An apt phrase.
What's in a word? As a writer, I am always looking for words or phrases that really ring my bell.
I recently read a column by (I don't remember and can't find it now) who was talking about how so many of the TV networks so easily cave in to the dictates of "political correctness." He described this trend as follows: "The major networks have adopted a policy of preemptive surrender." What a marvelous and apt description!