

  3. #3 Joseph j7uy5
    October 24, 2007

    Ironically,according to the counts on Google News, the story of the censorship is much more widely-reported than the content of the testimony. If there had been no censorship, the topic would have made barely a ripple in the media.

  4. #4 sbh
    October 24, 2007

    “The more people know about what is happening, the harder it is to control them.” Lao Tse

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