Friday, August 26, 2011

ESPN now censoring analysts' anti-Obama tweets (curiously, insulting Sarah Palin still perfectly acceptable)

Dana Loesch reports that ESPN is now in the business of censoring reporters who criticize El Presidente.

A note for future prospective ESPN employees: You can only cheerlead Obama at ESPN. I’m not joking... Case in point: The network’s golf analyst, 12-time PGA Tour winner Paul Azinger hit out at the President’s amount of golf games on Twitter:

Azinger’s remarks prompted ESPN to crack down:

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.

Here's a thought experiment: had Paul Azinger complimented President Subprime McDowngrade or angrily slammed a conservative, would he have been similarly censured?

Gee: as it turns out, the loopy nitwit named Kenny Mayne seems to have avoided ESPN's censors secreting tweets like this:

No double standard there.

Hat tip: TrendingRight.


Rose said...

Keep on supporting @PresidentObama and his policies and @ESPN will be @bankrupt.

Newspapers and networks rely on a healthy business climate - for ad revenue - and for people with disposable income to subscribe to cable and pay to go to sporting events.

That said, I kind of agree that they should disallow people tweeting political shit - along the lines of 'shut up and sing' - I've had more than a few concerts ruined by the stupid 'artists' deciding to make everything political (I came there to get AWAY from the nastiness) - and I'm sick of movie actors spouting off politically. Like the hero of Lord Of The Rings turning out to be a spineless leftist, kinda ruins everything - and Morgan Freeman, who I loved, is now just another kool-aid drinker. Look - your craft depends on your being somewhat amorphous, nailing down these very revealing ideologies just makes seeing you as the character you're playing impossible.

And this rabid hatred of Sarah Palin is one of the most unforgivable things that has ever come down the pike - the kind of thing you will find you have to ask forgiveness for before you die. Seriously. Sick and rancid these people are.

Freedomnow said...

Leftists have to struggle to blindly follow President Downgrade, but even if Obama's numbers weren't going down the tubes they would still do the same thing...

That is the nature of the leftwing propaganda machine...