Extrapolation From Mainstream Comics Articles
And you're pretty sure that the writer wasn't trying to mislead people, just that s/he didn't get the facts straight. Maybe they were going off something somebody mis-spoke in casual conversation, maybe they did their research on a hacked Wikipedia page, maybe their fingers were just typing in concert with what they were thinking. (Don't laugh. I've done that plenty of times!)
You can't really blame them. Part of a journalist's job, after all, is to report on all kinds of things. They can't be experts at everything, so they have to do research (usually quickly) and are prone to getting things garfed up from time to time.
Makes you wonder what they get wrong in OTHER articles, though, doesn't it? Makes you wonder what bad ideas you're carrying around in your head because a journalist got something wrong.
Just something to think about.