November 27, 2018 at 11:00AM
The kind of meetings we need to see more of: calling BS and distraction, calling for accountability. Â As in this –
Allan took as a cue to ummm his way into another series of â€œwe need tosâ€, and talk of â€œa number of problematic vectorsâ€ Facebook is trying to address with a number of â€œtoolsâ€.
which is in the working vocabulary of Â administrators everywhere.
The session was largely filled up such frustratingly reframed waffle, as Allan sought to deflect, defang and defuse the committeeâ€™s questions â€” leading it to accuse him more than once of repeating the â€˜delay, deny, deflectâ€™ tactics recently reported on by the New York Times.
Waffle is the new trope for misleading.
Allan claimed not â€” claiming to be there â€œacknowledgingâ€ problems. But that empty chair beside him sure looked awkward.
Perhaps, after 35 years of hearing admin-speak out of the corner of my ear, I enjoy reading about a take-down a little too much. Waffle.