If there had been a appalling "Trolling" over the programme in on the questions newsreader Lucy Owen was asking herself as she starts thinking about which secondary school her seven-year-old should attend, then we would have Media coverage not only Wales but in the UK media.
You know the likes of
"Vile Welsh Language supporters attack Lucy".
There may well have some idiots who might have responded in such a way but in stead the BBC and the Wasting Mule have become the story because of the line in the Mule that has since bee n retracted on the Online page. I covered this yesterday here.
Here it is again.
If you follow the link you will find a mealymouthed attempt at apology at the bottom of the article
We sincerely apologise, of course, for unintended offence caused by the use of the word 'despite' in the Western Mail version of this article and in an earlier online version. The context of the piece is about the merits of Welsh medium education, which we love and admire.
The reporter's intention was to make the point that having to or choosing to study later in English at university did not create a disadvantage for a pupil taught in the Welsh language. Far from it, in fact. We are mortified that a different view has come across.
And that is it despite the Twitter Storm where Welsh speakers responded with ironic humour rather than nastiness the story has received no further coverage .
The BBC web pages and the Mule have not responded to a story which at one stage was the third most trending Twitter talking point in the UK.
So there appears no coverage of the "Twitter" storm and other Social media responses.
Is it it because the response can't be labelled under the CyberNats catch all?
The Lucy Owen programme may be a genuine investigation into problems which may occur within families where parents do not speak Welsh but by the use of just one word in an accompanying article in which the BBC and the Wasting Mule seem to have collaborated to promote the programme an unfortunate reaction may have appeared on Social media even by those who have not seen it.
But because the reaction has been often brilliantly funny and because what are probably the biggest media outfits in Wales (BBC and Wasting Mule) are now the story these two "worthy" institutions are reluctant to cover it.
With hardly any other major mainstream Welsh media when what we have ,leave out such stories, we have a huge democratic deficit.