Friday, Aaron (Captain Capitalism) linked to a Forbes article by Rick Ungar, and he encouraged his impressionable lieutenants to go on over and have a say-so. Heh heh heh. I did. I'm such a patsy.
I have since discovered that Mr. Ungar isn't much of a journalist; he allows his emotions to blind him to objective facts. Quel suprise. (I studied French for 9 years, I'm entitled.)
After Aaron and I pointed out to him the irrefutable fact that his stepchildren, while his wife was a single mother, were statistically more likely to suffer "abuse and neglect," and the likelihood of lifelong poverty and emotional misery which often follows, Ungar threw a classic Mangina/ White Knight hissy fit. He peeled off his embroidered silk gauntlet, slapped our faces with it, and threw it too the ground (!) Essentially he said,"*gasp* How dare you insult my lovely wife by insinuating that she is anything less than a devoted, loving, strong, moral, caring (blahblahblah) mother!!!!!" Of course, we did no such thing; we merely "implied" that his lovely wife is not exempt from statistical reality. If she could manage to overcome the hardships of single-motherhood, as many women do, more power to her, but the risk still existed.
Then he decided to portray me, on a national forum, as the Troll from Hell. He deleted two comments by me that showed me to be something other than a vicious heartless monster. Incidentally, those comments also illustrated unequivocally that he had utterly misread my words and Arron's. (But we won't assign him so devious a motive as, "Oops! Can't let anybody know I was wrong!) Ironically, he granted me permission to insult him, just not his wife. Apparently "insults" are OK with him, but the unflattering truth about him is a big fat No-No.
All this in Forbes magazine, no less. Ah, the vaunted standards of pure journalistic integrity!