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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.

Comments

8 Responses to “ESPN Comes to Obama’s Rescue After Azinger Tweets a Zinger”

  1. Granny55 on August 26th, 2011 6:31 pm

    Poor Zinger – he didn't read the fine print in the ESPN social media policy that clearly states that Dick Obummer is their sports god and that NO ONE will make one smart alleck remark regarding the god. Only boot licking the Dick Obummer sports god is allowed.

    Those silly golfers!

  2. ScottB on August 26th, 2011 6:32 pm

    Stopped watching ESPN back when they dropped the NHL. Versus does an OK job, but nothing beats Gary Thorne calling an NHL game!

  3. Turbo on August 26th, 2011 8:49 pm

    His punishement? Forced to recite screechingly "Bush lied, people died man!" 100 times on air. THAT will teach him to mix politics with sports on ESPN!

  4. SignPainterGuy on August 26th, 2011 9:24 pm

    Which came first, the tweet or the updated social media policy fine print ?

    I need help here; how do I watch ESPN less when I rarely watch it already ?

  5. Marshall_Will on August 27th, 2011 1:15 am

    SPG,

    Right, especially when your SIL's are total sports nuts that give you play-by-play updates -without- the free campaign sloganeering? Who needs ESPN. Good to see Dick Obummer run OFF Marxist Vineyard by Irene btw.

    May it be his last.

    Sadly years ago when Disney acquired both ABC -and- ESPN I hailed the move as an investor and broker. It wasn't long before I regretted it. The price you PAY for a little bump in the stock huh?

  6. SignPainterGuy on August 27th, 2011 2:07 am

    No doubt, Disney has worn the silk out spinning in his casket after the many sickening changes to his empire !

  7. SignPainterGuy on August 27th, 2011 2:11 am

    That sounds so true, given the left`s twisted logic ; recite political opinion as punishment for reciting "the wrong" political opinion !

    He broke a rule that wasn`t an official rule until the rule was broken ! Fascinating !

  8. Hyperfobea on August 29th, 2011 12:44 pm

    On this path "firing" will eventually assume a literal meaning.

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