To the weaponized epithets “anti-science,” “science denial,” and the rest, you can now add “un-American” as a putdown for ideas in a scientific context that you don’t like.
From the headline of the piece you might think you were reading some online tabloid.
Airbrushing science to suit a fashionable ideological agenda. What do you call that?
When establishment pillars like these finally get fed up and speak out against the weaponizing of science rhetoric, that’s a welcome and very healthy sign.
What gives away the game is the selectivity with which it is deployed against opponents.