Well, there's a loaded question if I ever saw one.
The answer is clearly
"no," but it's an incorrect assumption that "not sitting back" is
same as "being rude in response." Again, the idea that it is acceptable
to respond to "false accusations" with snide comments is exactly what we
need to put an end to. If someone says something you disagree with,
assume good faith and talk it out calmly and patiently. This is basic
stuff that we shouldn't have to debate.
When someone complains about me not reading properly and it's all down
to them not reading what I've said properly, it would be foolish to
assume good faith. Clearly they were more interested in making a
complaint than actually improving anything.