This is a very sad story showing the state of the polity.

No matter how much information we give you, you would never write a fair piece,” Liz Bowman, a spokeswoman for the E.P.A., said in an email. “The only thing inappropriate and biased is your continued fixation on writing elitist clickbait trying to attack qualified professionals committed to serving their country.

"Elitist" is a dog-whistle to the morons who make up the Pumpkin moron's base.  It serves to remind them that intellect and reality-based inquiry are anathema, and anyone who engages is such subversion should be exiled.

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F