Like everyone else, I found the article from Press Association truly disappointing. Cumberbatch is notorious for being long winded and it's so easy for highlights to make him sound like a total ass. The Radio Times magazine article is actually huge, and the full thing can be read under the cut.
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(scans courtesy of Ladyt220 on tumblr)
Do I think he shouldn't have said some things? Absolutely. But at least this puts everything in the right context. The man certainly needs to keep away from the press.