Personally I think the quality of public discussion of and reporting about science has dropped greatly in the last few decades..
I expect that is what you are actually experiencing.
Never forget this country was founded by rich white land owners that didn't want to pay taxes. without representation in Parliment
There. Fixed that for ya.
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