Said it once and will say it again, the media is both a blessing and a curse. Most aren't intelligent enough to pass high school, and the ones that are go on to bigger and better things like politics and such. That's why I don't get overly excited over all this media nonsense, because they say one sentence on one show at one time, and it relegates years of internet postings and medical research to obscurity.
So in my mind, when we want more media coverage, my only caveat would be "be careful what you ask for". Yes, it's good to elevate the idea, get it rolling off the tongue and bring it to the proverbial water cooler, but for scientific dissemination of a complex issue, boiled down to a 3 minute piece, forget it.
That's why I like Sammy's piece, forget all the "officialese", let's hear what one person who's been there done that and put her body on the line has to say about it. It's not enough to satisfy the scientific community, or even enough to get them to pay a second glance, but for JQ Public, "seeing is believing".
RRMS Dx'd 2007, first episode 2004. Bilateral stent placement, 3 on left, 1 stent on right, at Stanford August 2009. Watch my operation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwc6QlLVtko
, Virtually symptom free since, no relap