shame on you, cbc news

Dear CBC News:

In a story about Don Cherry's Christmas visit to Canadian troops in Afghanistan, I am disgusted by your description of Mr. Cherry as "one of their fiercest backers".

In what way does Mr. Cherry "back" the troops in Afghanistan? By ridiculing people who want peace? By unquestioningly supporting war?

By describing Mr. Cherry as one of the strongest supporter of the troops, you equate supporting war with supporting soldiers, thus implying that people who oppose war do not support the troops.

Those of us who want Canada and the US to withdraw from Afghanistan support soldiers in a way we believe is far more meaningful. We want as few of them injured and killed as possible. We want them safe. We want them home.

Your description of Mr. Cherry befits his publicist more than a news source. Shame on you!


Laura Kaminker


allan said...

Grab a rifle, Don. Stay a while.

Oemissions said...

he's probably next in line for the Senate.
Another senile senator.

Lorne said...

Nicely expressed, Laura. Your letter reflects my sentiments exactly.

New Nova Scotian said...

Yes, I agree.

I find Don Cherry highly entertaining when he plays the Showboat Muppet of Hockey. His hockey insights are fun. (I don't even mind him honoring the fallen soldiers of this country on Hockey Night in Canada because it is simple and factual and I think this recognition means something to many people.)

But he is making a fool of himself when he takes his larger-than-life hockey persona into the poltical spectrum. He is famous for his hockey persona. His "insights" and diatribes about the war are willfully ignorant, misleading, and downright embarrassing.

Ron McLean should whisper in his ear to knock it off.

laura k (aka L-girl) said...

New Nova Scotian, thanks for that. Your perspective as someone who enjoys Cherry's hockey shtick, but would prefer he shuts up about the war and other important issues, is very welcome.

laura k (aka L-girl) said...

It gets way worse: Sister Sage's Musings.

CK said...

Thanks for the link to my site. muchly appreciated.

Oemissions. he can't be a senator; age limit for these leisurely puppets is 75 years old. Cherry is 76.

However, I'd rather him be locked up in the senate than in Afghanistan launching deadly war toys at people.