It's only been reported by "UK-based" media outlets (Daily Telegraph and BBC), and most likely picked up by some blogs or Yahoo searches since the initial reports.
I think it's a farce, but as these reports originate and/or grow from the UK side of the pond, they will no doubt become stories on the US side. Other than the 1,000 or so loudmouthed US bloggers and/or citizens, this is something that will die once the next big story hits the major media outlets.
The boycott campaign was reported on CNN yesterday, along with a response from an SWA rep.
If anyone's interested (url tags don't work in this subforum)
article - http://connecttheworld.blogs.cnn.com/20 ... up-scotch/
transcript (long, so search 'whisky') - http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/ ... om.01.html
I'll happily continue buying Scotch and believe this boycott has no staying power.
- boycottscotland website was registered on 8/20.
- web reports from daily telegraph and bbc follow this past weekend.
- blogs and yahoo searches begin to show up.
- CNN mentions the boycottscotland.com site and their statements in a report about the release.
I just meant that, of course, other news agencies will eventually pick up the boycott story. However, this boycott movement is something created by a website whose source is anonymous, and all subsequent "calls", "quotes" and "statements" are a direct result of those responsible for the site and not a collective movement by the citizens of the US.
Either way...I'm not boycotting Scotland, but I think I'll now boycott "Boycott Scotland" threads.
I will be locking this thread later today unless anyone has anything else they wish to add.
A glass of Caol Ila 12 is raised to you, sir!
Damn Lybian whisky![/quote]
Yes, indeed! It's Gadaffal stuff!(cue canned laughter...)
It crossed my mind to start a thread on this. First, as has been pointed out, the majority of Scots are up in arms according to the latest poll, and second, why on earth boycott the Water of Life? What have the craftsmen of our Spirit, and benefactors of our tastebuds got to do with this "political hot potato?"
As for our government's "token " outrage, and the fact that in Libya petrol is way cheaper than water, and you do start to wonder...
Â«UpsetÂ» is too strong a word but the media likes buzzwords. Most people may be Â«againstÂ» the release in theory but in their day-to-day lives, they just don't care.
I would be in such a position. I am maintaining my boycott of Lybian whiskies.
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