Reading most LENR papers is not informative for me.
Sure. As you say, you get information from Washington Post reporters. (Who get information from me, and then garble it.)
If this is a real phenomenon, after all these years, we should expect much more in the way of proof and workable demonstrations.
Absolutely. Just because Nature and the Washington Post and the rest of the mass media accuse scientists of being lunatics, criminals and frauds; and just because scientists have been harassed and fired for even talking about cold fusion; and there is no funding, we should expect much more in proof. Peer reviewed replications at high sigma from 180 labs is not enough. We should have 1,800 labs. Maybe if we had that many, you would read a paper? Naa! Just kidding. Of course you wouldn't. It is too confusing.