Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

ESPN 'Reminds' Azinger to Lay Off Tweets About President Obama
USA Today | Friday, August 26, 2011 | Michael McCarthy

Posted on 08/26/2011 10:52:15 AM PDT by kristinn

USA Today headline and link only.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: espn; obama; paulazinger; twitter
Background via Fox:

Pro golfer Paul Azinger thinks President Obama might be hitting the links a bit too hard.

The author, businessman and 12-time PGA Tour winner took to Twitter Thursday to zing the commander-in-chief over his frequent golf outings while on vacation in Martha's Vineyard.

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

SNIP.

1 posted on 08/26/2011 10:52:22 AM PDT by kristinn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: kristinn

:: Facts: Potus has played more golf this month than I have: I have created more jobs this month than he has,” Azinger wrote ::

OUCH!


2 posted on 08/26/2011 10:59:25 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
"Facts: Potus has played more golf this month than I have: I have created more jobs this month than he has," Azinger wrote.

yeouch!

the truth sure does sting.

3 posted on 08/26/2011 11:06:25 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cletus.D.Yokel

He’s a good one along with P Stewart & Couples. Now there are many good ones coming up. For me golf & college football.


4 posted on 08/26/2011 11:08:07 AM PDT by Digger (T)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Well, I’ve got a new favorite player.


5 posted on 08/26/2011 11:09:09 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way. "Primary" is a VERB.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
Careful what you wish for.

When 0bama turns his gaze from the fairway to the economy, it will mean nothing but trouble.

Every time he tees up 10,000 jobs are saved. Play through Mr. Pres(id)ent! Hell, I think about 75% of the country would be willing to increase the deficit just to buy Kleig Lights, so he can play at night, too.

6 posted on 08/26/2011 11:09:26 AM PDT by FredZarguna (It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Colonel_Flagg

Be sure to tell that to ESPN :-)


7 posted on 08/26/2011 11:11:08 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
Is this the same ESPN who has a HUSSEIN WORSHIP SERVICE before every NCAA Tournament? The same ESPN who has HUSSEIN introduce Monday Night Football? That ESPN?

ESPN can suck it as far as I'm concerned.

8 posted on 08/26/2011 11:11:23 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

“Hello, ESPN? This is Bill Daley calling. Can I speak to a supervisor?”


9 posted on 08/26/2011 11:11:31 AM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
This is a network that asked every single Latino, female, and African American the question: "How great will it be for you when 0bama becomes president?" in 2008. This is the network that allowed its sportscasters, especially the crew on game day for college football, to insert a quick 0bama endorsement at every possible occasion during the last cycle, or a quick slam against McCain.

Now, suddenly they're thin-skinned about political commentary. Blankholes.

10 posted on 08/26/2011 11:15:35 AM PDT by FredZarguna ("As old and slow as that white guy running for President.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

ESPN is where girlymen suffering from the Obama Tingle go to “work”.


11 posted on 08/26/2011 11:17:19 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If the Tea Party was a bunch of Islamofascist "rebels", would the state run "media" like us too?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Damn Looty. Even Azinger is popping off about my golf game. I'll make espn clamp down on him.
12 posted on 08/26/2011 11:17:49 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Servant of the Cross

Is Zer0 arranging the stones into a Hammer and Sickle?


13 posted on 08/26/2011 11:21:49 AM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Servant of the Cross

too funny....where’s the case of Heineken? In the back of the cart?


14 posted on 08/26/2011 11:27:53 AM PDT by GotMojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Recovering_Democrat
ESPN is Disney owned, is it not?

Says a lot right there I tell ya.

15 posted on 08/26/2011 11:29:09 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

“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.”

So they issued the new rules yesterday after he said what he said?

We should all call ESPN and raise hell!!


16 posted on 08/26/2011 11:38:13 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mewzilla; All

For everyone’s convenience:

OTHER WAYS TO REACH ESPNPHONE1-888-549-ESPN
POSTAL MAILESPN
ESPN Viewer Response
ESPN Plaza
Bristol, CT 06010

http://espn.go.com/espn/contact


17 posted on 08/26/2011 11:42:06 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Is there some reason Paul shouldn’t tell ESPN to eff off?


18 posted on 08/26/2011 11:46:10 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Puppage

ESPN, Disney and ABC are all together. So yes.


19 posted on 08/26/2011 12:06:34 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: penelopesire

I wonder which Obama’s minions called first - ESPN, to get them to change their policy in order to molly-coddle him, or Warren Buffett, to get him to invest in BOA and get a bunch of money which he will then use on a fundraiser for Obama?

Once you’ve threatened to destroy any media company which reports that you are a forging, justice-obstructing, perjuring enemy combatant who got into office through mafia-type crimes (and the media companies pass the threat on to their personnel in the form of threats on their careers, lives, and families...) ... it’s a piece of cake to tell everybody to bow down to you and give you all their money.

To which I say/sing one thing: “Not gonna bow to your idol. We won’t bow (oh, no!). Not gonna bow to your idol. We won’t bow down no more!”

These people must think we are blind, deaf, and stupid. Now ESPN is easily identifiable as part of the cabal that is destroying America. Part of the Thought Police.

I wonder why they thought that those facts were political commentary. Facts are facts. In the last month Obama golfed more than Azinger and Azinger created more jobs than Obama. Them’s the facts.

I guess some facts are more equal than others now.


20 posted on 08/26/2011 12:09:46 PM PDT by butterdezillion
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: G Larry

He is employed by ESPN as an analyst.


21 posted on 08/26/2011 12:11:20 PM PDT by MrShoop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
How chilling for free speech that an American corporation would limit the right of an employee to make such an innocuous comment!!!!

Would such an admonition have been issued had Azinger made a complimentary comment?

22 posted on 08/26/2011 1:00:12 PM PDT by loveliberty2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Recovering_Democrat

That and their Mike Vick worship!


23 posted on 08/26/2011 1:16:54 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MrShoop

And would otherwise starve.....

I’d tell ESPN “I’ll make any politcal comment I like.”
“Show me where that violates my contract!”


24 posted on 08/26/2011 1:19:57 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: butterdezillion

Excellent Post!


25 posted on 08/26/2011 1:28:13 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
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.

If that is ESPN's policy/position, then they need to fire Mike Lupica of The Sports Reporters, who now writes a regular political column for the New York Daily News.

26 posted on 08/26/2011 1:28:47 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar
Lupica knows nothing about either politics or sports. He has made a good living from being the poster child for Napoleonic Complexes.

Do a simple search and you can see how the other DBs at ESPN (Mayne, Fowler) have been allowed to spew vitriol like Lupica without rebuke, while Azinger and Lou Holtz have been taken to task for their political commentary.

27 posted on 08/26/2011 2:48:18 PM PDT by Corporate Law (<>< - Xavier Basketball - Perennial Slayer of Top-Ranked Teams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
Of course. Look at “Boomer” Berman’s political contributions. They are public record and are easily found on the Internet. He sends huge amounts of money to some of the biggest Moonbats in the country.
28 posted on 08/26/2011 4:09:51 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
The typical, hypocritical Palin connection...


29 posted on 08/27/2011 12:38:09 PM PDT by pookie18 (Palin/West '12)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Good for Azinger.


30 posted on 08/27/2011 12:43:09 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson