I was browsing www.theweek.com to learn what interesting news stories I'd missed during this past week.
What I learned is that, as of right now, I hate The Week. And that's mostly due to one article:
Title: A real flying carpet?
Heading: Princeton researchers excite Aladdin fans by developing a tiny carpet-like device that can float on air.
There are Disney fans, and Battlestar Galactica fans, and even fans of vampires. But it seems weird to say someone is a fan of an individual movie. So I clicked on the link to find out if these so-called "Aladdin fans" really existed.
Apparently not. There was no mention of Aladdin fans, or of Aladdin, anywhere in the article. In none of the sources cited (BBC News; International Business Times; PC World; PhysOrg) was Aladdin--whether the movie or the character--mentioned once. And yet whoever wrote that heading said a specific thing happened. He or she specifically said that, thanks to the work of Princeton researchers, Aladdin fans were excited.
I don't think whoever wrote that heading is a liar. I just think they're a lazy-ass writer, who saw the opportunity to get extra page hits by mentioning a popular cartoon.