Okay, I need to know something.
How exactly was my comment offensive? Does your moderator status mean that no one can offer you advice?
"Who is this person who speaks to me as though I needed his advice? ..." -Longshanks Braveheart
"You do your job, pencil neck, don't tell me how to do mine! ..." -Police Chief Ghostbusters
"Still, the sheepdog disturbs the sheep. He is a constant reminder that there are wolves in the land. They would prefer that he didn’t tell them where to go, or give them traffic tickets, or stand at the ready in our airports in camouflage fatigues holding an M-16. The sheep would much rather have the sheepdog cash in his fangs, spray paint himself white, and go, “Baa.”" -Lt. Col. Dave Grossman Killology
"Why thanks Rune. Next time I'll be sure to ask you before I do or say anything else. You can even take over my duties as Mod if you want." -Sean Brothers All
To cut to the point, questioning the practices of someone who has been placed in a position of authority in a public forum will always elicit a firm negative response. The authority figure in question is not necessarily defending him or herself, but the integrity of the position. If the person in authority has made a mistake, pointing it out in public is not appropriate. Ever. There are channels of redress. People to appeal to. This is advice not just for here...but for society at large.
If I give a speeding ticket, the one thing that will not help the situation is for the driver (or passenger, or passer-by) to try to tell me how to do my job...whether it's "You should be more polite" or "my taxes pay your salary!"or "It wouldn't kill you to just give him a break this one time!" or "There's no way I was going that fast...your radar is broke or you don't know how to use it right!"
If I am truly in error, the best thing to do is take it to my boss. They will then decide.