Trump Cuts NIH Budget By $1.2 Billion? Not Quite.

Fakenews really bothers me. Because it’s a subtle manipulation of the way we think and talk and feel. We used to call it “spin”. But, it’s gone to a new level over the past few years. The news is even less about facts, and even more about maintaining that media narrative–in spite of facts. Take this headline from NBC’s Maggie Fox: “Trump just proposed an immediate $1.2 billion cut to NIH.” Now, that headline is kinda-sorta of accurate (explained below). And people–otherwise smart people–have already started complaining that people are going to start dying and be deprived of medical research (whatever that means) …

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