Tina Brown, editor of the liberal Newsweek/Daily Beast, has weighed in on the double standard prevailing about the Obama administration’s controversial drone policy.
For similar reasons, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough earlier this week called on the left to apologize to President George W. Bush for its selective outrage over his wartime policies
A document was recently leaked to NBC that indicated the Obama administration claimed it has the legal authority to use drones to kill American citizens anywhere in the world without the benefit of legal counsel or due process. This memo will apparently be turned over to Congress at some point.
Unlike their relative silence on the subject, it is very likely that the mainstream media and the Democrats would screaming bloody murder — so to speak — if this so-called “kill Americans” policy was taking place under the Bush administration or any GOP presidency for that matter.
Tina Brown addressed Obama and drones in an appearance with Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time:
“I mean, he’d be impeached by now for drones if he was W. Bush. … I think that if this was a Republican president, the outcry about drones would be far greater.”
Bill Maher himself prefaced her remarks but noting that when it comes to cracking down on whistleblowers by the Obama White House,”the Democrats, their view on Obama seems to be ‘God, what he does would be awful if it was a Republican.’ ”
Do you agree with Tina Brown that the impeachment of Obama would have already happened if he was a Republican president?
Watch the clip of Tina Brown’s Barack Obama impeachment comments: