I think that you need to read the patent again: https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2009108331A2
2. A hybrid nuclear fusion fast fission reactor as claimed in claim 1 wherein said cathode wound around said fuel element acts as a neutron generator and said cathode is comprised of a composition of the non-deuteriding series selected from the group consisting of platinum, gold, mercury, lead and bismuth.
You ask: And how could it be "not even crap", if it was in the newspaper?
Ever heard about "fake news"? I can think of a second use for the newspaper itself, but it will not be comfortable.