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ESPN Moves to Silence Golf Analyst Who Criticized Obama *UPDATED: ESPN Ignores...
bigjournalism.com ^ | Aug. 26, 2011 | Dana Loesch

Posted on 08/26/2011 4:39:33 PM PDT by PROCON

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:

(Excerpt) Read more at bigjournalism.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: espn; liberalfacism
I like sports and I like ESPN, but they have crossed the line into political correctness!
1 posted on 08/26/2011 4:39:40 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

I hope Zinger keeps up the good work.


2 posted on 08/26/2011 4:41:44 PM PDT by Recon Dad ("Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way..")
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To: PROCON

So... what did he say? Excerpting that part might have been a bit better.


3 posted on 08/26/2011 4:42:17 PM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: PROCON

THey bowed a while back when Limbaugh tried to acquire a stake or something


4 posted on 08/26/2011 4:42:39 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: PROCON

I knew there was a reason I’ve always liked Azinger. He was also a great Ryder Cup captain.


5 posted on 08/26/2011 4:45:03 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: PROCON
Well, if I were an employer selling (fill in the blank here), the last thing I want is one of my employees trash talking about politics, for or against anybody, and pissing off half of my customers.

What happens when politics and entertainment mix?

A Dixie Chicks boycott.

Not good for business.

6 posted on 08/26/2011 4:50:06 PM PDT by Polybius (Defeating Obama is Priority Number One)
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To: PROCON
Sportswriters are the last bastion of 60’s PC. That's why Olbermann thinks he's relevant.
7 posted on 08/26/2011 4:51:16 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: PROCON

I never watch this ESPN. Does it have anything interesting on it?


8 posted on 08/26/2011 4:51:25 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: Polybius

I would conclude that you are brainwashed by the liberal left if you believe what you say you do.
Most unfortunate to follow the liberal marxist way.


9 posted on 08/26/2011 5:04:19 PM PDT by kindred ( Third party conservatism is on the rise, God bless the conservative tea party.)
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To: Polybius

In many instances, I would say you have a point, but Azinger only appears on golf telecasts. I saw a survey a few years ago where the PGA Tour has the highest percentage of it’s audience that votes Republican of any sport. Apparently Obama is one of the few Democrats who pays attention to golf.


10 posted on 08/26/2011 5:11:40 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: PROCON

So (ESPN’S owner) Disney gave nearly a quarter million dollars to the Obama campaign?!

Uncle Walt must be rolling in his grave...


11 posted on 08/26/2011 5:12:43 PM PDT by Tigerized
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To: kindred

Huh? Good business practices have nothing to do with being “brainwashed by the liberal left”.

You don’t risk a business relationship with your clients/customers by permitting your employees on the clock to publically pick sides in political subjects. If you do, you’ll lose customers and therefore lose income, not to mention lose the respect of the community where you do business.


12 posted on 08/26/2011 5:13:05 PM PDT by Tigermoth ("...in order to form a more perfect union.....and secure the blessings of liberty..")
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To: Polybius

You really should start reading the articles.

The point here is that the policy appears to be applied exclusively to anti Obama material. The numerous pro Obama material cited in the article, as well as the anti Palin and anti republican material, was allowed without comment.


13 posted on 08/26/2011 5:14:26 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: PROCON

I’m not defending the Kenyan bastard, but President Eisenhower was out on the golf course about 800-900 times (depending on the article read) during his two terms. No wonder he was such a colorless individual. He was never in the WH.

You folks can google “President Eisenhower *golf*”. Right now I’m feeding my kitty cats to get them ready for bed and then I’m hitting the sack myself.

I’m not being dismissive with you great folks. I’m just tired.

Be ready to be surprised.

Good night.


14 posted on 08/26/2011 5:30:08 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: w1andsodidwe

In Jakarta, it is the only channel on which I can see Major League Baseball (at 06h00 LT).


15 posted on 08/26/2011 5:31:17 PM PDT by punchamullah
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
"...but President Eisenhower was out on the golf course about 800-900 times (depending on the article read) during his two terms. No wonder he was such a colorless individual."

How was the U.S. economy under Eisenhower?

I'll take "colorless" and competent any day.

16 posted on 08/26/2011 6:38:59 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Polybius

Except, he was not “on the clock,” but on Twitter.


17 posted on 08/26/2011 6:46:52 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: PROCON
This is the network that interrupted it's 24 hour sports programming to cover Urkel’s inauguration.
18 posted on 08/26/2011 6:54:56 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: PROCON

Time to switch over to Versus.


19 posted on 08/26/2011 7:22:34 PM PDT by NorthStarStateConservative (Springtime in America will arrive on January 21, 2013.)
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To: PROCON

Golf is full of individuals...they will always threaten the collective.


20 posted on 08/26/2011 8:23:07 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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