The other day Paul Azinger, a golfer and ESPN commentator, sent out a tweet that said he’s created more jobs than President Obama and golfs less. Or something like that.
Well, he should have known better. His employer’s parent company spent a lot of money to help elect Obama, and they aren’t going to stand for one of their employees trashing the guy. So Azinger has been told to shut up, or else.
ESPN is coming down on Paul Azinger for mocking President Barack Obama on Twitter. The golf analyst tweeted Thursday the Commander-in-chief plays more golf than he does — and that Azinger has created more jobs this month than Obama has.
On Friday ESPN ‘reminded” Azinger his venture into political punditry violates the company’s updated social network policy for on-air talent and reporters.
“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.
ESPN’s Hall would not comment on whether Azinger, who won the 1993 PGA Championship, will be fired, suspended or punished in some way. “We handle that internally,” he said. …
Dana Loesch pointed out that another ESPN employee, Kenny Mayne, hasn’t been the least bit shy about his disdain for conservatives or his love of liberals. But apparently fantasizing about ramming cars with Palin bumper stickers is acceptable to ESPN, while cracking a joke about Obama’s lame performance is grounds for firing.
No, there’s no double standard there at all. Nothing to see here, just move along.
Update: Scared Monkeys linked – thanks!