For the Cause?

I just declined to speak with a gentleman who said he was doing an article on parenting blogs for a major newspaper. (He contacted me via email.)

My reasons were entirely selfish: people I care about deeply might be offended by what I write here, which is why I've got that whole batch of pseudonyms going on. However, it just occurred to me that my selfishness might be getting in the way of spreading the word about autism treatments, about lending a very human (i.e., fallible) perspective to a disorder whose media treatment has, of late, been fairly glossy or rubbernecky.

What would you have done?

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