Of course there is a rebuttal, because stuffy types have no sense of humor.
Such a rebuttal deserves a riposte.
Intersting as you don’t find much in the way of criticism of Edison. Most Americans of my acquaintance have never heard of Swann. That said Edison was good at getting his product to market. Like him or loathe him he was successful. The riposte is superb though and Tesla was a clever so and so.