I thought that I had read it, but apparently I had only read excerpts or an abridged version. And, yes, I think that reading it in its entirety is what caused the immediate reaction of disgust. Honestly, to me it's like watching someone use a Rorschach test as a weapon. It's like watching a witch-hunter's glee in making accusations of witchcraft.
I apologize for the strong reaction, but I find it hard to be a fan of The Fountainhead and to not react strongly to real-life behavior that is so reminiscent of Ellsworth Toohey.
Clarification: I wasn't suggesting that your reaction was over the top. It's similar to the way I reacted on first reading that piece.
I was just surprised by the vehemence, since I'd thought you were familiar with the article previously, but the "explosion" quality made me wonder if maybe you were reacting spontaneously to a first-time read.
I don't think that my reaction to the piece was over the top, but on further reflection, I let my reaction expand to Stephen, and I took it out on him. Sorry, Stephen. I misidentified whose head needs to be pulled out of his ass. Please accept my apology.