Milligan is captain of the ship, and he is responsible for whatever happens. But in such a huge company, if his direct reports are feeding him garbage, then he can't make the right decisions. You can blame him for not having the right VPs I guess.
I see it every day. The directors and senior directors send up nothing but good (and usually bogus) news to their VP, and this message gets pushed up to the Sr. VPs and then on to Milligan. WD's announcement of MAMR is a perfect example - it is nothing but lies from the head department that the senior executives believed in.
It's OK for me. I still get paid.
This is an on point post by : @YixdSq0-eevs