I think that's a reflection of a total lack of faith in the process. I sense the public feels the decision has already been made and the "Call for Comments" is a charade so that after the decision is finalized, some spokesman can come out and say "the public was consulted" and "the process was followed".What part of "Call for Comments" don't people get?
Personally, while the new wording concerns me, the lame stream media already has tools like half-truths, distorted truths, and truths without context. I don't think this change will make the current situation much worse. In fact, it just might turn people off lame stream media that much more.