Take just the "four seconds" part. It implies that the pilots have only four seconds under a challenging situation to take the correct action to save the plane. We know that implication is highly misleading at best. In reality the pilots had much more time than four seconds to diagnose and counter an MCAS runaway.
And as usual we have a very sensationalist summary of the cockpit situation that avoids key facts such as none of the problems presented to the pilots should be foreign. They should have had knowledge and been trained on each malfunction, even MCAS. But that wouldn't fit the narrative, so relevant facts have to be left out. The picture is painted that nothing could be expected to be done in the cockpit, which is false.
Indeed, this is the same thing the "60 Minutes Australia" MCAS report did.
In that report they jump from the reporter and a pilot in a sim session with the flight rolling down to the runway to MCAS kicking in, with no mention of the stick shaker going off on one side shortly after takeoff and continuing for a few minutes, nor any commentary about what the pilots did or did not do to address that issue.
And again, FAA, Boeing, etc admit the pilots should not have been put into this situation, but that doesn't change the fact that the media is misrepresenting how things actually went down.
WSJ's piece didn't bother to mention Boeing's admission, or FAA's testimony to Congress, because that would be a buzz kill.
Instead, it was as sensational as they could make it, even ending with a lucid description of the aircraft slamming into the ground.
Yeah, for some reason Boeing keeps calling stability control system "a few pounds of force". Few (thousand) degrees of heat are not that big of a deal as well, if you think about it.
A few thousand degrees of heat AFTER you were given a loud fire warning minutes before and did nothing about it, even though the controls for the fire suppression system are in your hand...
Maybe you should go to a smaller airport and see if you can't get someone to give you some stall demonstrations in a small plane, I think you'd have a better idea of what we are talking about.