In a very quiet and under the radar move, CNN changed it’s description of conservative commentator Charles Murray from “eugenicist” to “political scientist.” Murray a scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute has written on subjects such as genetic intelligence, the welfare system and government policy.
From The Daily Caller:
CNN wrote a piece, War On Campus: The Escalating Battle Over Campus Free Speech, which covered “controversial speakers” and how college students feel about free speech. The article in question originally described Murray as an eugenicist.
“When eugenicist Charles Murray spoke last month at Middlebury College in Vermont, protesters got so rowdy that a professor accompanying him was injured,” the original piece noted. An eugenicist is “an advocate of the science that deals with the improvement (as by control of human mating) of hereditary qualities of a race or breed,” per Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
CNN did not return The Daily Caller’s request for a comment on the change in description.