Committee Member #3 reads this post, and tells me I'm misreading my department's placement stats on the department website. Contra me, the department isn't actually lying about its placement record. Well, that's good news.
The thing is, if I'm not supposed to parse the website the way I was, I can't figure how to parse it so that it makes much sense at all. The way I think I'm supposed to read it, it's still seriously misleading. But it's so obscure, it's really hard to say.