Don’t be critical of Obama anywhere in your social media outlets if you work for ESPN, or you’ll be strongly chastised:
“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.
Below is Paul Azinger’s tweet, with a link if you want to retweet it!
But does the tweet actually go against ESPN’s social media policy? Here is the entire policy for you to peruse.
“…we will hold all talent who participate in social networking to the same standards we hold for interaction with our audiences across TV, radio and our digital platforms.”
Now the policy sets out that ESPN commentators and hosts should not break news on their social media, or talk about the development of a story. It even says that if you’re going to talk about sports, you need to have it approved in written form by your ESPN supervisor! Quite a short leash they have their employees on.
UNLESS, of course, you’re critica