This might simply be a matter of physicist humor not translating into reporter humor: Physicist says, "Maybe we're violating the laws of the universe and it's out to get us (chuckle, chuckle)." Reporter thinks, "That sounds like front-page news!"
To be fair, it is a question of correlation and causation. You've only shown that two events coincided. By the same reasoning, you could prove that the declining number of pirates in the world is causing global warming. They're happening at the same time, but that doesn't necessarily mean one caused the other.
I think you misspelled, "I love evil corporations and you should too."