The news that Fox News reporter James Rosen was the victim of a Justice Department spying campaign is disturbing enough. But take a look at the DOJ’s search warrant application, in which it laid out its case for tracking Rosen’s movements and sifting through his personal emails, and the story takes an even more sinister turn.

The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza worked his way through the DOJ’s 44-page application, and what he found was positively frightening:

Welcome to 1984.