obviously never owned a Pit. Pits are fantastic family dogs too. Then again, there are alot of breeds that have terrible reps (Rott, Doberman, German Shep. etc)
why would you believe everything you hear?
I truly believe that it is the owner who ultimately is at fault.
I don't know why, but in my area, most of the dog attacks are by pit bulls. They even proposed to ban the breed all together. But if the owner is capable of training the pitbull, then it can be a good family dog.
Pit bulls were bred to have aggressive characteristics, and if not trainied properly, these traits will begin to show.