In the August broadcast, David Splane is shown in a morning worship video. I just wanted to focus on the end of the video, were he has this to say:
The Governing Body loves to get together and discuss the bible. Now, when those bibles come out on the table, and when the brothers bring their research in, and they are starting to search the scriptures and analyze the scriptures, you see the happy smiles on their faces - the brothers love discussing spiritual things. But, the clarifications are often a long time in coming into print. Why? Because the clarification on one scripture can have a domino effect on others. The clarification on one scripture can have ramifications on other prophecies, so we have to be absolutely sure that everything fits. So to reiterate, although certain changes may be announced one after another, these decisions are thought out very carefully. And here's an interesting side point: the older members of the Governing Body - Brother Jaracz, Brother Barr - were just as interested in making the adjustments as the younger members were. They were very progressive.
I just thought it was weird that he would mention Jaracz and Barr, who have both been dead for over 6 years now, in a recent morning worship, and say that they were "progressive". To me, it sounds like some higher ups may be disgruntled with the recent changes in "understanding"/meeting format and this is Splane's way of saying "Hey, those guys would've liked these changes too!" It just seems odd to bring them up all of a sudden, almost like he is really trying to put out a fire. Also, the fact he was talking about this makes me think he really is the big boss of the GB, moreso than Morris, who seems to be the org's "bulldog".