A nearly anonymous spokes-person for a company or bureaucratic entity. Average or pleasant looking, with an even tempo of speech delivery even while standing knee high in company generated shit.
Management is in survival mode, or career coddling...at any rate, can't afford to speak on the subject of the day.
1. Something has gone badly wrong
2. Something will go badly wrong in short order
3. We strongly deny the charges...despite video evidence, a confession and the testimony of 23 nuns.
4. We would like to remind everyone of out sterling reputation....before the bribery, cocaine possession, influence peddling. making false reports and intimidating witnesses, and wiretapping charges.
5. Mis-direction and story spin is standard issue in the corporate communications hand book. Spokesdrones don't know about misdirection, they only know "this is the message"
6. Paying a multi -million dollar fine and not admitting guilt = not guilty....therefore a win....and double bonuses!! Everybody wins....except the losers....and who gives a fuck about them....hahahaha.
What, or who is a spokesdrone?
Spokesdrones are not inherently evil. They, similar to most people...... just want to be liked.
If management promises to like them and pay them on time, they will regurgitate the corporate or bureaucratic spin....on demand, almost with delight....nearly giddy.
Spokesdrones take special training to avoid having their own thoughts or opinions.
Spokesdrones only know what they are told. Spokesdrones have had their own opinions waterboarded out of them. They are pure vessels, waiting to be filled with "the message'
Remember the movie "Pulp Fiction"?......the line "Bring out the gimp".....that's very similar to the call to action for the spokesdrone.
Spokesdrones are disposable....a company or bureaucratic entity can fire a spokesdrone if the message goes bad. Management survives.
But....spokesdrones are like cockroaches, they don't really die. A true spokesdrone will resurface somewhere else....spouting some other 'message' like it was the god's honest truth.
Spokesdrones do not utter the word "truth"
Spokesdrones masturbate to the word "corporate"
Spokesdrones have wet dreams about being able to say " we categorically deny all charges"
You can tell when the "spin" is on.... management is not taking calls...the spokesdrone repeats the message over and over in the face of guilt and fault and evidence.
The company or government that uses spokesdrones doesn't have to make any changes at the top...they just cycle through new a new spokesdrone....the old spokesdrone mis-spoke....meet the new spokesdrone.
You....the PUBLIC .......Refuse to hear the spokesdrones message....demand truth and accountability.
This message is brought to you by Sam Fitzpatrick ....killed 7 years ago on a Peter Kiewit project. His dad , Brian is still battling the American construction behemoth for just a twinkling of justice.
Ryan Tones....Step up and take the heat.
CEO Bruce Grewcock...Step down....you are running Peter Kiewit Sons company into the ground. Any CEO that oversaw the disaster that was the Toba/Montrose project would have stepped down out of shame and embarassment.
You and your company are not welcome here anymore. The Sam Fitzpatrick case will be your Waterloo.
That's not even starting in on the Sea to Sky Highway MSE wall defects( millions in warranty repairs )....or the Port Mann gantry collapse due to your cowboy mentality.....and the free pass by WorksafeBC on that incident...or the inferior fill materials at the Cape Horn Interchange, or Kiewit managers gambling at the Hard Rock casino during work hours....drug use during shifts by jobsite managers, Kiewit supervisors sleeping with workers.....Kiewit staff bringing hand guns across the border....wow....is there anything your guys won't do?
Bruce Grewcock, Kiewit CEO.....time to be thinking about Florida time shares and hitting little white balls into plastic cups.
Sea to Sky Highway Defects
Feb 2016 Vancouver Sun newspaper front page story
A father's grief turns to anger, and then action
|Sam Fitzpatrick at Toba project shortly before his death|