I have to say that I'm still missing a bit of the picture here if we're given statistics of 40% of young offenders name Buckfast as something they've drank directly before apprehension, but yet Buckfast is less than 1% of alcohol sales in Scotland.
So, I'm saying I'm not an expert on the debate. Got that?
So, we're discussing an Abbey, a Benedictine Abbey to be specific. In case you didn't know this about these Benedictines, they're Catholic. (There are Orthodox and Anglican Benedictines as well, fyi.)
The presenter brings in someone to interview on the subject and we're given a visual of a priest, sitting in a church, wearing a dog collar, purple shirt front, and black suit. He's named on the screen with the title 'Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney'.
Now, I'm the sort of person who knows this sort of thing, but that means he's Scottish Episcopal. The Catholic Bishop is simply the 'Bishop of Aberdeen'. Considering the knowledge of this sort of thing in the average person, I'm guessing quite a few might think he's Catholic.
What bothers me is that he proceeds to give the monks of Buckfast a good virtual kicking about his perception of their incompatibility as Benedictines and the production of Buckfast. (That may or may not be plausible, I'm not up on alcohol, alcohol culture, or the ramifications of this other than what is in the program, really.) He gives this remonstrance without the BBC pointing out that he's not criticising his own, he's criticising members of another strain of religion.
It's this sort of misrepresentation that makes me grind my teeth at the BBC. Maybe it's a small point, but it's necessary to point out if you want to not mislead your audience at all.