Golf pro and ESPN analyst Paul Azinger has run afoul of the network’s social media policy after he tweeted about President Obama playing golf on Martha’s Vineyard.

Facts: Potus has played more golf than I have.  I have created more jobs this month than he has.

USA Today reported that ESPN wasn’t too happy about Azinger’s tweet:

“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.

Asked if Azinger, who won the 1993 PGA Championship, will be reprimanded, suspended or fired, Hall said Sunday: “He will not be fired – he was reminded about ESPN’s social media policy, and we’re all moving on.”

Azinger declined an interview request after the public rebuke from ESPN. Azinger sent off two tweets Friday, both about Tiger Woods, then went silent on Twitter Saturday. The 12-time PGA tour winner joined ESPN in 2010.

 

While Azinger was called on the carpet for hitting on Obama ESPN didn’t feel the same about Kenny Mayne’s anti-Palin tweet just two months ago.

This had less to do with violating the network’s social media policy than Azinger getting on the wrong side of the political spectrum and exposes the politically correct atmosphere that not only pervades the mainstream media but has also found it’s way into sports journalism as well.

Is nothing sacred anymore?

 

 

 

 

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