this story had potential for me, someone here at the U who hates flying and has nightmares every couple months about it.
The reporter wasted too much time in getting to the effectiveness of the treatment through virtual reality (which i think sounds like a crock. how is seeing some obviously computer generated images through some headset gonna make me feel like i'm on a plane?! that's like playing a video game.)
But, obviously, the reporter faced the challenge of newsworthiness here. Her opinion was that what the treatment is was more important to be put at the top. It's not like she failed - i'm most likely part of the minority audience that a writer can't spend his/her time fretting over and trying to appease. But she certainly did face the challenge of story construction and value judgement.