Tina Brown: Obama Would "Be Impeached By Now For Drones, If He Was George W. Bush"
On the web-only "Overtime" segment of HBO's "Real Time" with host Bill Maher, guest Tina Brown, editor in chief of Newsweek/Daily Beast, said if President Obama were former President George W. Bush he would have been impeached by now.
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.
I think it's true, but it doesn't necessarily mean the outcry would be correct.
BROWN: Absolutely. (Real Time, February 8, 2013)