The author is being satirical (see the eyebrow headline of all my posts, Bernie), but it surely doesn’t mean it isn’t accurate.
And there is no shame in the way I’m protesting either, as Dos Passos says better than I:
“A satirist is a man whose flesh creeps so at the ugly and the
savage and the incongruous aspects of society that he has to
express them as brutally and nakedly as possible to get relief.”
— JOHN DOS PASSOS