There are several major issues raging through our country currently. Two that stand out the most currently are President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and the ongoing issue of airlines’ treatment of paying customers.
Those two issues did not escape The New Yorker when they were planning their next issue’s cover. They tweeted an early look at the cover.
‘An early look at next week’s cover, “Ejected,” by Barry Blitt’
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) May 11, 2017
The cover depicts Attorney General Jeff Sessions dragging Comey off of an airplane with Trump standing behind him looking on. Trump is depicted as the captain of the plane. Furthermore, Sessions is depicted wearing a brown shirt. Brown shirts were worn by the Sturmabteilung, who were a paramilitary wing of the Nazis. They were dubbed “Brownshirts.” The cover mashes together Trump’s authoritarian ousting of Comey and the incident where a man was dragged off a United Airlines flight after he refused to give up his seat. The man suffered a concussion.
Granted, Comey did not literally go out kicking and screaming; however, he was forced out of his job as the director of the FBI for made up reasons that make no sense. The White House and Trump claimed he was fired for his actions dating back to the Hillary Clinton email investigation, decisions that Trump lauded yet now takes issue with. They claimed his ouster was unrelated to his ongoing investigation into Russia and Trump ties. Trump ordered the firing and Sessions kicked Comey out of the FBI. Furthermore, the way they fired Comey was distasteful and tacky.
Twitter users responded to the article positively.
‘Oh lord…funny, yet sad….but mostly funny.’
@NewYorker Oh lord…funny, yet sad….but mostly funny.
— platypus puppet (@platypuspuppet) May 11, 2017
‘brutal, but accurate.’
@NewYorker brutal, but accurate.
— Mapperwocky ?⛰⚒ (@cirquelar) May 11, 2017
‘OMG!!! That so PERFECT!!! I dying of laughter, here! Hope that isn’t a pre-existing condition!’
@NewYorker OMG!!! That so PERFECT!!! I dying of laughter, here! Hope that isn’t a pre-existing condition!
— MzzzFox ?? (@michthefox) May 11, 2017
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