Wednesday 16 February 2011

BBC reports alcohol consumption is falling

The BBC website has a story reporting that alcohol consumption is falling (illustrated with the obligatory picture of someone drinking a pint of bitter of course).

It does a reasonable job of explaining that alcohol consumption figures bear no relation to sensationalist newspaper headlines, though it does get a little schizophrenic as it's interspersed with quotes from drinks industry bodies like the Portman group and anti-alcohol campaigners like Alcohol Concern and ends with the usual moral bleatings.

You can read the full story here.

1 comment:

  1. Rather neatly paraphrased by Chris Snowdon here on Velvet Glove, Iron Fist.