An excellent piece of reporting from CJR Daily
: Thomas Lang looked at AP
reporter David Espo's use of the phrases "private accounts" and "personal accounts" and shows clearly
that Espo has shifted from the former to the latter, with the pivot coming early last month, just as the White House was ramping up their phase-out campaign.
When asked, "Espo told CJR Daily
he was unaware of the adjustment in his own choice of terminology, and said that 'on balance' he identifies the savings accounts as 'personal accounts.'"
In other words, the White House and its allies have been able to change the language Espo uses to describe privatization without his even being aware of it.