Mig is upset.
Ad hominem attack? Which one?
This one, apparently. Maybe this one and this one too.
What should he do about it?
Will he do it?
Now, Mig can do as he pleases, and he can dislike what pleases him not. However, it's my view that if you're going to go further than that, and abuse somebody who's written an article criticising your boss, you kind of need to come up with some facts to justify that abuse.
Especially if you're going to call it "slander". Because slander is serious.
Mig is of a different opinion.
Come to that, I don't know what "there's no reply to hatred" means (any more than I see any actual "hatred" in the offending piece).
Tosh, man. Show us what the "facts" really are, or complaining about their absence looks really, really empty. As empty, indeed, as charges of "slander", or hatred", or "ad hominem attack(s)".
Rebut or don't bother, but either way, don't rave.
Put up or shut up.
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A footnote. I always liked Mig.
I've liked him less, recently, than I used to. A lot less, as it happens. But still - it would be churlish not to recall the enjoyment I used to get from reading his columns. I first had access to the internet in January 1998, when I got a university job in Oxford, and pretty much the first chess-related thing I came across, in those days of Netscape Navigator and very slow loading once America had woken up, was Mig On Chess. It was great. Fun, enthusiastic, independent-minded.
Those were the days, eh.
Anyway, time passed, Mig started working for Kasparov and became a less interesting as a result, although I occasionally dipped into the Daily Dirt over the years. When I did, I still found him very readable, very affable.
Trouble is, though, there's only so long you can serve as a courtier before you become an extension of your boss.
Mig, I think, has served too long.