Newsweek Editor: Bush Would've Been Impeached If He Had Obama's Drone Policy

February 11, 2013 - 1:38 PM

This has been said by many on the right recently in calling out the hypocrisy and silence of the media, but now it's been reiterated by Tina Brown, Editor-in-Chief of left-leaning Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

On February 8, 2013, Brown appeared on the web-only edition of "Real Time" with Bill Maher and said if George W. Bush put forth the drone policy that President Barack Obama has, he would've been impeached by now.

Transcript:
BILL MAHER, HOST OF "REAL TIME" ON HBO: The Obama administration has been heavily targeting whistleblowers -- true -- and information activists. What can we do to hold the government accountable for this harsh crackdown? 

TINA BROWN, NEWSWEEK: I mean, he'd be impeached by now for drones, if he was George W. Bush.

MAHER: Impeached? No.

BROWN: Yeah, don't you think?

MAHER: Impeached, by who? Who would --

BROWN: I think if this was a Republican president, the outcry about drones would be far greater.

PANELIST: I think it's true, but it doesn't necessarily mean the outcry would be correct.

BROWN: Absolutely.

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