January 26, 2009 12:01PM

De‐​Emphasis 101

Greg Pierce of the Washington TimesInside Politics column recently investigated whether the Obama administration was dropping the overwrought phrase “war on terror.”

De‐​emphasizing the war metaphor would be a significant change. But if it is a deliberate change, the White House does not want to acknowledge it.

You see, trumpeting de‐​emphasis doesn’t generally work…