Amir: don't do it. What would be the most likely outcome of any sort of confrontation? Probably, it'd look like a petty spite fight - just another pissing match - between a couple of dudes. Right now, you and ASR stand above the fray, with a refreshing reputation for objectivity, scientific rigor, and a mostly dispassionate yet irresistibly engaging style that draws the interested reader or viewer in. Succumb to the temptation to retaliate, and all of that vanishes.Should I respond to him more strongly?
Better to leave such petty interactions to random members of the public - such as I.