ESPN Warns Golfer-Analyst Azinger to Quit Mocking Obama on Twitter
ESPN warned golfer-analyst Paul Azinger to lay off Obama on Twitter.
Azinger has been commenting recently on the president’s work ethic.
USA Today reported:
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.
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.
Hat Tip Ed
UPDATE: Apparently it’s OK to bash Republicans on ESPN but not Obama.