Its called double talk, and business is using it a lot today. For example, people arent fired anymore, they are decruited or dehired or deselected or discontinued. Instead of layoffs, there is degrowing or executive culling or job separation or (get this one!) job redundancy elimination. AT&T called it a forced management program. But it really means folks losing their jobs.
I guess its okay to sugarcoat bitter pills; no sense in making tougher than they really are. But there is a difference in sugar-coating a bitter pill and deliberately intending to deceive folks and let them find out later what really happened.
The Bible has always called for honest dealings where everybody understands whats going on. That simple, God-given principle shouldnt be changed.