Actions speak louder than words.
Imagine, a piece about unsavory financial practices and possible corruption is published about one of the members of your flotilla. That member of the flotilla responds, but the response it met with pushback by the practicing physician community.
The Mothership, already nervous, gets more nervous.
The Mothership calls her public relations firm to ask what to do. Things must be neat and tidy, just like their "new and improved" webpage. "We can't be lost on our messaging to the public," they say to the PR firm. "We need to have 'alignment' with our core values and motives."
So, the public relations firm proposes a strategy. It is reviewed by the leadership of the Mothership. They like how it sounds. So they send a boilerplate press release to each member of the Mothership's flotilla.
And this is what happens.
No, there's no collusion going on among professional societies. None at all. Nothing to see here folks.
Now, can we move along and just ask doctors to keep paying those high re-certification fees?