I read the article and I agree with many of the complaints here. She does seem to have freaked out if you ask me, though that happens to everyone at some point. Something tells me I’ll be labelled ‘boneheaded’, but ad hominem attacks aren’t really constructive in an argument around ideas. The people who disagreed with the thesis may be bone headed. Or they may not. But attack the argument, not the speaker. If your argument is superior, you don’t need to throw around petty insults, even if someone who disagrees with you started the insults, especially if someone who disagrees with you started it. Take the high road.