Hooray, hooray! You’ve just explained the biggest hot button of large numbers of scientists, or REAL science fans. Media distortion of good science is a pain, and it does REAL harm, as you point out.
My nonprofit organization, the Society for MindBrain Sciences (MBSCIENCE.org) takes accurate public communication as a fundamental goal. I’m at email@example.com if you want to communicate.
Bernard Baars, PhD