of a journalist taking a few facts and creating something rather different.
I don't see any reference to this man claiming that he walked out of prison because staff didn't give him a warm welcome. The article actually says that "...it was made clear to him that he was not welcome there. Prison officers he had come across in the past were keen for him not to be there." It goes on to say "Just before he walked out he was told that it was unlikely that he would be in Castle Huntly for the foreseeable future. On learning that he decided to walk."
Whoever wrote the BBC story obviously decided that the facts weren't dramatic enough, so suddenly we have this 'not being given a warm welcome' thing.
Words really do fail me, too, but for a different reason.
Why not put all the "Apologists" in prison and let all the cons out. The Apologists can pretend nothing bad is happening in their safe environment, the cons can do what they do so everyone is happy. Oops! forgot about the rest of the population who bear the brunt of crime, still nobody gives a monkeys about them anyway so that's all right then.