It is trendy these days to spout alarmist BS and then defend it by saying “it’s satire” and “you don’t get it”. You hit the nail on the head by saying that this article is misrepresentation. I would go a step further and say this is ignorance.
I have been a full stack dev for 10 years now, and I love the explosion of new stuff in JS. I have my pick of tools for whatever I need to do. It’s a great time to be a JS developer.