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Despite Charge of “Racism”, Librano$ Poster Gets Chuckle

03-May-05 06:13 pm EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

I’m afraid I can’t agree with the charges of racism around this poster, which appears (left) as the cover graphic on the Western Standard magazine’s website for the May 16th edition.  The characterization may seem slanderous or racist to some, but the association isn’t particularly ethnic so much as a depiction – and a humorous one – of the scandal that’s engulfed Canada’s Liberal Party.

It’s hard not to see how the depiction is reminiscent of the scandal too.  Bags of money changing hands in conference rooms, key Liberal organizers being searched for wires before private, secret meetings in Montreal, etc., etc.  C’mon – time to have a sense of humour about it.

The implied reference reminds one far more of the popular television series "The Sopranos" and is clearly not motivated by racism nor promotes it; rather it is a depiction of public figures using an element of pop culture.

Hats off to the Western Standard for this!

This latest story in the continuing saga of the Liberal advertizing sponsorship scandal has been brought forward by the activities of two Conservative party members being photoed by the Globe and Mail holding up a poster edition of the Western Standard’s magazine cover.  Apparently, there’s rumours of the poster starting to be sold separately (see photo).

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