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Given today’s political and economic climate, what should be the purpose of the contemporary editorial cartoon? “Foremost – a means of dissent,” Dan Murphy replied by email. “States, corporations, institutional political parties have big budgets for promotions, can erect big PR statues to try to legitimize their vision. A political cartoon is graffiti around the base of those statues. The wittier, the funnier – the more memorable, the more powerful.”
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This is a satire on the Northern Gateway oil pipeline by Dan Murphy, political cartoonist for a Vancouver BC newspaper. According to news reports, he is speaking out because he has been pressured to pull it, due to oil corporation Enbridge allegedly threatening to withdraw its advertising from the newspaper if he doesn’t.