November 27, 2018 at 11:00AM
The kind of meetings we need to see more of: calling BS and distraction, calling for accountability. As in this –
Allan took as a cue to ummm his way into another series of “we need tos”, and talk of “a number of problematic vectors” Facebook is trying to address with a number of “tools”.
which is in the working vocabulary of administrators everywhere.
The session was largely filled up such frustratingly reframed waffle, as Allan sought to deflect, defang and defuse the committee’s questions — leading it to accuse him more than once of repeating the ‘delay, deny, deflect’ tactics recently reported on by the New York Times.
Waffle is the new trope for misleading.
Allan claimed not — claiming to be there “acknowledging” 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.
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