February 23, 2019

Halifax cartoonist caves to outrage mob over “edgy” Wilson-Raybould sketch

David MenziesMission Specialist

As the SNC-Lavalin saga continues to take more twists and turns than a pretzel, an interesting sidebar story has developed regarding an editorial cartoon of ex-Justice Minister Jody Wilson Raybould penned by Halifax cartoonist, Michael De Adder.

The cartoon depicts Wilson-Raybould and Justin Trudeau on opposite sides of a boxing ring. In his corner Trudeau is being advised by someone, who appears to be Gerald Butts, to “keep beating her up, solicitor-client privilege has tied her hands.”

Wilson-Raybould is bound and gagged to represent the legalistic position she’s found herself in, but you know what happens next, of course.

Social media goes into meltdown-mode with accusations that the cartoonist is making light of violence against women, particularly Indigenous women.

Lost on the snowflakes is the idea of satire and symbolism with one commenter even demanding that the RCMP criminally charge the cartoonist!

Unfortunately, De Adder waved the white flag of surrender rather than show the bravery and principled stand demonstrated by cartoonist Graeme MacKay who drew a very similar cartoon yet refused to take a knee.

By the way, remind me again why we’re collectively coughing-up $595 million to bailout a bunch of mainstream media cowards?

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commented 2019-02-23 14:23:19 -0500
Of course they are triggered by the depiction. It was too close to what the left does behind their own closed doors.

So much for political cartoons. That cartoonist should have his ass kicked for apologising. Does De Adder even fathom the damage he has done by apologising? Oh the stupidity. Thanks for nothing De Adder. Graeme MacKay, is a ROCK STAR!
commented 2019-02-23 14:09:24 -0500
MSM want to kiss Trudeau’s butt, they have their mind on a share of all that tax payers money that Flake Brain promised them, if he wins the next election. They must trust the bars-turd……..Suckers.
commented 2019-02-23 14:07:34 -0500
I believe Women in certain high Political and Media positions are ruining our Democracies as a result of them having stronger feelings than men. (More touchy)

Dangerous ground to fight on especially when your side deserts you, but let me give an example.
All the Provinces were for Carbon Taxes except Sask’s Brad Wall. Remember we had 6 Female Premiers. In 3 months we won’t have any and we will have gone from only Sask. rejecting the CT to
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia and Newfoundland are undecided.

I will admit that Women are much better than men in many portfolios like Health and Childcare, however they are terrible in Education. Look at what is coming out of our Schools and Universities.
commented 2019-02-23 13:54:06 -0500
Excellent commentary. I am very familiar with the work of Michael De Adder, I have found him to be a very talented cartoonist, even if, more often than not, a tad Left wing in his satirical biases. Indeed in the past I have even engaged with him on Facebook.

Clearly, however, he was not Left wing enough in his sensibilities when drawing this particular cartoon. He managed to offend several snowflake groups on the Left. Not that concerns over violence against women and in particular violence against indigenous women should be diminished in importance, because it is a travesty of our justice system that it has been permitted to go along imperviously, for as long as it has.

That being said, De Adder’s cartoon was not remotely about violence against indigenous women in general but specifically about the pressure brought to bear on Jody Wilson-Raybould. It was a gentle enough cartoon, as cartoons go, but in these PC times, unless cartoon comedy is pure, unadulterated pablum, it no longer flies….or a least gloops.
commented 2019-02-23 13:41:07 -0500
Great cartoon funny how the truth hurts,it’s too bad the cartoonist caved into the whining little snowflakes-people if you believe in something stand up and fight don’t fold like a cheap suit!!! See what happens when everyone gets a medal for participating.
commented 2019-02-23 12:52:10 -0500
It’s impossible to be more cowardly than our MSM
There was more courage in Soviet Pravda