Accuracy in Media

TinaBrownDuring an appearance on the “Overtime” portion of Real Time with Bill Maher, Newsweek/The Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown surprised Maher when she said that President Obama would have been impeached over his drone policy if he had been George W. Bush.

Brown was responding to Maher’s comment that “the Democrats’ view on Obama seems to be ‘God, what he does would be awful if it was a Republican.’”

Brown:  He would be impeached by now on drones, if he were W Bush. Don’t you think?”

Maher: Impeached?

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

Brown expressed an inconvenient truth that while some liberals and Democrats—including those in the media—may complain about Obama’s drone policy, they will never do so as loudly as they would have had George W. Bush been the one implementing this policy.

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