He is a former military pilot. Having operated under military flt rules for many years and never had any civilian instrument training. I had a type in the L-188. Taking a 40-question test to get your Comm/inst./sel/mel rating nor taking the ATP written doesn't make you an expert on civilian flt rules. It wasn't until I got my CFII that I learned that Vis was controlling.You have a 757 Type Rating and you don't know visibility is controlling?
Since the FAA uses the plural, there is more than one landing minimum to be considered. This could be because of high mins captains or there could be some ops specs that require the ceiling to be reported above minimums. The point is, the assumption that all 135 and 121 carriers only need the visibility and only the visibility is a bad assumption.