ESPN Comes to Obama’s Rescue After Azinger Tweets a Zinger

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Nobody but nobody screws with ESPN’s favorite bracketologist and politicking sports fan, pal!

From USA Today:

ESPN is coming down on Paul Azinger for mocking President Barack Obama on Twitter. The golf analyst tweeted Friday that the Commander-in-chief plays more golf than he does — and that Azinger has created more jobs this month than Obama has.

ESPN has ‘reminded” Azinger his venture into political punditry violates the company’s updated social network policy for on-air talent and reporters issued yesterday.

“Paul’s tweet was not consistent with our social media policy, and he has been reminded that political commentary is best left to those in that field,” spokesman Andy Hall told Game On! in a statement.

The updated policy was “issued yesterday”? It must be the first time an ESPN-compensated personality dared criticize Obama, or the rules would have been “updated” a heck of a lot sooner.

In the past, ESPN hasn’t minded pro-Obama on air rhetoric or fawning interviews though, and I assume they’re still allowed.

Azinger has been offered a chance at a one-man stimulus: If he stops criticizing Obama, he’ll “save or create” his own job. See? Complete deference to The One works economic wonders.