The New Yorker published the digital version of its May 22nd issue on Thursday — and the magazine’s cover, “Ejected,” by artist Barry Blitt, alluded to several recent news stories.
The illustration shows Attorney General Jeff Sessions, dressed as a law enforcement officer, dragging FBI Director James Comey down the aisle of a plane, while President Donald Trump looks on.
The cover draws an analogy between the violent ousting of a passenger from a United Airlines flight in April, video of which sparked widespread public outcry, and Trump’s controversial and unexpected firing of Comey on Tuesday.
“It’s probably a bit of a leap,” Blitt told The New Yorker. “James Comey is six feet eight — he probably would have been happy to give up his seat in a cramped cabin.”
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