The New York Times is reporting a government memo sent to the Alaskan Federal Fish and Wildlife Service, basically telling them they’re not allowed to speak to the media about global warming, ice levels, or polar bears.

The government’s not saying no one’s allowed to speak about these things, they just want to know who the designated media spokesman is. And to make sure they know what the Official Government Position on those issues is. And presumably, that they parrot that position.

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