Logic sold separately.
There are rules to the Obama Derangement Syndrome game, folks. The forms must be followed in American political Kanly, and a perfect demonstration is taking place this weekend. Step The First, we have this tweet, courtesy of pro golfer and ESPN analyst Paul Azinger:
Facts: Potus has played more golf this month than I have: I have created more jobs this month than he has: #Marthasvineyard
Now working for ESPN and not FOX News, the Zinger was told by his employer that this sort of thing was probably not a good idea. He’s not paid for his political analysis but his golfing analysis, and it’s not like he’s the first guy to get reigned in by a network or even the first analyst to get checked by ESPN for making public comments on Twitter. That was Step Two, the response:
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.
Once again this shows how pervasive Twitter and Facebook have become in the social fabric of America. In 2011, major corporations have social networking policies. This goes especially for media companies.
But the way ODS works is to ignore all that logic stuff and go straight for the Obama Hate…and that means Dana Loesch at Big Lie, (and CNN too) who then says this proves Obama is controlling the liberal media bastion of ESPN because Kenny Mayne said something mean on Twitter about Sarah Palin, who is not President of anything and wasn’t immediately flayed alive. Step Three, The Faux-reakout.
Now the right wing blogs have picked up on this and are demanding that True Real American Patriots boycott ESPN (and watch FOX Sports, right?) Step Four, The Growing Controversy.
Step Five, How Will Obama Handle This Mess He Created? is of course demanding that the White House “respond to this major controversy” when this “breaking story” is picked up by the rest of the Village. ESPN analysts will be called in. You will see Zinger on the TV talking politics. Sports guys will become talking heads.
Step Six, We Declare Victory Over Obama is I don’t know, a golf summit between Obama and Azinger, and then the RWNM attacks Obama for playing golf again (and POTUS has just proven that all he does is play golf!)
You see how this idiocy works, and yet it’s the predictable news cycle and has been for three years plus now. Every time. More than cleaning out Washington of idiot politicians, we need to clean out idiot Villagers.