Guyana: Wine not rum?

MediaCritic considers a senior government official's assertion that he favors red wine a slap in the face of the Guyanese rum industry.


  • MediaCritic is a jackass…so what if the Information Liaison to the President likes wine. A catastrophe? Hardly. The rum in Guyana is good, but I’m not going to drink it at dinner, or to relax. You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone drinking XM and El Dorado to “relax.”

  • Due to a technical change-over in our comment spam-catching system, some comments containing personal attacks got mistakenly approved over the past month without going through moderation. The above comment is one such example. Apologies to Media Critic. The problem has now been fixed. Since that comment has already been up there a while I am not going to delete it, with the proviso that we don’t think that calling people “jackass” is a very useful way to persuade anybody of your point of view.

    Meanwhile, I have just rejected a comment that continues the jackass-calling theme. The commenter is welcome to re-submit without the personal attack.

    I apologize for the confusion and any hurt feelings. From now on please respect your fellow human beings and engage in a contest of reason, not a contest of insults.

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