75k / 12 = 6250 $ per month, I guess that's the figure they're pointing at. Sure, the story title says 75k flat, but the summary clearly says 75k as an annual sum.
As for the picture of the coins with smileys, as i get it, suggests money + happiness, a good match for the story title. I can't see what is wrong with that.
A case of tabloid-like effectism at most, but which media outlet, big or small, isn't guilty of that these days?
Besides, the story is under the idle category. IMHO, it shouldn't be taken that seriously.