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The New Yorker Slams Obama Administration With New Cover

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"George Orwell’s ghost is shaking his head saying, ‘I told you so.'"

The latest cover of the New Yorker criticizes the Obama administration over its massive surveillance programs.

The illustrated cover shows a giant Uncle Sam looking into a woman's bedroom window as she talks on the phone and uses her computer in bed. The all-seeing eye of Uncle Sam looks on, monitoring the woman's actions.

Credit: The New Yorker

The artist who created the cover, Richard McGuire, reportedly told the New Yorker, "George Orwell’s ghost is shaking his head saying, ‘I told you so.'"

More details from the Huffington Post:

The image is a nod to new revelations about the NSA's top-secret domestic surveillance programs, which the Guardian and the Washington Post broke to the public earlier this month. Citing classified information leaked by source Edward Snowden, the two bombshell stories revealed that the U.S. government has been monitoring the phone records of millions of Verizon customers, and mining the servers of Internet firms. Prior to that, the White House was already under fire for the DOJ's secret investigations into the Associated Press and Fox News reporter James Rosen, as well as the IRS' targeting of conservative groups.

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