What many folks don't know is that Denali also got cut down in size a few years before that, losing eighty-three feet in the process of re-calibration:
"The new information, obtained using special radar technology able to penetrate ice and snow, found Denali’s high point to be 20,237 feet, as compared to the 20,320 foot height estimate obtained in 1952 using photogrammetry." - TIME
While in theory size isn't everything, there is some territorial pissing that occurs in the rarefied air of professional climbing, and notwithstanding egotistical king-of-the-mountainship, bragging rights possess about the same maturity of childlike invectives.
Not that I personally would ever stoop to such frivolity...