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March 22, 2011

Checking Militarism – Public broadcaster giving airtime to war

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I just completed this illustration for an article in The Dominion newspaper. For those or you unfamiliar it is a great monthly paper published by a network of independent journalists in Canada since May 2003. It is a project of Canada’s first media cooperative. The piece is a look at the role of sports and militarism, in particular the role of right wing hockey commentator Don Cherry. He is the host of Coaches Corner which airs during the first intermission of Hockey Night in Canada. Exploiting the nations obsession with hockey he is constantly proselytizing Canada’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan. He is a brash, bombastic, tackily dressed neo con loved and loathed across the country.
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