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?

 

 

 

 

ESPN’s blonde bombshell sideline reporter Erin Andrews has certainly been receiving plenty of shall I say exposure lately over a video psoted recently on the internet where she is seen prancing nude in her hotel room.

The video was apparently shot using some type of peephole camera and was clearly a violation of Andrews’ privacy and while she is probably a heck of a lot more popular than before the video release she is also that much more embarrassed.

The worst part about this though is that the media actually considers this news.  And it is their voyeurism that has pushed this story to the front of the sports pages as well as spreading like wildfire through the internet.

Why should we care what someone does in their hotel room?  Would this be a story if Al Michaels was filmed doing the same thing?  Not that anybody would want to watch that but I think you get the point.

For me this is much ado about nothing but for Andrews it could ultimately derail her career and that would be a shame.