When comedian Jerry Seinfeld read the article, he immediately posted his rebuttal in the NY Times Opinion, Jerry Seinfeld: So, You Think NY is Dead. In his rebuttal article, Seinfeld argues that Altucher is wrong, and that is ok to do in a civil world; what is not ok, is how Seinfeld went about his argument. Seinfeld does not engage Altucher with facts, but instead, he begins a tirade of insults on Altucher, he writes: "The last thing we need in the thick of so many challenges is some putz on LinkedIn wailing and whimpering, "Everyone's gone! I want 2019 back!" Oh, shut up, imagine being in a real war with this guy by your side. " And he goes on with a tirade of further insults.